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[Official] Astros Off Season

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    Alvarez replaces White or Kemp at LF/DH. That's it.

    They'll trade for another starting pitcher. Stroman or MadBum would be perfect.
     
  2. jim1961

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    I am on board for another SP, but LF (.802 OPS) and DH (.857 OPS) are not where we need offensive help. At first we are getting a .688 OPS.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/team/splits/_/name/hou
     
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    That's why I suggested we trade for Smoak from the Jays. They're openly shopping him, and he'd be just a rental. Strong, switch-hitting middle of the order bat, 0.847 OPS for the season.

    My ideal August-October lineup

    Springer CF
    Altuve 2B
    Bregman 3B
    Brantley LF
    Correa SS
    Smoak 1B
    Alvarez DH
    Chirinos C
    Reddick RF

    Bench: Gurriel, Kemp, Stubbs
     
  4. jim1961

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    Hard to see them demoting Gurriel in May. Right kind of move to make later in the season if both Gurriel and White cant get going.
     
  5. Snake Diggit

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    Playoff roster:

    CF Springer
    3B Bregman
    2B Altuve
    LF Brantley
    SS Correa
    1B Belt*
    DH Castellanos**
    C Posey*
    RF Reddick
    Bench: Chirinos, Marisnick, Gurriel
    Rotation: Verlander, Cole, Bumgarner*, McHugh
    Bullpen: Peacock, Valdez, Whitley, Devenski, Harris, Rondon, Greene**, Pressly, Osuna

    *Bumgarner, Posey, and Belt and money for Fisher, C Martin, Bukauskas, Abreu, Kemp, and Stassi

    **Castellanos and Shane Greene and money for Cionel Perez, Tyler White, Cristian Javier, and Ronnie Dawson.
     
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  6. The Hunted

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    #snakebomb
     
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