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Astros sign Jed Lowrie

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Dec 15, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> agree to terms on a 3-year contract with free agent SS/IF Jed Lowrie, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.</p>&mdash; Houston Astros (@astros) <a href="https://twitter.com/astros/status/544586331607678976">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The deal runs through 2017 and includes a club option for 2018.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/544585853126078464">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Jed Lowrie deal is worth more than $20 million guaranteed, source says. He’s there to play shortstop, not third base.</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/544586681425219584">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: $23 million over three years for Jed Lowrie, with a team option that could bring it to $28 million.</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/544588065977536513">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. Rockets12

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    Nice. Now I wonder for how much. I believe he wanted 30 million for 3 years?
     
  3. HstnSprtsFan101

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    I like it. It's gonna be a good year, starting to look like a ML team
     
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    @EvanDrellich: Source: $23 million over three years for Jed Lowrie, with a team option that could bring it to $28 million.
     
  5. torque

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    1. Altuve 2B
    2. Fowler LF
    3. Springer RF
    4. Carter DH
    5. Lowrie SS
    6. Castro C
    7. Singleton 1B
    8. Marisnick CF
    9. Dominguez 3B

    As it stands now. I expect more moves to be made, but I would not be upset with this lineup opening day.
     
  6. tellitlikeitis

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    Full circle?
     
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  7. leroy

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    I assume they were honest with him about his long term position and that it's likely only at ss for a season...at best If Correa does what he's capable of doing, Jed won't be at short for long.
     
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    The Astros, where mediocre players return to retire.
     
  10. No Worries

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    Not buying it. Margo is a better SS and Lowrie will not be the worst starting 3B in the entire league.
     
  11. utgrad97

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    He most likely gets 1.5 years as the full time starter at SS, before becoming the super utility guy behind Altuve, Correa, and Moran.
     
  12. Harden2Dwight

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    Lowrie is better than Gonzalez, and Gonzalez is best as a utility guy anyway.
     
  13. No Worries

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jed Lowrie breakdown: $8M in '15, $7.5M in '16, $6.5M in '17. $6M option in '18/$1M buyout. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/astros?src=hash">#astros</a></p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/544598935655170048">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  14. rocketpower2

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    Gotta love those front loaded deals.
     
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    Awesome Lowrie surprised me when he was here and i didnt understand letting him go when we did... glad he is back should be able to rake in 20-25 homers
     
  16. No Worries

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    Margo is a better defensive SS than Lowrie. I am suggesting that Margo starts at SS and Lowrie starts at 3B and Dominguez sits.
     
  17. rocketpower2

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    If Jed can just give us a .750 OPS with enough defense this will be a good signing. This fulfills a big need for us.
     
  18. No Worries

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    I bet that the Astros will work hard with Lowrie in ST on ... bunting. :grin:
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Astros GM Jeff Luhnow says starting pitching next on his shopping list.</p>&mdash; Richard Justice (@richardjustice) <a href="https://twitter.com/richardjustice/status/544593238993022976">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Luhnow: &quot;We're going to focus on starting pitching depth probably next.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/544598716506599424">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Kris Medlen would be nice
     

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