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Aches and Pains (2019)
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:05:26 am »
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RHP Josh James suffered a right quad strain and is no longer a candidate for the starting rotation. He played catch today and Astros are hopeful he’ll pitch in enough games to be in the bullpen on Opening Day.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 10:17:05 am »
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 10:37:02 am »
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 10:38:53 am »
Shit. He'll be extremely fun to watch out of the bullpen, but shit.


@Chandler_Rome: A.J. Hinch on the fifth starter competition without Josh James: “The kids that everyone will immediately go to — Whitley, Martin, Bukauskas — those guys are not options to break out of camp. They’re not ready to jump into a rotation.”

Candidates remain Peacock, Valdez, Rodgers


Rome also adds Perez & Armenteros are candidates as well.

ETA: But see McTaggart—"The fifth starter competition is essentially down to Peacock and Valdez."
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 11:36:03 am »
Peacock. He might have won it anyway.
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Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 12:29:35 pm »
Peacock. He might have won it anyway.
Yeah, it’ll be Brad. He will probably have to pitch his way out of the spot rather than the others pitching their way into it. Having said that, I hope it is the 2017 dominant version of Brad Peacock and not what we saw last year. Not that he was bad, he just didn’t look as sharp as the year before. Admittedly, that was a career year so it will be hard to repeat, but we can hope.

I think we will be fine no matter who winds up in the rotation or the bullpen. I actually think there may be a little more pressure coming out of the bullpen so Peacock might handle that better. But again, I think we are fine either way. One of the things I love about baseball is when the young kids get their shot. As such, I am really rooting for Perez, Valdez and Armenteros. Valdez just has to throw a few more strikes and he will be solid. Perez has got to move the ball around a little better and keep it in the yard. His stuff looks electric. And Armenteros, well, I really liked what I saw from him last spring. I believe he has a chance to be sneaky good. He may be the sleeper in the bunch excluding Whitley, Martin and JBB.

Cant wait for the season to get going.


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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 12:34:11 pm »
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 01:41:43 pm »
not to insult  any bb gods but may this be the beginning and end of the list

McHugh was scheduled for two innings but came out after one due to back soreness.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 01:44:24 pm »
Peacock would already have been in most (if not every) other teams’ rotation plans. They have built incredible depth in this organization.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 09:14:56 pm »
I think James could be a force out of the pen. 7th or 8th inning shut-down guy.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 09:28:40 pm »
I think James could be a force out of the pen. 7th or 8th inning shut-down guy.
No doubt.  He could also throw 100ish innings as a starter.  So could Framber, Whitley or a bunch of other guys.

I hope that Cionel Perez just tears it up in ST this year, I liked watching him in his brief appearances.
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 02:11:45 pm »
Dean Deetz has right shoulder soreness.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 11:47:37 am »
Dean Deetz has right shoulder soreness.

Deetz "is a couple of weeks away from getting into games" says McTaggart.

We'll see how well that timeline holds up.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2019, 09:27:22 am »
McHugh was scheduled for two innings but came out after one due to back soreness.

And now is being skipped in his next start (which was scheduled for tomorrow) and won't pitch again until next weekend.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 10:32:37 am »
And now is being skipped in his next start (which was scheduled for tomorrow) and won't pitch again until next weekend.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 10:37:25 am »
ST trade for a pitcher?

I wonder how far apart they and DK are. I don't know about all you guys, but I am worried about the starting rotation after Verlander and Cole.

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 11:30:51 am »
I wonder how far apart they and DK are. I don't know about all you guys, but I am worried about the starting rotation after Verlander and Cole.
I would think they are VERY far apart. If you are Dallas, if you take any number below the qualifying offer you are admitting failure. If you are Houston, anything close to the qualifying offer puts you so close to the tax threshold that your options come trade deadline time are slim and none if wanting to acquire an impact player. Now Crane could change his mind and tell Luhnow that he can go over the threshold for one year. That tax for one year wouldn’t be bad, but all I’ve heard is that they won’t go over. I would think that LA, Atlanta and Philly would offer more money than Houston in any short or long term deal.

Jim, in his post above about a ST trade, may be on to something.


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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 12:21:28 pm »
Stroman should still be available. I don’t know how low Keuchel’s price would have to drop for Luhnow to give up that draft pick, but I bet it’s “pretty damn low.”

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 09:32:20 pm »
Stroman should still be available. I don’t know how low Keuchel’s price would have to drop for Luhnow to give up that draft pick, but I bet it’s “pretty damn low.”

I agree. I think that the DK ship has sailed, for a port yet unknown..
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 12:51:42 pm »
And now is being skipped in his next start (which was scheduled for tomorrow) and won't pitch again until next weekend.

The Morton (un)signing is my most disappointing Astros experience in the last 4 or 5 years.  With each starting pitcher tweak and strain this spring training, it's all the more disappointing...
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