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[Official] Astros Off Season

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Joe Joe

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    I wouldn't except maybe in a 4 man OF. Like the song.
     
  2. Redfish81

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    Here is some good news...

    If the Astros get under the luxury tax for next season they could potentially have 5 draft picks before the 3rd round in the 2022 draft. We get our 1st and 2nd round picks back after losing them for 2 years for the cheating, and we could hand qualifying offers to Greinke, Verlander, and Correa. When they reject the qualifying offers and dump the Astros like Springer is going to we will have lots of picks!!!
     
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    Greinke and Verlander aren't getting qualifying offers.
     
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    If this board were in charge of things, we would be spending well into tax territory.

    As far what the real people running things will do, a lot probably depends on 3 things.

    1) What Covid does this winter and how it may affect next season.
    2) Whether we extend Correa.
    3) Whether a real difference making player becomes available that we feel we have to snatch.
     
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    If Greinke goes 18-5 with a 3.20 ERA he might. Verlander is less likely for sure.
     
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    Greinke got a QO with the Dodgers, so he can't get another one.
     
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    LF
     
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    And this would make a speedy +++++++ CF a big thing.
    JBJ would have to be a lock
     
  9. raining threes

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    If they can't survive losing these kinds of guys then there are much bigger issues.
     
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    So....a guy who wasn't very mobile in left field to begin with and coming off surgery on both his knees would be your left fielder?
     
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  11. Joe Joe

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    I would assume a guy would be more mobile after surgery than when he was playing hurt. Though, I don't think he'll be a good defender and the wear and tear would be scary.
     
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    Right....I certainly think the Astros wouldn't count on him to be more than an occasional fill in until the knees prove they are ready for more strenuous use. I can't imagine them not being extremely cautious with him in 2021.
     
  13. Joe Joe

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    Though, I wouldn't be opposed to Gurriel going to the bench by adding a great bat as he's getting up there in age and the rest might do him good. I think Astros have bigger needs, but if there is an opportunity, one has to at least kick the tires.
     
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    Yuli could become 2021's version of Marwin.
     
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    With the flood of expected non-tenders I don’t see anyway Houston trades for pitching, but I could see them trading for an OF or C. Here’s my watch list for who I think the Astros could be interested in:

    CF:

    Non-tenders: Almora, D Santana

    Free agents: E Hernandez, Villar, Profar, Maybin, Jay, Marisnick, Bradley, Pillar, Eaton

    Trade: Fairchild, Harrison, Mesa, Ray, Taylor, Baddoo, Celestino, Beck, Bolt, Moniak, Bishop, Basabe, Lowe

    LF:

    Non-tenders: Shaw, Martinez, Schwarber, Naquin, Aguilar, Frazier, Bell, Rosario

    Free agents: Marwin, Lamb, Bruce, Grossman, Puig, Souza, Cespedes, Choo, Rojas

    Trade: P Smith, Jenista, T Nevin, Rutherford, Erceg, Rooker, Diechmann, Armenteros, Reed, Ortiz, Mitchell, Craig, Ona, Fraley, J Williams, Baker, Yepez

    C:

    Non-tenders: Narvaez

    Free agents: Avila, Castro, Flowers, Ramos, McCann, Zunino, Chirinos

    Trade: A Jackson, Rogers, Rortvedt, Jansen, Sanchez, Hedges, Adams, Mejia

    SP:

    Non-tenders: Gray, Fulmer, Rodon

    Free agents: BAnderson, CAnderson, Archer, Arrieta, Bailey, Chatwood, DeSclafani, Gonzalez, Hamels, Happ, Hill, Kluber, Leake, Lester, Minor, Nelson, Odorizzi, Paxton, Perez, Porcello, Quintana, Richards, Sanchez, Shoemaker, Wacha, Wainwright, Walker, Wood

    RP:

    Non-tenders: Middleton, Knebel, Velasquez, D Norris

    Free Agents: Foltynewicz, Samardzija, Colome, Greene, Hendriks, Holland, Jeffress, Kela, May, Kintzler, McHugh, Melancon, Ramos, Robertson, Treinen, Workman, Yates
     
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  16. Joe Joe

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    Assuming the LF list is LF or RF.

    No Springer, Brantley, or Hand.
     
  17. Snake Diggit

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    I missed LHRP, Hand should be in there. Also wouldn’t mind them looking at Watson or McGee.

    I left off anybody I expect to get a contract over $10M/yr. That’s why Springer and Brantley weren’t included.
     
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    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/11/latest-on-blue-jays-george-springer.html

     
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    I would be a little surprised if Springer went to Toronto. We can't beat their offer when they have a 53.5% tax rate?
     
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