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Talk Zone / Re: Arb-Eligible Players 2018
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:25:41 am »
The hearings aren't for a few more weeks.  They can still work a deal with Cole and Correa in the meantime.  Yesterday doesn't mean they *have* to go to a hearing.  Hopefully, it means they're working on longer term deals during that time.

Make it happen, Hawk.

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Talk Zone / Re: Arb-Eligible Players 2018
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:14:31 am »
Maybe they are talking about that in the meantime?

Nice thought

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Talk Zone / Re: Arb-Eligible Players 2018
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:32 pm »
Maybe they think he's gone after 2019 anyway.

Doubt they would give up this soon.

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Talk Zone / Re: Arb-Eligible Players 2018
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:26:35 pm »
Fuck. Take Cole to a hearing? We should want to extend him, not fight with him.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:52:12 pm »
Agree with you--I'd be tempted to part with JBB for Gray. At $9.1MM he doesn't bust the budget either and still would allow Luhnow a fair amount of payroll flexibility.

JBB, yes. James, no.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:13:03 am »
He was damn good (not just lucky) away from Yankee Stadium last year. Not sure I’d pin my hopes on him, but it’s easy to imagine him returning to form.

Perhaps he will, but would you give up top tier prospects or James?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:12 am »
I’d rather have Bukauskas than Gray *this year *


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Agreed. Sonny Gray has become a project and is no longer the shutdown star he once was.

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Talk Zone / Re: Collin McHugh podcast
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:09:44 pm »
Just listened, and I liked it a lot. Two intelligent, articulate guys.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:47:38 am »
These guys were apparently not the centerpieces, but solid lower-level performers who fill needed roster slots ... Manea in Fayetteville gives Nathan Perry more time to develop, and Adolph probably lands in QC where there is plenty of space.

Meanwhile, Bohanek was aging out but has a decent glove and good make-up ... he might get a look at AA or even AAA with the Mets (though I really have no idea what their system looks like).  Regardless, I wish him well.

Thanks for this. I am grateful to you Bus Riders who interpret deals for me.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:58:24 pm »
If there any hint we are interested in Gio or is this OWA dreaming?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 30, 2018, 01:16:02 pm »
Way too much

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Injury-plagued career.

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Talk Zone / Re: Opening Day
« on: December 30, 2018, 12:05:03 pm »
I appreciate the sentiment.

Widely held

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:33:00 am »
With 4 years of control I doubt it would be cheap, but I think he could easily be had without parting with Tucker or Whitley. Something like Fisher or White or Davis and Bukauskas might get it done.


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Too much

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:39:47 pm »
Which is why I expect a rotation addition.

At one time I expected both. Brantley is a bat, but I inferred power bat.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 28, 2018, 10:32:43 pm »
I meant everyone in the thread.  Seems the consensus is the Astros next and likely last move for the off season is adding a starting pitcher.

I'd love to add a bat, but Im good with Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Correa, Reddick, Brantley, Guriel, DH, Catcher.   A lot depends on CC coming back healthy and hitting again.   Give a couple of young guys a shot at DH in a lower pressure spot like 8th.  Plus Jake will get plenty of time, and then one of the other OFs can DH on those days.

The rotation on the other hand absolutely has to be addressed.

Totally agree with last sentence.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:57:46 pm »
Diaz was his replacement.  Unless the market absolutely crashes and they could sign Marwin on a really short reasonably priced deal.  Keuchel coming back is much more likely than Marwin.


I think everyone pretty much has it right that the plan is to add a starter and be done with it, for now.

I do not know who “everyone” is, but Luhnow has consistently said he wants to add a bat.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:59:22 am »
Marwin ain’t coming back.

Says the man who likely knows something. So what is the plan?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:55:31 pm »
I'm not saying I want Pam Gardner back, but if she were still running the business side of the organization, Marcus (a)Stroman would already be putting on an Astros jersey at a press conference.

Who am I kidding?  It would probably be a much more marginal player.

Pam Gardner? Waldo.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:32:10 pm »
He didn't get into what the offers were from TB or Houston.  Wonder how "in" either of those 2 teams were.

Either way,  feels like a weird decision by Cruz.

Not as weird as getting misaligned then misplaying a WS- clinching flyball,  but weird.

Dumb decision if he wants a ring.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:08:37 pm »
this guy says Astros were in on Cruz. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/12/cardinals-rumors-bryce-harper.html

He said what I was thinking. If the offers were comparable, and Cruz signed with the Twins, he is crazy.

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