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Astros claim C Costed off waivers from Phillies

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by leroy, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    This makes no sense. What are they doing with Quintero? If they're releasing him, why not give Towels another shot?
     
  2. The Cat

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    Eh, it's a catcher who consistently puts up a major-league OPS in the low .700s. That's more than we can say about anyone in this organization, currently, so I don't have a problem with it.
     
  3. Oski2005

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    More likely they are dumping Jason Michaels.
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

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    Towles is currently on the DL, iirc, (and there's obviously something that the Stros brass does not like about him, other than his prima donna attitute), and Q has been pretty much horrible all season, even behind the plate, surprisingly.

    Q is out of options, so I'd guess they either go with 3 catchers & send someone (Kata?) down, or Q will be waived.
     
  5. BrooksBall

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    I don't think Towles' injury is too serious. From Zach Levine's blog a couple of days ago:

    "Not a link, but J.R. Towles, according to assistant GM Ricky Bennett, will likely be out of action until the weekend with a bad hamstring that has landed him on the disabled list at Class AAA Round Rock."

    I've never heard about Towles having an attitude problem. Prima donna? What has he done to give you that impression?
     
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

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    They're going to use him as a bat off the bench.
     
  7. rikesh316

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    I think Jason Micheals will gone. He sucks. Coste is a good pinch hitter and Kata could play the outfield.
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    That's the word from RR (from people connected to the org), particularly after his demotion last season.
     
  9. BrooksBall

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    Gotcha...

    Now that I think about it, I vaguely recall hearing something like that last season. I believe somebody brought it up in one of the threads in this forum. I didn't know if it was legit or just a rumor though.
     
  10. cardpire

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    yeah, pretty sad. at first glance, i said "why? coste is awful", then i realized he is amazingly a clear offensive upgrade from quintero.

    sad to see you go though Q. you seemed like a guy who enjoyed being a stro.
     
  11. shipwreck

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    How sound is Coste defensively? Because a catcher who can't catch is, well...
     
  12. Buck Turgidson

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    Just noticed that Towles is hitting a robust .228 against RHP in AAA.
     
  13. HTR99

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    Please, let that be true. Can't we claim someone else to play instead of Kata?
     
  14. xishi

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    ummmm towles is a scrub. as well as quintero. where have all the catchers goooooooooone.

    i miss eusebio.
     
  15. Landlord Landry

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    what time is the championship parade?
     
  16. cardpire

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    so they sent kata down and kept 3 catchers. interesting.
     
  17. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Since they only have two games before the all-star break, it's not that big of a deal. I suspect something else will happen over the next few days.
     
  18. BrooksBall

    BrooksBall Contributing Member

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    :eek:

    Landlord Landry = Fran Blinebury

    :D
     
  19. cardpire

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    yeah, good point.
     
  20. Poloshirtbandit

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    I've heard the guy can play 1B and 3B too.
     

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