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Former Astros Tracking Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by torque, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Nick

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    He’ll be fine. I’d rather pay $35 million for somebody who pitches vs. $15 million for somebody who gives really good pre-champagne speeches (and doesn’t pitch).
     
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    What about 66 million for someone who makes 1 start?
     
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  3. Buck Turgidson

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    Woody Williams is the UT pitching coach. Also recently, Troy Tulowitski was the IF instructor. UT brings in an MLB guy about every season, and they can stick around as long as they want.

    The UT/Stanford game on espn is a fun one. They play with better fundamentals than the Stros do recently.
     
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  4. Snake Diggit

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    Porter Brown sure seems like an underrated prospect. I saw Texas-WVU a couple weeks ago at the Disch. Have not seen a Texas game this season, pretty much an all new roster. Before the game I singled out Brown as who I thought looked the part the most. Then he hit 3 HR in that game. I would love for Houston to draft him.
     
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    It's ludicrous looking at the UT roster just how many freshmen and sophomores there are.
     
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  6. Joe Joe

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    So I saw Devenski pitch against the Astros a while back and thought that it was nice that he was back in the big leagues. While looking at K%-BB% today, my favorite measure for a pitcher's dominance, I noticed that Devenski was 14th amongst relievers.

    It has been a long time since the most distinctive gait in baseball was good. Is he actually good again?
     
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    Looks like he's doing pretty damn well for the Angels right now. He's putting up the best numbers he's had since 2017. I think he had only about 25 appearances in the Majors since the end of 2019. Huge comeback for him.
     
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    The constant question about a relief pitcher.

    Give him a 3 year contract.
     
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  9. IdStrosfan

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    But that's the market.

    You need to give out 3 yr contracts or someone else will.

    So be constantly developing RP and always have a bullpen of pre- FA guys who rotate out, or commit to the guys who have that special arm needed in the playoffs and has proven himself. Or some combination.
     
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    No idea what Dirden was doing in CF...it took him 2 minutes to show up in the video
     
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    Siri now has 15 HR's, .855 OPS, and still playing elite defense.
     
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    Good for him. Maybe this year will be rays' year.
     
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    Siri hasn’t really been anything more than what most people thought he was when he was traded: a strikeout prone 3/4 time player who plays very good CF defense, oscillating rapidly between star level performance and unplayable offensive aggression. I don’t think they got fair value for him but I kinda felt that way at the time. The Rays are smart.
     
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    welp verlander
     
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  16. Buck Turgidson

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    He's started 48 of their 83 games this season. Yall would be murdering the manager for not playing him more, deservedly or not.

    Always liked Siri, but Chas is fine in CF
     
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    I liked Siri, but it seemed Dusty didn’t. And if Dusty wasn’t going to play him, then it was better to let him go somewhere else.

    But I also liked Staw too, and that trade is looking really freaking amazing right about now. Dusty loved Staw, and Click traded him away to keep Dusty’s guy out of the lineup.
     
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    And now Dusty is trying his best to keep him out of the lineup.
     
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    Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Springer

     
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    Straw and Greinke were two Astros that came came into the lineup in 2018 and left right before the 2022 championship. I think Greinke is the only one that was here for those 4 years in between and wasn't part of either.
     
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