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Lance McCullers

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

  1. Tomstro

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    He isn’t coming back. I had a gut feeling about that since last season.
     
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    I don’t even think he wants to come back. Dude has been chilling, living the high life for a while now. 8 starts in his last 2.5 years. The PTSD from game 3, his last outing, might be a factor too. I dunno. I just think he’s done.
     
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    his career might be toast
     
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    Funny that when he signed that contract most felt it was a great deal to do and a good get for the org, boy was that wrong.....
     
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    McCullers is one of many arguments in favor of never giving any pitcher more than 2 guaranteed years. Pitching staffs should be made of all homegrown guys (or trade acquisitions) on year to year deals supplemented with guys on 1 or 2 year free agent contracts.
     
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    And this season from Hell continues to entertain.
     
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    This really sucks. It can be easy to get frustrated with Lance, but looking through a realistic lense, he’s almost assuredly been doing everything he possibly can to come back. His elbow and forearm just clearly aren’t recovering the way he would want, and might not be capable of pitching anymore. For a guy who clearly loves Houston as much as he does, and has some huge moments in our WS runs, it sucks to see it play out this way. I really hope he can one day come back, but if he doesn’t I’ll always be grateful for the way he pitched for us when healthy.

    And like many others are pointing out, that contract of his really is brutal.
     
  10. Rock Block

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    Since 2021, so far for 51 million they've gotten 17 wins, 210 innings and still have another 34 milly to give him, ouch.....
     
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    5 for 85 really isn't brutal, in fact it was seen as a good deal for a guy with his stuff but since he's not been pitching fo rpretty much 3 years its now brutal.....
     
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    I’ll tell you what’s next. Retire.
     
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    That's a dumb comment. Of course he wants to come back.
     
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    I think he’s mentally done with it. I definitely think there’s a chance that he doesn’t want to pitch anymore.
     
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    What comes back first? Mccullers or... shoulder pads in clothing?
     
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    I didn't. And I also opposed the Abreu deal. Granted, I wanted Rendon here... so I own up to that bad take.
     
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    Not with that contract……
     
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  18. RussE

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    I was thinking about that. I wouldn’t retire either if I have to give up the $$$$$.
     
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    42 Milly left…..
     
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    No. I’ll give it a shot next year.
     
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