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Do you trust Ken Giles?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by what, May 16, 2017.

  1. what

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    Simple question. I know the guy is pretty good, but he just seems destined to lose a big game for us down the road. If I were Jeff, I might look for a closer at the deadline, rather than starting pitching.

    I think with Morton, the astros have 3 top flight sp, which is more than enough.
     
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    If I was in a bar fight? Yes.

    As a closer? No so much.
     
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  3. Joe Joe

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    Trust is relative. I trust him more than Gregorson, Peacock, Sipp, and Feliz.

    Hoyt is only guy I see that could unseat Giles as one of top 3 relievers internally. That said, I expect Hoyt more likely takes Gregorson's spot for medium leverage innings.
     
  4. bobrek

    bobrek Proud A$$hat Mofo
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    Simple Questions: Should the Astros include Kyle Tucker in a package to trade for Austin Hedges? And, is it wrong to keep Kyle Tucker "stashed" in the minor leagues? And is Austin Hedges a better prospect than Kyle Tucker?
     
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    Yeah why not
     
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    As of now, he still has room for improvement.

    He is, however, improving in certain aspects of pitching from last year. Still young enough with tremendous stuff to grow towards being elite.
     
  8. what

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    Holy ****, you must be a woman or an elephant!
     
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    I think he is a "good" closer. But he's not elite, yet. If I were GM I would be open to adding a closer provided an elite one was available for a decent price. But if they go into the playoffs with Devenski, Harris, and Giles all healthy I won't be sweating it.
     
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    I/us/we

    What?
     
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    bobrek Proud A$$hat Mofo
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    The more ridiculous the premise, the easier it is to remember.
     
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    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run
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    He's a solid player. He's not an elite closer. But not a ton of guys are in this league. Nor is it imperative to have a top 5 closer instead of a top 12 closer to be successful.
     
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    I'm as worried about Morton being the #3 starter as I am about Giles being the closer. Morton is just as liable to blow up the 3rd time through the order as Giles is to blow a save in the ninth.
     
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    This is true of virtually every good pitcher in baseball.
     
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    Lol now this dude is an Astros fan?
     
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  16. CometsWin

    CometsWin Listening to Tupac Westsiiiiide
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    Not even a little bit. He's got a real Mitch Williams light vibe. Giles seems to have trouble controlling his emotions which I think is partly why his appearances can vary so drastically.
     
  17. Buck Turgidson

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    This is so far out of left field it bypassed the fowl pole and busted a window in Union Station.
     
  18. Joe Joe

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    Morton won't be pitching third time through the order in playoffs even if he stays healthy and Astros don't acquire a better SP.
     
    #18 Joe Joe, May 17, 2017
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    Ken Giles is the best. He's definitely trustworthy.
     
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    Astros can use a #2 type starter, a LHRP and possibly another late inning reliever/closer
     
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