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

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cpsencik04 said:

I'm going to be honest and I feel like the logo is intentionally being made a rainbow for obvious culture plugs
I got this impression as well
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Looks like the ALCS and NLCS arent rainbow.

The ugly crap from the 90s is popular again. That was the decade of Spurs fiesta (aqua/magenta) and all the expansion teams in nfl/mlb/NHL had horrible teal/aqua uniforms. This feels 90s retro-ish. Interesting note on the graphic that all team "colours" are represented. Strange to use the "british" spelling of color.
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Those postseason logos are absolutely terrible.
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Y'all get wound up over some weird things
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It's Zack Greinke day
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It feels like opening day all over again.
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cpsencik04 said:

I'm going to be honest and I feel like the logo is intentionally being made a rainbow for obvious culture plugs

Or maybe they were just trying to incorporate all the team colors from around the league.
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cpsencik04 said:

I'm going to be honest and I feel like the logo is intentionally being made a rainbow for obvious culture plugs
people will always see what they want to see

you like to see gay stuff apparently .
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It's not a huge leap to think that the same entity that thought the "disabled" list was offensive would use a rainbow logo to appear progressive.
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Sheesh, can we take the Forum 16 discussion somewhere else?
Charlie Conway
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Feel free to change the subject at any time.
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BMX Bandit said:

cpsencik04 said:

I'm going to be honest and I feel like the logo is intentionally being made a rainbow for obvious culture plugs
people will always see what they want to see

you like to see gay stuff apparently .
You better bet $100 on the Rockies tonight!
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Charlie Conway said:

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I think Altuve needs to stand closer to the plate.

There...Fire away
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All of us today
jkag89
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Tonight's game can not get here fast enough so we might get to some actual baseball discussion rather than this absurd discussion of whether this season's post-season logos are a nod the LGBT community.
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Joe Biagini : Astros :: Averman : Mighty Ducks?
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Greinke day

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I'd be fine if they made the rainbow only blue with shades of red, orange, and yellow
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are we 100% certain that Greinke is not hiding a mullet under his hat in the latest interviews?
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Ag_07 said:

Charlie Conway said:

Feel free to change the subject at any time.

I think Altuve needs to stand closer to the plate.

There...Fire away
He'd bat .400 if he stood closer
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BMX Bandit said:

cpsencik04 said:

I'm going to be honest and I feel like the logo is intentionally being made a rainbow for obvious culture plugs
people will always see what they want to see

you like to see gay stuff apparently .
That's silly. With the rainbow logo push during the last pride month, its not hard to see what he is getting at,
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Y'all had all day yesterday to bltch and moan about playoff insignia propaganda and instead you pick the day of Greinke's debut?

C'mon fellas
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Its my birthday today and I would like to thank the Astros for getting me Zack Greinke for it!
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Colours? WTF is that MLB? Games in London and now we're spelling it colours?
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Looking forward to the game. Brought my rainbow Astros shorts to work (not wearing them, unfortunately), ready for tonight.
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Greinke's worst pitch is his sinker. He throws it 6.1% of the time (this year). How many times does he throw it tonight? Also, do we get to see his Eephus? It's buzzing in at a firey 63.7 MPH this year.
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The excitement is only growing....

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gougler08 said:

Ag_07 said:

Charlie Conway said:

Feel free to change the subject at any time.

I think Altuve needs to stand closer to the plate.

There...Fire away
He'd bat .400 if he stood closer


I think he stands way too close.
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With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.
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Teddy Perkins said:

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With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.

That's key

Yes...This version of the team will see it's window close but I think we'll see that Crane will give Luhnow the resources he needs to keep fielding an elite club.

Whether it's FA signings, trades, or draft picks this front office will keep things rolling and not miss a beat.
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Teddy Perkins said:

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With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.


This year is probably the peak (total team talent wise), if we're being honest. Verlander, Cole and Greinke (+Miley) on the same staff along with an elite lineup..... can't imagine it will get better than that.

Window is still open after that, but this may be the best team we'll have for a looooong time.
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Teddy Perkins said:

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With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.
Peak? Maybe. I believe we'll still be regular contenders in 2022. As of right now, we'll still have Altuve, Bregman, Correa, Diaz, Alvarez, Pressly (assuming he vests), Biagini, & James. Now go look at who's under contract in 2022 for everyone else and tell me who's got a better group than this. It just looks like we're losing a lot because we have so much high-quality depth on this team.

Quick comparison, here is who the Dodgers have.
Tyler White, Max Muncy, Kris Negron, Matt Beaty, A.J. Pollock, Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo, Andrew Toles, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Dustin May, Joe Kelly (club option, I would guess not picked up), Adam Kolarek, & J.T. Chargois.
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CoachRTM said:

Teddy Perkins said:

Quote:

With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.


This year is probably the peak (total team talent wise), if we're being honest. Verlander, Cole and Greinke (+Miley) on the same staff along with an elite lineup..... can't imagine it will get better than that.

Window is still open after that, but this may be the best team we'll have for a looooong time.
That is funny because I said the exact same thing last year with Verlander,Cole, Keuchel, CFM, and LMJ.
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Farmer1906 said:

CoachRTM said:

Teddy Perkins said:

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With Greinke, Verlander, (Carlos) Correa and (Lance) McCullers all free after 2021, is it fair to say the team's window of title contention is two more years after this run?

I think it's fair to expect a dip in the team's performance following the 2021 season, if not earlier. But how significant a dip will depend on the moves Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow makes between now and even more so on the development of their prospects.
In 2022 and beyond, the Astros will still have Bregman, Altuve and Yordan Alvarez. Did they extend or re-sign Springer before 2021? Did Kyle Tucker pan out? How about Forrest Whitley? Did they develop any other legitimate major league starters? The answers to those sorts of questions will dictate how long the Astros can prolong their contention window. The state of the rest of the AL West obviously will factor in, too, and it will probably improve in coming seasons.

From Kaplan's mailbag in the Athletic this morning. Soak up these glory days, this team is close to reaching it's peak.


This year is probably the peak (total team talent wise), if we're being honest. Verlander, Cole and Greinke (+Miley) on the same staff along with an elite lineup..... can't imagine it will get better than that.

Window is still open after that, but this may be the best team we'll have for a looooong time.
That is funny because I said the exact same thing last year with Verlander,Cole, Keuchel, CFM, and LMJ.

Beat me to it...