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

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Gap said:

I think Straw goes to AAA when Correa is activated and Kemp remains in the utility man spot he is in now while Straw plays everyday in AAA. Then we see Straw again with September 1 call ups unless he is needed before then because of injury.


This makes the most sense.

Can always recall Straw. Once Kemp is gone, he's gone
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BMX Bandit said:

Gap said:

I think Straw goes to AAA when Correa is activated and Kemp remains in the utility man spot he is in now while Straw plays everyday in AAA. Then we see Straw again with September 1 call ups unless he is needed before then because of injury.


This makes the most sense.

Can always recall Straw. Once Kemp is gone, he's gone


And...He's Tyler White bad and gets damn near 0 playing time anyways.

Straw is proving he's a legit ML players and now that he can play SS he's that got even more value.
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Not sure what Kemp you're watching to compare him to White but saying this makes your take suspect in my mind. Kemp been with the team since they broke spring training. They will make room for him. Has he been perfect, no but he has contributed.
I could see him in a trade possibly but past the trade deadline he will be here IMO.

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Here we are worried about how to keep a guy as the 25th guy on the roster who slashes .231/.313/.425 with a wRC+ of 97 and fWAR of 0.6 in limited playing time. And we just watched the Rangerettes trot out a guy every day who slashes .189/.251/.391 with a wRC+ of 57 and who two seasons ago had a wRC+ of 57 in 650 ABs.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have some real third world problems .
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Ag_07 said:




And...He's Tyler White bad and gets damn near 0 playing time anyways.


Kemp is who he is. A utility 25th man on a roster. But he's not even close to Teletubbie bad this year.

Kemp .231/.313/.425, 7 HR, 23 R, 17 RBI, 15.3% K, wRC+ 97, fWAR 0.6 in 183 ABs
Chunky .225/.320/.330, 3 HR, 16 R, 21 RBI, 29.2% K, wRC+ 81, fWAR -0.3 in 253 AB

If White had Kemp's production through 183 ABs he would not have been DFA'ed. I will take Kemp's production from my 25th roster spot all day long. Plus he seems genuinely liked by everyone. I'm not sure you could have said that of White.
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titanmaster_race said:

Gap said:

I think Straw goes to AAA when Correa is activated and Kemp remains in the utility man spot he is in now while Straw plays everyday in AAA. Then we see Straw again with September 1 call ups unless he is needed before then because of injury.


I disagree. What role has Kemp played that Straw hasn't as well? And straw is out performing Kemp in just about every way.


Kemp is on pace for 30 homers if he got 600 ABs

Straw on pace for 0 homers
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Ok maybe not as bad but it's not good.

Now compare Kemp to Straw.

I just think Straw has better production and way more value to the team.

Kemp is having trouble getting PT as it is. With Diaz and Correa back he's extremely strapped for PT.
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Straw .274/.398/.342, 0 HR, 16 R, 4 RBI, 21.6% K, wRC+ 113, fWAR 0.7 in 88 ABs.

I think his wRC+ is being inflated a bit by his speed, which you see see indirectly through his runs scored. But thats a guess. Kemp has been arguably more productive.
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it's possible the front office is a little concerned with Straw's baserunning. He has made 3 big blunders since the Cincinnati series. And Jake can fill the pinch-runner role
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It will be interesting to see how they handle the SS/3B positions moving forward. Have they seen enough from Straw to believe he is a long term fit or will they use him as a trade chip? Josh Rojas is killing it, is he an option at 3B soon? Will they seek to trade him or hold onto him with Correa's pending free agency? Abraham Toro is another top 10-15 organizational prospect that can play multiple positions, but he is best at 3rd, he could be ready in 2 years or so.
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Those Apollo 11 caps are gone. I can't believe they went that fast.
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DVC2010 said:

Those Apollo 11 caps are gone. I can't believe they went that fast.


I tried all week to get one with no luck.
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They didn't go on sale until this morning. I was here almost an hour ago, and they're nowhere to be found except on other peoples' heads.
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bearkatag15 said:

Phrasing said:

Joshua Rojas - RR Express

What's the story on this guy? Looking at his stats he has an OPS over 1000 right now. Is he just blocked with all the infielders we have?
I think he is a prime candidate to be included in a deal this deadline.


I thought the general consensus is he would be the next 3B when Correa walks and Bregman slides over
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It's time to crush the A's spirits. Step on their throat. This past weekend was just a tune-up.
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all right, big game tonight...here we go
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Just got back from Dallas, let's go boys!
Had lunch with a fellow TexAger too
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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oh my, filthy stuff from Cole in the 1st
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Cole. Just filthy.
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All aboard the cole train
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
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Colllllllle Trrrrain!
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mathguy86 said:

Cole. Just filthy.


He's gonna be so rich in a couple months
DVC2010
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Neil and Buzz may have come in peace for all mankind, but Garrit came to make grown men cry.
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I'm not in Houston and only have Dish where I'm at .. anyone know if Dish has the game on a channel?
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George scaring both poles
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Nope
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
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Bailey is well aware of the Crawford Boxes. Everything to rightys is away, away, and away. Won't challenge inside
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Sorry if this was addressed earlier, but why is Julia at the desk and Michelle Margaux reporting? I have my own theory, but wondering if the broadcast mentioned anything over the weekend.
Agnzona
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You think she has a bun in the oven???
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Not gonna say this series is "important", but it's the MOST important series in a while
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DVC2010 said:

They didn't go on sale until this morning. I was here almost an hour ago, and they're nowhere to be found except on other peoples' heads.


I'm going Wednesday I hope they restock...
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What I was thinking
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Kashchei said:

Sorry if this was addressed earlier, but why is Julia at the desk and Michelle Margaux reporting? I have my own theory, but wondering if the broadcast mentioned anything over the weekend.


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Yordan again!

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