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

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redline248 said:

How long have they used this format?


I think 4 years
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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PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week
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Ausmus is just butthurt that he never had as high of a batting average as Marisnick.

Yes you read that right.
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astros4545 said:

PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week


How can he not speak English


Thought the same thing.

Seems to me if you're a top prospect like he is and have known for awhile that you're playing ML baseball and are gonna be the face of a franchise you would learn English.

Correa did it.
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Ag_07 said:

astros4545 said:

PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week


How can he not speak English


Thought the same thing.

Seems to me if you're a top prospect like he is and have known for awhile that you're playing ML baseball and are gonna be the face of a franchise you would learn English.

Correa did it.


Why do you care what language he speaks? How many do you speak?

I would bet he could do an English interview, but he's more comfortable in his native tongue.
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PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week


This take iced over quickly.
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This didn't age well

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Farmer1906 said:


Why do you care what language he speaks? How many do you speak?

I would bet he could do an English interview, but he's more comfortable in his native tongue.
Well he did respond to a question that was spoken in English so I would guess you are correct.
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Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.
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I don't care. It just threw me off.

I expected English then heard Spanish and thought 'He doesn't speak English?'
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mazag08 said:

Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.


Or maybe Bregs should be banned because he can't reach the bonus.
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dlance said:

mazag08 said:

Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.


Or maybe Bregs should be banned because he can't reach the bonus.


Broc spent more time reaching back for balls than he did pitching, and threw 25% of them low and in. Bregman never had a chance with him pitching.
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mazag08 said:

dlance said:

mazag08 said:

Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.


Or maybe Bregs should be banned because he can't reach the bonus.


Broc spent more time reaching back for balls than he did pitching, and threw 25% of them low and in. Bregman never had a chance with him pitching.


Ok Eyore.
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Acuna is a stud
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astros4545 said:

Bregman wins going away if Trevor Bauer threw to him
or someone that knows how to put those juiced balls to good use...

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I had Bell winning this thing but not looking good
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This whole field is full some young sluggers. Acuna, Bell, Vlad Jr, Alonso. The league is in good hands.
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dlance said:

mazag08 said:

dlance said:

mazag08 said:

Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.


Or maybe Bregs should be banned because he can't reach the bonus.


Broc spent more time reaching back for balls than he did pitching, and threw 25% of them low and in. Bregman never had a chance with him pitching.


Ok Eyore.


Just saying.. compare the quality of pitchers and pitcher efficiency between Bregman and Joc and Bregman lost 2-3 home runs at least in time wasted.
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Mr.Bond said:

redline248 said:

How long have they used this format?


I think 4 years


I love this format.
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CFTXAG10 said:

I had Bell winning this thing but not looking good

Me too
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mazag08 said:

dlance said:

mazag08 said:

dlance said:

mazag08 said:

Brocamonte should be banned from pitching to our hitters in the derby.


Or maybe Bregs should be banned because he can't reach the bonus.


Broc spent more time reaching back for balls than he did pitching, and threw 25% of them low and in. Bregman never had a chance with him pitching.


Ok Eyore.


Just saying.. compare the quality of pitchers and pitcher efficiency between Bregman and Joc and Bregman lost 2-3 home runs at least in time wasted.


And Joc's pitcher didn't throw him anything for almost two minutes.
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Verlander's comments today made him look bad, IMO. I'm one of his biggest fans in the world, and his takes today seem like sour grapes.

There are a number of factors leading up to him giving up more homers... can't jist blame it on the balls.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Verlander's comments today made him look bad, IMO. I'm one of his biggest fans in the world, and his takes today seem like sour grapes.

There are a number of factors leading up to him giving up more homers... can't jist blame it on the balls.


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mAgnoliAg said:

CFTXAG10 said:

I had Bell winning this thing but not looking good

Me too

Pitcher not doing him any favors
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Yeah but even if the balls are causing the increased HR, they are not causing him specifically to lead the league. Everyone is pitching with the same ball.

Either be OK with your approach (considering it's causing you to have a Cy Young caliber season) or change your approach, but it seems petty to blame it all on the ball.
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If the balls are juiced it should be pretty easy to do a study and prove/disprove. Last time we thought the balls were juiced it turned out to be the players that were juiced.
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Frok said:

If the balls are juiced it should be pretty easy to do a study and prove/disprove. Last time we thought the balls were juiced it turned out to be the players that were juiced.


Funny you say that...last time we thought the balls were juiced was 2017...here is a study about those.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/juiced-baseballs/
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Well Bregman picked him so...
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Ag_07 said:

Well Bregman picked him so...


That's why I said he should be banned. He was awful.
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I dont think they do. The balls are different no doubt about that. To many pitchers are saying they are different. Maybe they are purposely juiced but something has changed.
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Bregman doesn't sound like he's buying the balls being "juiced"
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n_touch said:

I dont think they do. The balls are different no doubt about that. To many pitchers are saying they are different. Maybe they are purposely juiced but something has changed.


The friggin MLB commish acknowledged the balls are different. I don't know why everyone thinks this is bullsh.
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The fact that the league is on pace to obliterate the record for homers in a year isn't bc Verlander suddenly gives up more homers.

It is truly complex
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Are hits up as well? Seems if the ball is juiced then hits should be up as well.