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

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He pitched today against the Yanks
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aTm2004 said:

Poor butthurt Arlington fans!!!

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I hope the Astros paid dearly prospect wise at least.

I'm a big dodger fan the next few months at this point.

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Love for Luhnow and Morey
(I don't really care about the Texans)

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He went 5 with 2 ER against on 82 pitches against the Yanks today.

Also who is that Dave Coulier looking mother****er on the on the Baseball tonight stage to the left of Tex?
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wow, the Astros got Greinke.

the D-Backs got some good players in return.

ultimately this keeps the franchise's championship window open thru the 2021 season...with or without Cole
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How great would that be
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SWAG at the next week's rotation:

Tonight: Urquidy
8/1: Cole
8/2: Miley
8/3: ??? (Greinke pitched today, so not him...not JV on short rest, either)
8/4: Verlander
8/6: Greinke vs. COL (perfect timing, seems to me...home start, extra day of rest, etc.)
8/7: Cole
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tremble said:

When does Luhnow get his statue?
Only after this team wins a second WS.
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aggie0109 said:

He pitched today against the Yanks


Thanks I was just checking the game log on baseball reference. Guess it wasn't updated yet.
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aTm2004 said:

Poor butthurt Arlington fans!!!

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I hope the Astros paid dearly prospect wise at least.

I'm a big dodger fan the next few months at this point.



Keep grinding out that rent money Rangers, it's noble work you're doing:

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mazag08 said:

Stassi got us two 18 year old OF'ers.

When they are both raking in 2024 we will look back and laugh at LA.
Like when Boston rented Larry Anderson from the Astros for one month and the payment was HOF Bagwell. We can only hope.
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I went into a meeting before this all went down. I saw the notifications live from twitter. But going back reading the pages and quick turn from pissed/disappointed to elated was very enjoyable.

We have by far the best rotation and very likely the best line up. Anything short of a ring is now a disappointment in my book, but Jeff has stacked the deck in our favor THAT much.
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Bonfired said:

SWAG at the next week's rotation:

Tonight: Urquidy
8/1: Cole
8/2: Miley
8/3: ??? (Greinke pitched today, so not him...not JV on short rest, either)
8/4: Verlander
8/6: Greinke vs. COL (perfect timing, seems to me...home start, extra day of rest, etc.)
8/7: Cole
8/3 will be Sanchez.
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Don't sleep on Sanchez. I think he's got potential to be sneaky good.

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. . . said:


quick back of the envelope calculation...

Astros will pay $22 MM in 2020 to Greinke and $22 MM in 2021. D-Backs cover the rest.

so the 'stros will have 4 players making $20 MM+ starting in 2020: JV, Altuve, AB, Greinke
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mathguy86 said:

Bonfired said:

SWAG at the next week's rotation:

Tonight: Urquidy
8/1: Cole
8/2: Miley
8/3: ??? (Greinke pitched today, so not him...not JV on short rest, either)
8/4: Verlander
8/6: Greinke vs. COL (perfect timing, seems to me...home start, extra day of rest, etc.)
8/7: Cole
8/3 will be Sanchez.


Almost forgot about him in the ZG excitement. Makes sense.
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CoachRTM said:

Love for Luhnow and Morey
(I don't really care about the Texans)


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W said:

. . . said:


quick back of the envelope calculation...

Astros will pay $22 MM in 2020 to Greinke and $22 MM in 2021. D-Backs cover the rest.

so the 'stros will have 4 players making $20 MM+ starting in 2020: JV, Altuve, AB, Greinke
Add Springer in 2021.

Then consider that there's a good chance two of our best 5 bats will be getting paid peanuts (Alvarez, Tucker).
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there will be some cuts to the pitching staff coming up with the additions of Greinke and Sanchez and Biagini
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Bregman is making 12 next year. It's possible Springer might get 20 in arb though.
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Farmer1906 said:

Don't sleep on Sanchez. I think he's got potential to be sneaky good.


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yes, 2021 will be the bite-the-bullet season for Crane. Likely into the luxury tax penalty.

and then things look okay afterwards
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Luhnow to Angels GM before the Jake dozer: "Hey I heard you guys need a backup catcher"

Angels GM: Nah, we gucci

After the dozing Luhnow to Angels GM: "Now you really need a backup catcher, have I got a deal for you"

Angels GM: "**** off, but yeah we will take him"
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Well it sure doesn't hurt to A) show Cole we're gonna do what needs to be done to win and B) Acquire a good buddy of his

Maybe he's open to a team friendly deal to hag around a bit.
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all this has to be demoralizing to the A's, Angels, Rangers, and Mariners.

they can start targeting 2022 as their breakthrough year and roster plan accordingly
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Ag_07 said:

Well it sure doesn't hurt to A) show Cole we're gonna do what needs to be done to win and B) Acquire a good buddy of his

Maybe he's open to a team friendly deal to hag around a bit.


Pitchers like Cole don't take team friendly deals, they get paid and **** all the womenz
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Ag_07 said:

Well it sure doesn't hurt to A) show Cole we're gonna do what needs to be done to win and B) Acquire a good buddy of his

Maybe he's open to a team friendly deal to hag around a bit.
He sounded pretty giddy in that interview. I understand the money aspect but damn, can you imagine a full year of them next year? Surely that has to play into his decision.
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https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/news/diamondbacks-zack-greinke-is-one-of-a-kind-c217896824

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The second story is of the time that a different teammate, Alex Gordon, was really struggling at the plate. Gordon just couldn't hit anything at all, and one day Greinke came up to him and said he wanted to show Gordon something in the video room. Gordon was thrilled -- Greinke is renowned for his baseball eye. For a long time, the Royals thought Greinke would make a great scout after he retired (that plan is probably scuttled since Greinke will clear $300 million in baseball after he plays out this contract).
Anyway, Gordon followed Greinke into the room and got ready to receive some advice.
On the television, cued up, was the home run Greinke hit against Arizona in his fourth big league at-bat. They watched it together. And then watched it again.
"Do more of that," Greinke said.
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Ag_07 said:

Well it sure doesn't hurt to A) show Cole we're gonna do what needs to be done to win and B) Acquire a good buddy of his

Maybe he's open to a team friendly deal to hag around a bit.


How about a 100 year- $200 million dollar contract
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Deluxe said:

Bregman is making 12 next year. It's possible Springer might get 20 in arb though.
that's right -- his luxury tax hit is $20 MM because of the cost averaging of the contract. Actual 1st & 15th payroll is $12 MM
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I actually enjoy jomboy and some of the talkin Yankees stuff (the little I've read/listened to).

But this reaction to the trade is fantastic. You can see their soul get crushed.

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Greinke

20 walks (2 Intentional) to 128 strike outs this year.
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Gotcha, thanks
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maybe the Yankees have finally run out of minor league prospects
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