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[Official] Astros Off-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    that would be sweet.
     
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  2. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Anthony Rendon looks like a future Astro if I’ve ever seen one.
     
  3. Smacktle

    Smacktle Contributing Member

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    Trade Correa. Move Bregman to short. I like it!
     
  4. cwebbster

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    Odorizzi, Wheeler and Rendon. I love Carlos, but trade him to make room for Rendon.
     
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  5. DVauthrin

    DVauthrin Contributing Member

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    Michael Brantley isn’t going anywhere. Second, he is a better hitter than Trey Mancini and doesn’t cost prospects. The Astros aren’t trading him, nor should they. They need him and Alvarez in the lineup to balance all the right handed bats, plus he has the best contact skills and approach at the plate of anyone in the lineup.

    The Astros will have the room in the budget to sign a replacement for Cole if he opts to go elsewhere. Also, make no mistake, Jim Crane is going to make a very competitive offer for Cole. It doesn’t mean Cole will stay, but people are reading too much into Cole’s interview after last night’s game.
     
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  6. DVauthrin

    DVauthrin Contributing Member

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    I think Sanchez and Biagini will both contribute to the Astros’ pitching staff next season. In fact, I think Aaron Sanchez could be a major bullpen weapon if he’s willing to accept such a role. It might help him stay healthy, too. Personally, I’d like to see Josh James get another shot at starting if he can not have his 2020 spring training derailed by injury. He’s too erratic with his command to trust out of the bullpen, but was electric as a starter in 2017. He can be a decent fifth starter.

    McHugh is a free agent and not likely to draw much interest after his injury-plagued season. He could be cheap enough to return, but that depends if the front office wants him back.
     
  7. astros123

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    Moving Verlander's contract would be my priority. Yes I said it. Id much rather give that money to Rendon and trade Correa for Thor + more
     
  8. JayGoogle

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    I mean, he stole a WS from this city, his home city, he owes us one back.
     
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  9. jim1961

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    I dont think on paper, next years team can be as good as the 2019 one. But, it probably doesn't have to be. The 2019 team ran into several things together that out did them that isn't likely to happen again.

    1) Slump (entire offense) at the wrong time
    2) Meet a NL team (Washington) that was peaking at just the right time.
    3) Our #4 (Miley) becoming useless at the wrong time.

    And on, and on...

    So, on to next year. I say go after pitching. Unload Reddick. See what Cole wants. Try to sign him.

    Have to see what other clubs do and dont.
     
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  10. jim1961

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    Not me. But they are wildcards.
     
  11. Rock Block

    Rock Block Sorta here sometimes

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    How I posted in the wrong thread....anyway

    How do we get Rendon and shift our IF to accomdate him? AB to SS, move CC? Rendon has no heartbeat and is another Brantley type hitter with more power
     
  12. Rock Block

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    Sanchez is under control
     
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    Would love to grab Wheeler and yes do what ever you can to get Rendon here
     
  14. jim1961

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    I meant in terms of performance (what to expect).
     
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  15. Rock Block

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    ah, yea thats the million dolllar question on him. Strom and Aaron have work to do....
     
  16. DVauthrin

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    He means that you don’t know what you’ll get out of either guy. Brent Strom might work his magic with Sanchez this offseason and he becomes a viable middle-of-the-rotation starter next season, or a valuable bullpen weapon. Or Sanchez doesn’t ever get healthy and he washes out of the organization.
     
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  17. Clutch City1993

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    So any big names not under contract next year besides Cole?
     
  18. Mkieke

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    Trade Correa for an elite SP with team control to replace Cole, sign Rendon.

    Trade Reddick and sign somebody closer to his skill level in YR1 of his contract, Marcell maybe? Need to upgrade his spot in the lineup if we really want to compete.
     
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  19. jcee15

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    Man #3 is one of the biggest disappointments going forward
     
  20. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    It's probable that Sanchez won't be ready to pitch at all next season.
     
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