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Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


So, Derek Fisher was very impressive at the Future's Game.

...why isn't he on the roster? What benefit is there to keep Aoki for him? Asking for a friend.

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Kirios posted:

So, Derek Fisher was very impressive at the Future's Game.

...why isn't he on the roster? What benefit is there to keep Aoki for him? Asking for a friend.

My guess is to inflate his value at the deadline. 'Top prospect' sounds better than 'number three outfielder'.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


all-Rush mixtape posted:

My guess is to inflate his value at the deadline. 'Top prospect' sounds better than 'number three outfielder'.

Fisher/Springer/Reddick is a real outfield though, which would be nice to have

Marisnick is having a nice year for him but ehhhh

Abel Wingnut
Dec 23, 2002



are they higher on fisher or tucker at this point?

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Probably Tucker but Fisher is closer, Tucker is a year out at least

Hell, you could wait on Tucker and move on from Reddick while keeping Fisher

Tucker also gets you a much better player in a trade

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Tucker is the one player, above all others, I don't want the Astros to trade.

Fisher is...replaceable, but man, he could easily be the starting LF this year. If the Cubs keep starting Schwarber, why can't the Astros deploy Fisher?

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Tucker is 20 and slashing .288/.349/.553 in AA, I have high hopes for him

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Intruder posted:

Tucker is 20 and slashing .288/.349/.553 in AA, I have high hopes for him

Sonny Gray for Tucker + Perez

What say you?

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


That's tough. Could Kemp + Whitley + filler get it done?

Also holy poo poo Daz is looking like a massive bust

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Problem is...that's at least what it will take to get a #3 pitcher. Someone like Cole, Quintana, etc. will cost more than that.

And I'm not sure it's worth it.

Edit: Nah, we aren't getting a good starter without parting with at least Tucker or Fisher.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Whitley is probably a prospect on their level tbh

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


Intruder posted:

Tucker is 20 and slashing .288/.349/.553 in AA, I have high hopes for him

This post is begging for a JeffersonLives forums reincarnation.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Yeah, but he's quite far away. That devalues him a little bit compared to Tucker and especially Fisher. Fisher can be sold as ready to be plugged into RF tomorrow.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Grittybeard posted:

This post is begging for a JeffersonLives forums reincarnation.

Sadly he was right about Singleton

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Intruder posted:

Sadly he was right about Singleton

You think Daz is a bust? At least he has time to turn it around. He's 20 and OPSing .728 in A ball. He's far from a lost cause.

Now, Singleton?! That is a massive, massive bust.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Daz hasn't looked good at any level yet. If he's going to avoid being a bust, he'd better get his poo poo together soon

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Oh, certainly, he hasn't impressed anyone yet. But he's got time to turn it around, and to be fair to him, has been improving lately.

I'm just extremely salty about Jon Singleton and AJ Reed. We aren't allowed to have a nice 1B.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Gurriel is doing a well enough job IMO, I'm pretty pleased with the way he's been hitting especially lately

Sure he doesn't have the power or OBP you'd like from a 1B but it's a far sight better than what we've had

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Tucker, Martes/Fisher and Paulino for Freeman, yes or no?

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Martes, yes.

Fisher....maybe, but possibly yes.

Go for the greatest offense of all time, gently caress it.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I know you're mad at Martes but his stuff is legit and he's still very young

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


I don't see the Astros being able to trade Paulino this year due to the 80-game suspension. Martes + Fisher + I dunno, Colin Moran?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Intruder posted:

I know you're mad at Martes but his stuff is legit and he's still very young

Martes isn't ready to start yet, but he's been okay in short pen outings. I'd prefer to keep him around.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


It warms my heart that Astros fans are starting to use this thread finally. We should continue to do this!

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I wouldn't mind moving Moran now while he has the illusion of value

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


What are the odds the Astros go 19-8 down the stretch and the Dodgers go 8-19? Asking for a friend.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Very low but IIRC it doesn't matter because they went back to alternating AL/NL homefield

The only teams the Astros need to really worry about are the Indians and Red Sox

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Intruder posted:

Very low but IIRC it doesn't matter because they went back to alternating AL/NL homefield

The only teams the Astros need to really worry about are the Indians and Red Sox

An Astros/Indians ALCS terrifies me because we will almost certainly lose

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Intruder posted:

Very low but IIRC it doesn't matter because they went back to alternating AL/NL homefield

The only teams the Astros need to really worry about are the Indians and Red Sox

I'm pretty sure it's best record now, not alternating.

And yes, I realize it's putting the cart before the horse. I'd still like the best regular season record, though.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Eight wins away!

b0ng
Jan 16, 2004

Thats a nice Game 7 you have there. Would be a shame if somebody nailed it down.

Big Mean Jerk posted:

An Astros/Indians ALCS terrifies me because we will almost certainly lose

I hate to raise a dead quote but right now I still feel like they are the worse matchup for us over the Yankees. I am hoping for some Yankee bullshit, but I can see where this is heading.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


https://twitter.com/kidkeuchy/status/917536362710134785

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Me watching the game yesterday while down 3-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF56zOFYjvw

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Intruder posted:

Me watching the game yesterday while down 3-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF56zOFYjvw

I took a nap after Boston took the lead and woke up to the sound of Bregman's bat crack.

*wakes up*
"Oh. Neat!"

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I posted that wrong, that should have been "The Astros speaking to me while down 3-2" not "me while they were down 3-2" because I was already in full "Dreading game 5" mode

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Intruder posted:

I posted that wrong, that should have been "The Astros speaking to me while down 3-2" not "me while they were down 3-2" because I was already in full "Dreading game 5" mode

Yeah but sometimes they recite that quote and then bobble a 3-run dinger into the stands

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Big Mean Jerk posted:

An Astros/Indians ALCS terrifies me because we will almost certainly lose

Good news!

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Given how anemic the Indians offense was, I may have cursed us

ComposerGuy
Jul 28, 2007

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Big Mean Jerk posted:

Given how anemic the Indians offense was, I may have cursed us

I was way more concerned about their pitching, so in that sense we got the best possible matchup.

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Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

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I am thrilled we are playing the Yankees instead of the Indians.

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