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

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astros4545
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Mets just trying to keep the Yanks from stroman
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

I don't get it. What are the Mets doing?
Maybe they want to flip him? Play keep-away from the Yankees? Trying desperately to be relevant? I'm royally confused.

Stroman really wanted to be in NY...don't imagine this is how he thought he'd get his wish lol. Can you imagine being him when he's told?

GM: "Hey Marcus, we traded you. You're going to the New York"
Marcus:

GM: "Mets"
Marcus:

astros4545
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Mets are 6 games back of 2nd wild card and behind 7 other teams
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The Mets are a fckin joke. A pretty funny one too
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Don't care if we are still in on Greinke, Thor, others....
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Mets fans have it pretty bad. That's just insane.
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Ag_07 said:

The Mets are a fckin joke. A pretty funny one too


It's a "bunny with the pancake on its head" move...makes no damn sense.
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So their play is get Stroman and hope he signs long term, trade Thor to get prospects back and profit?
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If he's not going to the astros, I'm glad he's also not going to the Yankees. Asinine by the Mets, but whatever.
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Won't work...find the tweet of Tito talking to Bauer
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WTF lol

****ing morons
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#4 and #5 prospects for the Mets


I assume sending the infielder to the Indians clears room for the utility guy they picked up from the Blue jays today.
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Stroman taking the news well I see...
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I do not like rooting for the Rangers.
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Weekend Commuter said:

I remember when AJ Reed hit for the cycle at Blue Bell park and also won the game on the mound that day. Or maybe no triple but two home runs. Kentucky swept the series. I'm not sure we ever got him out that weekend.
I always wondered why we didn't give him a chance pitching. He's a lefty who had a pretty outstanding college career as a pitcher and as far as I can tell this was his first inning pitched in professional baseball. Doesn't look like he can hit MLB pitching, but he could be a nice lefty specialist and emergency PH.
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Harry Dunne said:

Weekend Commuter said:

I remember when AJ Reed hit for the cycle at Blue Bell park and also won the game on the mound that day. Or maybe no triple but two home runs. Kentucky swept the series. I'm not sure we ever got him out that weekend.
I always wondered why we didn't give him a chance pitching. He's a lefty who had a pretty outstanding college career as a pitcher and as far as I can tell this was his first inning pitched in professional baseball. Doesn't look like he can hit MLB pitching, but he could be a nice lefty specialist and emergency PH.


Always thought he could be a bench bat LOOGY.
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That should work out well...
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irish pete ag06
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I feel bad for Stroman. That sucks for a competitor like him.
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RealTalk said:

I do not like rooting for the Rangers.
Looking like you may not have to.
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mwm said:

You (...and Marvin?) have done us proud this weekend.


Was a blast out here at Busch. Would definitely recommend it! One 3 run homerun away from a sweep. Heard a lot of chirping from the Cards fans Friday night but they sure were awfully quiet the next two games
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NY Mets. Don't have to worry about looking stupid trading Thor to a team with good analytics now.
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What are the Mets doing?

Why trade for Stroman then get rid of Thor?

I guess it's an improvement and they don't think they can get Thor to improve?

Just doing it to cock block the yanks?
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irish pete ag06 said:

I feel bad for Stroman. That sucks for a competitor like him.
It must suck when you find out your GM is actually cousin Eddie from national Lampoon's

Mets Fan: I wish we were more like the Astros, man. Not selling the farm to make a one time run at a long shot wild card appearance, but building something from the ground up with our farm system.

GM: someone say Stroman?
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I don't think they are trying to make a run at the Wild Card. They pretty much set the market for starting pitching and took one of the top players off the board in the process. Syndergaard's value rose and they didn't give up a top 100 prospect for him.

Ultimately, they can keep Wheeler and Stroman long term for less average AAV than Syndergaard and reap the reward of trading away the top pitcher on the market either by Wednesday or in the offseason. The market they set is that Stroman with 1 more year of control is worth 2 borderline top 100 prospects, so the expectation should be a top 25 type prospect and another top 100/borderline prospect as headliners for Syndergaard with 2 years of control.
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Is this bad?



This too?

mathguy86
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They are the Mets. You are giving them waaaayyyyy too much credit.
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Honestly I think we could go for a guy like Robby ray and a bullpen arm. Our bullpen is shaky in pressure situations and we need a consistent arm.
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They're not smart enough to be flipping Stroman and dealing Syndergaard are they?
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So Urquidy, Cole and Miley all combined giving up 2 runs this weekend ... not too shabby
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Looking at this I'm not sure who is dumber. The Mets for trading for a piece they absolutely have no need of or the Jays who basically gave Stroman away. Seriously. Two arms, one A and one AA. This deal looks like something you would see in fantasy baseball that is so stupid that you would think there is something under the table and a commissioner would step in and negate.
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Agree. Both are mind boggling, but TOR most certainly got the lesser deal