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Lance McCullers

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jim1961, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Redfish81

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    In no way shape or form is he a bad guy. I'm well aware of the charity he has done with his wife.

    In my mind, Michael Brantley would be the "consummate professional" on this team. That's all.
     
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    WOAH. Did not see that coming. Need numbers now
     
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    I think that’s a very fair, good deal for both sides
     
  6. Astrodome

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    Ok time to lock up his buddy Los.
     
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    That is a fair deal for both sides. Credit to McCullers as well, he was serious about remaining an Astro. I expected him to be very difficult to negotiate with.

    Over the next 6 years he will get 91 million so basically $15,000,000 a year over that span.

    I would like them to try to get some of these guys signed even earlier like Valdez.
     
  8. Joe Joe

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    That's a healthy slice of pizza. Granted it doesn't add salary this year, but that's over halfway to George. Astros are betting he's going to be good.
     
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    Love the deal. 17 million a year. You wait till offseason and he very well could've been 20-25 million a year.
     
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    Excellent! One down, one to go.
     
  11. DVauthrin

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    When you build a quality organization that consistently wins at a high level, players tend to want to stay. Jim Crane has done that.
     
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    Fair deal. Toward the higher end of what I would have liked but not a bad deal for the Astros.

    I wonder if locking up McCullers gives Click more freedom to shop young pitchers for other needs later this year or next offseason. With McCullers, Valdez, and Urquidy locked up for 5 years (and Odorizzi for 2-3), guys like Javier, Abreu, and Brown are easier to trade for a CF or other help.
     
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    That and now we can identify another ace to trade for in hopes that we can extend them. I need to look at some young arms with ace upside. We could be able to swing something this year or next to solidify rotation for next 5 years, GTD.
     
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    We now have McCullers, Valdez, Urquidy and Javier locked up through at least 2025, plus Odorizzi potentially through 2023.

    We are in a very enviable position going forward.
     
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    That's like 3.5 million for every curve ball he threw to the yanks. Yanks didn't even need their iwatches. Great memories.
     
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    $17M a year initially sounds like an overpay but if you look at current pitchers making that amount, you have Nathan Eovaldi who was in a similar situation. High upside but had TJ plus limited to 150 innings or so for the last 6 years. LMJ got market rate and I guess that's pretty fair all things considered.
     
  18. Wulaw Horn

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    You can now spend 30 million on an ace next year in the off season, and give Correa a 10/250 (or 12/300 or 13/325 if he needs that) deal and still be under the tax. Before I spent 30 million on an ace though I might check in with JV and see if he'd do a 3/60 extension.
     
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    My 85mil Starting Pitcher Lance Mu****** McCullers Jr knows how to notch RBIs in Game 7 of the World Series...LAD and NYY better keep his name out their mouth because their pitchers could never
     
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