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2016 Random Astros Trade Ideas

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by The Beard, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

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    Man. Glad we didn't overpay for anyone but it's still a buzzkill.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> no deal at buzzer, other than Feldman.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/760204640147255296">August 1, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. jakedasnake

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    Don't know much about the bullpen arm they got but just the fact that he is included should have netted at least a 3rd low floor prospect or a 3rd and a 4th lottery ticket prospects. It seems those 2 prospects for Lucroy is reasonable but to add a controlled setup/closer guy and not get more? Doesn't make sense.
     
  3. Nook

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    I may have as well.

    The Astros would have gotten an elite catcher for the next year and a half.

    I would not have traded the players the Rangers did for Beltran.

    Moore to the Giants as well.
     
  4. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    You sound like my 7-yr old when I don't give him a popsicle.

    It's not that bad of a thing that we mostly stood pat.
     
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  5. UTAllTheWay

    UTAllTheWay Member

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    We can sit here and say that it's good the Astros didn't overpay for anyone, but the Rangers got a lot better without losing anything worth a damn.
     
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  6. vince

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    Good trade by Astros. Let's see what the talent development has to offer. I like Hoyt getting the nod as the long reliever. He's been awesome in the minors.
     
  7. Nook

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    Huh? The Rangers lost 3 of their top 6-7 prospects today.

    I am surprised the Astros didn't do anything though.

    I wouldn't want to face the Rangers line up with Beltran and Lucroy added to it.
     
  8. Ricksmith

    Ricksmith Contributing Member

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    They traded away some of their top prospects, all for a shot at this year. I believe they lost something like their #2, #3, and #8 prospects.
     
  9. tmacfor35

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    They hit a home run today.
     
  10. roxallways

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    Astros appears still not able and/or willing to play with the big boys. Today's trade deadline is showing that. Trying to build mainly through prospects is not ideal. They needed to get another vet bat and the let the division rival foe pick up two good vet bats. This is looking like a fail by the front office.
     
  11. Bob Barker 007

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    Since we didn't trade for anyone, I am excited to see us draw from within and bring up Musgrove, Gurriel, Hoyt, or Paulino, even if in limited roles.
     
  12. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

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    Yea this is where I am at also

    I mean it's all well and fine that we have a great farm system

    The Rangers major league team has gotten quite a bit better today, and they are already up 6 games
     
  13. jim1961

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    What today says to me is that we put a high value on our prospects. We obviously feel our guys will turn into something.

    Only time will tell.

    After all this time of waiting, it looks like we will have to wait another year still. All I can add is that our brass better be singing a different tune next year.
     
  14. Rox225

    Rox225 Contributing Member

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    Who cares about the #9 hitter...and I'll take Hamels/Darvish over our #1/#2 starters. FFS.

    Profar - 1B
    Mazara - RF
    Beltre - 3B
    Beltran - DH
    Lucroy - C
    Desmond - CF
    Odor - 2B
    Andrus - SS
     
  15. adw

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    lmao this got me
     
  16. The Beard

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    In who's spot? Other than the spot we gained by getting rid of Feldman, who else on our staff will just be released? We simply don't have a spot for the arms you mention, other than one of them
     
  17. Dgn1

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    It's all good, they will continue to take their time and build this team right.
     
  18. RockFanFirst

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    Our "trade" won't become "official" until the Cardinals series. Pending "league approval".
     
  19. Bob Barker 007

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    Key word is "or." We will see Gurriel for sure and 1-2 of the pitchers.
     
  20. donkeypunch

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    It is when the team youre chasing got a lot better
     

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