***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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redline248 said:

I know things are hard to predict, but how much better at the plate do you think Fisher can be than Jake? So far, Jake is having the best year of his career and could be entering his prime. So, the production from Fisher would have to be pretty good if the defensive drop off is significant, in my opinion.

Although, if you're talking about in 2 years there is a chance neither of them are around b/c someone better comes along.
Impossible to predict. Fisher is a better minor league hitter than Jake ever was, but it's different times and different leagues and that stuff hardly ever translates directly to the majors anyway.

I think we know what Jake is and is going to be, which is a very valuable role player, but not a good enough hitter to be a regular. He's doing great right now, but no one wants to go into the playoffs with Marisnick as one of our top 3 OF, and I doubt that will ever change. Fisher is more of an unknown. A couple of years ago it was the org's unanimous opinion that he had a higher ceiling than Ramon Laureano...but he could also end up being a AAAA player.

Let's say that Fisher becomes a slightly better hitter than Jake and a good but not Jake level defensive OF. Cameron Maybin in his prime was making $7M per year. Someone out there is going to overspend on Jake like they did on Marwin and we are far better off going with cheaper options and spending our money to keep our stars.

Everyone wants every call up to be the next Jeff Bagwell, but not everyone that gets called up is destined to be a star. We need role players and role players need reps too. This is as good of a situation as any to see if Fisher is worth keeping around or if we need to clear the path for others.



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For those going to the game (myself included) tonight ;
http://astrosroof.mlblogs.com/
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Roof was open earlier today..... Which means it's gonna be hot as **** inside tonight..... At least in the upper deck
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Interesting lineup
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If by interesting you mean butt ugly, then yes. And with as slow as Price works it will take forever. Ugh.
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Toughness, Effort, Discipline, Pride, Grit
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Finally



Does sound like It'll be as long as what most of us were thinking. Let's hope it's only 3-4 weeks until he's back
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Now would be a good time for one of Tyler White's patented 10-12 day stretches where he puts the team on his back and carries them
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First game of the season for the family and I.
Gap
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I am really not understanding the call up of Derek Fisher. It seems that the decision has been made to play with much less than is necessary.
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Gap said:

I am really not understanding the call up of Derek Fisher. It seems that the decision has been made to play with much less than is necessary.


Because the difference between now and June 2 could be millions of dollars for the club.
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n_touch said:


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That's almost enough to make me want to have another baby if Reddick is involved!
To be fair she never said what part she wanted him involved
never said she wanted dlance involved either
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Let's go. TAKE. IT. BACK.

Pry it from their worthless hands.
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Gap said:

I am really not understanding the call up of Derek Fisher. It seems that the decision has been made to play with much less than is necessary.


I think it's mostly because Jake is going to be getting most of Springer's ABs and whoever we added to the roster is going to do a lot of sitting on the bench. We want Tuck and Alv to be getting regular reps.
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In the car and radio tonight. Brownie is covering for Sparks. Cool!
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"this is the first time these 2 teams have seen each other since last October...."


No dumbass.... It was 7 days ago
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Mr.Bond said:

"this is the first time these 2 teams have seen each other since last October...."


No dumbass.... It was 7 days ago


Yeah, when the Astros won the series in Boston....
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Price..... Uh oh
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Ruh roh Price
Marvin
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Price out with injury.
mathguy86
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Price out. That's huge.
Pahdz
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Why did they start him or did it happen in the first two batters?
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Well this game just got shorter by 30 minutes.
third coast..
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Stupid game isnt national on fox again
Pahdz
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It is in Minnesota
mwm
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I'm thinking its going to take 2 guys to pick up the slack we gave up when Springer went down.
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Pahdz said:

It is in Minnesota


Dumb Braves here again
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Quit being a cheap ass and get mlb TV
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third coast..
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MLB streams works for me while I'm at work
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Braves / Cardinals here in Chicago.
Marvin
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Peacock near 40 pitches already. Might be a battle of bullpens.
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Home field saved a run. MMP doing its job.
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We'll call it even with Fenway's little league right field.
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