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

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Mufuggin gameday
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Farmer1906 said:

Maybe not.


So they're probably super close in talks. Just like before the NFL draft, I don't believe a thing reported until a trade is done.
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For me as a teenager, Ball Four was a revelation about life in the bigs. I heartily recommend reading it.
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2018 Mets - 47.5% winning % with a 150 M Payroll
2019 Mets - 44.4% winning % with a 158 M Payroll after adding Cano, Diaz, Familia, Ramos, Wilson, & Broxton.

For the team who probably had the most exciting offseason out of SD & PHI, it does look pretty insignificant to results. They're probably worse off with some of the contracts they're locked into. I guess this is a nice example of not spending money to spend and making savvy moves.

Now give us deGron or Thor.
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For me as a teenager, Ball Four was a revelation about life in the bigs. I heartily recommend reading it.
Same for me, I read it as a teenager but kind of wished I had waited until I was older. It was the end of innocence for me as a sports fan.
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One of my buddies worked the visiting clubhouse in Arlington for a few years. The stories he had. Wow. (In a similar vein of Ball 4)
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bearkatag15 said:



Something popping off here?


We haven't officially named a starter for tonight have we?
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https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-trade-deadline-examining-possible-trade-candidates-on-every-non-contending-team/

This is a pretty good summary of all the teams that could be selling at the deadline and each teams tradeable assets.

For the reliever market my wish list is:
Shane Greene - Tigers
Sean Doolittle - Nationals
Will Smith - Giants
Greg Holland - DBacks

Starters are the usual suspects:
Madbum
Stroman
Thor
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IMO. Stroman will be the best value. We will have to give up a lot to get Thor. MadBum is getting up there in age.
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Yeah you'd have to give up a lot to get Thor but he's making $6M this year and arb eligible for the next 2

If we added him we could let Cole walk for the crazy money he wants, re-up on George, re-up on Miley, and roll with a 2020 rotation of...

JV
Thor
Lance
Miley
*Insert young arm or random acquisition*

It's a situation where I think giving up a big haul would certainly be justified.
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Thor would be pretty incredible with our coaching staff.
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This really isn't hard. I do it in MLB The show every season..

You package together a young position player with B potential with a very young pitcher with A potential and the other team always says yes.

So Fisher and Whitley with a throw in of White or Kemp, and boom! You get Thor.
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re-up on George, re-up on Miley
George at 4 years $80mm??
Miley at 3 years $30mm??

Would it take more to keep George?

That too much for Miley?
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is today a make up game? otherwise why is there only one game today?
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07ag said:

is today a make up game? otherwise why is there only one game today?


MLB wants to showcase future Hall of Famer, Odor.
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Isn't Madbum like 29?
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SlimAG2 said:

IMO. Stroman will be the best value. We will have to give up a lot to get Thor. MadBum is getting up there in age.
When did 29 become "getting up there in age"?
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Safe to assume that Jake is in the clear from the MLB for the Lucroy play?
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The Milkman said:

SlimAG2 said:

IMO. Stroman will be the best value. We will have to give up a lot to get Thor. MadBum is getting up there in age.
When did 29 become "getting up there in age"?


This is TexAgs, so if a prospect is t an All-Star by age 21 he is garbage and needs to be tradebait. 29 yrs old? Might as well be sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch shaking his fist at youngin's playing their raps too loud driving by.

Whitley and Tucker, step it up!
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Just like when the guy who regularly has 200 hits/year goes 0-4 and needs to stand closer to the plate
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Farmer1906 said:

2018 Mets - 47.5% winning % with a 150 M Payroll
2019 Mets - 44.4% winning % with a 158 M Payroll after adding Cano, Diaz, Familia, Ramos, Wilson, & Broxton.

For the team who probably had the most exciting offseason out of SD & PHI, it does look pretty insignificant to results. They're probably worse off with some of the contracts they're locked into. I guess this is a nice example of not spending money to spend and making savvy moves.

Now give us deGron or Thor.
The Mets right now kinda remind me of the Astros in 2008-10 when we were hoping guys like Pudge, Tejada and Matsui could mask some serious holes in our roster. We wanted to give the core of Oswalt, Berkman, Pence, etc a chance to win but it was flawed from the start. We ended up dealing all of them. Mets should consider doing the same.

Gimme DeGrom and let him anchor our rotation with Verlander for a while. I like Thor and would be happy if we picked him up, but DeGrom is on another level IMO. Would happily give up Whitley and any other prospect who isn't a 6'6" Cuban for him.
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Keep in mind deGrom is owed 23-33.5-33.5 over the next 3 years. We might as well sign Cole and not give up prospects.
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bearkatag15 said:

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re-up on George, re-up on Miley
George at 4 years $80mm??
Miley at 3 years $30mm??

Would it take more to keep George?

That too much for Miley?

I don't think Miley will get three years unless he wants to keep it very cheap on an AAV basis. Keuchel couldn't even get a third year. I think 2 years/$12 million probably retains Miley.

I think George will be closer to 5 years, $125 million, especially if he continues to play at an MVP level. Understand that's alot for a guy who will be 31 when he enters free agency and has some injury concerns though.
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Farmer1906 said:

Keep in mind deGrom is owed 23-33.5-33.5 over the next 3 years. We might as well sign Cole and not give up prospects.
I didn't realize the escalation. There's obviously some value in having all three for the remainder of 2019 but I can see why you wouldn't necessarily want to empty the farm to make it happen.
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Completely agree on DeGrom but I don't think NY is going to make himavailable,

I don't think NYM are in complete rebuild mode and they just locked him for a few more years so he oculd anchor their staff.

Plus as cheap as Syndergaard is he would fetch the better prospect haul.

I just don't them dealing DeGrom.
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I think we can get Boyd or Stroman without giving up Tucker or Whitley. They good, not elite. They cheap. They're under control. I want them more than Thor or deGrom due to what it takes to give up.
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Based what you're getting yeah probably not worth Tucker or Whitley but I have a sneaky suspicion they Yanks and Twins could drive the price up for these guys in a bidding war.

And I don't know what they deal with Boyd is. From some stuff I've read people tend to think that Tucker would need to be included. I don't see it
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The Tigers are reportedly willing to listen to offers on breakout lefty Matthew Boyd, but Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the team has unsurprisingly placed a sky-high asking price on the southpaw. Beck cites the four-player package sent by the Cubs to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana blockbuster in 2017 as a point of comparison in describing Detroit's early ask. That package was headlined by Eloy Jimenez and top pitching prospect Dylan Cease. If the Tigers are to deal Boyd, it seems they'd need multiple high-end prospects to headline any deal.
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Ag_07 said:

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The Tigers are reportedly willing to listen to offers on breakout lefty Matthew Boyd, but Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the team has unsurprisingly placed a sky-high asking price on the southpaw. Beck cites the four-player package sent by the Cubs to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana blockbuster in 2017 as a point of comparison in describing Detroit's early ask. That package was headlined by Eloy Jimenez and top pitching prospect Dylan Cease. If the Tigers are to deal Boyd, it seems they'd need multiple high-end prospects to headline any deal.

Boyd has fallen off a cliff since the beginning of June. He is rocking a 6.03 ERA in the 6 starts since June 1st. In those starts he is also averaging just 5.68 innings per start while giving up 11 of the 19 home runs he has allowed this season.

Hard pass
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2 games for Jake

redline248
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The imagery of him raising his forearm is probably what did it.
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So Joe went after JV and didn't get something he liked so he took it out on Jake?
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That's absolute horse *****
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MLB is some huge poosays
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