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Luis Garcia out for the year

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by RKREBORN, May 5, 2023.

  1. MadMax

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    Forrest Whitley is a placebo
     
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  2. Landry's Tooth

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    Let's not panic. They have payroll flexibility to add a proven 5th starter. They get Mccullers back for his standard half a season and they are fine...

    Valdez
    Javier
    Mccullers
    Brown
    Trade acquisition

    Bielak is emergency 5th starter...

    Still a good rotation. Then Abreu snaps out of it and anything Altuve / Brantley do to extend the lineup and we're good.
     
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  3. Landry's Tooth

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    Also forgot Urquidy could still be back...
     
  4. BlindHog

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    Answered
     
  5. The Real Shady

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    His ERA in AAA is currently 6.0. Last year it was 6.53. The year before that it was 7.99. In 5 or 6 years he might be ready.
     
  6. Landry's Tooth

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    Classic case of ped use...
     
  7. IBTL

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    How dare you.
     
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  8. IBTL

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    He be wildin if he doesn't.
     
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  9. tallanvor

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    White sox suck. Whats the price for cease on his one year contract?
     
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  10. IdStrosfan

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    Cease has 2 more years if control.

    Your answer: more and better prospects than the Astros have.
     
  11. Hemingway

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    I’d love to have Cease, but know way I’m giving up Gilbert or Diaz. Anybody else in the minors and/or Myers or McCormick I’d do. Just don’t think it’s enough.
     
  12. Snake Diggit

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    If the Astros are going to acquire a non-rental star player, my guess is that the package going out would look something like a 4 prospect package consisting of:

    Drew Gilbert
    Either Meyers or McCormick
    1 of Loperfido, Clifford, Wagner, Leon, Lee, Whitcomb, Melton, Julks, or Dirden
    1 2022 draftee pitcher (Taylor, DeVos, Dombroski, etc.)

    And even then it would probably not be a superstar (no Ohtani). But a package of Gilbert, McCormick, Taylor, and Whitcomb might be enough for someone like Cease.
     
  13. PhiSlammaJamma

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    We chose the unknown over the known and we've been measured. It is what it is. We need to find a Spencer Strider type and fast. We just don't have it.
     
  14. sealclubber1016

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    Who the f**k doesn't want a Spencer Strider type.

    Our starting pitching has been the among the best in baseball, even better than the Braves who actually have Spencer Strider.
     
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  15. Buck Turgidson

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    There should really be a "random trade" thread in this forum, it seems like 1/3 of the posts in every thread are along those lines.

    *not complaining about you or your post*, just a general thought
     
  16. Snake Diggit

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    I think the last few years there has been an annual “trade target” thread to contain most of those types of posts, but iirc it hasn’t been started until mid May at the earliest.

    It is probably too early for hypothetical trades but I need distraction from the futility of my own existence. Sorry for partying.
     
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  17. Buck Turgidson

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    No need. Read my 2nd line again.
     
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  18. rockets1995

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    Mauricio Dubon, Jake Myers, Corey Julks Value are High.

    Trade for Pitching?
     
  19. tallanvor

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    Cheap option maybe
     
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  20. Rock Block

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    I like him. Another player that came out and said what we all know about 2017
     

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