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

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Yankees (8-10) missed a chance to reach .500 today vs. the Royals.

going to be a while before the Red Sox (6-13) get to .500
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Harry Dunne said:

I really think giving up the draft pick is the main deterrent to all other teams right now. It's not just the money, it's the money plus however much they value that pick at.

The draft pick is inconsequential to Keuchel, he just wants the money. I wouldn't be surprised to see someone sign him immediately after the draft for a higher number than expected but without giving up the pick.

https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/red-sox/content/20121222-what-is-the-value-of-a-draft-pick-in-major-league-baseball.ece

Good article, a little bit old but addresses the topic well.

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For that reason, even a second-round draft pick usually will be too steep a price to pay for all but the most elite free agents, or those who could represent the last piece of the puzzle for a World-series contending team -- unless that player can be had for less than the acquiring team believes he is worth.


It's funny how giving up that draft pick is a deterrent when teams give up more for half year rentals every season.
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Ag_07 said:

Sure enough like clockwork...

One of them is still adamant Odor is gonna finish his career as a top 10-15 all-time 2nd baseman.
I agree.

Kinsler, Julio Franco, Bump Wills, Alfonso Soriano, Mark McLemore...Michael Young & Toby Harrah were more SS but played a lot of second - those are the top guys and I don't think he will get there...but Odor is right there in that next group.

No reason Odor can't be a top 15 all-time Rangers 2b if he stays healthy...maybe top 10 even!
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I guess that's the whole "last piece of the puzzle" bit. Teams give up a lot at the deadline if they think they have a chance to win a ring and are trading for a guy having a great season. I'd hate to be a GM that gives up a high pick and a bunch of cash for 2/3 of a year of Keuchel who could very well:

A. Break down
B. Not make enough of a difference to be the missing piece, or
C. Through no fault of his own end up on a team that misses the playoffs
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Harry Dunne said:

Ag_07 said:

Sure enough like clockwork...

One of them is still adamant Odor is gonna finish his career as a top 10-15 all-time 2nd baseman.
I agree.

Kinsler, Julio Franco, Bump Wills, Alfonso Soriano, Mark McLemore...Michael Young & Toby Harrah were more SS but played a lot of second - those are the top guys and I don't think he will get there...but Odor is right there in that next group.

No reason Odor can't be a top 15 all-time Rangers 2b if he stays healthy...maybe top 10 even!
He's like a Jeff Keppinger
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See y'all in Arlington tonight
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shano0603 said:

Harry Dunne said:

Ag_07 said:

Sure enough like clockwork...

One of them is still adamant Odor is gonna finish his career as a top 10-15 all-time 2nd baseman.
I agree.

Kinsler, Julio Franco, Bump Wills, Alfonso Soriano, Mark McLemore...Michael Young & Toby Harrah were more SS but played a lot of second - those are the top guys and I don't think he will get there...but Odor is right there in that next group.

No reason Odor can't be a top 15 all-time Rangers 2b if he stays healthy...maybe top 10 even!
He's like a Jeff Keppinger


Link to the article of Keppingers brother of the same name diddling dudes in the locker room?
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Gio Gonzalez reportedly leaving Scott Boras. What an idiot. I guess he doesn't want a 5 year, $180 million deal next offseason.

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Going into Arlington we are 1-2 in the 2019 battle for the Silver Boot and we are 1.5 games back from the Rays for the League lead.

Better bring the bats!!!

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agsquirrel97 said:

Going into Arlington we are 1-2 in the 2019 battle for the Silver Boot and we are 1.5 games back from the Rays for the League lead.

Better bring the bats!!!


I'm not saying that certain things happened on 4/12 and 4/16 because you posted this gif.


But I am saying that certain things happened on 4/12 and 4/16 when you posted this gif.

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wow - just took a look at Kyle Tucker's stats at Round Rock. Talk about not raking. Hope this is just a blip.

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t102&player_id=663656#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL
What do you boys want for breakfast BBQ ?.....OK Chili.
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No reason we can't start another streak tonight.
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MAROON said:

wow - just took a look at Kyle Tucker's stats at Round Rock. Talk about not raking. Hope this is just a blip.

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t102&player_id=663656#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL
Cue the advanced stats "actually he IS raking" crew.
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shano0603 said:

Harry Dunne said:

Ag_07 said:

Sure enough like clockwork...

One of them is still adamant Odor is gonna finish his career as a top 10-15 all-time 2nd baseman.
I agree.

Kinsler, Julio Franco, Bump Wills, Alfonso Soriano, Mark McLemore...Michael Young & Toby Harrah were more SS but played a lot of second - those are the top guys and I don't think he will get there...but Odor is right there in that next group.

No reason Odor can't be a top 15 all-time Rangers 2b if he stays healthy...maybe top 10 even!
He's like a Jeff Keppinger
Peak Keppinger > Peak Odor
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Harry Dunne said:

MAROON said:

wow - just took a look at Kyle Tucker's stats at Round Rock. Talk about not raking. Hope this is just a blip.

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t102&player_id=663656#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL
Cue the advanced stats "actually he IS raking" crew.


Very astute of you. His fRAKE+ is still strong because he's a former top 5 pick and the ball has a loud crack coming off his bat. He also has a brother in the big leagues and shares a name with the Kansas Jayhawks' punter in 2007, who was very athletic despite being a punter. Goes to show that some punters are more athletic than you think.

Is it game time yet? This one game losing streak has been wearing on me.
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need Correa to get going again. Been very quiet the last week
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Time to make amends & kick some buttocks.
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Diaz should DH instead of Tubby
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Nice lead off double for George. Let's put it to these clowns
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TUUUUUUUVE!
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And Altuve with a two run blast!
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Lots and lots of Altuves...smashed that one.
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ALTUVE!!!
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'tuve!
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Smyly throwing BP out there.

leadoff double, then Altuve HR
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Well that's how you celebrate a 2 run HR
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Boom!
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and more BP to AB!
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Instant Bregxit!
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'bregs!
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So I was typing as Altuve hit his homer, but what does the sliding oven mitt do exactly? Seems like still able to jam your fingers in it?

And Bregman blasts a solo shot. Back to back jacks.
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Breggy!
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Lmao. Guy isn't going to make it out of the inning
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well, that 11+ ERA was legit