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Choose Wisely
« on: September 25, 2019, 10:02:54 am »
If you are the Astros, and you can only afford to keep one, do you keep Springer or Cole?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 10:22:38 am »
Springer, hands down.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 11:03:08 am »
Springer

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 11:32:47 am »
Can you keep Springer and Cole if you let Correa go?
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 12:31:07 pm »
isn't  he having stiffness again? 
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 12:42:45 pm »
Can you keep Springer and Cole if you let Correa go?

I think Correa is gone.  And that won't be a factor in the Springer v. Cole internal debate.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 12:56:29 pm »
I think Correa is gone.  And that won't be a factor in the Springer v. Cole internal debate.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 01:27:46 pm »
What is a contract offer to Correa that would be reasonable both from the club's standpoint and the player's standpoint? Would the club offer anything close to Bregman money given Correa's inability to play a full season in the last few years?
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 01:45:24 pm »
What is a contract offer to Correa that would be reasonable both from the club's standpoint and the player's standpoint? Would the club offer anything close to Bregman money given Correa's inability to play a full season in the last few years?

Correa is to ask for Machado/Harper money, and is not going to settle for less than Bregman money. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 01:56:14 pm »
Correa is to ask for Machado/Harper money, and is not going to settle for less than Bregman money.
You’re likely correct, although both of those guys seem overrated and over paid.  Bad deals by the signing teams.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 02:24:47 pm »
I would choose Springer, he the beating heart of this team. Also I think in most cases you keep the position player over the pitcher if only for less injury risk

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 03:03:52 pm »
Springer.
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2019, 03:27:21 pm »
Springer for me, too.
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2019, 03:27:56 pm »
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Yes.  Correa will be asking for a ton of money (at the very least what Bregman got).  And I can't imagine the team giving him anywhere near what he is asking for given his recurring back problems and other injuries. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2019, 03:42:34 pm »
Yes.  Correa will be asking for a ton of money (at the very least what Bregman got).  And I can't imagine the team giving him anywhere near what he is asking for given his recurring back problems and other injuries.

Agree.  Correa is at 294 (probably topping out at 296 or 297) games for the last three years out of a possible 486.  I can't imagine them paying Correa Bregman's $11M per year let alone the $28M per year he's due in the last 2 years of his extension in '23 and '24.  Harper/Machado $$ is just crazy talk.

When he is well, CC is one of the most exciting, MVP-caliber players around.  The 60% of games he's played in the last 3 years don't warrant that kind of payout, especially since some percentage of those he's even playing subpar as he deals with, recovers from or gets his timing back after his myriad injuries.

Edited to add:  I trust the Astros braintrust though.  The same "fragile" label was on Brantley as well and look how that's turning out.
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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2019, 04:42:27 pm »
Toro got a good audition at third this year. Not sure he is the answer but he certainly could be. I wonder what the third base - short stop free agent list looks like.
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2019, 06:21:40 pm »
Toro got a good audition at third this year. Not sure he is the answer but he certainly could be. I wonder what the third base - short stop free agent list looks like.

Whoa there.  I like Toro as much a the next guy, and he's done a good job filling in.  But he's not an everyday player in the big leagues, and he's certainly no replacement for Correa. 
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2019, 06:23:36 pm »
Correa out of the lineup tonight.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2019, 06:29:13 pm »
Correa out of the lineup tonight.

He's done.  Possibly his career. 
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2019, 06:30:03 pm »
But he's not an everyday player in the big leagues.

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