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

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EastCoastAgNc said:

How much you want to bet this is them bringing in an Astros resource so if we make it to the WS, they can have an asset who is disgruntled with his former team to provide intel?
The only thing White paid attention to is the location of the ice cream on the clubhouse buffet, plus the address off the 3 nearest Golden Corral's.
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Thought for sure it would be Straw
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it was going to be Straw or Kemp and I thought the fact Straw had options left would keep Kemp on the roster.
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Best players on the team. Straw is more valuable than Kemp at this point. I would hate to see the team lose him though... I really like Kemp.
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bearkatag15 said:



Thought for sure it would be Straw


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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ChAg1799 said:

Best players on the team. Straw is more valuable than Kemp at this point. I would hate to see the team lose him though... I really like Kemp.
I agree, but I would also like to see Straw get more playing time to keep progressing; even if it is in AAA.

Maybe they have something in the works with Kemp in the package???
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Since we have 7 days to trade Kemp and the deadline is in 6...seems to make sense if he's a part that Luhnow is really trying to trade right?
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I always thought Kemp would be part of any trade for a SP or RP....he's the odd man out in our roster with the season Straw is having
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Sucks for Tony as he seems like a great guy, good attitude, and solid work ethic.

Just never really found a spot and couldn't really put it all together.

Best of luck to him wherever he ends up.
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DFAing Kemp? Wow. That one is rough. I admit I don't get it. I was fully in the cut Tubby camp (and even so didn't think Lunhow would do it). Cutting Kemp I don't understand. Not when you can move Straw down. And its only a month until rosters are expanded.
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gambochaman said:

I always thought Kemp would be part of any trade for a SP or RP

There's a chance he could be. Once DFAed we have the 7 days to trade him.
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which leads me to believe Luhnow's got a trade in the works.
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AgFan1999 said:

which leads me to believe Luhnow's got a trade in the works.
If so why DFA him?
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bearkatag15 said:



Thought for sure it would be Straw
They can still include him in a deal for whoever before the deadline, it's in the window.
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Yeah, this leads me to think that Kemp is going to be traded. This is also one less movement that Straw makes, keeping more options open for the future.
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https://www.mlb.com/news/tyler-white-trade-astros-dodgers
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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mathguy86 said:

AgFan1999 said:

which leads me to believe Luhnow's got a trade in the works.
If so why DFA him?

To make room for Correa.

If he knows he has a trade in the works that includes Kemp then he can DFA him and have 7 days to finalize while Correa comes back and Straw stays on the big league club.
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Ag_07 said:

gambochaman said:

I always thought Kemp would be part of any trade for a SP or RP

There's a chance he could be. Once DFAed we have the 7 days to trade him.
thats exactly my point...sorry i dont think i worded it correctly
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From MLBTR

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Entering the season, the roster status of Kemp and Tyler White were both in question. Both players are out of minor league options and were rumored to be possible trade candidates as a result, but Houston opted to carry each on the roster for the first two thirds of the season. White, however, was designated for assignment recently and is reportedly headed to the Dodgers in a trade. Kemp, too, will lose his roster spot and now seems a logical candidate to be included in a trade for pitching help in the next six days.
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bearkatag15 said:

Trade!!!




We fleeced them again. We got something in return.
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Kinda makes me sad. I love me some Tony Kemp, but business is business.
Gig 'Em
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"Miles...great news! You're staying on the active roster!

On a completely unrelated topic...What do you know about hugging men?"
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mathguy86 said:

AgFan1999 said:

which leads me to believe Luhnow's got a trade in the works.
If so why DFA him?


Makes it clear to the world we're open for business. Find a decent offer and send Kemp along. I wish him the best.
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Straw earned his spot by proving that he can fill-in for Devo (SIAP):
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Overall I'm happy for Kemp. He's a guy who is undersized and has performed at every level nearly. He is probably good enough to start on at least 10 other rosters. I'm happy he'll have a chance to do that with another team, and get paid. He deserves the chance.
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Mr.Bond said:

bearkatag15 said:



Thought for sure it would be Straw


If someone was willing to give us a warm body for White we will definitely get a return for Kemp. Not to mention he can still be included in a larger trade and were able to make the move to get Correa back on the roster. It actually makes a whole lot of sense right at the end of the month and the trade deadline


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EastCoastAgNc said:





Wow! Tough loss for them.
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Man that's gonna shake things up quite a bit.

If Luhnow is close he way wanna wrap it up quickly before TB gets their offer together.
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EastCoastAgNc said:




How convenient for the red Sox's. I don't care how shaky they have looked this year that's a team that can turn it on in the post season
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I know we all love to rag on the guy but he just went from one World Series contender to another. That is telling about him and something that not everyone is seeing. It may just be for intel and it may be that a different venue may work for him.

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agproducer said:

EastCoastAgNc said:





Wow! Tough loss for them.
Time for the Rays to pack it up and trade us back CFM.
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Beat40 said:

agproducer said:

EastCoastAgNc said:





Wow! Tough loss for them.
Time for the Rays to pack it up and trade us back CFM.
My thoughts exactly.
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n_touch said:

I know we all love to rag on the guy but he just went from one World Series contender to another. That is telling about him and something that not everyone is seeing. It may just be for intel and it may be that a different venue may work for him.


How much could he really spill to the Dodgers...he's not part of the pitcher's room discussing approaches and how much inside stuff could he provide them on our hitter's tendencies they didn't already know.

For this guy on your first pitch just throw it down the middle, he'll flinch every time...oh wait, forget it, that's me.
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