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Goldschmidt anyone?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by asianballa23, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. jsingles

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  2. rockets1995

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    Paul Goldschmidt is the closest player to Jeff Bagwell.
    .300 Avg 30 Hr 100 Rbis 100 walks 30 steals
     
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  3. conquistador#11

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    only everyone!
     
  4. rockbox

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    I would trade any of our prospect outside Tucker, Whitley, Alverez and James for him.
     
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    There will always be prospect. Unless he is trout, harper, correa level prospect I would trade them.
     
  6. Htown Stros

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    I'd trade Alvarez for him and probably James...probably wouldn't do Tucker or Whitley though.
     
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    All in on Goldy, that would be an awesome line up
     
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  8. Houstunna

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    Goldy has also mashed in 36 postseason PAs -- 1.076 OPS
     
  9. rockets1995

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    Paul Goldschmidt is from Houston, maybe a Astros, Jeff Bagwell fan growing up.
     
  10. conquistador#11

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    agree 100 with this. You have to give up something to get some and another world series is worth an Alvarez or James.
     
  11. Stros4me

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    It’s the part where you say one year of Goldy is worth Alvarez or James that separates our opinions.
     
  12. Htown Stros

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    It's basically Goldy plus a second round pick for Alvarez or James since he'll obviously decline the QO we give him...maybe he even takes a 3-4 year deal at a high annual salary and we keep him since he is from Houston after all.
     
  13. Stros4me

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    Too much speculation for me.
     
  14. jim1961

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    I'd be more excited if this were more than essentially a one year rental.
     
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    They could try to extend him or at a minimum the prospect(s) return should be a little more palatable given it is only for 1 year control. This is the definition of a “go all in year “ given the unkowns with the future of the Astros rotation after 2019.

    I say Astro’s go for it — the last World Series took 55 years to win. Let’s not wait that long this time around due to the enamorment surrounding certain prospects. Go big Stros !
     
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    I agree with your logic, but one caveat would be that with 7 pending free agents on the pitching staff there will be ~$60M coming off the books after 2019. If they don’t do anything between now and then, the 2020 team will have a payroll of ~$120M and project at ~28 fWAR on offense. So they should have ~$70M to spend plus whatever internal options (McCullers, Whitley, James, Martes, Framber, JBB, Peacock, Devenski, Osuna) are still around. So while I totally agree now is the time to make hay, I don’t think the window will be shut after next season.
     
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  17. CisBuds4U

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    Agreed. Didn't mean to imply that the window is only one year, but given all the upcoming changes to the pitching staff after 2019, it seems that next year is their best shot, dealing with their core of young players plus the known quantities in pitching. It's good to know we'll have a lot to spend for 2020--but as we know in baseball, WS windows are relatively short given how hard it is to repeat and the luck required to make it there. Every year you can, you go for it-- or risk another 55 years of futility (ok--not 100% futility but those were some frustrating years! :) )
     
  18. Nook

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    I wouldn’t make that deal for one year of of PG.

    I can likely take those two prospects and only 1-2 other ones of lesser prominence and get a #1-2 starter under multiple years of control.

    The Astros window isn’t one season. The Astros ended the season targeting starting pitching to mitigate all the upcoming free agent starters they could potentially lose.
     
  19. jim1961

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    The real question for me is whether the resources necessary to get Goldschmidt is the best value. I am all for upgrades, but it will be argued that another position or a pitching spot may be a greater need than 1B and as such, resources should be steered in those directions instead.
     
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