Yulieski Gurriel agrees to 5/$47M deal with the Astros

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  1. jakedasnake

    jakedasnake Member

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    Also, looks like he may be here quicker than we think? How much time will he need before he plays a game? I guess we will find out tomorrow?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">According to MLB sources <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> expected to introduce Yulieski Gurriel n Houston Sat.pending completion of physical <a href="https://t.co/ee6WoydAAW">pic.twitter.com/ee6WoydAAW</a></p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/754069186557513728">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. Zacatecas

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    Thanks!!! :)
     
  3. Nimo

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    Marwin or Reed might get moved. That makes the most sense to me. Valbuena at 1st, Bregman at 3rd, and Yulieski DH. Or move them around however you want to.
     
  4. Zacatecas

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    I'm sensing a trade coming to amp up the starting rotation.

    And the Astros have a lot of guys to deal. Paulino, Martes, the Tucker brothers, Reed, Teo, Fisher, etc.

    Even without sending Bregman out in a trade, I think the Astros have enough talent in the minors to get a #2 or #3 starting pitcher.
     
  5. UTAllTheWay

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    I'm starting to go crazy over here. The lineup combinations are insane.
     
  6. HeyDude

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    But every year a stud top of the rotation guy gets traded for a young stud prospect. It's not that much of a stretch to suggest it. Even if Bregman is going to be a top 10 every day player, if he were to be traded, it'd be for a top 10 pitcher etc etc. You aren't trading him for a #2 starter or anything.
     
  7. rocketpower2

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    This was a brilliant way to allocate your future resources with how bad the FA market looks this offseason.
     
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    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

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    Well still. Remind me to not be on here in the event he goes somewhere other than Houston.
     
  9. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will be fascinating to see what <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> do with Bregman short-term (3B until Gurriel is ready?) and long (OF?) HOU collecting elite talent.</p>&mdash; Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/754078240000573440">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a>, remember Gomez and Rasmus, Valbuena are free agents after this year. In '17, plenty of at-bats for Bregman in OF or at DH.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/754071730193244161">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">gurriel will need plenty of AB's in minors before coming up. still expecting to see bregman up pretty soon for stros.</p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/754069513390424064">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  10. Buck Turgidson

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    I would guess weeks. How many? I dunno. He hasn't played competitively in about a year.
     
  11. rocketpower2

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    I would guess mid-August. And Bregman should be here by the end of the month.
     
  12. Fulgore

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    What about Castro
     
  13. raining threes

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    Never worry about having too many bats.

    This is a win now type signing.

    Crane/Luhnow taking advantage of having a low payroll and hopefully a stacked farm system. Good Times
     
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    Sure makes up for the lowest of lows we felt after 2005.
     
  15. raining threes

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    If you've played baseball you would know that playing LF wouldn't be a problem for an athlete like Bregman, or Gurriel for that matter.
     
  16. rocketpower2

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    Very solid report here.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Early returns from international sources expect something like this from Yuli Gurriel: 55 hit, 50 power, 50 glove wherever he plays, 6+ arm.</p>&mdash; Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) <a href="https://twitter.com/longenhagen/status/754090930211164160">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  17. Snake Diggit

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    Huge potential here with minimal downside ($50M is less than 2 years of a big free agent contract).

    2016 lineup:
    RF Springer
    3B Bregman
    2B Altuve
    SS Correa
    DH Gurriel
    LF Rasmus
    1B Valbuena/Reed
    C Gattis/Castro
    CF Gomez/Marisnick
    UT Marwin
    DFA: Worth
     
  18. jakedasnake

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    Best comps to me due to age and position is Hanley Ramirez. Seems like this guy should have more power. Hopefully he starts hot before the league can adjust. Would be great to tet a hot bat or two (Bregman) down the stretch.
     
  19. Newlin

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    Why is it that Correa is never mentioned as a possible first baseman? Most people think he is only an average fielding shortstop. And if Bregman and Gurriel are better suited for shortstop and third, why couldn't Correa play first?

    I think the Astros like left handers at first, but right handers do play that position.
     
  20. boozle222

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    Premium value at a premium position.
     
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