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Talk Zone / Re: Warm stove
« on: Yesterday at 10:59:58 am »
Per Rosenthal:

For #Astros, acquisition of Diaz is protection in event they lose free agent Marwin Gonzalez. Team still wants to keep Gonzalez.


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That was my guess.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: Yesterday at 10:54:38 am »
Trade Tucker. Sign Harper. Go all in for the next few years.


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Dunno about Harper. The proposed rental, yes.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: Yesterday at 10:37:15 am »
JP Morosi's notes from the Hot Stove:
  • Marlins want Tucker OR Whitley included in any package for Realmuto.
  • Astros more active recently in trying to add starting pitching via trade rather than free agency.

I think I would trade Tucker if necessary to get him but not Whitley.

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Talk Zone / Re: Warm stove
« on: Yesterday at 10:35:58 am »
He’s played short, second, third, and left.

Bye, Marwin.


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Maybe or maybe insurance. Boras May have priced Marwin out of Luhnow’s market, but I cannot believe it will be easy for Marwin to leave Houston.

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Talk Zone / Re: Some seriously bad shit going down in Seattle
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:45:56 am »
Catching was the only position I did not play at some point in my youth baseball. Which worked out because I didn't want to play it. I remember one of my coaches begging for volunteers.

I caught BP in LL once and got hit 4 times with foul tips. That was the end of my catching career.

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Talk Zone / Re: Some seriously bad shit going down in Seattle
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:09:49 am »
Catching is hard. It's a quick path for advancement if you're good at it, but its a rough position.  And it's not as glamorous as P/SS.

Agreed

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Talk Zone / Re: Some seriously bad shit going down in Seattle
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:42:01 pm »

How many American born black kids even play baseball these days? I'm 27, in my 4 years playing high school baseball, I had 1 black teammate. The football team and basketball teams were both around 50/50. Only 1 other guy even tried out and he was very bad. The teams I played against, from what i remember never had more than 2 or 3 black players.

I don't think it's MLB not wanting to have black catchers and moreso that very few black guys play baseball and very very few that do choose catcher.

Hell, most white players don't want to catch. Out of every 10 baseball players, I'd say only 1 would actively want to catch. So it stands to reason that if 1 out of 10 are black and 1 of 10 wants to catch, then what are the odds of the black kid being the one who wants to catch? Not high.

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Exactly right. Not that many white kids want to catch. The HS studs are P/SS.

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Talk Zone / Re: Some seriously bad shit going down in Seattle
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:51:35 am »
I am skeptical. Latin players are not smart enough to be catchers? Really? Look around.

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Talk Zone / Re: Recapping front office changes
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:05:34 am »
Mark Feinsand  @Feinsand 4h ago
If Mike Elias does indeed land the Orioles GM job as @BNightengale is reporting, it is expected that Sig Mejdal would join Elias in Baltimore. Mejdal, who was a special assistant to GM Jeff Luhnow and was one of Houston's key analysts, left the Astros earlier this month.

This is what success does in every field of endeavor.

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Talk Zone / Re: Bryce Harper
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:01:28 am »
Do you think Luhnow is interested in signing him to a contract? Obviously he was interested in him for a couple of months use. $300MM or more is a whole different kind of commitment.

I have not read anything about signing him now. My inference was a fairly low cost short term rental to try to replace some of the run production the injuries took away.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:26:53 pm »
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal 4 hours ago
#Astros on list of teams talking to #Mariners about a trade for LHP James Paxton, sources say. Market described as “active,” including HOU, NYY and a wide variety of other clubs. Paxton in his career against HOU: 2.89 ERA in 71 2/3 innings, .605 opponents’ OPS.

I would love this.

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Talk Zone / Re: Bryce Harper
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:26:15 pm »
I would prefer not to have that soon-to-be-overpaid-attention-whore on the Astros.

Apparently, Luhnow disagrees.

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Talk Zone / Re: Free Agent Pitchers
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:55:18 pm »
Nice to see you two getting along so well.

Nice links.

One of them might have meant “sighting.”

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Talk Zone / Re: Bryce Harper
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:54:29 pm »
I don't have a subscription to the Athletic. Is the article saying that Luhnow and Mark Rizzo had an agreement to a trade of Harper and the owners overruled this?

Yep. Washington owner.

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Talk Zone / Re: Bryce Harper
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:40:10 pm »
I don't remember ever hearing anything about that. I wonder who was going to Washington.

No one did till now.

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Talk Zone / Bryce Harper
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:13:24 pm »
Rosenthal says Luhnow traded for him on 7/30, but Nats ownership said no. Did Cabrera beat me to this?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:35:38 pm »
If marwin isn't coming back then that makes adding a lefty hitter even more important. Putting Brantley in LF would be great but i wonder if they would do that because of Tucker, unless you expect Brantley to DH a lot.

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I would not hesitate to add Brantley regardless of what Tucker might do. He has not yet shown he can hit MLB pitching.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:14:46 pm »
Added a few more names...

Heyman's expert vs Heyman vs MLBTR vs Bowden vs Davidoff (length of [email protected]$AAV):

Bold=QO of 17.9 is in place

*Lefty hitter

Brantley, please

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