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[Official] Astros Spring Training

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. marks0223

    marks0223 Astros STILL 2017 Champions
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    The new area in CF is always f**king packed, hopefully this will spread it around some.
     
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    wrong place
     
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    Means he will be out all 2020 and the majority of 2021 as well.
     
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    Sale Out. Soriano out.

    Interestingggggggggggg.....
     
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    Feels like LMJ has a new disgusting changeup every year that he can't command consistently and eventually shelves.
     
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    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    LMJ has been working on the change every year. He's been able to uncork a great change every now and then that has great movement, but wasn't consistent until 2017 in the movement department. He had trouble controlling it in 2017. 2018, he lived on the change for 3 months while curve fastball combo wasn't working and then got hurt. Not sure I'd put much faith in the small sample that he thew while needing TJ.
     
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    Just wanted to check in and say this situation, and the texas rangers, both suck
     
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    And the Yankees too.
    Also Soto is 21
     
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    Was about to post that. Stros dodged a bullet
     
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    It's going to be interesting what happens in terms of service time, etc. Sucks for Syndergaard. His salary for 2021 won't go up and he needs to put up a big year that season because it is his walk year.
     
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    2020 was looking like the Red Sox were diminished into non-contention and the Yankees had some serious key injuries. Our path through the A.L. looked like it may be easier than most years. Those were advantages that may not be there if things dont go again until 2021.

    On the other hand, between a pandemic and a years time, the cheating thing will be pushed back in peoples mind some by 2021 and fans and players alike will just be glad to have baseball again. Not sure which outweighs the other, but if nothing else, I am glad to not have to watch and hear about the taunting all season long.
     
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    It's the right thing, but holy crap I miss baseball. The Void Part II is worse than the original.
     
  19. Joe Joe

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    I was hoping to get it over and done with while crushing the opposition. Every year adds uncertainty to Astros ability to crush opponents.
     
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    According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Major League Baseball has agreed with the MLBPA to grant a full year of service time to players in 2020 regardless of how many games the schedule includes.
    Rosenthal adds, however, that the two sides have agreed to "table discussions" on how much service time the players would receive if the worst-case scenario plays out and the 2020 season has to be canceled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are other financial issues still being negotiated, including the payment of salaries with no games currently taking place. The league has reportedly offered the players a lump-sum advance to help them cope with the delay and will be pushing to pay only pro-rated figures whenever the season begins. As for scheduling matters, Rosenthal writes that "the players and owners are discussing a variety of options, including doubleheaders, the reduction of days off during All-Star week and the extension of the regular season past its scheduled Sept. 27 conclusion."
     

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