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[Official] Astros Off Season

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

  1. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    In fact, it's worth zero consideration.
     
  2. Chilly_Pete

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    I wasn't asking for your consideration. Thanks.
     
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  3. SKYGODZ187

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    Wonder if Chas McCormick and Luis Garcia could net Andrew Benintendi?
     
  4. Redfish81

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    Hand scares me on anything more than a 2 year deal. His velocity has been dropping the last 2 seasons.

    In 2018 his 4 seamer was averaging 93.8

    In 2019 it was averaging 92.7

    In 2020 it was averaging 91.4

    I would prefer Yates and I wouldn't be upset if we got Colome instead of Hand.
     
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    I hope its us i think he is a great player to add
     
  7. texans1095

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    Give me Rosenthal over Hand. Intrigued by Benintendi for the right price.
     
  8. raining threes

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    Not able to read tweet.
     
  9. J.R.

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    Rival executive familiar with Red Sox thinking said he would be “shocked” if Andrew Benintendi wasn’t traded before the end of the weekend.
     
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  10. Nook

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    That is the concern... do we really want to gamble 8-10 million for a year of Rosenthal when there is a 50/50 chance he is either prime Billy Wagner or bad Ken Giles.... how crushing is it for this team if we get Giles like play? Could be bad.
     
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  11. Nook

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    I am fine with Benintendi filling an outfield spot for the Astros. I think his actual production is less than what people believe. He had one really good year and then one other okay season. Still he would basically be replacing Reddick and he is a certain upgrade there... he also can play some centerfield if he is healthy... he had some really nagging injuries the last couple of years.
     
  12. raining threes

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    Give me Colome and Yates. In fact I would rather gamble on Yates cheaply than Rosenthal at 10 million.



    Thanks, I would definitely get this guy if the price was say Abreu and Marte.
     
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  13. Joe Joe

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    Regarding CF, it may be health, but he has not looked like a centerfielder. It could be playing in Boston as he does not not have a good reaction off the bat. It is tough to be a centerfielder without elite speed or a good/decent initial reaction to the ball. Though once he's moving, he tracks the ball well.
     
  14. SKYGODZ187

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    Trade for Andrew sign JBJ
    That would be an A+ offseason.
    Get those relievers and move forward.

    With the possibility of trading Grienke at the Deadline for some high end prospects if we can't get him to agree to an extension that's with in reason.

    Same with Correa with in reason.

    Both those guys don't wanna stay they ship to the highest bigger.
     
  15. Nook

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    I don't think he is ever going to be a good or even average every day centerfielder....... however I do think he can play there 35-40 times a year.... essentially it lets the Astros change up their lineups some. I am more curious about Profar and Semien and Simmons as possible additions that would allow the Astros to move Bregman to the outfield if they choose to go that route.

    There are also an absolute glut of pitchers still on the market...... Melancon, Nate Jones, Bedrosian, Bradley, Boxberger, Cishek, Hunter, Jeffress, Kela, McGee, O'Day, Yates......... some of these guys are going to get close to the minimum.
     
  16. Snake Diggit

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    I believe that if Benintendi is completely healthy he can passably play CF as long as the guys in the corners are good defenders with plus range. Especially knowing that Straw can come in late in games.

    I am liking Benintendi more and more after digging in a little. I don’t think he’s been healthy and I think he made some bad changes (mostly to his body). If he is healthy I think he can revert his body back and be a 3-4 win player who can play CF most days. That said, I think Bloom is a savvy executive so he may know something, or otherwise he may be asking quite a bit.

    A combo of Benintendi and another athletic guy (Profar, E Hernandez) would be fine defensively regardless of who plays where.

    I also am very open to the idea of them adding an infielder (LeMahieu, Semien, etc) who can allow Bregman to move to RF for a year, since it would add versatility this year while providing some insurance for when Correa is gone.
     
  17. donkeypunch

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    If Myles Straw says so, Its official right boyos?

     
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    With Uncle Mike too. Is that a hint? I would hope so.
     
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    You'd hope, otherwise he's pretty dense...
     
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