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Re: Tucker
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2019, 11:32:02 am »
Hope he is back to “most wanted” status.

As a trade piece or as a fix to the upcoming Springer/Brantly/Reddick/Marisnick FA wave?
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2019, 12:27:16 pm »
As a trade piece or as a fix to the upcoming Springer/Brantly/Reddick/Marisnick FA wave?

Trade piece. They’ll extend Springer, attempt to re-sign Brantley, let Reddick walk, and dunno re Marisnick.
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2019, 01:07:21 pm »
Plus Straw and Alvarez give Luhnow a lot of flexibility. And Fisher even.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2019, 01:53:53 pm »
Plus Straw and Alvarez give Luhnow a lot of flexibility. And Fisher even.

I figure Astros won't try to re-up Jake because of Straw. 

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Re: Tucker
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2019, 02:16:12 pm »
I figure Astros won't try to re-up Jake because of Straw.

Not sure there. Jake is invaluable on defense, and his offense is better too.

I keep thinking Luhnow has to do something with the very good but blocked players in the system.
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2019, 03:04:01 pm »
Plus Straw and Alvarez give Luhnow a lot of flexibility. And Fisher even.

If they can get anything at all for Fisher, they ought to do it, pronto.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2019, 03:06:19 pm »
I suspect Luhnow still envisions Tucker in the Astros' corner outfield for years to come.  And I'm okay with that.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2019, 05:56:55 pm »
I suspect Luhnow still envisions Tucker in the Astros' corner outfield for years to come.  And I'm okay with that.

Not sure I agree.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2019, 06:43:16 pm »
I suspect Luhnow still envisions Tucker in the Astros' corner outfield for years to come.  And I'm okay with that.

If Luhnow has given up on Tucker fine. We’ll see if he has a good poker face then. Personally I’m torn. But if JimR has a source that implies the work ethic/attitude is an issue then bring on the Texas holdem’!

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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2019, 06:59:37 pm »
Right now, I doubt Luhnow could use Tucker as much of a chip.  The perceptions of him may be solidifying.

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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2019, 07:47:00 pm »
Right now, I doubt Luhnow could use Tucker as much of a chip.  The perceptions of him may be solidifying.

And that’s why I think he’ll be given every chance. If Luhnow is willing to trade him, all these GM’s trying to emulate JL will be apprehensive.

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Re: Tucker
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2019, 08:24:39 pm »
If Luhnow has given up on Tucker fine. We’ll see if he has a good poker face then. Personally I’m torn. But if JimR has a source that implies the work ethic/attitude is an issue then bring on the Texas holdem’!

I did not say that.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2019, 08:26:09 pm »
And that’s why I think he’ll be given every chance. If Luhnow is willing to trade him, all these GM’s trying to emulate JL will be apprehensive.

No. Depends on their own evaluations of Tucker.
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2019, 08:41:51 pm »
If they can get anything at all for Fisher, they ought to do it, pronto.
This. And for Tucker, maybe a bit more.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2019, 08:48:17 pm »
I know many here have written off Tucker because as a 21 year old he struggled to hit big league pitching. I still have faith that Tucker will be a good major leaguer

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Re: Tucker
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2019, 08:53:37 pm »
I know many here have written off Tucker because as a 21 year old he struggled to hit big league pitching. I still have faith that Tucker will be a good major leaguer

I haven't written him off because of that. But I am concerned about his unorthodox swing. It just seems too long to be able to cope well with really good pitchers. But my opinion doesn't mean squat in this matter, so we shall see what Luhnow thinks.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2019, 09:26:26 pm »
I know many here have written off Tucker because as a 21 year old he struggled to hit big league pitching. I still have faith that Tucker will be a good major leaguer

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No one has written him off, but Alvarez has roared past him and is a better hitter. I want Tucker to do well so he will be a wanted trade chip. He has been hitting well lately.
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Re: Tucker
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2019, 09:34:03 pm »
No one has written him off, but Alvarez has roared past him and is a better hitter. I want Tucker to do well so he will be a wanted trade chip. He has been hitting well lately.
I've seen many people, including yourself, saying to trade him. Is that not writing him off?

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Re: Tucker
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2019, 09:36:27 pm »
Not necessarily. The Astros have three good outfielders through 2020. They could use another starting pitcher. You can think Tucker has great value but think the team is best served by converting that to value at another position.

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Re: Tucker
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2019, 09:40:35 pm »
I've seen many people, including yourself, saying to trade him. Is that not writing him off?

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Nope. He will bring what the roster needs, I hope. Alvarez passed him up. I hope he hits .340.

Tucker not playing tonight. Alvarez 2-3 with 1 RBI.

ETA: I said at the end of ST I liked Alvarez better than Tucker. I have been right...so far.
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