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Cut Carlos Gomez.

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by underrated015, Aug 8, 2016.

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Who is most responsible for Gomez debacle?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2016.
  1. 5

    18.5%
  2. Luhnow

    3.7%
  3. Hinch

    7.4%
  4. Hitting Coach

    44.4%
  5. Moneyball aggregate offense approach

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Hell if I know but what a disaster

    44.4%
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  1. Airdough

    Airdough Member

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    The change of scenery will help. Given our recent luck, he'll catch on with Texas and help them win a championship.
     
  2. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    Not sad, but I'm not celebrating this either.

    On the other hand, I'm sure some of you really know the feeling of suddenly sucking at something that you've been good at your whole life. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Contributing Member

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    Gomez was the FanGraphs poster child for falling off a cliff last offseason. It's not Gomez's fault that he's secretly 40. Fool Luhnow once, shame on him, fool him twice...you're not gonna fool him twice.
     
  4. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    Interestingly, some of these are similar to Berkman, right? Didn't work hard in practice, rubbed some teammates the wrong way at times (not a ton, but I wonder if you might have heard about it more if social media was around back then). Lance did seem to focus better and obviously had discipline within at-bats. Was that the main difference that allowed him to stay on top of his game, while Gomez "lost it"? And of course, more talent..
     
  5. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    What a crappy experience having this guy was.

    Don't let the door hit your ass.
     
  6. Mattician

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    Don't have anything against Gomez. He loves baseball. Just didn't work out for him in Houston.

    He'll bounce back. Just hope it's not on a team in the AL West.
     
  7. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

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    Well, is it really getting "fired" if you still get paid?

    Can't really compare a DFA with someone in the regular job force getting fired

    I have no I'll will towards Gomez, but these are two totally different situations
     
  8. cwebbster

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    He will end up with the Rangers. You can take that to the bank.
     
  9. xcrunner51

    xcrunner51 Contributing Member

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    What are you his mom or something?

    There are far worse things than being fired for poor performance and getting to keep the multi-million dollar salary.
     
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  10. Nook

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    That just about sums it up perfectly.

    Gomez is a damn clown.
     
  11. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Plenty of people get fired and still get paid.
     
  12. The Cat

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    This. There's a lot of holier-than-thou talk on Twitter now.

    The far-and-away leading season it's sad when you hear someone "got fired" is because of the significant financial impact on that person and their immediate family. Gomez has been and will be compensated quite well. And he'll no doubt earn a job playing baseball somewhere else, should he choose to do so.

    I'm not throwing a party or anything, but as a fan and paying customer of the Astros, I'm happy that I won't be watching his awful hitting approach and lackadaisical defense anymore. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Judging by a few tweets, you'd think Astros fans were popping champagne over a guy who got kicked out of his apartment with nowhere to go.
     
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  13. PhiSlammaJamma

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    There are dead people with better form, but wish him luck.
     
  14. Nook

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    Two very different types of personalities.

    Berkman was brooding, very serious, whined and pushed his politics on his teammates. He would get very down on himself and didn't like to stretch or workout with his teammates. He typically did his own thing. He didn't keep himself in shape either.

    I know all that first hand.

    Gomez (from what I have been told) doesn't mind being social with his teammates, and some days works out hard, and other times does literally nothing. It entirely depended on his mood. He lacks any discipline in his life, he lacks any concentration. He gets by on his God given ability.

    The difference is that Berkman had very good baseball instincts, could buckle down and be focused. Berkman also isn't stupid.
     
  15. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

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    I'm really sad it has come to this. I was totally in love with the idea of CG. I guy that hit 24 hrs and gave you 65 rbis and 37 sb a season while playing the best centerfield defense. Sadly that player nvr existed in a Astros uniform.
     
  16. DunKingDanny

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    Does anyone have a link to this play? I didn't get to see this game or get it on DVR. Thanks in advance.
     
  17. jakedasnake

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  18. jakedasnake

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    Well that didn't work but here is the link. Shows a nice play by McHugh too that I missed from that game.

    https://vine.co/v/5bZ2YgIMPWw
     
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  19. J.R.

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    <iframe src="https://vine.co/v/5bZ2YgIMPWw/embed/simple" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script>
     
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  20. craigharmann

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    He had to go. Especially after the last two games. Inexcusable. He should have been gone long before. Give me Jake in center. He makes the routine and non routine plays regularly.
     

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