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2024 Season Astros General Discussion Thread

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

  1. Radricky

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    Cavan Biggio DFA'd

    No. . . Just NO
     
  3. Radricky

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    It’s gotta happen at some point :)
     
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    I wonder what the brain trust thinks....
     
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    Why would they do that... he's doing twice as good as Abreu...
     
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    Pedro Leon another bomb in AAA

    But he is only 25 and Abreu is about to turn things around let’s give Pedro some more time to develop
     
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    Crane has probably already asked Craig what kind of BJ his boy gives
     
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    Last year the Astros were 6.5 games back as late as June 24th.

    Neither the Mariners nor Rangers are as good as the Rangers were last year.

    The division is still the Astros' to lose. They have just used up much of the slack they may have had.
     
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    Well, you can't say they're not trying to.
     
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    Is this real?
     
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    Jake Meyers’ 2024 stats are almost identical to his rookie year.
     
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    The verdict is in.... Abreu *must* pitch every day.
    /sarcasm


     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5553919/2024/06/11/mlb-trade-deadline-rumors-50-days-out/

    1. The best starting pitchers expected to be traded at the deadline are Jesús Luzardo of the Marlins, Luis Severino of the Mets, Tyler Anderson of the Angels, Erick Fedde and Garrett Crochet of the White Sox, Jack Flaherty of the Tigers, and Trevor Williams of the Nationals if he’s healthy and pitching well. (Williams is on the injured list with a flexor muscle strain after posting a 2.22 ERA over 11 starts). However, asking prices are exorbitant for most of them and rightfully so because the market for difference-making starters is so thin.

    2. Pete Alonso is expected to be the biggest power bat traded at the deadline. The Astros, Mariners, Yankees, Giants, Cubs and Twins are possible landing spots for the three-time All-Star. If the Mets trade Alonso, they will still make a concerted effort to re-sign him this offseason. They love the Polar Bear, and he loves New York.

    3. Other notable hitters who are expected to be moved include the A’s Brent Rooker, the Nationals’ Lane Thomas, the Marlins’ Josh Bell and the Angels’ Taylor Ward. Rooker won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2027 season.

    5. The sellers in this year’s trade market are expected to include the White Sox, Marlins, Rockies, Mets, Angels and A’s. In addition, there are several teams that could go either way (buying or selling), including the Nationals, Pirates, Cardinals, Rays, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Tigers.

    6. The White Sox have no untouchables on their major-league roster. They’re willing to trade all of their best players including outfielders Luis Robert Jr., Eloy Jiménez and Tommy Pham as well as starters Garrett Crochet and Erick Fedde and reliever Michael Kopech. Bottom line: They’re going to have a fire sale and aim to add as many good prospects as they can and make as many trades as possible.

    7. The designated hitters most likely to be traded are J.D. Martinez of the Mets and Brent Rooker of the A’s.

    8. The best closers who are expected to be dealt include the Marlins’ Tanner Scott, the Nationals’ Kyle Finnegan and possibly the Cardinals’ Ryan Helsley and the Blue Jays’ Jordan Romano if either of those teams decides to sell.

    11. The Cardinals plan on buying at the deadline with acquiring another veteran starting pitcher as their main — and only — current target. However, if things go south, don’t be surprised if they deal veteran first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who will be a free agent after this season, and closer Ryan Helsley, who would immediately become the best-available closer on the market and could fetch a huge return. In that scenario, Goldschmidt going to the Astros, Mariners or Yankees could make sense, and Helsley heading to the Orioles or Dodgers would be a game-changer for either club. Helsley is under team control through next season.

    27. Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins doesn’t think it makes sense to trade shortstop Bo Bichette and/or first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. because he’d much rather sign both to long-term extensions. However, if the Blue Jays can’t do that by the trade deadline, they’d be foolish not to shop both. One rival executive believes a deadline trade involving either one will only happen if Atkins is replaced.

    30. It’s possible there won’t be a single managerial change before the trade deadline but the managers on the hottest seats include Pedro Grifol of the White Sox, Bud Black of the Rockies, Oli Marmol of the Cardinals and John Schneider of the Blue Jays. However, each of them has received a vote of confidence from the front office despite their team’s struggles. Can MLB go a full season without a manager getting fired?
     
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    Episode 65 of breathing orange fire is up. We took last week off because I was on an Alaskan cruise Thursday through Friday so there just want a time that made sense. Andrew titled it “the pen is not mighty” and that was an hour before the bullpen blow up last night. That b*stard.
    listen, share and rate. Thanks.
     
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    If the season ended today, Houston would have a 7.8% chance of receiving the first overall pick in the 2025 MLB draft via the draft lottery.
     
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