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

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So no one really jumps out like the league leaders do but overall as a team that's pretty damn stout.
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AgDoc03 said:

I'm going to bet he doesn't get to 2 SB


Bc you can't steal bases when you're mashing them over the fence
But you can when teams start intentionally walking you
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irish pete ag06 said:

EastCoastAgNc said:

https://es.pn/2KG2PVV

Apparently David Ortiz was shot in the leg in the Dominican Republic... Not Astros related, but worth posting.


Too early to say that Air Yordan is the 2nd coming of David Ortiz?
maybe it's the #44...but Yordan reminds me of Willie McCovey
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If there was ever day I needed Astros baseball on it's today.

Sucks having an off day after what Yordan did yesterday.
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it's interesting...the Astros franchise has really never had that big left-handed slugger in 50+ years.

in fact Jose Cruz is still the all-time Astro HR leader for left-handed hitters with 138.

(Berkman is the switch-hitting leader)

there was a time folks thought Eric Anthony would be the guy

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Daryl Ward was also supposed to be that guy
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Charlie Pallilo just made the same comparison to McCovey
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Off day just means more time to analyze Correa.

I think he cracked the rib from getting a massage. Well you know, happy ending, she found out, cracked a rib. Same thing basically.
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Bregman leading 3B in all star voting so far. Altuve is 2nd





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Springer 2nd, Brantley 4th, Reddick 9th, Chirinos 4th and Correa 2nd

If voting ended today, the only positions not represented at the All Star game is 1st base and DH (Yuli and White)







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The speculation has always been the Correa and his agent would be looking for a massive pay day when he is a FA. First I have no problem with that decision. But (and here's the rub), if he opts for the super $$ that can be thrown around by Boston or NYY, can you imagine the feeding frenzy it would be in the media and tabloids up there? He would need to go into full blown WitSec protection mode. What he's said about this would not fly up there. Not at all.
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mathguy86 said:

The speculation has always been the Correa and his agent would be looking for a massive pay day when he is a FA. First I have no problem with that decision. But (and here's the rub), if he opts for the super $$ that can be thrown around by Boston or NYY, can you imagine the feeding frenzy it would be in the media and tabloids up there? He would need to go into full blown WitSec protection mode. What he's said about this would not fly up there. Not at all.


What you did, I see it.

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White and Marisnick
Big Al 1992
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I kinda miss the old school all star punch ballots. Good memories filling those out with my dad.
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Big Al 1992 said:

I kinda miss the old school all star punch ballots. Good memories filling those out with my dad.
Me too. I remember my Uncle giving me major crap one year for punching a ballot for Rick Wilkins lol. For whatever reason that memory stands out.

It was all Astros for me!
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WelchAg said:

Big Al 1992 said:

I kinda miss the old school all star punch ballots. Good memories filling those out with my dad.
Me too. I remember my Uncle giving me major crap one year for punching a ballot for Rick Wilkins lol. For whatever reason that memory stands out.

It was all Astros for me!
Ditto.

I would go position by position with my old man debating it during games.
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As awesome as it would be to see Altuve be an all star again.... does he deserve it this year? He hasn't even played in half of our games and likely won't be back by the ASG
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tjholley16 said:

As awesome as it would be to see Altuve be an all star again.... does he deserve it this year? He hasn't even played in half of our games and likely won't be back by the ASG


Not one bit. But we both know that's not how this works.
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No he doesn't deserve it but he will be one, just not a starter. Sometimes your longevity of performing at a high level gets you in even if current performance doesn't warrant it
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Deluxe said:

Charlie Pallilo just made the same comparison to McCovey


Wait, where are you hearing Charlie Pallilo? I genuinely enjoyed his show before that clown Innes took his spot. Glad he's gone.
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JABQ04 said:

Deluxe said:

Charlie Pallilo just made the same comparison to McCovey


Wait, where are you hearing Charlie Pallilo? I genuinely enjoyed his show before that clown Innes took his spot. Glad he's gone.
He has an 11am-1pm show on ESPN 97.5 in Houston. The first segment or two is usually good with his takes on Astros, etc in monologue format. But the rest of the show is a struggle because he depends on callers for conversation and he doesn't get many in that timeslot.
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I'm not sure that is better or worse than his previous shows considering the intelligence of his call-in listeners.
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Fair point
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Is Rocco Baldelli some kind of offensive mastermind? It's wild looking at the Twins stats so far this year...

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/2019.shtml

Buxton, Castro and Kepler were mediocre offensive players before this year and all three are OPS+ing over 124. Polanco was decent before this year but he might be the best AL short stop right now.

Wonder if they can sustain this. Every year it seems like a couple teams play above their talent level for the first couple months, but the law of averages eventually rears its ugly head. Maybe the Twins are that team this year. But their run diff is legit and they have a 10.5 game lead over Cleveland.
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I've always felt that the hot offenses at the beginning aren't the ones who win in October

there will be a regression at some point
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We lucky for us half of the hot offense is on hiatus so they will miss the regression phase
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exactly
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SIAP
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Guarantee that Jason posts here
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I'll admit I was a little upset when we didn't seem to get much at the 2016 deadline.
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To be fair, Alvarez hadn't even played in the minor leagues at that point and we didn't have Verlander yet either...still a fairly massive over-reaction
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gougler08 said:

To be fair, Alvarez hadn't even played in the minor leagues at that point and we didn't have Verlander yet either...still a fairly massive over-reaction
Sup Jason
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Massive overreaction on Twitter? No way
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The Milkman said:

gougler08 said:

To be fair, Alvarez hadn't even played in the minor leagues at that point and we didn't have Verlander yet either...still a fairly massive over-reaction
Sup Jason
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mathguy86 said:

The speculation has always been the Correa and his agent would be looking for a massive pay day when he is a FA. First I have no problem with that decision. But (and here's the rub), if he opts for the super $$ that can be thrown around by Boston or NYY, can you imagine the feeding frenzy it would be in the media and tabloids up there? He would need to go into full blown WitSec protection mode. What he's said about this would not fly up there. Not at all.
Oh yeah. Remember the heat the Dork Knight took when Edelman swiped Adriana Lima? They'd love crazy eyes Dany.

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