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

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regarding outfielders moving to first base...

Lance Berkman played his first 7 seasons in the outfield (1999-2005). Then split time between 1B and OF in 2006 & 2007. And finally took over as the everyday first baseman in 2008
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How many HRs does Verlander give up today? I'm thinking 3 (Judge, Stanton, someone else)
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Maybe y'all know Luhnow a little better, but why do so many think Alvarez easily slides to 1B when Luhnow says repeatedly that's not the plan?
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redline248 said:

Maybe y'all know Luhnow a little better, but why do so many think Alvarez easily slides to 1B when Luhnow says repeatedly that's not the plan?


I think that was the plan because they were in on encarnacion and offered better prospects just weren't willing to give as much cash. Maybe they are actively looking at another 1b trade before the deadline?
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True, the plan could change
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AggiEE said:

And as much as we hate White....small sample size I know

Tyler White June stats

.277/.435/.468/.903

Alex Bregman June stats

.246/.404/.449/.853

Michael Brantley June stats

.268/.333/.408/.741
"We" hate White because of his weight gain, his awful May and his awful performance w RISP. If he keeps hitting like he's hit in June, he will still be on the team in October. His most important stats are his salary (<$600k) and that he's under team control for another 4 years.

White is my guy, but I have MFed him as much as the rest of you lately. I think what most folks fail to be real about is lack of organizational depth. If we cut White when we are back to full-strength, we are one injury away from AJ Reed on the big league roster. Let's say you can trade a package of White and prospects for Abreu. You're STILL one injury away from AJ Reed and now have an even thinner farm system.

Regardless, I'd trade White and non-Tucker/Whitley prospects for Abreu in a heartbeat. My point is to just be real about what guys like White and JD Davis are "worth". BTW who would have ever thought we'd miss JD Davis? Would anyone like to have a 3b/LF/1b hitting .276 with 8 HR and an .806 OPS making $500K right now?

Sure, sure when everyone is healthy there is really no room for White or Davis on the 25-man...but when is everyone on this team ever healthy? White has been a slightly above replacement level player in his short career and maybe that's all he will ever be, but we can't have (afford) 25 all-stars. We will also never have an organization full of guys who are ready to come up and be above replacement level on day 1. You saw how bad SuperJack and Stubbs were, right? Fisher did OK, but didn't make anyone forget Springer. Aside from Tucker that's the best of what we have down there that's MLB-ready.
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Wondering who gets sent down when springer comes back because straw is your default back up ss to Bregman until happy ending gets back
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W said:

regarding outfielders moving to first base...

Lance Berkman played his first 7 seasons in the outfield (1999-2005). Then split time between 1B and OF in 2006 & 2007. And finally took over as the everyday first baseman in 2008
Yes, situations like this have happened literally hundreds of times. Obviously it has to be the right athlete with the right attitude but all of the "this is not little league and you don't do that" people need to go look at some baseball history before firing off that take like it's the gospel truth.

I assure you that if Myles Straw can start a MLB game at SS after not having played it since HS, the guys in question would do fine at 1b.
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Who has the greatest weight on their shoulders today? (1) Verlander, to keep the yankees' offense in check or (2) the offense by scoring runs to take pressure off Verlander? Seems like they are all pressing right now. And pressing hard.

They need to loosen up & have some fun. Hopefully, Springer brings some "fun" back to Houston with him.

Here's to a "fun" afternoon...

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Alltuuuuuuuve!!!
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Altuve gets it started with a 4-bagger
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I literally love yordan Alvarez
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Harry Dunne
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"(Yordan) got a little bit long but still a strong enough human to be able to get it past the infield" - Blum

Ain't that the truth
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Who was that standing next to Altuve in the dugout?
Don't think it was a trainer
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Yordan needs to stay in the 4-hole
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Judge just missed that
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W said:

Judge just missed that



Should have already been in the dugout
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.


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Nice homer by Altuve. Just saw it on at bat app
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Is there anyone with less pop off the bat than Tyler White?
It's one thing to get out, but there is literally zero power. Even in 17 with Reddick slumping he still managed to smack the ball. The Great White just isn't athletic
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Yes.
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tough sun in left field this afternoon
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96 cheddar top shelf. Beautiful.
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Altuve...the hit machine may be back
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Good to see that from Jose!
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Mama there goes that man
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Altuuuuuuuuuuuve
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.


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W said:

Altuve...the hit machine may be back
J.D. c/o 05
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Like that Altuve hustle.
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maybe Brantley is going to the 5-hole when Springer returns
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Dr. Smooth
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Jose looks like he is gliding when running again. That's good.
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Time for Yordan to put one in the seats
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Voit asleep at first base
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Shiiiiittttt
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Haha jacka**
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