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[Official] Astros Spring Training

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    I'm worried the umps, who are aware of the offseason situation, will be quick with the warnings and take away the Stros pitchers' ability to protect their hitters.
     
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  2. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    I missed the hate for the proposal. On his defense, he's gotten so much better. WAR calculations probably are underestimating him by about a win based on statcast data. On Bregman playing short, it isn't great, but he plays well enough that I'm not worried if Astros can't keep Correa.

    On Springer, he's the guy I've felt would fit Astros budget on a free agent deal.
     
  3. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Pitchers shouldn't protect Astros hitters. It should be up to Commish, umps, and if they fail, Baker.
     
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  4. Joe Joe

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    Not much into pitching mechanics regarding injuries, but this (granted isn't close to max effort) looks a lot easier.
     
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    Imagine if Los Angeles had a football team during Spygate
     
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    You mean retaliate?

    umps should just issue pregame warnings for every Astros game. Let the opposing team decide if they want to lose a pitcher or not.
     
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  10. Snake Diggit

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    Mets asking price is $3B. Crane paid 1/4 that for the Astros.
     
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  11. RKREBORN

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    Almost a decade ago...
     
  12. Snake Diggit

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    Quadrupling your investment in 10 years, sounds like a good deal to me. I guess that first billion really is the hardest.
     
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    Mets are in the largest market in America and also own a sports network (SNY)

    the Mets are one of the most valuable teams in baseball. Astros aren’t close to that really.
     
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  14. Nick

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    They're not that far away either... net worth $2 billion, which usually gets exceeded in a sales price based on future valuations.

    As it is, the Mets aren't even able to sell at that price... so not even sure what the point of this discussion is.
     
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  15. The Real Shady

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    This season sucks. I already want it to be over.
     
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    Nah bro, this season is kinda tell us what this team is really made of. When you face adversity after overwhelming success, your true character will come through. I'm hoping this is a f--king viking invasion of MLB year for our boys, but we'll see what happens. Hang in there.
     
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    Well, this is Clutch City...
     
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  18. Buck Turgidson

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    Yes, that's what I meant.

    As I've said before, there's a right way and a wrong way to do it, and you have to preserve the ability to pitch inside and move guys off the plate/make them uncomfortable crowding it. There's a huge difference between going at someone's head and going in on their hands. Or dotting them in the ass.

    I hope none of this bullshit happens, personally.
     
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    I think Astros should drill guys like Bellinger early on and draw the warnings.
     
  20. The Real Shady

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    Exactly. Get the first warning. You know they will be coming after your guys anyway.
     
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