Astros 2019: You have one wish


You’ve lived and died with your Astros over the years. In many cases that fanaticism covers many seasons. The Astros have just finished two years of some of their most successful baseball. They’ve won the whole enchilada. They’ve won more than 100 games two seasons in a row. They set a club record for wins in a season. After winning it all they made the ALCS before bowing out against the odds-on favorite to win it all – the Boston Red Sox.

It has been an awesome ride, but as the organization turns towards the offseason — and the changes required heading into 2019 — the fans do, also. So, here is your assignment for today. Other than wishing for a team result like a World Series win, what is the one individual wish you have for the team before or during 2019?

Here are some choices, but you are welcome to a wish of your own:

Again, you have one wish. What would it be?

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139 comments on “Astros 2019: You have one wish

  1. I’ll go with commiting to Tucker in left field for an extended time to let him adjust to the big show and giving Whitely a shot in the rotation. These two reaching only the edges of their potential will be a huge plus for the Astros. Then good health in surviving the rigors of the season. Then resolving the catcher situation without giving up Tucker or Whitely.

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  2. All of the above! OK, if I have to pick one it would be the return of 2017 Altuve. With 2017 Jose and 2019 Bregman (who I suspect will have an even better year in 2019) there would be a ripple effect on the rest of the lineup that would make us even more potent. I have grave concerns regarding Corrrea’s health. I fear he is going to be one of those guys who gets hurt a lot. Until he plays 150+ games in a season I don’t trust his reliability. Even if he is proclaimed healthy next spring I would seriously consider putting Bregman at shortstop. Notwithstanding his recent knee injury Altuve has been a picture of durability and I don’t recall Bregman ever being on the DL. A consistent cornerstone of Altuve and Bregman anchors the defense. If CC pulls a Machado tantrum and insists on playing SS then package him in a deal with McCullers for Realmuto. I bet Miami would bite on that even if McCullers’ 2019 season is in limbo.

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  3. For some reason, I’m getting all kinds of advertising on the blog all of a sudden. Is that because I’m here in the US? Request 1A is that it all disappear.

    For me, it’s not just having Kyle Tucker in left. It’s having Kyle Tucker in left doing all the things the experts think he should be doing. That’s the largest single part of the plan going forward that we need to see happen.

    Okay, I’m a a homer. Request 1B is for nephew to stabilize and become a force at DH. I have to admit, I’m a bit concerned. Maybe the league has caught up to him, but I also think he got undisciplined late. The jury is still out. He needs to go back to working the count. That’s his biggest strength.

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  4. Bukauskas’s outing yesterday looks real bad until you look at it closely. He gave up a run in the 1st on a line single, 2WPs and a passed ball. A second lined single made the run earned. He gave up a run in the 4th on a line single, a wp and a ground ball single. He gave up two runs in the fifth after he left the game.
    He gave up 7 hits, all singles(four of which were ground balls), 1 walk( which scored), and 5 Ks.
    It looks bad for him until you notice that after he left the game, the rest of the team gave up six additional runs on nine more hits. It was one of those games where a team hits everything, no matter who was pitching. Scottsdale lost 10-9, so everybody on both teams hit and nobody could get anybody out for the pitching staffs.

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    • I love you OP but if Ken Giles had put up those numbers……..
      Hey these are young guys playing with some of the top prospects and stuff happens. As far as we know the wild pitches were catchers who did a poor job corralling high spin rate curves in the dirt.
      So OK – after arguing with myself – I’m cool with it.

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      • Thank you for your understanding.
        I still haven’t figured out how the awful Detroit Tigers hit four home runs against Justin Verlander in one game. What I do understand is that seven singles given up by JBB is just a blip on the radar and every pitcher in the world is going to have blips, some worse than others.
        Whitley gave up 3 hits and 2 runs the other night in the first inning. He was really good after that, but lost 2-1. It’s baseball and you look for performance over a period of time.

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  5. Oh and in a big dogs vs. little dogs reference – the Red Sox at $228 million have the highest payroll in baseball while the Dodgers are 3rd with $199 million…. The non-playoff Giants were #2 ($205 million) and our hometown Astros were #9 with ($163 million)…..

    On the other end of the rainbow – the A’s were 28th at $80 million and the Brewers were 22nd with $108 million

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  6. Interesting article about the one FA each team in the majors could re-sign…

    https://www.mlb.com/astros/news/one-free-agent-each-mlb-team-could-re-sign/c-299608620

    They have the Astros re-signing Marwin.
    Relative to players that have come up in Chipalatta discussions – they think the Yanks will re-sign Eovaldi and the M’s re-sign Nelson Cruz.
    In former Astro news – they have the Tigers re-signing……Francisco Liriano
    And in news of “I have trouble comprehending this” – the Marlins have no, zero, nada players heading to free agency – they are all under club control.

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  7. My wish is they re-sign Morton. As I mentioned in a previous post, with that piece in place I think our pitching will be fine, especially if we start seeing some of the upside possibilities from James/Valdez/Perez/Whitley/ Bukauskas, et al.

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  8. I’m going to be so off topic on this particular post because there is a lot to say. I’m also gonna be posting a bunch of my wishes for the Astros.
    My first topic is the 2018 Astros draft.
    The Astros strategically used their top 10 picks to get the best college player available(in their opinion) with their #1 pick and to target a hard-to-sign HS pitcher that they coveted enough to use their #2 pick on. He is Jason Schroeder, an 18 yo RHP who is their #16 prospect. The Astros selected two 4 year seniors with their #9 and #10 pick and saved $250,000 slot money by signing each of them to $10,000 signing bonuses. Then they took that $250,000 and added it to Schroeder’s slot value and convince him to sign with it. Schroeder wanted to go to Washington U. and that scared off other teams from drafting him or even scouting him. But, the Astros wanted him badly and found a way to get him.
    Initial reports on him are very satisfactory. He appears to be a coup.
    It’s this kind of stuff that really points out what a gem of a front office we have and it also shows how valuable high round picks are to this front office, so don’t be too disappointed when the Astros end up with one or two supplemental picks in the 2019 draft. Also, those picks are tradeable, unlike other draft picks.
    My wish, to go along with this topic, is for the Astros to spot and target another potential CharlieMorton-like pitcher to pull out of a hat for 2019.

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  9. Ignoring the price, I think Realmuto moves the needle more than any of the other suggestions. There’s a reason we expect McCann, Maldonado, and Gattis to be looking for work elsewhere next year. Even though it leaves us awfully thin at the position, letting those three go enhances our chances of winning. I’ll take that back – if you could get Maldonado to start 50 games and possibly come in late in other games (like JFSF) for a low salary it would be worth the roster spot.

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      • Speaking of Golden Gloves. I have been waiting to see if Marisnick gets even a mention. That is one guy that catches balls that other CFs try to cut off. And every spectacular play he makes gets a 3 star rating. Then Benintendi makes a fine catch for the final out of the game, and that gets a 5 star rating. If the Astros think he is an improvement to Springer in CF, then he is special.

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    • Diane……isn’t that cool! I can’t think of anyone on this team that deserves it more than Alex Bregman. Since Keuchel and possibly Maldonaldo aren’t a part of this team anymore I’m just happy Bregman is getting recognized for the nice work he does at 3rd!!

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  10. ok my wish would be to solve LF or catcher long term. we need to see if tucker is the real deal or not. for me maldonado could be a solution for the near term. he had a rough ALCS, but pretty much everybody did. here is an excerpt from the story on him being the reigning AL gold glove catcher and nominated again this year. his stats are impressive.

    Maldonado, who won a Gold Glove last season with the Angels, was acquired by the Astros in July almost solely for his defense. During his three months in Houston, Maldonado permitted just three stolen bases and three passed balls.
    As an Astro, Maldonado accrued five caught stealings. The 18 total stolen bases he allowed this season were the fewest among qualified American League catchers. His 48.6 caught stealing percentage led the American League, too.

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    • I am a Maldonado fan also. His 13 passed balls also was most in the league of qualifiers. But if the Astros bring him back, I can understand why. If they go younger, I can understand that also. I do wonder if Maldonado lets him mind wander or needs glasses (Not joking). You almost never see a MLB catcher completely whiff on a pitch. He had a few this year where it did not bounce, yet barely touched his glove. And those are not counted as a passed ball if no runner is on base.

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      • While we are talking catchers (I know it is only me). Yadier Molina changes the game with his catching. Not only will he throw you out at second, he will throw behind you at first. When Jim Sundberg came up for the Rangers, he had a cannon for an arm. Bert Campaneris was in his 30s but still a threat. Sunny threw him out at second on an attempted steal. The next time Campy was on, Sunberg threw behind him and picked him off first. From then on, Campy was station to station. My point is a good MLB catcher takes away from the other team as much, if not more, than he adds to his own team. We need a couple of good ones going forward. Machete is 32. So if the Astros decide to go young, I can see that too. McCann is 34 +. So we can see how fast a catcher can go down hill.

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      • With you on this. It just seems on my mind’s video log is Maldonado kicking balls or chasing balls while nothing good is happening on the bases. I’m sure it didn’t happen that often and I know he’s a nice guy, but the average MLB player has 20/12 vision and maybe his is only 20/20, so you might be right about the glasses.

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  11. Not fair Dan.
    I’m a girl who likes to shop and never for just one thing.
    But since you asked. My wish is to have Cora back. You didn’t say it had to be logical.

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    • I’m like Sandy, I like to shop around and pickup several things to try on before I make up my mind!! I don’t have to try on Marwin….he fits just fine! And so does Charlie….can you tell how much I love that guy?!! There’s a lot more to Charlie Morton than he’s a right handed pitcher…..a lot more! I think Luhnow is going to kick the tires on Sonny, I’d love to have him here! Don’t we need a lefty in our rotation? Think Valdez will pitch well enough in spring training to make the big club? If the price is too high for Sonny, I would definitely give Josh James a chance! What’s not to like about a guy that throws 103 mph!!
      OP…you are a WEALTH of knowledge my friend….we ALL appreciate it!!

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      • Shopping list?

        Eggs, cheese, lobster, a Nintendo Switch, uh wait we’re talking about baseball.

        Nah seriously if our offense had played to their career averages we’d have been so much better. Altuve being hurt made him a liability;same with Correa. Springer …something seemed off this year. If those guys are their normal selves next year along with Bregman continuing to improve, we’re gonna win 100 games again.

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  12. Today, at a grocery store (with a beer den), I ran into a guy with a Red Sox jacket on. The short of it was he had been stationed around Boston in the Air Force for 11 years and became a fan. I told him I was a life long Astros fan. During the conversation he said the guy that made the Red Sox the team they are this year was Alex Cora. He indicated that most of the fans that he knows felt the same way. I thought that was pretty interesting given the conversations we’ve been having here about Cora.

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  13. YIKES!!! The Angels have their eye on our MARWIN….NO!!! They think he would probably get $10million/3 year deal….that settles it, Marwin you are staying right HERE!

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  14. Some comments about people’s wishes:
    -Charlie Morton is going to be 35 in two weeks. The reason you haven’t heard anything about his health is because he is a free agent and the only ones who should know about his health are him and the team. The first indication anyone will have concerning his health is if the Astros decide to give him a QO in the next couple of weeks. The Astros won’t issue him a $17.9 million QO if he has problems, but if they do give him a QO that is a good indication they think he is ok.
    That being said, it is still a risky business to tie up a lot of money for several years on a pitcher who is 35 and has a history of health issues. If I were Houston and he were healthy I would offer him another 2-year incentive laden deal exactly like the one he signed 2 years ago and issue a QO if he rejects the 2 year deal. If they think he is not right, I would let him test the market and say nothing about his health.
    -Verlander will be 36 this season and the Astros will pay $20 million of his salary and after the season he will be a 37 year old free agent starting pitcher looking for a deal in 2020 to finish out his career. BUT, in 2020, Altuve’s contract jumps from $9.5 million to $29 million a year, thus consuming all of the room Verlander leaves behind when he becomes a FA.
    The Astros need to be smart because over the next 13 months they may face a situation where, Keuchel, Morton, Verlander, Cole, Pressley and McHugh all become free agents and LMJ may be unavailable. They have to leave themselves financial room to find some pitching, while continuing to pay more every year for Correa, Bregman and Springer.
    For these reasons I think they have to be frugal when it comes to paying big bucks for Marwin, and I also need to back off my desires for Cruz and be willing to give Tyler White a chance at DH in order to save some money for pitching that I know they are going to need in the next couple of years.

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  15. The following is from Heyman’s Astros report for the week: Houston Astros
    — People closest to the Astros say they changed signs frequently during the Red Sox ALCS since they were so concerned about Red Sox manager Alex Cora (the Astros bench coach in 2017) and his well-known talent for sign reading …
    — Some close to Dallas Keuchel believe that while the Oklahoma native and University of Arkansas product loves Houston he also wouldn’t mind the big stage, so don’t rule out New York or L.A. for him. Both the Yankees and Dodgers reset their tax so that’s a plus for him if he wants to go that way, Following his Cy Young season, it is believed Keuchel turned down a monster deal. While he didn’t have that type of year this year, he should do very well and now he will have a chance to play wherever he wants …
    — Keuchel’s new agent, Scott Boras, is urging Andy Petite and Tom Glavine, two crafty lefties who had long careers, as comps …
    — He’s also pointing out that like the other two Keuchel has been very good in the postseason (4-2, 3.31 ERA) …
    — The Astros were one of the most talented teams in the game this year, and their run differential was even better than Boston’s. And that’s true despite the Astros letting go of two of the biggest weapons this season and this postseason — Red Sox cleanup hitter J.D. Martinez, who was arguably the best hitter in the American League (it’s either him, teammate Mookie Betts or Mike Trout) and who was let go one spring by the Astros, and Brewers reliever Josh Hader, who was unhittable all year …
    — There is concern for Lance McCullers Jr. who admitted he is battling an injury …
    — Jose Altuve showed what a gamer he is playing on one leg in the postseason. Amazing. …
    — Brodie Scoffield broke off from Legacy to start Tidal sports agency, which will be based out of San Clemente, Calif., and start with several nice clients, led by Astros star Alex Bregman.

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  16. Now we get a full shopping list?

    Realmuto comes first. And I’d keep Maldonado too.

    I’d love a righthanded bat for the outfield, but there is not much on the shelves for purchase right now. Luhnow will have to make a trade and/or weave Miles Straw into the equation. How about both?

    I’d like to see the Astros steal Eovaldi from the Yankees. Let them pay a whole bunch for Keuchel. I’d like to keep Keuchel around, but I just don’t see Luhnow paying what he’ll get elsewhere.

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  17. Hopefully people like Eovaldi and Goldschmidt might like to play in Houston. Ofcourse Goldschmidt isn’t a free agent until next year but you never know what the brain trust is thinking.

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  18. OK. Thought it over for awhile. Here’s my shopping list.
    I know how Becky feels. Just the thought of Cora turns my stomach.
    But it’s hard to ignore the similarities between the 17 Astros and the 18 Red Sox offense. I think he keeps the players grounded at the plate. Take what you get and just try to put in play.
    Plus he obviously had other qualities like uh sign stealing. I always thought Beltran was that guy.
    1. A Cora like coach
    2. Realmuto. We need a catcher who can hit consistently.
    3. A good defensive outfielder with a power bat.
    4. I’ll hang with White at DH. He’s never had enough time in the bigs to get comfortable. I’m convinced he can do the job and do it well.
    5. I have to go with OP. Morton’s age worries me. Maybe a one year deal if he really wants to remain an Astro. I’m still intrigued with the Sonny Grey / Strom conversation.
    6. Lastly. I think letting Marwin go would come back to bite.

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  19. My shopping list:
    1. Realmuto, with Stubbs as his backup. Put Richey on the 40-man and match him with Quintana in Round Rock as your catchers there.
    2. A #3 starter, Morton or a good alternative, to add to a rotation of Verlander, Cole, Framber Valdez and Collin McHugh.
    3. Andrew Miller as a late inning reliever. A bullpen of Rondon, Pressley, Osuna, Miller, Peacock, Cionel Perez, and Josh James.
    4. A AAA rotation of Armenteros, Bostick, Thornton, Whitley, and Hartman. Get the best pitchers left on that Round Rock roster to pitch in their bullpen.
    5. A AA rotation of Bukauskas, Bielak, Martin, Solomon, and Bailey in CC. Have Larue, Sneed, Adcock, another lefty as tandem guys and get Ivey in the bullpen there to go with Pinales.
    Santa, that’s not too much to wish for, right?

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  20. Saw where Bregman is joining ESPN as an analysis for the World Series.
    Not sure if it will be for the rest of the series, or if it will be just tonight.
    I’ll get back with you on my shopping list for the Astros.
    Is everyone giving up on Stassi? Odd that his name hasn’t come up with him as a starting catcher next year.
    One of the moves “I” would do is either try to get Beltran back with these guys anyway you could get him……hitting coach or better than that, a bench coach for Hinch.

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    • Becky, no one talks about Stassi. I get to the feeling our pitchers don’t like throwing to him. I know you can’t see most of the games but all of them looked uneasy when he was catching. I saw a big difference when Maldonado came on board.

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      • I just thought it odd that his name is never in conversation about his catching.
        It might be a good time to add him in a trade over the winter. I wouldn’t just let him go…….there are probably more than one team who would JUMP at the chance to get him as a back up catcher.

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      • I think Max would be better suited somewhere else. Once Malonado came on board Max started pressing way too much; look at the difference in his swing before and after the trade! I think he knew his shot was over, and was just trying way too hard. We’ve seen that happen to other players of course, with JR Towles being a great example after being called out by then-manager Cecil Cooper.

        Still think Stassi should have been on the play off roster rather than McCann, who has shown he has nothing left.

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      • BC, I remember Hinch saying after the Maldonado signing, “Stassi is our starting catcher.” So there may have been a heated exchange behind closed doors that changed all of that.

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  21. Some Astros Affiliates info:
    -The name of the new Fayetteville High A affiliate of the Astros will be announced at a big party by the new ballpark on Saturday, Nov 4th.
    The five finalist names are the Woodpeckers, Wood Dogs, Jumpers, Fat Backs and Flytraps. So there you have it.
    There have been almost no new pics of stadium construction since the hurricane struck. I’m just sayin’.
    -Round Rock is in our time zone and all home games are aligned with our universe.
    – Round Rock is in a different division, too and that means the vast majority of road games are also in our time zone. There are only about a dozen late games where the Express travel to the western time zone and they are mostly in June and July.
    – The Rangers affiliate is now in Nashville and we will play them a lot. I like that change. The Cardinals affiliate is in Memphis and we play them. The Dodgers have their AAA team in OKC and Round Rock plays them a lot more. That is great. They also play New Orleans a lot.

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  22. Good news about your father in law. My parents and all of my brothers are gone now. I will lift him in prayer tonight. I can’t wait until this world series is over so we can get SERIOUS about the future of this team.

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  23. Keep in mind that the average price for a ticket to a major league baseball game, league-wide was $32. 44. According to the following link, this is the average price for a ticket to each team’s home games:
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/193673/average-ticket-price-in-the-mlb-by-team/
    It seams that the elite teams have the highest ticket prices and that the teams with the highest ticket prices are the elite teams. It also seems that the Astros ticket prices are less than most of the other elite teams they are competing with for the championship trophy.

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  24. There was a fascinating game between Scottsdale(the AFL team with Astros prospects) and Surprise last night. Surprise won, 2-1, and was 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Scottsdale was 0 for 0 with runners in scoring position.
    Scottsdale’s run scored when Astros’ prospect Ronnie Dawson tripled in a runner from first base in the seventh inning. But, Dawson was thrown out trying to stretch his triple into a HR. Scottsdale never had a batter come to the plate with a runner in scoring position in the entire game. They only had 2 hits.
    Forrest Whitley is the starter for Scottsdale this afternoon.

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  25. The error that cost the Red Sox game 3 of the WS was not the error of a bad throw. It was Kinsler deep on the SS side of the bag on a slow grounder deciding to throw the ball at all that was the mistake. There was no way he was going to throw Puig out, especially with a catcher trying to play first base for the first time ever.
    If Kinsler holds onto that ball, the Red Sox have a fresh pitcher, Eovaldi, pitching to the Dodgers worst hitter(.143 average), Barnes, with two outs and runners on first and third. Kinsler’s huge mistake was not eating the ball and trusting his pitcher to get the third out and ending the game. In the heat of the moment, he forgot the game situation. First came stupid, and then came the bad throw.

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      • To be honest, dave, Altuve’s knee and Correa’s back created big holes in the Astros lineup that allowed Boston to never pitch to Bregman. That created three holes in the lineup. Then Boston only fed Marwin breaking stuff and Yuli stuff on the outside corner, which he could only take up the middle and to RF. That pretty much left it up to Springer, Reddick, Maldanado and Kemp to carry the team offensively. They couldn’t.
        The injuries to Jose and Carlos started a domino effect that Cora was able to take advantage of.

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  26. Billy….you weren’t the only one who stayed up watching last night’s game!!
    Good thing I’m retired….I slept in this morning! Cora burned the pitcher who was going to start tonight so I would imagine Sale will be pitching tonight.
    I was rooting for the Dodgers, I don’t have a dog in this hunt..I just want the Dodgers to win it all. It would serve the Red Sox right to lose.I was talking to one of my retired flight attendants this morning about the bullpen for BOTH of these teams being down today, and she said the catchers are her concern.
    Either way it will be a battle of the bullpens again tonight. I swore I wouldn’t watch this series….but I can’t help myself, I love baseball!!⚾😍

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  27. Watching the Texan’s QB and the Cougar’s QB has been such a joy. I don’t watch much football anymore, but when one is confined to one’s bed most of the time it is fun watching my favorite football teams win for a change.
    Fortunately, I am choosing not to watch the Rockets or the WS.
    My one wish for today is for Boston to win so that this can get over with soon.
    Forrest Whitley pitched well today and lost. Scottsdale was shut out.

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      • Boston beating LA like a drum. 5 runs in the 9th. I don’t really care who wins but want to see what the score is. Hurry up an d be over so we can have some real off season entertainment with our Astros.

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  28. OP…We were watching the Texans Thurs night, and I told my husband the guy calling the game sounded just like Joe Buck (who I despise)….read in the paper the next day that “Joe Buck stopped off in Houston on his way to Las Angeles” to call the Texans game. “WHO”? Thinks this guy needs to be the #1 person that calls EVERY SINGLE SPORTS GAME???? His voice is enough to make a normal person want to jump off a 100 ft building! Drives me nuts!!

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  29. I may be reading more into the body language than I should. But we all remember Giles blowing up at Hinch’s decision to take him out. I have noticed a lot of unusual body language when Roberts takes a guy out or leaves him in. Just don’t think the pitchers like his “seat of the pants” decision making. He may warm up a lefty, and when a lefty bats, he leaves the righty in. The guys in the bullpen do not appear happy.

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    • He did the same thing last year. Don’t you remember how angry Rich Hill was last year when he was pitching a pretty good game? I will be surprised if they don’t let Roberts go after the series is over.

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  30. Daveb…..one of the things I would tell your nephew is the same thing Luhnow told A.J.Reed last year. Get with a personal trainer, lose about 25 pounds, and turn that extra fat into muscle. Reed came to camp last year, but he still couldn’t catch up with major league pitching. We KNOW Tyler can hit major league pitching, he just needs to work with a strength trainer and lose some baby fat….cause he’s not a baby anymore!
    I look for Luhnow to get with it, and put some guys together in a couple of trades. Corpus needs some guys to get traded, so their talent can get promoted! Trust me…..our talent in Corpus is AWESOME!! AND ask Miami if they are serious about trading that catcher with a golden arm!

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  31. Oh yeah….forgot to add salt in our wounds…Josh Hader is the NL best reliever for the 2018 season. Where is that *IDIOT* we traded Hader for???? GOMEZ….SPIT, SPIT, SPIT.

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  32. Some random thoughts on a beautiful Sunday morning:
    -Why in the world would any free agents from Cuba or anywhere in the world want to sign with Baltimore? Here they are tanking, with no GM, no manager, no farm system, no direction, and tons of international allotment money with nobody to spend it on. This is a team that has turned their back on international free agents for years. No wonder they can’t sign anybody.
    -The Mets conduct their GM search publicly instead of privately, get a big- time agent to advise them on the choices for their search, and then hire the agent who advised them as their GM, much to the chagrin of their players, four of whom are represented by this agent. And the players union is pissed because they see conflicts of interest everywhere. The brains of this organization has no brains.
    -The Dodgers stared across the field from their dugout, as though looking at the other team as the 2017 Astros disguised as 2018 Red Sox. Puig has given up and his relay throw on the 3-run triple in the ninth showed it. When he beat out the throw on his potential double play grounder, he wasn’t even running hard.
    – I said it a month ago. I don’t think Roberts keeps his job if the Dodgers lose.
    There has been a bunch of Primetime Dodger failure in the last three seasons.

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  33. Interesting how the RedSox have the # 1 payroll at 233MM and the Dodgers #3 at 200MM. That’s not the final # but I doubt the rankings will change. Astros are #9 at 160MM.

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  34. I’d like to detail a truncated version my wish list: (#1 trade for Realmuto), a shutdown closer (under tm control already in J James), White DH’ing with Kemp (Cruz considered), Hamels on a 1 yr deal (Cubs prob retains) once DK departs or pencil in Framber, hire Beltran as psuedo hitting coach, give Maldi a little raise as backup, a new coach to teach baserunning (don’t know official title), an OF who can hit & play stellar def (if one avail in FA), whewww, that’s my one wish.

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