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[Official] Astros Off-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. MadMax

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    Absolutely agreed.
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    For now, I'm just hoping that he turns into the player that he can be, the kind that deserves a $400M contract.
     
  3. rocketpower2

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    He was a top 3 offensive SS in the whole league last year as a 21 year old! The expectations/concerns are truly getting out of hand.
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

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    Exactly.
     
  5. panamamyers

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    Gary Sheffield is on board from his players Tribune article. It will happen at some point in the next 20 years.
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    Issue: Pace of Play

    Quick Take: Keep it moving!

    Because: These games are putting people to sleep. Enough messing around! Stop with these tiny changes and really do something. For starters: No visits to the mound! No catcher visits. No coach visits. No visits period. Those guys go over everything a million times before a game. Everything you said you wanted to do to each hitter, you’ve gone over it a million times. Enough talking. No more meetings. And for hitters: No stepping out of the box constantly. Just go up and hit." -Sheffield
     
  6. bobrek

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    Gary Sheffield said so...well, that's that then
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    So Gary Sheffield is a dumbass? Duly noted.

    eta: Manfred had an in-game interview a couple of weeks ago; he made it a point to emphasize the difference between time (length) and the pace of the games. "There's no time-schedule on the games, never will be, but you can speed up the flow of the game" was close to his quote. He's a big fan of the pitch clock, and I think everybody would be cool with that.
     
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  9. Buck Turgidson

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    Random Lenny Dykstra news, didn't know where else to put it:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/f...implosion-charlie-sheen-lenny-dykstra-1082220

    He's a former major leaguer nicknamed "Nails" and an ex-con hustler who made (and lost) millions, but none of that could have prepared Dykstra for his friendship with the wild-man actor, who he alleges is a dangerous criminal about to be taken down by the Feds.

    This needs to be made into a buddy comedy post-haste.
     

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