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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2019, 03:25:13 pm »
The Astros would have to add more than Reddick (money and/or some other player) to get that done.

My guess has been that if they move him,  the Astros will be footing a significant portion of his salary.

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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2019, 09:59:44 am »
The Astros would have to add more than Reddick (money and/or some other player) to get that done.

I would think Detroit would insist on prospects or younger players.

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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2019, 10:11:22 am »
I would think Detroit would insist on prospects or younger players.

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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2019, 10:27:39 am »
McCann is with Chicago


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Details, details. Next you’ll say Reddick is no longer with the As.
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2019, 10:59:26 am »
McCann is with Chicago


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Ok then.

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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2019, 12:02:54 pm »
Details, details. Next you’ll say Reddick is no longer with the As.

He’s going back to them in the dispersal draft when the Astros get disbanded


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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2019, 11:24:22 am »
Kaplan reports that Astros signed Dustin Garneau to a 1-yr deal. Intended to be glove-first back-up catcher.

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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2019, 11:41:41 am »
Kaplan reports that Astros signed Dustin Garneau to a 1-yr deal. Intended to be glove-first back-up catcher.

Disappointing to me.
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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2019, 11:54:47 am »
Disappointing to me.

He's out of options.  He may simply be an insurance policy at backup for Stubbs (i.e. if/when Stubbs is called up he goes bye bye).

So Chirinos (or Machete) may still be in the cards at starter. But I guess we won't get both.

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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2019, 12:17:33 pm »
He's out of options.  He may simply be an insurance policy at backup for Stubbs (i.e. if/when Stubbs is called up he goes bye bye).

So Chirinos (or Machete) may still be in the cards at starter. But I guess we won't get both.

Your last sentence is what disappoints me. We had a great catching tandem with those two. I cannot imagine Stubbs is a solution.
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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2019, 03:46:06 pm »
Your last sentence is what disappoints me. We had a great catching tandem with those two. I cannot imagine Stubbs is a solution.

Remember that rosters expand to 26 this season. 3 catchers could be a possibility.


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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2019, 05:38:26 pm »
Remember that rosters expand to 26 this season. 3 catchers could be a possibility.


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Excellent point. I had forgotten.
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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2019, 09:29:37 am »
Remember that rosters expand to 26 this season. 3 catchers could be a possibility.


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Why would the Astros want to have three catchers on the roster?  It seems like a horrible waste of the spot.  Find the best hitter or the most versatile fielder, and put that guy on the roster. 
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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2019, 09:36:21 am »
Why would the Astros want to have three catchers on the roster?  It seems like a horrible waste of the spot.  Find the best hitter or the most versatile fielder, and put that guy on the roster.

Seriously? For the same reason they wanted Ceteno on the playoff roster in 2017.
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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2019, 12:15:22 pm »
Why would the Astros want to have three catchers on the roster?  It seems like a horrible waste of the spot.  Find the best hitter or the most versatile fielder, and put that guy on the roster.

To better enable pinch hitting for the catcher?
To rotate catchers more frequently?
To carry a more bat-first catcher?


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« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2019, 01:30:06 pm »
To better enable pinch hitting for the catcher?
To rotate catchers more frequently?
To carry a more bat-first catcher?


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There are lots of reasons to want three catchers. It's always been tough due to roster limits, but having the 26th spot opens up huge possibilities. A better question is why *wouldn't* you want the option of a third catcher?
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