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The Forrest Whitley Era Begins

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by lnchan, Apr 16, 2024.

  1. sealclubber1016

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    Few players in history have been more fragile than this dude.
     
  2. Madmanmetz

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    Report OP this thread is fake news.
     
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    So, the Forrest Whitley Experiment has lasted a whooping 0.2 innings (2 outs).

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    Man, this guy is glass.

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    And now he is hurt again.

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  4. lnchan

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    The Age of Ultron lasted longer than the Forrest Whitley Era.
     
  5. Nook

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    It’s called mental illness. When he claims he feels something wrong - the organization has to listen and act accordingly. He is a loser.
     
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    Any other parallels in Astros history...?
     
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    That is quite the indictment considering that you usually find something good to say about our players even if its the smallest thing.
     
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    And letting two inherited runners score, which oddly enough aligns well with his disappointing the franchise/fans narrative. Baseball is amazing like that.
     
  9. Nook

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    It is hard to say much about him as a baseball player. He may be a good person … but he has done a lot of damage. He and Tim Redding should talk.
     
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    Not exactly like this. Morgan Ensberg to a far lesser extent. Redding and Martes and Melusky all did it too - but they were jerks, not neurotic, with the exception of Ensberg.

    Whitley destruction is kind of unique. I would say Appel and Prior come to mind. Prior is the most on point but he had success - he just got lost in himself like Whitley.
     
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    I remember Redding blaming everyone but himself for his issues... the excessive hype around him got to his head it seems.

    Meluskey... didn't Bags and Biggio demand him off the team and for the return of Ausmus? I find that situation to possibly color how Bagwell and the old heads in the decision making room treated Maldy. But from all accounts, Yainer isn't hated.

    With Ensberg, the team still trusted him to coach and help with minor league development for a good number of years...
     
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    Melusky got hurt and didn’t work hard either - he was gone no matter what.

    Ensberg is considered a good teacher and coach. He just went too far taking pitches.
     
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    If he can be Pressly's heir....
     
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    Let's see ...
     
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    Absolutely killed me. So frustrating. That and changing his stance multiple times in the same at bats IN THE WORLD SERIES!
     
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    That's such a wicked breaking ball.

    Too, bad he's a headcase.

    Him not listening to Strom tells us all we need to know.
     
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    One of my favorites from the early days of the internet was someone calling him pigeon **** because he stood as still as a statue.
     
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    Call him up now before he gets injured again.
     
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    Nothing will ever come of this guy. Trade him for a younger prospect with any value whatsoever because this dude has NO chance.
     

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