1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Any news on Verlander?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by chrish23, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM.

  1. chrish23

    chrish23 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    29
    I can't seem to find anything and still secretly holding out hope he can return before the playoffs.

    Is that still even a possibility?
     
    TWS1986 likes this.
  2. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    3,476
    Ded, like Mando. @Jontro .


    (but supposedly his rehab is going well and maybe he'll be a post season reliever?).
     
    Jontro likes this.
  3. punkoholic

    punkoholic Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    I think Houston needs to go on a deep run if he were to possibly come back. I would guess either something like game 6 or 7 in the ALCS or World Series. Now if you're Verlander, are you desperate for another World Series that you come back this season and try to help out and risk further injury or play it smart and don't rush and don't even think about attempting to pitch this season, especially because he's a free agent.

    It's a shame that he felt good last season and all of a sudden, right before the playoffs he realized he needed tjs. Had he gotten it a couple months earlier, he could have possibly been available late this season/start of playoffs.
     
    HTown2017Champs likes this.
  4. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1999
    Messages:
    43,212
    Likes Received:
    8,369
    Tyler Glasgow trying something similar this year. LMJ actually did pitch in the playoffs in 2018 with a torn UCL (after resting for 2 months).

    There is precedence for what JV tried to do last year, he probably just couldn’t pitch effectively with that sort of pain. My understanding is you don’t really make it worse once its torn, its just extremely painful (and obviously your stuff suffers some).

    JV should try his hardest to be as ready as possible to be an opener or pitch 1-2 innings of relief…. But if this staff is fully healthy (and adds expected reinforcements to the bullpen)… he will be a pure luxury, not a necessity.
     
    No Worries and punkoholic like this.
  5. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    25,463
    Likes Received:
    10,668
    Best case scenario is that JV will a 2 inning opener in the playoffs, fronting one of our starters who either struggle to pitch more than 5 IPs or who are way past their previous IP max for a season.

    WRT luxury, an effective JV is easily better than the last bullpen pitcher on the playoff roster.
     
  6. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    48,891
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    This just in...his wife is still hot.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Major

    Major Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    37,822
    Likes Received:
    9,433
    If Verlander's not ready to pitch until game 6 of the ALCS, he's going to be shut down for the season. If the Astros are that good without him and make it that far, no way you roll the dice at that point on a guy who hasn't pitched in over a year. It's just a set up for a massive amount of failure and second-guessing if he's not absolutely perfect and really, it's unfair to put him in that situation where you're throwing him immediately into high leverage situations (no point in bringing him back at all for just low-leverage situations with only 6-8 games left in the season).

    He needs to be ready before the playoffs or not at all, in my opinion.
     
  8. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    3,476
    Wouldn't mind a little sexual healing with her. IfyaknowwhatI'msayin.
     
  9. chrish23

    chrish23 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    29
    Thank you everyone. Really appreciate the insights. You guys are a great community.
     
  10. HTXSportsAddict

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2021
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    355

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now