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

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redline248 said:

Man, I'm sure glad he's an Astro. He's awesome and I would hate him being on any other team


He is baseball's version of Baker Mayfield and I love both of them
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. . . said:

Alex Rodriguez just now on SNB talking about when the Yankees added Sabathia in 2009: He changed the dynamic in our clubhouse along with AJ Hinch & Mark Teixeira.

(AJ Burnett)

Huh?
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Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!
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Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!


I'll be there with Mrs spadilly.
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watching the Red Sox collapse on their way to their 8th straight loss...

Price, Sale, and Eovaldi are on the books for 3 more seasons for a combined $79 MM per season.

Betts is a free agent after the 2020 season. And should get close to Trout money.

no wonder Boston didn't make any deadline trades

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I'd love to go but I'm at Disney with the family and stopping in Destin for a couple of days on the way back. But i was able to stream the game on my phone last night during the Magic Kingdom fireworks to catch the end of the no no
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Give em the Curveball!
Jomboy videos are on spot!!!
(Astros related because Vince Velasquez)
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Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!


I'll be there!
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titanmaster_race said:

Dodgers walk it off. Unreal. Can't overcome both poor umpiring and terrible infield play.


I'm so ****ing tired of the Dodgers. Can anyone in the NL knock their asses out in the POs?
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spadilly said:

Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!


I'll be there with Mrs spadilly.


Awesome. Let's meet up with Ms. Marvin and myself. Love Street on me!
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The Milkman said:

Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!


I'll be there!


Ditto above!
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I'm going with the fam. Kids love dollar dog night, I can't wait to see ZG.
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Kashchei said:

titanmaster_race said:

Dodgers walk it off. Unreal. Can't overcome both poor umpiring and terrible infield play.


I'm so ****ing tired of the Dodgers. Can anyone in the NL knock their asses out in the POs?


Braves are the only chance
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Yankees next 12 v orioles & blue jays
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Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!
Heading down with my 4 sons. Sticking with Coke Zero this time.
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BMX Bandit said:

Yankees next 12 v orioles & blue jays


Derek Fisher about to **** them up
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mazag08 said:

BMX Bandit said:

Yankees next 12 v orioles & blue jays


Derek Fisher about to **** them up

Riiiight...



Blue Jays' Fisher goes to hospital after taking ball to face
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Way to keep your eye on the ball i guess.
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Ag_07 said:

mazag08 said:

BMX Bandit said:

Yankees next 12 v orioles & blue jays


Derek Fisher about to **** them up

Riiiight...



Blue Jays' Fisher goes to hospital after taking ball to face



I'm convinced luhnow could trade a **** sandwich for a tray of lobsters
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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Fisher is a legit prospect though. He did all the right things for us when he was here.
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Philip J Fry said:

Fisher is a legit prospect though. He did all the right things for us when he was here.
He sure did in one of the biggest moments:

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Man I will never forget that moment. I was on the 1st base side way high up near the top of Minute Maid. When he pinch ran for McCann it was one of those moments you almost could feel was going to happen before it did.
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Except he isn't a legit prospect. He's about to be 26, doesn't have an arm to speak of in the outfield and doesn't hit big league pitching. He can run like the wind but that won't keep him around long.
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Mr.Ackar07 said:

Philip J Fry said:

Fisher is a legit prospect though. He did all the right things for us when he was here.
He sure did in one of the biggest moments:





I was there and will never forget that.....
But if running the bases makes you legit.....
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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Fisher seems like outfield Colin Moran. Solid controllable player. Will probably never amount to anything special though.
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Deluxe said:

Fisher seems like outfield Colin Moran. Solid controllable player. Will probably never amount to anything special though.
Agreed.
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And still makes 500k a year or more
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Deluxe said:

Fisher seems like outfield Colin Moran. Solid controllable player. Will probably never amount to anything special though.
I see him as basically a Jake Marisnick

He'll have a decent career, show flashes with maybe a few stints in AAA as a veteran, good clubhouse guys, but in the end not AS caliber and mainly a decent role player.
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Deluxe said:

Fisher seems like outfield Colin Moran. Solid controllable player. Will probably never amount to anything special though.
I think they both end up being solid/ average ML players. Not superstars but every day players on an average team. Neither was ever playing here for any reason other than an injury replacement. The same for JD Davis. And Kemp. Thats why you trade them and get what you can. The Fisher could very well end up being big.
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Marvin said:

Anybody going to MMP on Tuesday to see Greinke's debut in person? First 'good to meet ya" beer is on me!

I'm in! The list is getting pretty long, so no need to buy my beer, but it would be great to meet some of y'all.

We really should get a group together for an away game some evening. Y'all are a fun bunch to talk baseball with, and it would probably be a lot easier for people to come and go without committing to the whole game or having to buy a ticket.
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TREX01 said:

Except he isn't a legit prospect. He's about to be 26, doesn't have an arm to speak of in the outfield and doesn't hit big league pitching. He can run like the wind but that won't keep him around long.
He's got power too. He didn't connect much here, but when he did he hit some rockets and he hit enough minor league home runs to think that he could be a 20-25 HR guy if his pitch selection improved. Power and speed is enough for teams to give him a shot and hope he figures out how to hit major league pitching.

The problem is that he's a .279 liftetime minor league hitter that strikes out a ton, and players tend to not hit better at the major league level. At the MiLB level he also struck out a lot, but drew a lot of walks. In his short sample in the majors he has walked less and struck out a lot more (an a amazing 234K per 600 AB pace).

Reminds me of Teoscar Hernandez and no reason he won't end up like a faster Teoscar but I do agree that the "legit prospect" ship has sailed. I disagree that power & speed and not much else won't keep him around for long. Ask Justin Maxwell or Cameron Maybin.
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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-astros-may-have-salvaged-another-pitchers-career/

Good article on Fangraphs about Sanchez's quick improvement
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I was trying to post the same article. I accidentally posted it to the Rangers board. Yikes.

The bit inside about what we showed Cole is really good insight.
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mathguy86 said:

I was trying to post the same article. I accidentally posted it to the Rangers board. Yikes.

The bit inside about what we showed Cole is really good insight.


This is why you only use the watchlist to return to a thread, and never click on the rangers thread