Anyone else want Justin Turner?
Anyone else want Justin Turner?
Move him to 1st
i would guess most FA 3B don't want to change teams to become 1B. but i guess we could put yuli at 1B and bergman in LF
So we are probably losing Castro, Rasmus and Valbuena. Any trade for bat talk needs to start with lefty's. (Same can be said for pitchers.)
red$#@! won a gold glove in 2012, so better than preston tucker, or 3putt
No reason to give up on Reed yet.
That's what the plan is I assume, I'd be surprised if they did more than that. I find the hypo stuff to be more fun during the long and bitter offseason.
Fowler and Jansen would be nice additions, although I still wouldn't trust Fowler in CF. I would take Rasmus back too if the money is reasonable.
Don't underestimate defensive value. While the cubs can hit plenty, it's their defense that separates them. Plus, the dude was hitting very well until he had that freak ear thing.
Last edited by Hoop; 10-14-2016 at 12:48 PM.
C: Castro, Weiters, Avila, Salty, Pierzynski
1B/DH: Utley, Valbuena, Moss, Alvarez, K Johnson, Morrison, Descalso, Moreland, Loney, Lind, Howard, K Morales
OF: Fowler, Walker, Beltran, Saunders, Red$#@!, Rasmus, Joyce, Jay, Smith, Bourn, De Aza, Coghlan, Blanco, Pagan, Nava, Crisp
Gonna write down what I thought were the positives of the season.
- Ditching GoGo
- Mother$#@! Gattis as our new starting pitcher. He's a keeper.
- Valbuena before injury
- McCullers before injury
- Bregman once he started to get it
- Yuli. He can stay.
- The Holy Triumvirate of Correa, Altuve and Springer
- Things McHugh Said. Also seeing him bat was phenomenal. 10/10, would watch McHugh Bunt Again
i seriously $#@!ing love mchugh
Then, I'd consider how many variables there are and come to the conclusion that it's pointless to speculate. You're free to and yes that's the point of this board, but, you asked for my ideas, and that's the basic idea.
Gattis is fine at catcher. He's probably best limited to ~90 games behind the plate but he's not a bad defender when he's back there; it's more about his health.
For comparison, Castro put up a -2 DRS, 0.92 calls/game, and 12.8 RAA
Last edited by strosbros; 10-14-2016 at 02:54 PM.
They just need a catcher in the 9th inning to catch Giles sliders
how the hell did i get "pitcher" and "catcher" mixed up
$#@! it, let's throw gattis on the mound, see how he does
giles should consider throwing a pitch that has movement. otherwise he's kyle farnsworth.
slider doesnt counnt bcause no one can catch it
We still posting on a Ranger's fan started thread?
$#@! this. New thread
TrashMaster G loves $#@!- 2016-17 Official Astro Offseason thread
Why start out next season with the taste of spunk in your mouth.
If Crane is willing to go to $120M in 2017 payroll, and all the mlbtr estimates hold true, and Luhnow is able to get Sale without giving up major league assets (say Martes, Paulino, K Tucker, and Fisher), here's the roster:
RF Red$#@! ($40M/3yrs)
C Gattis/Castro ($35M/3yrs)
Rotation: Sale, Keuchel, McHugh, McCullers, Musgrove
Bullpen: Devenski, Feliz, Sipp, Harris, Gregerson, Giles, Chapman ($90M/5yrs)
That roster projects to 50+ fWAR.
I don't think we'll go after him due to the costs.
is archer a free agent this year? we really need to find a way to bolster our starting pitching. i have confidence in luhnow that he can continue to stock the farm. id be all up for signing archer(if he is a fa) and trading for sale. i dont think we can rely on lmj to stay healthy a full season and keuchel is a gamble.
archer is signed through 2019, there was a lot of talk, at least here, about trying to trade for him. i would love to have him on staff
ah damn. i think starting pitching needs to be our priority
Finally getting around to watching Ken Burns baseball doc. And for some reason (probably learning about John McGraw) I was struck with a revelation. We need a leader on the team. An official leader, yes a Captain And that man has to be Jose Altuve.
It's not the answer to all our problems, but it can't hurt. And there can be no other choice.
Edit-Just saw on WIKI that Enos Cabell in 84-85 has been our only official Captain.
Last edited by Dallasgatr; 10-15-2016 at 12:32 PM.
can we get theo epstein while we're at it
Maybe but I doubt it. He's good enough and enough time has passed that other teams won't give it much thought and it's not like the Astros have some higher standard to uphold. Also, Houston may be a better spot for Chapman given the presence of other prominent Cubans on the roster and in the system (Gurriel, etc.).
Open up the checkbook for Cespedes
My wish list:
Pitcher with lots of wins
High RBI hitter
Guys who don't clog the basepaths
Get those 4 things and the Astros are playing in October.
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I don't know what we're going to do with all that grit without the right kind of veteran clubhouse leadership to apply it evenly and thoroughly.
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