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Right here, right now: I'm going to make you an offer...

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Hey Now!, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Hey Now!

    Hey Now! Contributing Member

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    But it's only good until about 7:05 this evening...

    I'm going to give the Astros 7-6 over these next 13 games... do you take me up on it or let the games play out? Quick, reality-breaking context: their next three opponents are a combined 242-157 this year, including 11-2 H2H (with Texas, who they play 6 times).

    7-6 - do we have a deal?
     
  2. rocketpower2

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    Take it and run.
     
  3. boozle222

    boozle222 Contributing Member

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    Absolutely take it. Then just take care of the Athletics, Angels, and Mariners (OH MY) to close out the year.
     
  4. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    This is like a poker tournament to me. Earlier when the Astros had a larger chip stack, the smart play would be to take that deal. The Astros stack is small and need a little luck. Even though odds are tough they win more than 7, they need to do it to play out as the blinds are too big to wait for a better chance for winning streak.
     
  5. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    hell yeah i'll take 7-6. Anything beyond is gravy
     
  6. conquistador#11

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    where do I sign up? =)

    I'll even take 6-7. Because there is no way, the royals + indians are going to give detroit easy wins. the same goes for the orioles with toronto, red sox, yanks and even the rays won't back down. It's going to be a grind for errrbody.
     
  7. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Twins and Braves 10 times while both teams may start trying to lose. Royals are basically the same as the Mariners. Someone has to win between Orioles and Tigers. Indians are only games that favor Astros.

    Plus, I want to watch the Astros beat the Rangers to fight their way into the playoffs.
     
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  8. kevC

    kevC Contributing Member

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    A woman on the radio talks about revolution
    When it's already passed her by
    Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about you
    You know it feels good to be alive

    I was alive and I waited, waited
    I was alive and I waited for this

    Right here, right now, there is no other place I wanna be
    Right here, right now, watching the world wake up from history

    I saw the decade in, when it seemed
    The world could change at the blink of an eye
    And if anything then there's your sign
    Of the times

    I was alive and I waited, waited
    I was alive and I waited for this
    Right here, right now

    I was alive and I waited, waited
    I was alive and I waited for this

    Right here, right now, there is no other place I wanna be
    Right here, right now, watching the world wake up from history

    Right here, right now, there is no other place I wanna be
    Right here, right now, watching the world wake up from history

    Right here, right now, there is no other place I wanna be
    Right here, right now, watching the world wake up
     
  9. jim1961

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    The natural pessimist in me says we will go 5-8 over the next 13. But, I am wrong more than I am right when it comes to predictions :grin:
     
  10. Spacemoth

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    Refuse. I guess there's only one thing left to do...

    Win the whole ****ing thing.
     
  11. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm
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    I don't take it. If it was earlier in the year, then yes. Go out and take this ish. We have to play better against these teams at some point, why not now when we need it most?
     
  12. The Beard

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    I wouldn't take it if offered right now, i'd rather let the games play out

    We are the hottest team in baseball, if you offered me 8-5 i'd have to take a long look at it
     
  13. juicystream

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    Yes. I said 4-2 on this last homestand, which they exceeded, and then somehow grinding out 7-6 over these next 13 to stay in he wild card hunt. This stretch of games will make or break the season.
     
  15. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Interesting... everyone said "yes", then everyone said "no"
     
  16. Fyreball

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    I'm calling it right now, and remember this when it comes true.....9-4.
     
  17. Hey Now!

    Hey Now! Contributing Member

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    If they go 9-4, they're going to the playoffs. 80 wins with 18 left? Playoffs.

    (They're not going 9-4)
     
  18. the shark

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    Hell yes I'd take that.

    Unfortunately this is how I think it's going to play out:
    @ Texas (1-2)
    @ CLE (2-2)
    CHI (1-2)
    Tex (1-2)
    5-8

    I hope I'm wrong.
     
  19. BigM

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    I'd be plenty happy with 7-6 though I'm going to decline the deal. Play it out.
     
  20. Hey Now!

    Hey Now! Contributing Member

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    Let me be very clear - I've talked to my manager and... this is a one-time only offer. He threatened to fire me for bringing him this offer - but I told him you were a good dude and he signed off on it. But this is it - take it or leave it. Tick tock...
     

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