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Astros trade for OF/C Evan Gattis

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by rocketpower2, Jan 14, 2015.

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Do you like this trade for the Astros?

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> have traded Evan Gattis to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> for trio of prospects, I'm told by source.</p>&mdash; David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) <a href="https://twitter.com/DOBrienAJC/status/555450969463750656">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. No Worries

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Told Dexter Fowler will NOT be part of Gattis trade to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a>. It is 3 prospects going from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a>. 2 top-10-ish types from system</p>&mdash; Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/555450270348750848">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  3. No Worries

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> getting Foltynewicz, Rio and Ruiz <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a></p>&mdash; Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/555451626761510912">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  4. Nick

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    This is a pretty big get... I wonder if they had to give up Appel? (NM... see above... Rio AND Ruiz?)
     
  5. tellitlikeitis

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    Folty, Rio, and Andrew Thurman

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>3d prospect going from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> is RHP Andrew Thurman</p>&mdash; Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/555452241545822209">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  6. Nick

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    3rd prospect is Thurman. That Braves guy above didn't know that Rio and Ruiz is the same person.

    I like it.
     
  7. HstnSprtsFan101

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    Heck yea! I'll take it, hate to see Folty go but I'm not complaining. It would make sense to still look to move Fowler now..for a SP or 3rd basemen?
     
  8. rocketpower2

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    Had to give up a good amount but that's why you build a strong system. Nothing more valuable than controllable power.
     
  9. Nook

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    28 year old that is a defensive liability, doesnt draw walks or hit for average...... meh.

    Honestly I am not impressed.
     
  10. Nick

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    Gattis can probably also man the LF (at least at MMP) when they have to keep more power in the lineup (i.e. - Fowler still playing CF because he's Fowler, Marrisnick to bench).

    Liking this trade more and more as they can keep Carter as the DH.
     
  11. Nick

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    You'd prefer the smorgasbord of current MLB players the Astros have that don't do any of the above... along with failing to get on base or hit for power?

    Were you dissapointed by any of the prospects they had to give up? (Ruiz blocked by Moran and possibly Correa, Folty isn't a starter, Thurman is our version of Oberholtzer that they sent to us that will need a lot of seasoning).

    And, he's under club control till 2019, so not like they have to worry about dealing him or re-sigining him any time soon.
     
  12. HstnSprtsFan101

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    I'm just happy to see a more competitive product on the field in the Majors, hate to lose prospects but it's about that time. Gattis will be a fun guy to watch, plays hard and gets to return home to Texas
     
  13. rocketpower2

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    Plus-plus power that is under team control until 2019. That alone is worth the cost of this deal.
     
  14. cardpire

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    This is a good assessment.

    Anybody against it needs to get out of their heads that any prospect can be traded for mega star major league talent any time luhnow feels like cashing in some chips.

    This is the kind of realistic trade (with upside) that we should expect.

    I like it. Admittedly would like it less if some of the shine hadn't been taken off of Folty in his brief major league stints.
     
  15. Nick

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    Agree with this... still don't know why they brought him up to not pitch.
     
  16. cmoak1982

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    I'm iffy, seems redundant with Carter, could've been worse with the prospects given up but still a little pricey. Where's he gonna play is what I wanna know.
     
  17. Nook

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    No I prefer getting an impact player, not a guy that is 28 years old, does not have a position, does not draw walks and is a mediocre hitter.

    Folty still have value to me as a relief pitcher and possible closer. Ruiz had progressed well.

    The Astros know their own players better than you or I, but I don't think this move really helps them unless there are other dominoes to fall.

    Simply, I am not impressed.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> have exchanged names w/ the Astros but the deal is not complete.Still a chance Gattis could go elsewhere.</p>&mdash; Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlbbowman/status/555454712599035904">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  19. Major

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    The Astros get a power hitter (20+ HRS in under 400 ABs both of the last 2 years) in his prime for all his club-controlled years. That almost never happens. I'd much rather have a guy dirt cheap for his age 28-32 seasons than 21-26. They get to skip all the developmental years.

    Will be interesting to see what their positional plan is for him. Between him, Castro, Singleton, Carter, and Fowler, they could have a pretty functional 5 man rotation at LF, C, 1B, and DH. Everyone would get rest once a week and you can handle an injury without much drop off. You also have Fowler as a trade option and some protection in case Singleton doesn't pan out.
     
  20. Nick

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    Who are you going to get... without giving up Correa/Appel?

    At least you admit Folty is not a starter.... relief pitching minor league prospects do not fetch you "impact" players. Ruiz did progress well... well enough to be traded for an actual MLB player. Well enough for the Astros not to pass up the chance to get their other 3B of the future in Moran.

    They're a better MLB team, with a better MLB lineup, today than they were yesterday... not sure why you don't think that "helps" them.
     

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