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2018 Spring Training

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Feb 14, 2018.

  1. J.R.

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    Happy Spring Training!

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    February
    23 vs. Nationals | 12:05 pm CST | TV: MLBN, ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790
    24 vs. Braves | 12:05 pm CST | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790
    25 @ Cardinals | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790
    26 SS @ Marlins | 12:05 pm CST
    26 SS vs. Mets | 12:05 pm CST | TV: MLBN, ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    27 @ Mets | 12:10 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    28 vs. Twins (SS) | 12:05 pm CST | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)

    March
    1 vs. Red Sox 12:05 pm CST | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    2 vs. Mets (SS) 5:05 pm CST | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790
    3 vs. Nationals | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790
    4 @ Cardinals 12:05 pm CST | TV: MLBN | Radio: KBME 790
    5 vs. Marlins | 12:05 pm CST | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    6 SS @ Nationals | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    6 SS @ Mets 12:10 pm CST | TV: MLBN
    7 vs. Marlins | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    8 @ Braves | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    9 vs. Cardinals | 5:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    10 vs. Nationals | 12:05 pm CST | Radio: KBME 790
    11 @ Mets | 12:10 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790
    13 @ Mets (SS) | 12:10 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    14 vs. Cardinals | 12:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    15 @ Nationals | 12:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    16 @ Yankees | 5:35 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790
    17 @ Marlins | 12:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790, WAQI 710
    18 vs. Braves | 12:05 pm CDT | TV: ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790
    19 vs. Mets | 12:05 pm CDT | TV: MLBN, ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    21 @ Nationals | 12:05 pm CDT | TV: ESPN2, ATT SportsNet-SW | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    22 vs. Marlins | 12:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    23 SS @ Twins | 12:05 pm CDT
    23 SS @ Nationals (SS) | 5:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 (delay)
    24 @ Red Sox | 12:05 pm CDT | TV: MLBN | Radio: KBME 790
    25 @ Marlins (SS) | 12:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790, WAQI 710
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    26 vs. Brewers | 6:05 pm CDT | Radio: KBME 790 | **Minute Maid Park
    27 vs. Brewers | 12:05pm CDT | **Minute Maid Park



    Astros pitchers and catchers hit the field today for the first workout of the spring at West Palm Beach.

    First report from ST: James Hoyt learned pitchers meeting at 10 am: “Oooh, that means I have jacuzzi time.”

    Astros C Evan Gattis said team is "ready to do it again."

    Astros pitcher @LMcCullers43 says he's paying more attention to his body alignment.

    New Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole talks about watching Game 2 of the World Series in person.

    Jandel Gustave and Brady Rodgers are both recovering from TJ surgery and on their own individual programs.

    Astros RHP Collin McHugh, who has his arbitration case today, will report to camp tomorrow.

    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Phil Garner and Nolan Ryan will be guest instructors in camp this year.

    Astros manager A.J. Hinch: "We finally get to talk about what's ahead."

    Hinch on having @JustinVerlander in camp for first time and @kidkeuchy in a contract year

    Hinch says "I learned a lot along the way. ... I can get better."

    Hinch discusses catching situation

    Hinch: "Its time to prepare. I think we finally get to talk about what's ahead."

    Gerrit Cole says he's "real excited to meet all the guys."

    Chris Devenski on the Astros WS: “Seeing everyone here, it’s like the band of brothers is coming back together. We share that special bond with what we did.”

     
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    May as well drop these here now...



     
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    I love Verlander. Tenacious and his glare say's it all. He's used the term, "everything happen's between the lines". AKA his response to Puig. Lol Verlander looks ready to throw a complete game vs Yankees.
     
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    I will be heading over there a week from today! Can't wait. Hanging around for a few days and then catching the first 2 games.
     
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    Seriously, that's ****ing beautiful.
     
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    Anyone have thoughts on whether McHugh will or won’t be here all season?
     
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    I'm saying no.

    The Astros will keep him around, but at midseason if he starts to feel like a superflous starter and not injury insurance they will move him to a team looking for an arm. Right now we need him in case somebody goes down to a season ender, but the closer we get to September, and the less we need guys to potentially eat regular season innings, the less value he has to us.
     
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    I’ll take the easy way out and say this is how i feel exactly, because it is. I’d like to see the Stros take a wait and see approach here.
     
  18. Joe Joe

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    If he's unhealthy, he will be an Astro. If he isn't traded during Spring Training, and pitches great during regular season, he'll be an Astro. If Astros have a rash of injuries, he will be kept. Otherwise, I suspect at some point a team will offer enough that the Astros will trade him.

    I don't think he's a good option out of the pen. As such, I think there is a good chance he gets traded in spring if he is throwing well.
     
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    I tend to agree with you that i dont think he’s a good option out of the pen. I felt differently last year. I have nothing really to support how I feel on that except for what we saw in the World Series and I’m not so sure that’s fair.

    Adding Cole among other things gives us the luxury of trading McHugh early, but I’m not sure that would be the way to go. It’s a good problem to have. Love this teams depth.
     
  20. No Worries

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    The modern day MLP starting pitcher will likely not get 32-33 starts. One should expect a multi week stay on the DL for each starting pitcher, to keep them fresh for the playoffs. That opens a lot of starts for Peacock and McHugh. The 2017 Astros needed 2 quality starters in reserve. I do not see that changing.

    Now if some minor league pitcher forces his way onto the MLB roster, McHugh and Peacock might get moved.
     
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