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Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: January 13, 2020, 10:00:21 am »
Just saw this. Very good news with the upgrade and all.

For me personally, this seems like a good time to bow out for good, though.

Twenty years, I think, or thereabouts. It has been great fun. Thanks to all.

Wrong decision.

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Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:30:28 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

I am both heartsick and furious. I am in no mood for change.

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Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:15:58 pm »
Start posting over there.

I think this change will run me off.

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Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:30:27 pm »
Now what? Not sure I like this.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 27, 2019, 09:36:21 am »
Why would the Astros want to have three catchers on the roster?  It seems like a horrible waste of the spot.  Find the best hitter or the most versatile fielder, and put that guy on the roster.

Seriously? For the same reason they wanted Ceteno on the playoff roster in 2017.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 26, 2019, 05:38:26 pm »
Remember that rosters expand to 26 this season. 3 catchers could be a possibility.


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Excellent point. I had forgotten.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:17:33 pm »
He's out of options.  He may simply be an insurance policy at backup for Stubbs (i.e. if/when Stubbs is called up he goes bye bye).

So Chirinos (or Machete) may still be in the cards at starter. But I guess we won't get both.

Your last sentence is what disappoints me. We had a great catching tandem with those two. I cannot imagine Stubbs is a solution.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:41:41 am »
Kaplan reports that Astros signed Dustin Garneau to a 1-yr deal. Intended to be glove-first back-up catcher.

Disappointing to me.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:35:02 pm »
Jomboy has made The Athletic. About the Astros, of course.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:24:49 pm »
I was referring to guys who are current players.

Ok, I am officially fucking confused. Is this about 2017 or the whole history of MLB? In 2017, Beltran was a player, and Cora was a coach.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:50:11 am »
Which is why it’s really unlikely any player faces serious consequences.  It’s gonna be front office, he org and maybe some coaches including Beltran and Cora.

Beltran was a player.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:31:24 am »
I agree that this is going on elsewhere, but until there is a Fiers, willing to put his name in public against another team, the Astos are toast.

Fock Fiers.   Has he turned in his WS ring and check from 2017 yet?

Been asking myself that question for awhile. Wonder what the other As think of him.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:24:20 am »
Unless MLB said no signaling in any way from the dugout (which ends totally legal actions), the issue is electronics during games to steal the signs. There MUST be evidence of this to punish. How the signals were transmitted is a red herring. I hope the Astros have a good lawyer on this. This mess is beyond the ability of baseball people and analytics nerds. It is a lynch mob.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 22, 2019, 01:23:05 pm »
I feel much the same way. This was the best team in Astros history, Luhnow has worked miracles in Houston, and the organization is getting crucified. I totally am convinced Taubman fucked up the WS, and no one can convince me otherwise.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 22, 2019, 10:27:39 am »
McCann is with Chicago


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Details, details. Next you’ll say Reddick is no longer with the As.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 21, 2019, 02:58:17 pm »
Tags raises an interesting possibility: Reddick for McCann


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Which is?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:01:45 pm »
But the Sox might now make James McCann available via trade. McCann used to catch JV.


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So did Chirinos, and JV heaped praise on him.,

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:00:23 am »
He's entertaining, but that's about it. I don't get all the viritol being thrown at him here. He's just pumping out content based on what the national media is feeding everyone. If the original article had been a MLB sign stealing story instead of a hatchet job on the Astros, there likely would be evidence from other teams, or at least speculation.

Instead, the huge billboard on the onramp to the Internet that says in all caps "THE ASTROS CHEATED" makes it a little more understandable why that's what secondary media and entertainment monkeys are focusing on that.

I agree he is entertaining, but I think he has done more that regurgitate the national media. He is out front, and his breakdowns “exposing” the Astros have been picked up and used by the big boys as conclusive evidence of cheating. He does a summary of “Astros cheating scandal” (his title, not mine) every few days. I understand he is a NYY homer-he says he is-and of course his goal is to crucify the Astros and keep NYY pristine. I understand his bias and motivation, and that is why I only watch non-Astros stuff he posts now. His channel is fun, but I cannot take the Astros hate.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:52:21 pm »
Mets are sniffing around Chirinos. I hope we sign both catchers.

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