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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, May 19, 2023.

  1. marks0223

    marks0223 2017 and 2022 World Series Champions
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    I thought Dusty would be giving rest days to either Bregman, Yordan, Pena, or Tucket to get his boy Dubon in these past 3 games.
     
  2. tmacfor35

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    My parents are headed to the game where they are a whopping 0-4 this year. Not good.
     
  3. Bregatron

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    Quick, tell them you want to take them out to eat to share some big news with them...
     
  4. Joe Joe

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    With those 1st 8 batters against a lefty, Framber on the mound, this would be an excellent game to give DIaz some confidence.
     
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    Diaz has already started once the last week, that's plenty.
     
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    I actually did one time prior to an Astros game. Announcing their first grand child... I can't put that thought in them again considering I have been just adding only girls to the equation. My dad would think its a boy and that just isn't in the cards for my sperm.
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    Dubon is a much better 2B than Altuve, and Altuve's not bad at all.
     
  8. tmacfor35

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    Curious how Dana Brown feels about the Dusty/Diaz situation.

    He is your top tier bat prospect and you are giving him 5-8 at bats a week....... Pretty gross for Maldy at this point who is a great signal caller, but that appears to be about it at this point.
     
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    Tell one of them to buy a giant foam finger, just to change their mojo.
     
  10. tmacfor35

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    Curious how Dana Brown feels about the Dusty/Diaz situation.

    He is your top tier bat prospect and you are giving him 5-8 at bats a week....... Pretty gross for Maldy at this point who is a great signal caller, but that appears to be about it at this point.
     
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    If the players and managers were robots and feelings played no part, Dubon would be at 2b and Altuve at DH for maximum winning %.

    But what if the robots were sensitive millionaires?
     
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    Dubon is already a much better 1B than Abreu, and Abreu just sucks.
     
  13. sealclubber1016

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    I don't think Brown ever expected Diaz to catch a ton this season (hence Salazar), neither did I. Dusty and the pitchers holding on to unproductive warm blanky Maldonado was always likely to happen.

    The more revolting development is Julks having 118 PA and Diaz having 56, I imagine Brown cannot be thrilled with that. I honestly can't fathom what's going on there.
     
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    Seems to be an easy solution, no?
     
  15. sealclubber1016

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    I mean, Dusty has the lineup card and they aren't gonna fire him mid season and he knows it. Something this small in the grand scheme isn't worth the upheaval risk of replacing a manager who has shown he will do the right thing in October.

    If they demote Julks against his will his AB's will just go to Dubon and it will make Dusty even more insolent in regards to Diaz. I guess they just figure Dusty will come around eventually, it's a long season.
     
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    Chas has been healthy for 21 games (on IL 20 then aggravates injury 4 more) and has started 17 of them.

    Dusty sat him the 1st 2 games of the year which was frustrating and puzzling, but overall Chas has started 81% of games he has been healthy.

    The Julks vs Meyers dynamic is the one that makes me nuts.

    Jake is an elite defender (julks isn't) and has been clearly better with the bat as well. Furthermore, Dusty has a rep of playing veterans and making youngsters pay their dues in the extreme. Jake may not have years in but Julks is a rookie.

    In the 21 games Chas has been healthy so Jake wasn't guaranteed a start in CF:

    Julks has started 11 of them
    Jake has started 8 of them.
    Neither started 2 of them ( Yordan LF, Chas CF)

    There is no excuse for Julks to get more playing time than Meyers.
     
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    Seems to me Dusty reads these boards, because he seems to do the opposite of what we think. Only thing that makes sense to me.
     
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  18. Jose Cuervo

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    He is trolling us.
     
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  19. Marshall Bryant

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    I hear it every day on 790. What's your problem with it? Truth that must not be mentioned? Or lie that must not be mentioned?

    But it's certainly something you hate discussing as if it were poison.
     
  20. RKREBORN

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    I don't understand the Maldy hate. The catcher's bat is usually a black hole. I'm much more pissed at Abreu, a black hole at the clean-up spot and at 1B. Diaz goes to first, lots of these problems solved.
     

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