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Goodbye Ezequiel Astacio

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by ryan17wagner, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. ryan17wagner

    ryan17wagner Member

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Righthander Ezequiel Astacio was claimed on outright waivers by the Texas Rangers on Monday.

    Astacio, 27, has spent parts of the last two seasons with the Astros going 5-6, with a 6.02 earned-run average in 28 appearances (14 starts). He has thrown 86 2/3 innings and has allowed 107 hits, 63 runs (58 earned) while walking 31 and striking out 72.

    He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia on Feb. 22, 1998 and spent his first six seasons of professional baseball in the Phillies organization. Astacio was traded to Houston along with RHP Brandon Duckworth and RHP Taylor Buchholz for LHP Billy Wagner on Nov. 3, 2003.

    All three of the players the Astros acquired in the trade are now with other teams.

    Astacio has a career minor league record of 66-42, 3.46 ERA, with one save in 163 career appearances (144 starts). He spent the majority of the 2006 season at Class AAA Round Rock where he went 8-4, 4.86 in 21 games (17 starts).

    He was 0-1 this spring with a 2.25 ERA.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4662044.html
     
  2. texanskan

    texanskan Contributing Member

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    lol, the Rangers are so desprate for pitching that they will go after a guy who started a game against them in which they scored 18 runs.

    don't let the door hit you in the a$$ beautifull
     
  3. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

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    lol, glad I won't have to see that mug of his anymore.
    ....and his pitching.
     
  4. tested911

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    Is it me but those ERA numbers are respectable? I'm confused :confused:
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    His minor league numbers are respectable. His major league numbers are awful.
     
  6. Buck Turgidson

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    He's a quintessential AAAA pitcher: good enough pure stuff to succeed in AAA, not enough command to succeed in the bigs.

    The Bizarro Kirk Saarloos if you will.
     
  7. rodrick_98

    rodrick_98 Contributing Member

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    ugh i'm gonna have to watch him at ranger ballpark in arlington now? :mad:
     
  8. msn

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    If he's the quintessential AAAA pitcher, then it would follow that he is the quintessential Rangers pitcher. :D :p

    (Express and Gambler notwithsdanding)
     
  9. Rockets34Legend

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    Good riddance and please bring the same luck you did to us to the crappy Rangers.

    We will never forgive you for giving up that HR to Geoff Blum in the WS. b*stard.
     
  10. ThreePointShot

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    I'm glad he's gone.
    God he sucked.
     
  11. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    You never know when a guy might finally get it, he has explosive stuff.

    The problem is his fastball is straight...but the other pitches are nice.

    I wish him good luck.

    DD
     
  12. Plowman

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    Yeah,EZ struggles with his control and it really makes that flat fastball a silver platter job.
    I still like him though and it wouldn't shock me if he became a pretty decent reliever at some point,somwhere.
     
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    Take wandy with you, zeke!
     
  14. htownballa23

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    One down....one more to go
     
  15. Bobblehead

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    Good bye to you and your ugly mug Zeke.
     
  16. qwerty

    qwerty Contributing Member

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    So in the end all we got for Wagner was 1/3 of a Jason Jennings
     
  17. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    We also got innings out of Buchholtz, Zeke, and Duckworth.. granted not the best work. But it's something minor to add if you really want to say "what did we get". Plus their potential while they were here..
     
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    So much for our solid #2 starter of the future, which should have been around right now. If only we had hindsight and kept Johan Santana. But at least we weren't the only one to have him stolen in the rule #5 draft.

    Question: Have we ever gotten any all-star caliber players in the rule #5 draft? If so, whom? :confused:
     
  19. sums41

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    well put, that's like poetry right there. lol
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

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    Zeke was DFA'd by the Rangers yesterday.
     

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