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Predict Verlander, Cole, McHugh Contracts

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Senator, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Senator

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    FA's at the end of 2019-2020 season

    Verlander, 37
    Cole, 29
    McHugh, 32

    Reddick and Gurriel contracts will have to be platooned
     
  2. The Real Shady

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    Verlander 2 years 60 million
    Cole 6 years 170 million
    McHugh 10 years 440 million
     
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  3. Nick

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    McHugh's such a fan favorite despite his lackluster post-seasons and basically not being a dependable starter for 2 years, while everybody seemingly pisses on Correa despite the latter's progress over the next 3 years being pivotal to this team's contending chances.
     
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    er what...? He didn't give up a single run in the postseason last year and has a 3.60 ERA in 20 IP career in the playoffs. And hard to be dependable starter last year if he's not starting but had 2.0 WAR and a sub 2.00 ERA from the bullpen...
     
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    This is a fun exercise...

    If they all perform as well as they did in 2018 (granted with McHugh in the starting rotation instead of bullpen) I see it being something like this.

    Verlander: 3 yrs/85 million
    Cole: 6 yrs/ 160 million
    McHugh: 2 yrs/ 20 million
     
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    Have we been on different message boards? I've sure as hell never seen anybody overly fond of McHugh. Most of the board doesn't even seem to want him starting.

    As for the potential contracts, it's almost impossible to say. The cone of possibilities for all 3 is extremely wide. If Verlander has a down year at his age, I doubt he commands too much. If he has another awesome year I could see 80-100 million.

    If Cole has a down season, then he regains his inconsistent label and could get lowballed. Another awesome year he's getting paid like a true ace and he's looking at 175-200 million.

    McHugh hasn't had a full season as a starter since 2016, and he wasn't great that year. If he has a great year his body of work looks solid and he could get 50 million pretty easily, a bad year and we're talking 10-20 million tops.
     
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    Hi. I am the irrational Collin McHugh fan here. I still count as anybody.
     
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    I'm assuming I'm the one overly fond of McHugh, though I don't piss on Correa. Granted, I've been on the McHugh train since early last year when I noticed his slider while Nick has not been. Since then, I've been wrong as McHugh has exceeded my "backup QB" expectations for him in the regular season and the postseason. Early season looks a little scary right now for McHugh as he doesn't look ready, but fully expect a mid to high 3 FIP from him this season if he gets and then stays reasonably healthy.
     
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    2019 free agents:
    Verlander $110M/4yrs
    Cole $170M/6yrs
    McHugh $26M/3yrs
    Miley $18M/2yrs
    Harris $6M/1yr
    Smith $2M/1yr
    Rondon $3M/1yr
    Chirinos $4M/1yr

    2020:
    Gurriel $8M/2yrs
    Springer $60M/4yrs
    Brantley $26M/2yrs
    Reddick $6M/1yr
    Marisnick $12M/2yrs
    Peacock $18M/3yrs

    2021:
    McCullers $34M/2yrs
    Devenski $6M/1yr

    2022:
    Diaz $4M/1yr
    Stassi $4M/1yr
    Pressly $18M/2yrs
    Osuna $40M/3yrs

    2023:
    White $4M/1yr
    Kemp $6M/1yr

    2024:
    Altuve $66M/4yr
    Bregman $240M/8yrs
     
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  10. The Real Shady

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    Correa is going to go out and win the MVP this year and it will all change. Looks like he's set to be a free agent when he'll be 27 which would put him in prime 10 year mega contract territory. Maybe the Astros can work something out which can keep him an extra year though. I wouldn't want to give him a 10 year deal at 27 which early age back issues.
     
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    I believe in McHugh, so your fandom is extremely rational. :)
     
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    I believe in McHuge, but I also believe in the uncertainties surrounding McHugh.
     
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    As predicted... the thread evolves to a McHugh lovefest!

    (I'm on board with him being a huge find by the organization, exceeding overall expectations, and was a better than expected contributor out of the bullpen... but he does get some irrational love from some).
     
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    What are your expectations for McHugh this year?
     
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    You think that’s bad? Go check out the Rockets board and what’s going on with Danuel House...
     
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    I know you weren’t asking me but felt the need to play along. I’m thinking 180+ innings of 3.50-3.75 ERA, above league average innings.
     
  18. Buck Turgidson

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    Career Average Houston Starter McHugh: 25 GS, 152 IP, 3.70 ERA, 106 ERA+, 1.253 WHIP, 8.4 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, .9 HR/9, 3.60 FIP, .708 OPS, .308 BABIP

    If he can do that we're in great shape. If he can do better we're golden. Looks like a 4/5 starter to me, and everybody needs those.
     
  19. Rockets12

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    Well yeah all the posts stem from your post lol
     
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    No Correa prediction anywhere? Thought he was UFA after 2021
     
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