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

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Prosperdick said:

We ain't getting anyone...I think teams are overly cautious now with Luhnow and want to squeeze us big time and Jeff certainly won't overpay. Oh well, I just hope none of our competitors get better, we'll know in less than an hour.
I don't think it's just JL, all the power teams (us, LA, NY and BOS) have developed a reputation for advanced front offices that make other FOs look bad.

I think this is why you are seeing bubble teams trade with other bubble teams. No one was to get fleeced trading with the big dogs.
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Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level

But he mashes at AAA!!! Bad ass
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level



Bregman first 60 ABs were *****..... Let's not get ahead of ourselves
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.


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I could see teams not wanting to deal away controllable starters for unproven prospects, but on rentals, a solid prospect or 2 should be more than adequate. These rentals wouldn't be on the market at all if their teams had interest in re-signing them.
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There's more value to be gained trading in the off-season than right before the trade deadline. I think Luhnow's content to stand pat if the Yankees are doing the same.
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The meme that never gets old
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But how does he know what they're doing?

He's not sitting there going 'Oh well they're staying put so I will'.

That's bad GMing and he's not a bad GM.
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I think the Archer trade is also fresh in most front office's mind. That looks like it's going to be a historic fleecing and I doubt any GMs want that type of trade hanging over their head.
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Just don't see the Yankees not giving in and getting a SP. They're desperate. Just hope we can snag someone as well.
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We don't even know if Zach Wheeler is healthy

That's the funny thing, he was on the IL last week
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Mr.Bond said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level



Bregman first 60 ABs were *****..... Let's not get ahead of ourselves
because we all know Tucker is Bregman...Let's not get ahead of ourselves
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I find it weird we haven't heard any rumors of what's being asked for in exchange for Greinke
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That depends on the amount of money the DBacks take on.
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agsquirrel97 said:

Mr.Bond said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level



Bregman first 60 ABs were *****..... Let's not get ahead of ourselves
because we all know Tucker is Bregman...Let's not get ahead of ourselves
He might be.. better.

That's why he's the first name every club thinks of when they consider trading their top guy.
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I was just reminiscing about how much lower the stress level was last year at deadline.

Then I started thinking, I bet the Rangers fans are really calm today.
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The obvious, unstated assumption there is that Luhnow is guessing that the Yankees are going to stand pat. Of ****ing course, he doesn't know for sure. Calm down, bro.
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Y'all think Crane is heavily involved in discussions at this point? I've always thought he lets JL run the show and trusts him with all decisions, but have to think he's engaged given the financial scenarios being presented after the season.
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Don't blink Pirates!
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Rain delay
Greinke done? Time to sprint to a fax machine to sign to Houston?
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He looked like a lost puppy, he batted .141 with 9 hits after making contact with 51 pitches and only 2 on the barrel. That plus his regression in the field is my knock on the guy. Plus we are stacked in the OF. I hope I am wrong but we will wish we traded him.
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I would imagine crane doesn't get involved until JL had a deal in place in that Crane approves.

Maybe he even gives JL a ceiling that all trades beneath don't require approval but if he ends up with a deal exceeding those limits he needs approval from Crane.

I imagine it's a nice and easy balance of being involved but not hovering.
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rain delay in New York before Greinke can take the hill in the bottom of the 6th
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agsquirrel97 said:

Mr.Bond said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level



Bregman first 60 ABs were *****..... Let's not get ahead of ourselves
because we all know Tucker is Bregman...Let's not get ahead of ourselves



The point behind the intended message is still valid.
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.


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Keeper of The Spirits said:

He looked like a lost puppy, he batted .141 with 9 hits after making contact with 51 pitches and only 2 on the barrel. That plus his regression in the field is my knock on the guy. Plus we are stacked in the OF. I hope I am wrong but we will wish we traded him.



Reddick and Brantley both gone after next season and no guarantee Springer stays. Tucker is only available for a stud pitcher with team control if I'm luhnow
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.


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35 minutes...
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Down to the Rays and Stros for Wheeler.
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Good pickup for the Braves
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

He looked like a lost puppy, he batted .141 with 9 hits after making contact with 51 pitches and only 2 on the barrel. That plus his regression in the field is my knock on the guy. Plus we are stacked in the OF. I hope I am wrong but we will wish we traded him.
He's still hitting the same pitchers YA was hitting against this year at a similar clip, and we won't be stacked in the OF for much longer. All of our OFers are FAs after next year.

Tucker is not going to be traded for a rental no matter how much you want to make it happen, and it's a very good decision by a very forward thinking GM.
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MLB Channel just said Yanks are out of the Wheeler deal.
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Please don't trade Tucker, Whitley, or Beer
Please don't trade Tucker, Whitley, or Beer
Please don't trade Tucker, Whitley, or Beer
Please don't trade Tucker, Whitley, or Beer
Please don't trade Tucker, Whitley, or Beer
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Shaping up to be a fun battle for the NL East. Braves and Nats both shoring up their bullpen.
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

He looked like a lost puppy, he batted .141 with 9 hits after making contact with 51 pitches and only 2 on the barrel. That plus his regression in the field is my knock on the guy. Plus we are stacked in the OF. I hope I am wrong but we will wish we traded him.
We are not stacked in the outfield.

All three starters are FA after next year. We will likely want to lock up George and he going to cost a lot. Reddick will be gone. Brantley most likely gone. Tucker would be penciled in at RF, with the other spot going to a mid level FA, Fisher, or someone off the radar. Marisnick will be in his last year and Straw just isn't what you want from an every day OF.

We lose Tucker, and we will HAVE to sign George AND Brantley to have a championship level outfield.
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mazag08 said:

agsquirrel97 said:

Mr.Bond said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

Except that Tucker can barely hit bloop singles at the Major League level



Bregman first 60 ABs were *****..... Let's not get ahead of ourselves
because we all know Tucker is Bregman...Let's not get ahead of ourselves
He might be.. better.

That's why he's the first name every club thinks of when they consider trading their top guy.
in a discussion about not getting ahead of ourselves...



but I am just funning. All I can say is I trust JL. If his crew believes in Tucker enough to not trade him, there is a reason. If his crew has convinced everyone else that he is not willing to trade Tucker just to "fleece" someone, then that is absolutely amazing. Either way, I trust JL and crew in their decision.
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