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[Official] World Series Astros vs. Braves

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. rocketsjudoka

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    What makes this sad was that 4 years ago today was the Stros victory parade. I flew down from Minneapolis that morning just to see it and was thinking about coming down to see this year's. :(
     
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  2. rocketsjudoka

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    I don't think Atlanta was the better team but sports especially baseball the better team often doesn't win. We've seen this a lot before where a team get's hot at just the right time and wins it all.
     
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    Over 162 sure. For seven games they were the better team. That’s all that mattered in this series.
     
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    Also amazing how the fickle uncertainty of postseason baseball benefits every team except the Astros.

    Franchise has ONE championship, and said championship came with an asterisk and a 500-year flood.
     
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  6. bobrek

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    This should make you feel better:

    "The Senators/Rangers franchise is widely regarded as one of the most unsuccessful organizations in all of North American professional sports."[/I]
     
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    Somewhat true regarding my feelings

    However, there's still more Rangers hats (for unjust reasons) walking around than Astros.

    And, the Rangers' city has PLENTY MORE going on sports-wise overall than Astros' city
     
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    delete
     
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    Post was deleted after I read, "liked",then refreshed

    You SHOULD be optimistic going forward.

    Astros will be competitive despite losing Strom and Correa.

    Plus, baseball postseason is fickle ;)

    Stros can win again, soon !!!
     
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    Posted in the off-season thread. That is where I meant to put it in the first place.
     
  11. banzai

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    I didn’t say they helped them… maybe just coincidental.
     
  12. rocketsjudoka

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    Howabout this:
    It's been 12 years since the Yankees were in the World Series and three of those years the Astros kept them out.
     
  13. Squirtle

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    In hindsight, we were not the better team. The team flashed moments of brilliance in the world series, but not enough for a 95 win team.
     
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    https://theathletic.com/2941828/202...corey-seager-reds-wade-miley-mess-more-notes/

    World Series leftovers

    • Braves manager Brian Snitker said the Astros’ Michael Brantley reminded him of former Braves outfielder Nick Markakis with his consistency and how he plays the game. Another comp would be Hall of Famer Harold Baines.

    Brantley doesn’t have Baines’ leg kick, but like Baines he is a professional hitter, extremely stoic, highly respected. Their rate stats are comparable, too, though Brantley, 34, has just over half as many plate appearances as Baines did — he reached the majors at a later age and missed significant time in 2016 and ’17 due to injuries.

    Consider:

    Brantley: .298/.355/.440, 117 OPS+
    Baines: .289/.356/.465, 121 OPS+
    Markakis: .288/.357/.423, 109 OPS+


    • Tom McNamara, a special assistant in the Royals’ front office, recalls scouting Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel for the Padres at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Few scouts attended those Olympics because of security concerns (a young Blue Jays up-and-comer named Alex Anthopoulos was one of them) and two players, Gurriel and Daisuke Matsuzaka, commanded most of the attention.

    Gurriel was then a 20-year-old shortstop, and he led Cuba to the gold medal. If he had been eligible for the 2005 draft, McNamara said he would have projected him as a top-three pick — and that was one of the best drafts ever, with Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki and Andrew McCutchen all going in the top 11 selections.


    • Out of minor-league options, Astros left-hander Brooks Raley went to Korea in 2015 seeking to prove he could be a starter. He fulfilled that goal in five seasons with the Lotte Giants, but decided to return when his wife Rachel became pregnant with twins.

    When the Reds signed Raley to a minor-league contract in Jan. 2020, he was confident his pitches were of major-league quality. Through Trackman data, he had tracked their spin rates, movements and shapes in Korea, converting from the metric system when necessary. The Astros acquired Raley early in the ’20 season after the Reds designated him for assignment, believing they could unlock him the way they have so many other pitchers.

    Raley says the trade to the Astros was the best thing that has happened to him in his career, explaining, “They were the first team to ever tell me I was pretty good.”
     
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    Only Boras would come up with some **** like "competitive cancer".
     

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