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Cut Tony Sipp

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jsingles, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. jsingles

    jsingles Member

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    Don't care that we have to eat his salary or that in today's drubbing by the Cardinals he wasn't the reason we lost. This guy is an absolute gas can and Hinch can't help but put him into games. Since the manager can't help himself, the GM needs to step in.
     
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    100% He should just head to the courthouse and get his name changed.
     
  4. edwardc

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    While he's at it cut gattis and castro too.
     
  5. The Beard

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    The catching tandem that is top 3 in the AL in OPS?

    Just cut then huh? Cool
     
  6. Airdough

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    The Astros problems run much deeper than Tony Sipp. The fact they're above .500 with substandard production out of 2 outfield spots, 1st and/or 3rd (whichever one not manned by a healthy Valbuena) and the last two months of Springer is a miracle. That doesn't even touch the starting pitching staff which by and large has not been good this year.
     
  7. xcrunner51

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    I picture Sipp like early-season Giles. If there's some mechanical flaw that he can figure out he'll be right back to normal.

    At this point i'd give him the off-season to see if he can recover.
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    Cut everybody.

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  9. juicystream

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    Wish he would go on the DL. Kind of like when Brandon Lyon sucked balls to begin that one season.
     
  10. edwardc

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    Yea and 10th in Avg 2nd in SO gotta do better.
     
  11. Fulgore

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    Dont forget Rasmus. 15m of hot garbage
     
  12. Astrofan59

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    If average and strikeouts were good indicators of a players performance, I would agree with you. However, there are so many better indicators, almost all of which say they are an above average duo. It would be difficult to match their production elsewhere.
     
  13. mick fry

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    Cut everyone but Hinch!
     
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    He has some what of a excuse ear issues.
     
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    Still doesn't excuse the poor hitting they both should be hitting the ball better last year Carter was hitting around the same as they are but no one is calling for them to be cut what changed.
     
  16. Major

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    Carter wasn't a catcher. What part of "3rd in the AL in OPS" seems cut-worthy? That's basically the definition of excellent hitting.
     
  17. The Beard

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    The people that want to just cut Castro and Gattis loose obviously have no idea what the situation is right now for major league catching. They just watch the Astros and assume everyone else has better catching situations, which couldn't be farther from the truth

    (I just hate Castro being lazy behind the plate and complaining about pitches everytime he takes strike 3)

    it would be tough to improve our overall catching situation
     
  18. edwardc

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    With OBP of 304 yes they either striking out or grounding into double plays.
     
  19. The Beard

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    So you would prefer someone who is actually worse then? Cause if we cut Castro and Gattis, the results would a lot worse, and there really isn't any doubt about that
     
  20. edwardc

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    They have been bringing up guys all year that haven't cut it why not bring up another catcher to see if they can get in base.
     

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