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[Official] Astros Off Season

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 24, 2023.

  1. Kemahkeith

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    I agree with this post.
    Signed,
    Len Bias
     
  2. J_Hunter_1977

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    With the Verlander news, I’m not comfortable with The Astros standing pat with current rotation, but for conversational purposes, Bellinger’s recent deal was 3yrs, $80million so $26.7million per season
     
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  4. CisBuds4U

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    do it crane !
     
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    GIT R DUN CRANE!
     
  6. IdStrosfan

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    Of course he is.

    There is absolutely no risk for him. The team is taking all the risk.

    If he sucks or gets injured he collects bank and does not opt out so he keeps stealing money.

    If he has another CY worthy season, he collects a big payday, the Astros get ZERO excess value and he opts out to make even more money next year.

    The only way to protect the team is to Backload the salary and have vesting options based on IP to get to the richest seasons, but no way he agrees to that.
     
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    When did Phil Nevin die?
     
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  8. IdStrosfan

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    I'm perfectly comfortable with a rotation of:

    April-July: Framber, Javier, Brown, Arrighetti and Urquidy w/ France, Bielak, Blanco, and Dubon available

    Then

    August - September: Framber and any 4 of JV, Javier, Brown, McCullers, Garcia, Urquidy, France, Arrighetti.

    Postseason: the 4 best of Framber, JV, Javier, Brown, McCullers, and Arrighetti.
     
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  9. Redfish81

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    I agree.

    I'm more concerned with the bullpen at this point.
     
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    I'm hoping Blanco and Dubin can fill a couple of those spots in a big way. I haven't really been keeping up with the ST games, how has Montero looked?
     
  11. Redfish81

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    Montero hasn't pitched in a game yet. The guys that are locks for the bullpen usually only pitch 4-5 times in the spring.

    Dubin is dealing with shoulder inflammation. Which is just one of my concerns with the pen. Whitley has a finger issue. Then 2 guys I would say I had very lightly penciled in for the pen would be Sousa and Coleman.... they have both looked pretty bad in their 2 appearances thus far. Hopefully they figure it out.

    Blanco looked good in his 1 appearance but they are stretching him out. So do they want him in the pen or will they keep him stretched out as a starter if Verlander can't go or as a starter in AAA as depth? Not sure.

    The 4 bullpen spots after Hader, Pressly, Abreu, and Montero are giant question marks right now. I wouldn't be surprised if Bielak gets a spot simply because he is out of options.
     
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  12. IdStrosfan

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    Not an ideal start to the spring by the guys competing for those spots but it's super early and anything can happen the first time pitching in a game after months off.

    I agree about Bielak especially w/ Verlander and France having their issues and possibly starting on IL or not fully stretched out.

    If they start the year limited to say 75 pitches then Bielak can be the long guy.

    Framber, Javier, Brown, Urquidy, JV, France.
    Hader, Abreu, Pressly, Montero, Bielak

    That leaves 2 spots out of all those high ceiling low floor arms Brown brought it. Some guys simply must pitch well enough to stick right?
     
  13. cwebbster

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    Something tells me the stupid Yankees are going to get Snell now.
     
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    When he was traded to the rangers
     
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  15. The Beard

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    Problem is that likely leaves you in a dog fight for the division again and you run the risk of wearing down as the regular season draws to a close.

    If France is available during that period he very likely is starting
     
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    The legend of David Clyde looms large in West Houston
     
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    He was always going to be a major target of both of them.
     
  19. Redfish81

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    42 million a year for Wheeler....

     
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    $42 million a year, Jesus Christ. Wheeler is good but not THAT good.
     
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