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2021 Spring Training

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Feb 22, 2021.

  1. J.R.

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    First full squad workouts start today.



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    That is not a lot of games to get starting pitching up to speed. Really going to need some long arms in the pen early in the season.
     
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    #4 J.R., Feb 22, 2021
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    I am counting on you Astros to have a good year. We as fans need it for having to deal with crappy owners from our other two teams.
     
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    Im sure they’ll be having lots of simulated games
     
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    Pettis has a new favorite guy to send home. It has been a while since he got to send Fish home...
     
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    If Straw could be a productive lead off hitter... this offense will be historically ELITE
     
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    "Myles Straw is a candidate"

    This is specifically for the lead-off spot. Are there other CF candidates?
     
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    Cringe. I like the part about him trying to keep the ball out of the air. While the batting order isn't too important as long as best 6 hitters bat in some order in the top 6 spots, Straw is not one of the best 6 hitters. Batting him leadoff means about 200 less plate appearances combined for Bregman, Alvarez, Altuve, Tucker, Correa, and Brantley.
     
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    Agreed. How is Straw not the perfect "2nd leadoff," aka the 9 hole?
     
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    So on 790, Click said regarding leadoff...Dusty and I need to talk.
     
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    Baker’s Straw lead-off comment looks like classic motivation fluff to me. I don’t think there’s any substance behind it....FO would not allow that & Dusty knows it. Straw may be a prototypical lead off hitter from 1800-2015, but that’s not where the league is right now. Regardless, hopefully Straw comes into camp confident and really shows out...
     
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    I'm not sure Dusty knows it. Dusty got away with it last season as Straw was the leadoff hitter most often when it wasn't Springer. I don't think it was worth it to Click to discuss with Dusty over 3-4 plate appearances last season.
     
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    Yikes. What was he referring to?
     
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    Click was asked who will bat leadoff. Click said he and Dusty need to discuss it as well as find out which players are comfortable batting leadoff and which aren't.
     
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