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

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Still on that 108 pace.
mathguy86
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I don't think it should be unnoticed that White sat the last two days in favor of Straw and Fisher.
Agnzona
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White is done for. He has no value to this team going forward. Should trade him for anything at this point.
Harry Dunne
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Agnzona said:

White is done for. He has no value to this team going forward. Should trade him for anything at this point.
I would guess that's what will happen. Luhnow was able to get a solid return for JD Davis, whose Astros ABs made White look like Tony Gwynn. Someone will give us a lottery ticket or two for him. I do think he's going to be productive major leaguer but it's probably the best move for everyone.
mathguy86
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Listening to Cole in the post game. Does he always refer to himself in the 3rd person plural? Or is that just a "Royal We"?
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mathguy86 said:

I don't think it should be unnoticed that White sat the last two days in favor of Straw and Fisher.
AJ recently said whites ABs would become limited, and then the injury bug hit and AJ had to use him a few days.

We need the room now, hopefully we get some value because sending him down is letting him walk for free
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onto hapless and Bruce-less Seattle.

Corbin will have a long leash after 12 innings today. Going to see some Devo and Framber too.

gotta think the vets want to get back in the lineup vs. the Mariners --- their pitching is atrocious...5.19 team ERA with 105 HR's allowed
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Is that 3 sweeps of Oakland?
mathguy86
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redline248 said:

Is that 3 sweeps of Oakland?
7-1. We had that weird 2 game set that we split.
Beat40
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And sweet Lou is happy to see us leave town.
mazag08
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Keuchel can sign tomorrow and not cost the team a pick. Screw him forever for screwing us out of a compensation pick.
redline248
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Which team is likely to sign him? I assume it will be AL...
mathguy86
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So he turned down $18MM from us as the QO right? Would you offer him half that now? Because realistically he's only going to be able to pitch half a year.
mathguy86
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redline248 said:

Which team is likely to sign him? I assume it will be AL...
The crackheads in Arlington think they should sign him so they can flip him in a month. They should go for it.
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No beard would be great to see
Farmer1906
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Ag_07
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If he did that to play with the Yanks but not to come clean on his bet after our WS win he'll be at the top of my all time sports shlt list forever. That would seriously be the biggest bltch move ever.

And I think he needs to go NL. Easier with getting to face a pitcher and won't have to pitch as many innings with double switches and pinch hitters. Basically easier for him to be more effective sooner.

Oh yeah...Him with the NY media will be a train wreck I'll be tuned in to.
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Looks better beard less. Less ******y
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
mathguy86
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The Yankees don't have room on the 40 man. They would have to cut someone. Or put someone on the 60 day IL and right now they don't have anyone in that position. Same with the Twins. And the same with the Braves.

On the other hand, we could do an NBA style sign and trade. Put LMJ on the 60 day IL, free up a spot on the 40 man, sign Keuchel and then flip him to someone.
Harry Dunne
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Ag_07 said:

If he did that to play with the Yanks but not to come clean on his bet after our WS win he'll be at the top of my all time sports shlt list forever. That would seriously be the biggest bltch move ever.

And I think he needs to go NL. Easier with getting to face a pitcher and won't have to pitch as many innings with double switches and pinch hitters. Basically easier for him to be more effective sooner.

Oh yeah...Him with the NY media will be a train wreck I'll be tuned in to.
That was the first time I suspected he was a d0u<he. Most on here defended him, but it's just a certain type of guy that makes big proclamations like that and then finds excuses not to follow through. We all know a guy like that, who will look for any sort of technicality to welch on a bet instead of manning up. Eventually you stop making bets with that guy. The beard welching itself was harmless, but a lot of things he did and said subsequent to that were right in line with that type of person, culminating with all of this sand he has in his vadge about "fair market value".

I hope he stays in the AL. I look forward to "stealing his signs".

Ag_07
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Here's a interesting question...If he goes AL will he get cheered or booed if he comes back to MMP? Tribute video or nah?

I don't say it often maybe even ever but I'd boo the shlt outta him.
mathguy86
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Booed. And possibly a frosty reception by the team.
Harry Dunne
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Ag_07 said:

Here's a interesting question...If he goes AL will he get cheered or booed if he comes back to MMP? Tribute video or nah?

I don't say it often maybe even ever but I'd boo the shlt outta him.
If he takes the high road and moves on in a classy way without taking cheap shots in the media, I wouldn't boo him out of respect to what he did here.
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mathguy86 said:

Booed. And possibly a frosty reception by the team.


This. Crowd will also be salty. It will be fun the light his *** up for 7 in the bottom of the 1st thougg
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mathguy86 said:

I really want to see a bird get whacked.


Ag_07
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That's the thing...I think waiting until after the draft is indeed taking a big cheap shot and giving Luhnow the middle finger.

Marwin and Charlie handled things like the pros they are. They didn't take it personally and moved on gracefully. Keuchel kicked and screamed and whined his ass off.
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Harry Dunne said:


If he takes the high road and moves on in a classy way without taking cheap shots in the media, I wouldn't boo him out of respect to what he did here.
I'm not sure he's smart enough or media savvy enough to do that. He doesn't appear to handle media well and thats what makes the NYY rumors so interesting. I think that would be a really bad mix for him.
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The average fan has no idea about any of the behind the scenes stuff. He would get a big round of applause with a smattering of "boo"s... unless something crazy happens between now and then.
expresswrittenconsent
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CoachRTM said:

The average fan has no idea about any of the behind the scenes stuff. He would get a big round of applause with a smattering of "boo"s... unless something crazy happens between now and then.

Yeah, I dont think the typical fan has as long of a memory as this thread nor follows the team as closely as this thread.
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Ag_07 said:

That's the thing...I think waiting until after the draft is indeed taking a big cheap shot and giving Luhnow the middle finger.

Marwin and Charlie handled things like the pros they are. They didn't take it personally and moved on gracefully. Keuchel kicked and screamed and whined his ass off.


I'm not sure I understand. Do you think Keuchel purposefully has waited until after the draft to get serious about signing with someone?
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I honestly would not be surprised at all if he signed tomorrow. That being said, I don't think that was the idea until a week or two into the season and no one had jumped to his perceived value yet.
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Bulldog73 said:

I honestly would not be surprised at all if he signed tomorrow. That being said, I don't think that was the idea until a week or two into the season and no one had jumped to his perceived value yet.
Umm... I wouldn't be surprised either, but not because I think he was doing an FU to us. But because his monetary compensation from a team should be much higher seeing how they won't have to compensate us plus pay him.
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the Twins win the last 3 games at Tampa.

the AL is not going to have much in the way of division races in 2019
AggiEE
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Hope he goes to the Yanks, shaves his beard, and we blow him up in the playoffs.
ChAg1799
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Why do you think he had the choice to make when/whether he signed with another team... if the Yanks, Cards, Braves were smart they would avoid the penalty by waiting to sign him...maybe it's the teams choice.

Either way, not signing for $18m is stupid. There is no chance he'll get more than that. Right?
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