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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2018, 02:49:41 pm »
Nick Tropeano takes the mound for the LAAA tonight against the good guys ... not sure how many (if any) are former teammates.
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2018, 05:06:00 pm »
Quick look says: Springer, Stassi, McHugh, Devo & Peacock. And he did make one Houston appearance during 2014 so he would have known some of the MLB guys from that and spring training.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2018, 04:09:18 pm »
Delino Deshields Jr Optioned to Minors by Texas.  Hitting .204/.300/.270 on the season
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2018, 04:26:42 pm »
Wow, sort of surprised.  Kept hearing all the gold glove talk, but didn't realize the bat was that bad, even by Rangers standards.

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2018, 06:48:04 pm »
Wow, sort of surprised.  Kept hearing all the gold glove talk, but didn't realize the bat was that bad, even by Rangers standards.
Same bat he has always had. Same glove, too, and nowhere close to “gold”.
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2018, 06:59:05 pm »
No arm, no gold glove; no matter how good he might be in all other areas.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2018, 07:07:29 pm »
Same bat he has always had. Same glove, too, and nowhere close to “gold”.
By any honest assessment, if you’ve watched him over the years, his glove has improved quite a bit in the last few years, and the statcast guys had him with the most runs saved this year for an AL CF this year, iirc.  And his bat this year is way worse than last year, and his July production is way worse than the previous three months. Other than that, I agree.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2018, 11:56:55 am »
OF Ramon Laureano with his first shot in the bigs after getting the callup to the A's. He was hitting .297/.380/.524 at AAA Nashville after missing time early in the season when he broke his hand in ST.

Good for him and hope he does well.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2018, 06:35:40 pm »
Mike Hauschild was signed by the Blue Jays and immediately added to their 25-man roster. He'll apparently be available for their game tonight vs the Mariners.

ETA #1:
Wow! 4 scoreless innings with just 3 hits and 1 walk allowed.

ETA #2:
They brought him out for 2 more innings and he continued to shine. Final line: 6 IP 4 H 0 R 1BB 5 K.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 11:52:36 pm by Nate Colbert »

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« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2018, 11:00:49 pm »
Mike Hauschild was signed by the Blue Jays and immediately added to their 25-man roster. He'll apparently be available for their game tonight vs the Mariners.

ETA:
Wow! 4 scoreless innings with just 3 hits and 1 walk allowed.

Great update!   Nice move by the Astros to set him free.
Just noticed that he was not just eating innings, the game is still tied after he was taken out.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2018, 06:27:24 am »
Literally signed his contract 30 minutes before the game. What a story!


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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2018, 07:43:12 am »
Literally signed his contract 30 minutes before the game. What a story!


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Indeed, a great story - for him and the Astros!  Good PR is needed now.
How much can he earn during the rest of the season?

PS: He did not just pitch last night.  He gave them six scoreless innings and got the WIN!!!
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-mariners/2018/08/02/531048#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=531048

His five SO are highlighted here.  https://www.mlb.com/video/servais-on-offensive-struggles/c-2342193583
Could the headline read "Ex-Astro farmhand helps former team with 1st career win - in 1st 5th ML appearance!"
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2018, 09:11:16 am »
Mike Hauschild was signed by the Blue Jays and immediately added to their 25-man roster. He'll apparently be available for their game tonight vs the Mariners.

ETA #1:
Wow! 4 scoreless innings with just 3 hits and 1 walk allowed.

ETA #2:
They brought him out for 2 more innings and he continued to shine. Final line: 6 IP 4 H 0 R 1BB 5 K.

Nice scoop, Nate.  TY for this thread!
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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2018, 04:28:48 pm »
Indeed, a great story - for him and the Astros!  Good PR is needed now.
How much can he earn during the rest of the season?


Major League minimum is 545,000. With 55 games left in the season (counting last nights game), he will earn just over 185,000 for the rest of the year if he stays with the big league club.  That is American Dollars.  I don't do canadian currency exchange rates.
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« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2018, 05:56:18 am »
Major League minimum is 545,000. With 55 games left in the season (counting last nights game), he will earn just over 185,000 for the rest of the year if he stays with the big league club.  That is American Dollars.  I don't do canadian currency exchange rates.

TY.  Christmas came in August for the Hauschild family!
Any idea what he might have been making @ Fresno?
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2018, 06:09:49 am »
Ramon Laureano got called up to the A’s. Walk off hit in debit plus some nice defense. Good for him! http://mlb.com/r/game_article?gid=2018_08_03_detmlb_oakmlb_1&mode=recap&c_id=oak




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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2018, 06:35:33 am »
Ramon Laureano got called up to the A’s. Walk off hit in debit plus some nice defense. Good for him! http://mlb.com/r/game_article?gid=2018_08_03_detmlb_oakmlb_1&mode=recap&c_id=oak

Yes!  Great stuff.
Here is a link to his highlights. 
https://www.mlb.com/video/must-c-laureanos-heroic-debut/c-2345903183
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2018, 08:38:36 pm »
Mike Hauschild was signed by the Blue Jays and immediately added to their 25-man roster. He'll apparently be available for their game tonight vs the Mariners.

ETA #1:
Wow! 4 scoreless innings with just 3 hits and 1 walk allowed.

ETA #2:
They brought him out for 2 more innings and he continued to shine. Final line: 6 IP 4 H 0 R 1BB 5 K.

He'll get the start in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2018, 12:52:00 pm »
Jacob Nix is expected to be called up by the Padres and will make his MLB debut this weekend.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/sd-sp-padres-jacob-nix-debut-0808-story.html

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 01:28:52 am »
Japhet "El Gigante de Mulege" Amador suspended by the NPB for 6 months for banned substance. Had been playing in Japan for the last 3 years and was batting .269/.338/.580 with 20 homers this season for Rakuten.

Signed by Luhnow out of the Mexican League, he played a handful of games at AAA back in 2013-2014. He was sent to the Arizona Fall League the first season to get in some reps and the Astros brought him to big league camp the following spring.