Astros trade for Brian McCann

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  1. rocketpower2

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    Damn. I love Abreu but I think this is a solid trade. McCann brings a veteran presence and good LHH bat to the lineup.
     
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    Just glad they didn't go overboard and offer up one of the top 5 prospects. Abreu is definitely a tradable piece.
     
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    Hate it. Probably means Gattis will be DH again.
     
  6. PavlovsDog

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    I'm going to throw up.
     
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    $11.5MM on the book for the Astros for the next two seasons. Not too bad at all.
     
  8. texans1095

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    Love this trade. Get a veteran quality bag for two prospects that, quite frankly, probably won't be missed very much.
     
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    LOL at anyone freaking out about losing an A-ball pitcher.
     
  10. houstonstime

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    Considering Castro was projected to get more than 12 a year I'll take it. I don't mind a few minor signings (Morton/McCann) as long as it doesnt prevent us from some big ones. I really want one of: Cespedes/Fowler/1B and a Pitcher either picked up or traded for.
     
  11. PavlovsDog

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    Just to clarify, I don't care who we gave up. I just hate McCann and I think he will decline quickly.
     
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    I was worried to open this because I remembered seeing the tweet "Yankees will throw in money if top prospects included, I do not consider those top prospects. People need to let go of some of the farm.
     
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    We basically just replaced Castro with a slightly better hitter.. He will platoon just as much, not as good defensively, but Lefty bat. And it was for the same price I bet.. Gattis couldn't do every game.
     
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    Astros desperately needed a LH bat in the lineup. I wouldn't be shocked to see another one added.
     
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    It's still not a good deal if he's as bad as he was last year, contract wise. Assuming $7.5 mil per WAR, which is the going rate, he should be paid like $6.75 mil based on last year. If he can recover to 2015 numbers or close to it (2.8 WAR), it'll be a bargain. Let's hope for a bounce back season.
     
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    McCann is a minor upgrade from Castro, but I'll take it.
     
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    McCann just won the Silver Slugger award for catcher in 2015. He's a left handed bat and a vet that can hopefully add some leadership. This is worth a gamble.
     
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    It's happening! and you people called the owner cheap, can't even afford wooden hangers for the club house ya'll said. Make it rain! praise baby heyzeus.

    Laying off the heroine now.
     
  20. RasaqBoi

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    Better than Castro. Doesn't cost anything really.

    Now give me a real FREE AGENT SIGNING.
     
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