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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by ktex, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. ktex

    ktex Member

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    The likely loss of Verlander notwithstanding...what the f were we thinking and doing this offseason???
     
  2. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Not overreacting.
     
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  3. lnchan

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    You can't predict this --

     
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    If things look grim for us, time for Click to put on his hoodie and go full Belichick.

    Since Springer, Brantley, Reddick, Gurriel, etc. are impending FA, get something for them (in a scenario where we're out of the hunt). Reload the farm, which has been badly depleted.

    This is how good teams STAY good for a long time.
     
  5. Snake Diggit

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    With expanded playoffs, odds of Houston ever being “out of the hunt” are incredibly low. And even if they were, no team is going to give up anything of value for a few games of Gurriel or Reddick in a pandemic season. They may get a fringe prospect for Brantley and somebody from an Org’s Top 10 for Springer, but there’s almost no way they get enough value to make it worthwhile.

    They need to chill and weather this season like all the other teams have to do. Get some of their young arms some experience to present some potential long term solutions. Work an extension with Springer and/or Correa if possible.
     
  6. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Forgot...win the whole damn thing.
     
  7. ktex

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    It just might be, reload, not rebuild. Ugh, hate to say that.
     
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    This. Can we calm down with the doomsday predictions. Let's ride this thing out and win some games, get Urquidy and Alvarez back, and destroy the league.
     
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  9. The Real Shady

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    Can we hire Luhnow as a private consultant so we can ask him what he would do?
     
  10. jcee15

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    And people say we got away scot free. Most important guy in the franchise was made to leave.
     
  11. Rock Block

    Rock Block Sorta here sometimes

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    I get it with firing Hinch but Luhnow I didn't agree with. Let him sit his year out and before he gets back demand a full culture change (Taubman etc) and go back to work. Crane caved to the media on that one.
     
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    This is how Manfred screwed the Astros

    Hopefully Urquidy makes it back and they make a trade for another SP. A guy like Sonny Gray sure would look good in an Astros uni.

    Once Pressley makes it back the bullpen will be much better. When 2/5ths of your rotation is out and you were searching for a 5th starter to begin with, this is what pitching staff that lacks depth looks like. Add in your dominant setup guy being hurt and there are issues all over this staff.

    The rookies have been pretty good overall. When Pressley gets back I think the bullpen with Osuna/Pressley/Sneed and a couple of the rookies will step up and be fine.

    Click needs to trade for a SP though at some point this season.
     
  13. raining threes

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    That was a deal he made with Manfred. Unless you believe that the punishment and Luhnow/Hinch getting fired on the same day was a coincidence. I don't believe that for a minute.

    For everybody asking why weren't the Astros making trades this off-season, that's kinda hard to do when you're hiring a GM/manager.
     
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  14. Rock Block

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    Then as far as Luhnow is concerned there must’ve been more damning evidence there then was public?

    Or, as you say I can see where Manfred says they both go or we strip the title from you.....
     
  15. raining threes

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    Strip ownership

    Not the title.
     
  16. Air Langhi

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    If no one hires luhnow we will know he was banned. He was by far the best GM in baseball.
     
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    Bleeding weakness.
     
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    Would it be improper to state that 2020 has been a heaping pile of steamy dog sh** thus far? I am having a hard time finding something positive other than my body isn't room temperature. Started with the Astros castration in 2019. Continued with the rox being MEH. Then this pandemic hits. I get sh** canned. Astros stumble out of the gate. Looks like Verlander is done. I can't even gloat over 2017 as it has a * next to it. Hell I can't rewatch any of the games because my ATT DVR fried.. Ok. I'm done.
     
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  19. Rock Block

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    Yea that sounds like f*cking 2020 alright......
     
  20. evilhomer

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    Why didn't the Astros go after Foltynewicz?
     

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