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« on: October 19, 2018, 10:57:45 am »
What, too soon?

Players who will now become free agents:

Keuchel
Morton
Sipp
Marwin
Maldonado
Gattis

I assume Harris' club option won't be signed.

Anyone else?

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Re: 2019 Roster
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 11:05:58 am »
Sign Marwin.

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 11:14:35 am »
Sign Marwin.

And Morton who has already said he wants to stay with the Astros.

Here's a list of all free agents broken down by position and ranked by WAR.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 11:19:30 am »
Morton and Marwin can stay.  Maldonado is a FA?  Seems an odd trade by Luhnow.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 11:19:43 am »
And Morton who has already said he wants to stay with the Astros.

It better be highly incentivized to take into account the risk of a possible bum shoulder.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 11:33:09 am »
McCullers (as was noted in the other thread) is arb-eligible. If he does go under the knife, what does Luhnow do? Pay Lance $4.6MM (MLBTR's estimate of his 2019 salary) to rehab the entire season at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches?

That will be an interesting call.

ETA:
Perhaps not such a tough call after all.  Prior to the non-tender date, a deal simply gets worked out and Lance gets a chunk o' change that will be nowhere near the above amount.

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Re: 2019 Roster
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 12:40:25 pm »
What, too soon?

Players who will now become free agents:

Keuchel
Morton
Sipp
Marwin
Maldonado
Gattis

I assume Harris' club option won't be signed.

Anyone else?
McCann also has a team option of I think 14 or 15 million.

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 12:51:16 pm »
My guess is Keuchel is gone, Morton retires, Marwin is signed, Gattis is gone, Sipp may get signed for one or two years maximum and Maldonado gets signed.
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Re: 2019 Roster
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 01:03:05 pm »


McCullers (as was noted in the other thread) is arb-eligible. If he does go under the knife, what does Luhnow do? Pay Lance $4.6MM (MLBTR's estimate of his 2019 salary) to rehab the entire season at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches?

That will be an interesting call.

ETA:
Perhaps not such a tough call after all.  Prior to the non-tender date, a deal simply gets worked out and Lance gets a chunk o' change that will be nowhere near the above amount.


I don't know what the history is on arb guys facing TJS, but I think it would clearly be worth it to put a $4.6 million down payment on his 2020 & 2021 seasons unless his arm is totally shot.

As always, the not-my-money caveat applies.

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 03:07:11 pm »
McCann also has a team option of I think 14 or 15 million.

Gonna be interesting to see what the Astros do at catcher. Decline the option, but resign McCann for less? Resign Maldonado after a shaky postseason? Depend on Stassi as the starter? Trade or free agent?
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Re: 2019 Roster
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 03:15:03 pm »
Gonna be interesting to see what the Astros do at catcher. Decline the option, but resign McCann for less? Resign Maldonado after a shaky postseason? Depend on Stassi as the starter? Trade or free agent?
Maldonado might be back but I doubt McCann will be. Stassi is not a starting catcher, good backup but definitely not starter quality for a team with high expectations. I'd bet they take a look at Realmuto, maybe Grandal, or somebody out of the blue

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Re: 2019 Roster
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 04:08:24 pm »
And Morton who has already said he wants to stay with the Astros.

Here's a list of all free agents broken down by position and ranked by WAR.

From that link, this made me laugh out loud:

Jason Heyward (29, 2.0) -- Can opt out of the five years and $106 million remaining on his contract


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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 04:19:29 pm »
McCann also has a team option of I think 14 or 15 million.

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I was looking around for details on the option and found this web site:

2019 option vests with:
1,000 PAs from 2017-18
90 games caught in 2018
Does not end 2018 on the DL


Neither of the first two conditions were met. 

According to chron.com he "can become a free agent after this season."
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2018, 04:24:20 pm »
I was looking around for details on the option and found this web site:

2019 option vests with:
1,000 PAs from 2017-18
90 games caught in 2018
Does not end 2018 on the DL


Neither of the first two conditions were met. 

According to chron.com he "can become a free agent after this season."

I seem to remember he was going to retire after this contract. May go back to Atlanta if they would have him.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 04:35:43 pm »
I seem to remember he was going to retire after this contract. May go back to Atlanta if they would have him.

I recall him saying that he wanted to finish his career in Atlanta, but he wasn't looking at retirement anytime in the immediate future.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 05:05:49 pm »
I would like to see them take a run at Corbin. I would think that any free agent pitcher would take a close look at the Astros given their recent successes in improving pitchers' performance.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 05:06:10 pm »
I would like to see them take a run at Corbin. I would think that any free agent pitcher would take a close look at the Astros given their recent successes in improving pitchers' performance.
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 07:54:39 pm »
I would like to see them take a run at Corbin. I would think that any free agent pitcher would take a close look at the Astros given their recent successes in improving pitchers' performance.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2018, 09:53:15 pm »
I would like to see them take a run at Corbin. I would think that any free agent pitcher would take a close look at the Astros given their recent successes in improving pitchers' performance.
I like corbin but I kinda feel like hes basically the same pitcher as Keuchel, just a year younger and less past success.

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