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Trevor Bauer Accusing the Astros of Cheating

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by mikol13, May 1, 2018.

  1. Screaming Fist

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    Him and Clevinger are both pretty comical.
     
  2. BleedsRocketRed

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    WTF? LOL

    This guy man....
     
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    At least the guy is willing to laugh at himself.
     
  4. Marteen

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    Lol Bauer and Bregman at it again.











     
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    Lol Bregman. Bauer is clearly a strange dude but it looks like they are both having a little fun with it.
     
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    Alphamale meathead vs Alphamale meathead...who ya got?
     
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    I think they are actually friends and work out together if I’m not mistaken
     
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    The one in orange and blue.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Trying to turn the MLB offseason into the NBA's but its baseball so no-one really cares.
     
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    Woulnd't this be special...I'm sure this would make Cole want to re-sign for sure.

    https://climbingtalshill.com/2018/11/27/astros-trevor-bauer-pitcher-consideration/

    Trevor Bauer had a breakout season with the Cleveland Indians last year. He could be a starting pitcher the Astros might consider adding to their 2019 rotation.
    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Trevor Bauer may be the pitcher the Indians are more likely to offer up in trade talks. When taking into consideration age and cost, Bauer may be an option the Astros should contemplate to fill one of the open starting slots.



    Most of the trade talk rumors involving Cleveland pitchers have been limited to Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, until recently. Bauer’s name has recently popped up as the pitcher the Indians are more apt to give up. Bauer, 27, is the youngest of the trio, with Carrasco and Kluber turning 32 and 33 respectively at the onset of the upcoming season.

    Bauer may also be the more economical choice. Kluber is in the midst of a five-year contract that will pay him $15 million in 2019-20 and $16 million in 2021. Carrasco is halfway through his four-year contract earning him $9.75 million next season and $9.5 million in 2020. Trevor Bauer is in his third year of arbitration after making slightly above $6.5 million last year. That will most likely rise with his recent success, but how much is an unknown.

    Bauer has an ERA of 3.94 over his seven-year career. With only a few appearances in his first two seasons, he really didn’t become a full-time starter until 2014. Since that season Bauer’s ERA has been on a steady decline, dropping to an impressive 2.21 in 2018. He was credited with twelve wins last season while getting tagged for just six losses. He struck out 221 batters and only gave up nine HRs in the process. Those stellar numbers earned him a spot on the 2018 All-Star team and sixth place in the voting for the Cy Young Award.

    James Paxton has gone to the New York Yankees and is now off the market. The Yankees and Phillies are the apparent front-runners for Patrick Corbin, who was recently spotted in Philidelphia. Charlie Morton has yet to make a decision on the offer extended by Houston. The Astros will have to make a move soon, as the number of pitchers on the market dwindles. Bauer could be a viable option, without the burden of a huge salary or giving up one of their untouchable prospects.
     
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    I would hope it would be water under the bridge since they have both grown up a little. Adding Bauer to the rotation would elevate it to absolutely monstrous again especially if we retain uncle Charlie
     
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    Why is Cleveland seemingly set on trading one (and only one) of their starters? It seems like a weird mix between contender and rebuild.
     
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    They are too good to rebuild (especially given how crummy their division is) but they don’t have enough money to address their needs enough to be a real contender. So they want to use their surplus of pitching to achieve their goal. If they get good value for whoever they trade, it’s a solid plan. A better plan would be for the owner to realize their situation and dig down and find another $20M, but the GM doesn’t control that.
     
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    That makes sense, but that means they need players that help them contend this year (rather than prospects), right? Those would probably be the same players their trading partners want/need as well. Just seems like it would be hard to fit the right balance there if you're trading current for current value.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the owner has already executed the better plan a couple of times. Indians just don't take in enough revenue to spend like the Astros.
    Indians are hoping for a Gerrit Cole type trade. Give up consolidated talent for a lot of guys that may provide similar value over more years and positions for less money. If they are lucky, they strike gold.
     
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    Tyler did tweet that Brent Strom taught him how to use and hide foreign substances when he was 14.
     
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    Tyler using a special substance tonight? ;)

    Great night for Tyler but Tyler was pulled with a no-hitter going.

    Update: Jays broke up the no-hitter.

     
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    Kinda great: 7IP, 117P, 1HBP, 6BB, 7K
     
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    Since this tweet, Bauer's spin rate has jumped up nearly 500 rpm from 2322 to 2801.
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    I tweeted him. Doubt he'll answer. No one reads my tweets.
     
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