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2024 Season Astros General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Apr 4, 2024.

  1. Snake Diggit

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    Yes. A very minor one for a catcher a few years ago.
     
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    Well this is what I get for having hope.
     
  3. BMoney

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    He's on the ultimate IL, unfortunately.
     
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    Iconic Licks
     
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    I wonder what's really wrong with JV's neck?
     
  7. Snake Diggit

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    That really is crazy. They have an entire MLB top 10 rotation on the IL, 3-4 of whom are unlikely to pitch again this season.
     
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    790am said Bloss might return in a week.

    Astros need him, plus 2 other starters for a logical and legitimate rotation going forward. None of Blanco/Hunter/Arrighetti can be trusted to throw 120+ innings effectively. Those guys can be good, but they need skipped starts for limited-innings's sake. Framber is a horse, but he's not invincible.

    I'm not overly worried about offense (adding a bat) as long as Tucker returns.

    Astros need extra arms immediately. We can barely even trust Hader pitching 2x in 3 days.
     
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    It really is amazing this M*A*S*H unit is contending for a playoff spot.
     
  10. J.R.

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    Picsart_24-07-10_10-17-31-135.jpg
     
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    Code for "teams w/ pitching are asking too much"
     
  14. Snake Diggit

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    I’m comfortable with a rotation of Framber, Brown, Blanco, Garcia, and either Verlander or a trade acquisition; if Verlander is seriously injured they need another reliable arm. That would give them Arrighetti, Bloss, Blubaugh, Gusto, and Gordon in AAA which is pretty stacked.
     
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    Still gathering samples to confirm the pattern, but I think every time Dana Brown uses the word “grind” when talking about a player, that player is ****ed.

    But also that Graveman-McCullers tandem playoff closer gonna be lockdown.
     
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    Agreed about needing to add pitching.

    I can't believe you think a lineup with Meyers, Chas, Singleton in it is capable of winning a championship.
     
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    We're about to find out lol
     
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    I admit I was drinking the Kool aid about Lance's recovery.

    This team has 2 objectives and those 2 things take different things.

    1) make the postseason. With 71 games left, it is going to take a deep healthy roster with few weaknesses. 13 good pitchers and 13 average or better position players is better than a top heavy roster of 6 pitching and 5 hitting stars with the other 15 players below average.

    2) win in the postseason. This takes star power and health, freshness. 6 star pitchers and 5 star hitters who are all healthy and rested with 15 other average- below average players can win a World Series.

    A healthy Lance would have replaced an OK pitcher with a star level one for the post season and month leading up to it.
     
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    Tonight matchup: Ace vs Basket Case
     
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