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Astros Need a New Closer

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by rockets94-95, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    Giles was awful in the playoffs...that is true. This year he may be one of the more coveted trade deadline pieces.
     
  2. raj87

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    Giles went on a Lidge speedrun in his time here. Quickly zoomed to the giving up bombs and squatting on the mound stage.
     
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    I definitely agree with the conclusion of this post, however Giles actually pitched twice in the WS... and gave up 5 runs in 1.2 innings.
     
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  4. No Worries

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    Texans training camp starts today (Thursday, July 25), people. I bet the CF Texans forum has a thread or two wrt OBie's coaching ability (or lack thereof) that are far more entertaining than these boring, boring Astros threads.
     
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    And people here clutched pearls at the baggage Osuna brought.

    Kenny ****in’ Powers.
     
  7. white lightning

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    It's time to start thinking about it...
     
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    Picture him trying to close a 1 run game in Yankee stadium.
     
  9. roxstarz

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    I have never thought that he was an elite closer. Seems like he relies on a lot of contact outs which isn't good.
     
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    Like I expressed in game thread, he no longer should automatically get the 9th, especially if the game is close. Incredibly stupid if he hit that guy to prove a point in a game that was still close as well.
     
  11. rockets94-95

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    Nice bump. My take is we give it to Pressly and demote Osuna to see if he can figure it out at AAA (unlikely to make a difference in my opinion).
     
  12. rockets94-95

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    Second thoughts??
     
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    How do you feel about Osuna now?
     
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    Another outing where Osuna failed to get the job done.
     
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    What are we going to excuse Osuna for today? Orioles advanced scouting?
     
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    I can see giving Pressly the job, but why would you demote someone with an ERA under 3.00 to AAA?
     
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  18. rockets94-95

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    Time to make the change. Waiting any longer will start to look like Texans/Bill O’Brien-like stubbornness, which is uncharacteristic for the Astros.
     
  19. rockets94-95

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    Read the Ben DuBose tweet referenced a few posts above.
     
  20. marks0223

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    The person behind the plate that told him to throw the same off speed pitch 4 times in a row? Even Kalas remarked after the 3rd time.
     
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