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Paulino suspended for 80 games

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by NIKEstrad, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. NIKEstrad

    NIKEstrad Contributing Member

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    Positive test for PEDs - 80 games.

    Depth for starting pitching is... dicey.
     
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    Well, F. Not only puts the another arm short tonight and takes somebody out of the current rotation, but also takes him out of any trade discussions. Very poor timing.
     
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    LOL. Our pitching staff is so depleted.
     
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    Well it looks like Paulinos suspension will allow them to recall Diaz without waiting the full 10 days, which seems pretty coincidental. So my guess is they knew of the suspension rather than made a gaffe.
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    That makes much more sense than Luhnow being unable to read a calendar.

    Paulino is a ****ing idiot. I mean, I wanted him to gain some weight, but jeezus.
     
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    baseball gods just reminding jeff to trade. nothing more to see here.

    "Over pitching" the new "over training"

    He should just say he thought the label said aerobic not anabolic..no entiendo.
     
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    Given his results it's not surprising. I'd just unload 'em.
     
  10. Nick

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    Don't fall in love with prospects.
     
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    adw SuperClutchMan
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    F him....

    I dont root for players that do this ****.
     
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  12. NIKEstrad

    NIKEstrad Contributing Member

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    I'm guessing this means he's failed a couple of other tests?

    It looks like he's eligible to return for the last game of the season. This blasts his trade value, but he showed some good stuff and pitching knowledge.

    Let's hope we've got a pennant wrapped up, and he pitches a few innings in game 162 to rest the other guys heading into the playoffs.
     
  13. Nick

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    How can you honestly judge any of his results so far?
     
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    Given his results, he should have been taking better drugs. :)
     
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    That's funny right there....I don't care who you are!
     
  16. Buck Turgidson

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    First positive steroid test is 80 games, 2nd is 162.
     
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    NIKEstrad Contributing Member

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    Who said anything about judging his results? He's clearly got MLB caliber stuff, and I generally liked his approach to pitching. He was inconsistent, but I would have him ahead of Musgrove and Martes in the pecking order to eat up starts for our beleaguered rotation.
     
  18. Nick

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    How can you honestly judge his stuff?

    Guys with tremendous stuff don't tend to rely on PED's.
     
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    Okay, you are right. He made six starts and we can not make any sort of preliminary evaluations on him whatsoever.
     
  20. Nick

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    Do you even know why he was suspended?
     
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