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The outlandish prediction thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Hemingway, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Hemingway

    Hemingway Member

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    Astros sign JV, Contreras, Nimmo. Lineup:

    altuve
    Pena
    Alvarez
    Bregman
    Tucker
    Abreu
    Nimmo
    Contreras
    McCormick

    What’s yours?
     
  2. jim1961

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    The Rangers make the playoffs (cough/cough)
    Baltimore wins more games than the NYY in 2023.
    LAD loses TOR in first month of season.
    Pena is better than Correa, again :D
    Some team hires Luhnow in 2023.
     
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  3. marks0223

    marks0223 2017 and 2022 World Series Champions
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    Astros have improved every year under Dusty Baker so in 2023 the Astros get the record for most wins in a season all time and then go 11-0 in the post season. No more of this bull **** 11-2 crap like these past playoffs.
     
  4. IdStrosfan

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    Astros resign JV

    Sign Contreras.

    Trade Luis Garcia, Enoli Paredes, Jaimie Melendez, and Ryan Clifford to the Diamond Backs for Daulton Varsho.

    Lineup
    Altuve 2B
    Pena SS
    Alvarez LF/DH
    Bregman 3B
    Tucker RF
    Abreu 1B
    Contreras DH/C
    Varsho CF
    Maldonado C. / McCormick LF

    Rotation
    Verlander
    Valdez
    Javier
    McCullers
    Brown
    Urquidy

    Bullpen
    Pressly
    Montero
    Neris
    Abreu
    Stanek
    Maton
    S.Martinez.

    Lots of options for bench because Varsho would be 3rd/emergency catcher to allow Contreras to DH. McCormick would be available to sub into CF 99% of the time because Alvarez would be in LF in this scenario.
     
  5. Wulaw Horn

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    Astros will win somewhere between 110 and 120 games, depending upon injuries, luck and how they finish out the roster.
     
  6. Yordan The Great

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    Benintendi and Vazquez are signed.

    The Astros lead the league in batting average, OBP, SLG, OPS (duh), HRs and runs scored.

    Astros win 113 games and repeat as Champions.

    New York Yankees don't make the playoffs, coming off a 53-52 ending to their season.
     
  7. Marshall Bryant

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    How's this for outlandish:
    R DH Altuve
    R SS Pena
    L LF Alvarez
    R 2B Bregman
    L RF Tucker
    R 1B Abreu
    R 3B Correa
    R C Contreras
    R CF Judge
     
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  8. Snake Diggit

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    Jake Meyers puts up >2.5 fWAR next season.
     
  9. Marshall Bryant

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    I see no problem with that if he gets the PAs. He was on a pace for 4.4 bWAR in 2021 before his injury using 600 PA for a full season.
     
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  10. Jeremy Williams

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    The challenge with carrying 3 catchers would be finding room for Meyers. I’d love to see him compete with Chas for CF. We would have to cut Dubon to place Meyers on the active roster.
     
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    More of a wish but Houston signs recently posted pitcher, Shintaro Fujinami. Astros pitching staff feels they can fix his control issues. He was compared to Ohtani early on in his career. He becomes Ohtani 2.0.
     
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    Japanese Player who costs more cash, but a smaller contract for CBT. I had not thought we would venture into the Asian Market, but this looks like a good one to try.
     
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    Lunhow returns
     
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    How's this for outlandish:
    R 2B Altuve
    R SS Pena
    L LF Alvarez
    R 3B Bregman
    L RF Tucker
    R 1B Abreu
    R DH Meyers
    R CF McCormick
    R C Maldonado

    C2 Danny Jansen
    Super U Leon
    IF Hensley
    LF/DH Brantley
     
  16. Shark44

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    Ok, I'll play...
    - Contreras signs and catches 90+ games.
    - Leon becomes our everyday CF answer before season ends.
    - JV resigns after pushing Crane to $37M/yr for 3 years.
    - Hensley becomes best utility INF since Marwin's heyday.
    - Javier becomes an All Star
     
  17. Jeremy Williams

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    When asked about the Astros' most pressing
    needs now that a void has been filled at first
    base, Crane said "we have to look at the
    catching and maybe another outfielder, and
    you never have enough pitching. I think
    those are the spots that are very obvious."

    Catcher: Contreras
    OF: Benendendi, Nimmo or Brantley
    P: JV or LHRP
     
  18. Marshall Bryant

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    If JV winds up with the Mets, poach Bassit.
     
  19. IdStrosfan

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    Meyers has 1.4 fWAR in 88 career games INCLUDING his poor year in 2022.

    If he gets the playing time I don't see why he wouldn't get at least 2.5
     
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  20. Hemingway

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    thats more like it
     

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