[UNOFFICIAL SPECULATION] 2017 ALCS 2017 Roster

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  1. Nigel Thornberry

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    Trash comment. Liriano is terrible but he can at least throw a strike. Martes has a lot of talent but he can’t find the strike zone. He needs more work in the minors
     
  2. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    Just because you don't agree with the opinion doesn't make it a trash comment. Are you 4?

    I agree that Martes isn't ready for this. I'd like to see McHugh get brought in. I'd personally do it in place of Gregerson. I'd then consider starting McHugh in game 4 with Peacock moving back to the pen.
     
  3. Nigel Thornberry

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    I’m 7
     
  4. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Contributing Member

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    It does not surprise me. Peacock and Morton have 0.92 and 1.25 ERAs through 1st time through the order, tops for guys with at least 34 innings in this situation. Peacock, Morton, Verlander, Keuchel, McHugh, McCullers, and Paulino all had ERA of 2.57 or less for first 9 batters and generally do well in peripherals for first 9 batters as well. Astros appear to be trying to acquire/develop highly effective guys for three inning stints (Verlander and Keuchel being obvious exceptions). For non-aces, one base runner after 4 innings appears to be the maximum allowed for non-aces in the playoffs for the Astros.
     
  5. Buck Turgidson

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    White out, McHugh in.
     
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  6. Hey Now!

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    Yep; I think that's about the extent of it. The only caveat - with Chapman, they may want an extra RHB on the bench. I think they'll keep three catchers again so they may clip Gregerson for McHugh and keep White.
     
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  7. Buck Turgidson

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    Good point re: Chapman. Same goes for Miller I guess.
     
  8. Redfish81

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    If we play the Indians I would go:

    Game 1 Keuchel
    Game 2 Verlander
    Game 3 McCullers
    Game 4 Morton
    Game 5 Keuchel
    Game 6 Verlander
    Game 7 everybody

    I like McCullers at home. He feeds off the fans. Peacock doesn't have that bulldog mentality and his stuff isn't as nasty. I'm not comfortable with Peacock going through either the Yankees or Indians lineup more than once and would rather have him in the pen since he was so good coming from the pen earlier this year. I think McCullers for 4-5 innings and then Peacock for 2 innings would be ideal.


    If we play the Yankees:

    Game 1 Keuchel
    Game 2 McCullers
    Game 3 Verlander
    Game 4 Morton
    Game 5 Keuchel
    Game 6 McCullers
    Game 7 Verlander

    I would probably dump Tyler White from the roster and add McHugh. It gives you options depending on how the series goes.
     
  9. HTM

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    I thought McCullers looks pretty good in relief against Boston yesterday... He maybe in line for a start... I guess we will see.
     
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    It would have to be in a planned tandem situation. Just can't trust him to get outs beyond the 4th.
     
  11. Hey Now!

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    Yep; I meant to include him. You can see where my priorities lie, though......
     
  12. right1

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    By when does the roster need to be finalized? Friday morning?
     
  13. SuraGotMadHops

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    Say you're sorry.

     
  14. Nigel Thornberry

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    Why would I say sorry? Ok you want a guy that has the worst command in the majors? You must not be an Astros fan.
     
  15. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Can we please quit putting unofficial in thread titles? That isn't necessary. There game threads are a different matter as Castor designates official ones, but we don't need it it on every thread.
     
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    I like this in concept. Except I like McHugh and his playoff experience / good pitching of late starting a game. Especially given that he (like DK and Verlander) has a shot of going 6-7, whereas the other 3 really don't.

    Given that, I'd go McCullers/Morton, and then McHugh/whoever, with Peacock available out of the pen any day in the same leverage priority as Devo/Giles/Musgrove (all of whom I prioritize higher than Harris...though for some reason it seems like some believe Harris is "back" when he hasn't yet shown it)
     
  17. SuraGotMadHops

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    Who said anything about wanting him on the roster? All I did was make the prediction that Martes would be considered for the roster, which now we know he is being considered. All you did was dismiss my prediction (the thread title itself calls for speculation after all) as being a "trash comment." So you can say sorry for being a smarmy agitator.
     
  18. lnchan

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    do I get my likes for starting this thread...?
     
  19. lnchan

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    Unofficial because the announcement of the official roster is designated as such... didn't want to mislead folks
     
  20. Nigel Thornberry

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    Once again, it’s a trash post to even make that prediction. No **** we knew it was possible but I would never even mention that. Way to jinx it.
     
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