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FoxSports: Astros on verge of major deal (Possibly Tejada)

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by justtxyank, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7533086
     
  2. Fiah

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    Haven't we gotten enough bullpen help? Unless its a closer, I would like to see some starting pitching help.
     
  3. The Real Shady

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    I don't know how much we can get in return for Burke and Scott, but we do need some pitching.
     
  4. justtxyank

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    Maybe an Ian Snell/Marte package?
     
  5. texanskan

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    Pence/Burke/Patton for Santana?
     
  6. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    I doubt that. The Astros ready to pay Santana 24 million a year?
     
  7. Major

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    "Hey Cardinals, we just wanted to call and let you know we're on the verge of a major deal. Ok, bye!"

    Why would the Astros be telling various clubs they were on the verge of a major deal?
     
  8. Plowman

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    I want to see a deal for starting pitching and a closer.

    But not at the cost of Pence.
     
  9. H-Town Info

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    Please keep the Lee/Bourn/Pence outfield combo
     
  10. MadMax

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    That doesn't make sense to me, either...unless it was just friendly conversation.

    Major deal??? Sounds like more than bullpen help.

    I'd be all about bringing in Snell.
     
  11. LonghornFan

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    lol, that's considered "major deal" material?
     
  12. RocketManJosh

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    agreed and I can't imagine any of those guys not being here unless we got some deal we just absolutely can't refuse
     
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    Ditto, but I can't think of an earthly reason why they'd trade him. justtxyank - that was just wild-ass speculation, right?
     
  14. RocketManJosh

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    When I read it, I took it as they are on the verge of a major deal. In completely unrelated news, they asked about Marte earlier in the week.

    There is no way that is a "major deal"
     
  15. jakedasnake

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    This sounds like what happened and would explain why clubs knew about the deal.

    http://blogs.chron.com/baseballblog/archives/2007/12/wade_not_giving.html

    Ed Wade was busy Wednesday trying to complete a trade, and at one point the Astros were in the middle of a four-team trade conversation.

    "We've had conversations with teams," he said. "They lasted well deep into the night (Tuesday) night. They started early this morning. More teams come on line. It sort of waxes and wanes to get something going. We had a deal going with one club that evolved into a two-team scenario. ... It evolved into a three-team scenario, which involved into a four-team scenario and then got to a point that it was taking so long another club came in and wanted to talk to us about something and we had to make a move within that original structure that knocked one team out of the discussions.

    "It may have knocked us out too. A player that was going one way we had to insert in another deal to try to make that deal go forward, which eliminated one of the four clubs and conceivably could have eliminated us and conceivably could have blown up the whole deal. But we don't know yet. There's a lot of stuff going on. Even in a trade-rich environment it's so complicated."
     
  16. BigSherv

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    they need to cool it with the word major. Major is Dontrell going to DET. Thsi crap the Astros do usually is AAAA grade stuff.
     
  17. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    i hate the thread title. got me excited.. and then wade says it's probably dead. I'd rather have Gerry's nothing until it's suddenly done
     
  18. VesceySux

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    Well, I like knowing that Wade is active. After Tim "You can have Jason Lane when you pry him from my cold, dead hands" Purpura, it's nice to know SOMEONE is working the phones.
     
  19. justtxyank

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    Well I read somewhere else that Snell is available.
     
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    :D :D :D :D
     
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