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[Official] Astros @ Angels

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Jun 7, 2024.

  1. Sep11ie

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    L 3-7
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    Selling at this deadline without trading Tucker or Valdez is essentially just running back the 2024 roster without Bregman and with all the aging players being a year older; that’s not a proactive strategy and is destructive to their longer term outlook. One point that is likely missed when thinking of trading away Tucker/Valdez is that there is an offseason (where they will have new-found financial flexibility) to address replacing them. A summary of a set of hypothetical moves between now and April 2025:

    Traded: Tucker, Valdez, Bregman, Verlander
    Added via trade: 7 MLB Top 100 prospects, 2 Org Top 20 prospects
    Signed via free agency: Michael Conforto, JD Davis, Luis Severino
    DFA/Released: J Abreu, Singleton, Urquidy, Ort, Mushinski, Sousa, Ortega, Hensley, Hernandez
    Free agents: Graveman

    2025 opening day roster:
    2B Altuve
    SS Pena
    DH Alvarez
    3B Davis
    RF Conforto
    C Diaz
    1B Loperfido
    CF Meyers
    LF McCormick
    Bench: Dubon, Caratini, Cabbage, Kessinger
    Rotation: Garcia, McCullers, Blanco, Brown, Severino
    Bullpen: Hader, Pressly, Abreu, Montero, Martinez, Scott, Dubin, Whitley
    IL: Javier
    Optioned to minors: Arrighetti, France, Henley, Gordon, Ullola, Robaina, Coleman, Speas, Murfee, Corona, Leon, Amaya, Whitcomb, Wagner

    That’s a roster that probably projects for 80-90 wins, which would be backed by a top 5 farm system (with a pending top 10 pick in the 2025 draft) and excellent long term payroll flexibility.
     
  4. PhiSlammaJamma

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    We are rested. About to go full Porzingis.
     
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    I am not saying this is what I prefer.

    I simply don't see Jim Crane trading Tucker or Framber. He simply won't punt on a season before it's even started and trading them would be punting.
     
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    Never go full porzingis.
     
  7. IBTL

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    You harp on luck a lot. The Astros are just not a very ****ing good baseball team. There's no bad luck. They just suck.
     
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    Hoping Valdez avoids a similar meltdown to what he had the last time he faced the Angels a couple of starts ago. That was the game we were up 6-1 and Framer gave up seven runs on three gopher balls in the 5th inning and left with us trailing 8-6. All three of the guys that took him deep are in the line up tonight for the Angels.

    Framer has not given up a HR since that game. But when he gets into that bad Framer mode you never know what you are going to get. We really need to sweep this series. It would show leadership on his part and definitely be helpful to the team if he would start the road trip off with a strong performance. No more Framer meltdowns please.
     
  9. Houstunna

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    Astros have a -3 run-diff this season. They don't suck, they're mediocre as of now.

    Once the luck pendulum swings in a balanced direction, they will win 90+ games.

    Jesus loves you.
     
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  10. Surfguy

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    I think we should push Hader to 8th inning duty set-up and move Pressly back to 9th inning closer. Pressly has, for the most part, failed to make the transition to set-up man. I think if Hader gets them first then facing Pressly next is going to be difficult. He's probably going to be more comfortable there. I dunno...just a thought. We could try it and see how it goes. The old switch-a-reeno. Or, not.
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  11. Deuce Rings

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    Troutless……Shoheiless…..and still unsweepable for this “Donec Crastinum” Astros bunch
     
  12. RussE

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    Abreu starting and batting 8th.
     
  13. Houstunna

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    This development is detrimental to winning.
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    I thought I had food poisoning, nope it was just this. Knew there was a disturbance in the force.
     
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    Absolutely has to be a sweep, and an emphatic one at that.

    Anything less and this team may never see .500 this year.
     
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    Thanks Jeff Bagwell.

    Meanwhile Loperfido doing us no good at AAA.
     
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    That is a bold prediction given the hole they have dug for themselves. To win 90 plus games for the year a lot is going to have to go right including Abreu discovering the fountain of youth or being DFA'd.
     
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    He even hurts on defense. Loperfido (or whomever) will be seeing time at 1B with the Astros sooner than later.

    He's been playing there 50% of games in Sugarland since he rejoined.
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  19. BMoney

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    They are going to score three runs and lose.
     
  20. The Beard

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    Tucker on IL

    we gonna keep sticking Abreu in there

    F this man

    We ain’t winnin ****

    And it’s on Crane or Brown or Espada or whoever is making the decisions
     

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