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Tucker In September
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:38:42 pm »
Good to see him playing like he belongs. Line drives are better than occasional power.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 05:40:18 pm »
I definitely like seeing him driving balls into left center rather than trying to pull everything.

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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 05:48:57 pm »
makes a case for the playoff roster.. who else of the recent additions to the roster are making the same case
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 07:30:25 pm »
makes a case for the playoff roster.. who else of the recent additions to the roster are making the same case

Not sure how many spots were talking about.

It may come down to whether they want the switch hitting infielder or the lefty outfielder.

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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 08:20:25 pm »
Not sure how many spots were taking about.

It may come down to whether they want the switch hitting infielder or the lefty outfielder.

What are the injury replacement rules? If somebody (cough, cough) gets hurt in the middle of a series, can they be replaced by somebody who has continued to work out? Or do you just have to tough out the remainder of the series with the rest of the 25-man roster you started with?
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 08:34:28 pm »
An injured player can be replaced but he can't play in that round or in the next round if the team advances.

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Teams carry extra players throughout the postseason in the event of injuries, and those players, as well as players on the injured list, can be in the dugout during games, within reason.

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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 08:36:17 pm »
An injured player can be replaced but he can't play in that round or in the next round if the team advances.

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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 10:27:43 pm »
makes a case for the playoff roster.. who else of the recent additions to the roster are making the same case

Glad I'm not the manager/GM for the ALDS:  Reddick vs Tucker; Abreu vs James vs Biagini vs Devo vs dunno? for how many spots?
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 10:35:24 pm »
Glad I'm not the manager/GM for the ALDS:  Reddick vs Tucker; Abreu vs James vs Devo vs ??? for how many spots?

It is not Reddick v Tucker. Reddick wins that every time.

May be Reddick v Toro. I assume Straw will be in?
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 10:49:56 pm »
That would be 5-hit Reddick -- It almost rhymes.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 10:58:26 pm »
It is not Reddick v Tucker. Reddick wins that every time.

May be Reddick v Toro. I assume Straw will be in?
No question that Reddick beats Tucker, but I don't think he is likely to be replaced on a playoff roster by Toro either. If Carlos is healthy, Toro probably doesn't make the playoff roster. I also assume Straw is in.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 12:41:16 am »
It is not Reddick v Tucker. Reddick wins that every time.

May be Reddick v Toro. I assume Straw will be in?

I don't know what it is, all I know is that some of the bench players are trying to make the decisions difficult, same in the bullpen, and it's a good thing.

eta: and they've made tough decisions before re: Fiers, McHugh, Rondon...but not so much on the position player side of things
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 06:34:52 am »
Tucker looks so much more comfortable this time around, and his success obviously has relaxed him. Dugout shots show him interacting with other players, unlike the reclusive, sulking played described in RR. He looks like he belongs this time.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 08:02:31 am »
If we carry 14/11 and Correa is healthy, the 5 on the bench, Maldonado, Jake, Diaz, with 2 of Straw, Tucker, Toro
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 08:52:55 am »
If we carry 14/11 and Correa is healthy, the 5 on the bench, Maldonado, Jake, Diaz, with 2 of Straw, Tucker, Toro

At this moment, i’d Say Straw and Tucker.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 09:01:37 am »
I'd imagine the makeup of the SP we're facing in a particular round would come into play to a certain extent, too.  Having a LH power bat (Tucker) vs. a switch hitting contact bat (Toro) could play better against some teams more than others.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2019, 09:05:14 am »
I'd imagine the makeup of the SP we're facing in a particular round would come into play to a certain extent, too.  Having a LH power bat (Tucker) vs. a switch hitting contact bat (Toro) could play better against some teams more than others.

Toro is a far better LH hitter. I think Straw is in regardless of matchups.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2019, 09:28:42 am »
At this moment, i’d Say Straw and Tucker.

Exactly where I’m it. They have a ton of defensive flexibility with Bregs, and Diaz.   If Correa is out I’d more strongly consider Toro.
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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2019, 09:44:51 am »
Toro is a far better LH hitter. I think Straw is in regardless of matchups.

Toro's big plus is infield defense; he's a reasonable lefty hitter and less than that as a righty.  If he makes the roster it likely would be a glimpse into what they think of Correa's health.

Whatever route they go, there is some nice speed available off the bench. And AJ would have viable PH options from either side with Diax and Toro/Tucker.

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Re: Tucker In September
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2019, 11:11:10 am »
All of this, of course, is IF the Astros make the postseason.
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