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Astros sign Tony Sipp

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  1. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    Dennis Lin covers the Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: LHP and all-around good guy Tony Sipp has been granted his release by the Padres and is signing a major league deal with the Astros.</p>&mdash; Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/dennistlin/statuses/461928904169517056">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Sipp, 30, was a 45th-round pick of the Indians out of Clemson in 2004.

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  2. No Worries

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    Does that mean Tony Sipp forces someone in the Astros bully to AAA?
     
  3. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    All around good guy. Well he'll fit right in.
     
  4. pacman0590

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    Am i missing something? Stats don't look to bad? particularly for a bullpen guy
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    I would think they may plan on releasing Valdes. Just bring back Mike Gallo and be done with it. :)
     
  6. No Worries

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    Does Josh Fields have options left?

    There I said it.
     
  7. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    When Tony throws the two seamer ... Sinking Sipp!
     
  9. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    If Sipp comes directly to the Astros, he will be their 6th black player (unless he would replace Williams). That is a significant number. 24% of their major league roster will be black which dwarfs the 8% average. Quite a change from past years.
     
  10. MadMax

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    highest percentage in the AL
     
  11. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Singleton will eventually bump it up even more.
     
  12. MadMax

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    just start winning. i don't care what you look like. just win wearing blue and orange. blue and orange are the colors i care about.
     
  13. delishman

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    An orange player would be quite patriotic. I'd care.
     
  14. Ottomaton

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    I'm guessing he's just in town with the Astros for a cup of coffee.

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  15. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Too bad they mostly suck right now.
     
  16. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    At least it's not limited to race or nationality. White, black, hispanic, it doesn't matter. :)
     
  17. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Yeah they all mostly suck right now unfortunately.
     
  18. raining threes

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    Do you consider Dominicans etc.... to be black?

    Why do people keep up with stats like this?
     
  19. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    No. I do not consider Dominicans to be black and I do not think Dominicans consider themselves to be black. (not sure who "etc" is so I can't comment as to that part of your question). The more blacks in baseball, the better it is for baseball as it involves a large segment of the population and it gets more people interested in the game and it makes the game better. Any time a product can be improved, I am all for it.
     
  20. juicystream

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    I'm sure etc refers to other Hispanic Blacks.
     

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