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Alex Bregman Call-Up Watch Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    Alex Bregman..... Possibly Coming?

    Not sure if thread-worthy, but then again, I didn't want this buried in the Minor League Thread.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston Astros are expected to call-up top prospect Alex Bregman as early as this weekend according to sources... <a href="https://t.co/jGTde1rDPX">https://t.co/jGTde1rDPX</a></p>&mdash; Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimBowden_ESPN/status/753033126381707264">July 13, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. HTOWNTAKEOVER

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    I wish we had a home game this week so i can go.

    Oh well, get to catch him next saturday vs angels. :grin:
     
  3. HTOWNTAKEOVER

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    if valbuena moves to 1b, reed better be our every day DH and gattis the backup C.
     
  4. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Is it a text-up these days?
     
  5. tmactoyao

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    Hell yeah this is thread worthy :cool:
     
  6. cardpire

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    Color me pleasantly shocked.

    Though I hope AJ Reed continues to get frequent starts.

    Fun times.
     
  7. The Beard

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    Awesome!!!!!!

    Will be interesting to see the accompanying moves
     
  8. The Beard

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    Should still start vs all RHP
     
  9. cardpire

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    Yeah hope so
     
  10. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    spectacular. Assume it's just Worth going down for now
     
  11. Airdough

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    He might get designated, need a roster spot on the 40 man. Either that or a trade is coming to free up a spot.
     
  12. Spacemoth

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    Reed should go down. He needs everyday at bats, as well as a confidence boost facing AAA pitchers once again.

    Worth knows his role, and it's not a large one. You won't hear any grumbling from him being the 25th man.
     
  13. Trackwell

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    Lineup:

    RF Springer
    3B Bregman
    2B Altuve
    SS Correa
    DH Valbuena
    LF Rasmus
    1b Reed
    CF Gomez
    C Castro


    Gattis and Marwin both playing a ton...

    I really think that when we are on our A game, this team is as good as any in the American League. We have a lot of flexibility with Marwin and Valbuena and also Gattis being able to play catcher. Our bullpen is as good as anyone in baseball....the wild cards is Dallas K and McCullers for this team to make it to the World Series. If those two can pitch the way we know they can, and if the rest of our starters can just stay around the level that they have currently been pitching, this team is as good as any team in the AL. We are still so young are going to be so good for a very long time!

    I really do believe that this group of guys will be the team that brings Houston its next world championship in the next 3 years and maybe multiple. It has been such a long time since Hakeem went back to back. It is a great time to be an Astros fan. This team has the talent to be very special for years to come.
     
  14. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Yes sir

    Just a few days ago, Pallilo said it was "crazy" Bregman wasn't @AAA.... now, his career is starting NEXT game :cool:
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

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    Yall may be putting just a little too much vicarious pressure/expectations on this kid. If he struggles for a week or 2, will yall ditch him like you want to do Reed? If he starts out hot for a week or 2, will yall crown him as the Next Great Thing like yall did White?
     
  16. Rox225

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    Bregman is screwed either way with parts of this fan base. Even if he comes up and kills it, ala Correa, he'll be a scrub and traceable if he struggles at the beginning of next year. Tis the life of an Astros player. I'm just excited to see these guys all play together.
     
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    He will be fine...it is a big deal that we have a talent of his magnitude coming to join our ball club. While I don't think he is as talented as Correa ( then again who is?) I do believe that he has the talent to give us a 4th everyday player that is a perennial all star...the big three might just have turned into the big 4... I am hoping for Allstar quality play from these 7 players for the 2nd half of the season : Altuve, Correa, Springer, Bregmen, Dallas K, McCullers, and Harris.....This team is loaded with young talent...loaded
     
  19. Nick

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    I wonder if he agreed to a multi year contract...
     
  20. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    with that run through the minors and given what Altuve has done in his own organization, it's hard to imagine him taking one unless it's pretty massive.

    What would it take at this point? 7 yrs / 25 mil?

    Thinking otherwise he makes (the rest of this year being yr 0)

    Yrs 0-3 total: ~1.5M total
    Yr 4 arb: ~2M
    Yr 5 arb: ~5M OR Yr 5 new deal: ~12M as an expected value, erring towards success of course
    Yr 6 new deal: ~12M

    Total = 20-27.5M. Completely ignoring possibility of injury, and assuming he is fairly successful.

    Can't see him doing it. And can't see the Astros offering more than ~30, unless they go longer than the arb years.
     

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