Author Topic: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years  (Read 1500 times)

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Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« on: December 28, 2007, 01:41:30 pm »
...with a club option for a 3rd year at $2mil.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3171254

Wade does not seem to be focusing on just next year, that's for sure.
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Re: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 03:17:06 pm »
Compared with today's going rate for quality relief pitchers that hit free agency, that's pretty much a steal.  Also adds some measure of stability to the pen along with Valverde.
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Re: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 03:29:36 pm »
Compared with today's going rate for quality relief pitchers that hit free agency, that's pretty much a steal.  Also adds some measure of stability to the pen along with Valverde.

SmithWade is hoping for the best case scenario.  Villareal stays healthy and doesn't look over his right shoulder while on the mound too much.

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Re: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 03:31:08 pm »
SmithWade is hoping for the best case scenario.  Villareal stays healthy and doesn't look over his right shoulder while on the mound too much.

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Re: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 03:35:48 pm »
"There are no Crawford Boxes, there are no Crawford Boxes, there are no Crawford Boxes..."

Especially with big old Flapjack standing out there.  He doesn't help the perspective.  They need to get a short small guy to play left to make the pitchers think the wall is farther and taller.

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Re: Astros lock up Villarreal for two years
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 11:40:46 pm »
Especially with big old Flapjack standing out there.  He doesn't help the perspective.  They need to get a short small guy to play left to make the pitchers think the wall is farther and taller.
Or find some pitchers with Ryne Duren-esque vision problems.
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