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Waiver Trade Deadline (Potential help to solve the triage problem?)

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by cwebbster, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. MrBear1

    MrBear1 Contributing Member

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    Tyler White I would imagine if Kemp and Jake are already on the roster.
     
  2. MrBear1

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    Maybe something like this?

    C-McCann
    1B-Yuli
    2B- Altuve
    3B-Bregman
    SS-Correa
    LF-Marwin
    CF-Springer
    RF-Reddick
    DH-Gattis

    Bench:
    Kemp
    Marisnick
    Maldonado
    White

    Rotation:
    Verlander
    Cole
    Keuchel
    Morton

    Pen:
    McCullers
    Sipp
    Pressly
    McHugh
    Peacock
    Devo
    Rendon
    Osuna
     
  3. Hey Now!

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    I don't think they'll carry 12 pitchers in the ALDS.

    If McCullers is healthy, Peacock is almost certainly out because they're, more or less, redundant, in terms of role.
     
  4. MrBear1

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    Fair point, they did carry 11 pitchers in last year's ALDS.

    In that case I'd say Peacock or Pressly doesn't make the team and maybe someone like Fisher or a waiver trade guy makes the roster.
     
  5. Hey Now!

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    Oh, I think Pressly's a lock to make the roster.

    And assuming full health for Marisnick and Kemp, I don't see what role Fisher could play. He adds almost zero value, other than speed.
     
  6. Major

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    I don't know whether this will be the case or not, but it's insane if it is. Peacock: 2.84 ERA, 75 K's in 50 innings, 0.99 WHIP, and he's been even better since the All-Star Break in all those categories. That's arguably the 1-2 bullpen pitchers on 20+ teams in MLB, and he's better than he was last year when he played a critical role in the playoff run. I can't imagine there's no spot / role for him on this team.
     
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    Peacock: 3.39 FIP; .0987 WHIP
    Smith: 3.43 FIP; .0949 WHIP

    Peacock has had a nice start to August - but he was awful in July. Smith, meanwhile, has a 1.16 ERA since May. So he'd probably be ahead of Peacock, too,

    Astros have an abundance of bullpen arms; it'll be a tough cut, whoever it is.
     
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  8. Buck Turgidson

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    I thought I was a trick azz busta....

    or was that @MadMax?
     
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  9. MrBear1

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    FIsher would fill the pinch runner role. If only carrying 11 pitchers you have the luxury of adding guys to fill one small job.
     
  10. Progs

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    No Kyle Tucker ???!
     
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    If they make it that far, 11 pitchers in the DS, 12 in the CS.
     
  12. Nook

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    Kyle Tucker has shown absolutely nothing to support him being on a playoff roster. Zero.
     
  13. Major

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    I didn't even realize Smith wasn't on that roster list. Yeah, that's insane. Devo has some work to do to prove himself again too.
     
  14. Baseballa

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    Unless he magically turns into 2004 Beltran down the stretch, if Tucker is on our playoff roster this year something has gone horribly wrong.
     
  15. Progs

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    I agree. He looks overmatched. Try to trade him in the off-season to see who bites.
     
  16. leroy

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    That is in no way what anyone is saying. They're not very likely to trade him unless if's for an established star.
     
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    In no way do I want to give up on him. I'm just saying he isn't there yet.
     
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    When I see the way ronald acuna hits I just wished Tucker was like him. Acuna lived up to his hype, Tucker did not.
     
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    ...yet
     
  20. Mr.Pringles

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    Astros could use Kemp or Marisnick off the bench in the same role and they provide way more value in other areas. Fisher would be a waste of a roster spot probably keeping a great bullpen arm off the roster
     
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