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Postby Bucharest on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:08 am

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually really excited about the upcoming baseball season.......last time I said that, Matt, Robbi and Drew were all single.....or at least unmarried!!! :D

I think Wojo is going to get that 5th spot in the rotation, so if he can get some seasoning before Appel makes his way to the majors, then that's a pretty stout rotation if Kuechel and McHugh. Combine that with Neshek and Greggerson being added to the bullpen, and the team is looking pretty good on the pitching front.

Oh, and while we're on the topic of pitching.....anyone that was giving Luhnow and the Astros shit for their "horrendous" handling of Brady Aiken last year, which would pretty much include most of the dumbass pundits like Olney, Rosenthal and really anyone trying to pick the low hanging fruit that has been the Astros over the past few years, well they can EAD.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/115029822 ... hn-surgery

Dude lasted 13 pitches........13 pitches.

In other news.....every MLB team is currently contacting and looking to hire the Astros team doctor.

Don't get me wrong, I feel really bad for the kid, but they were completely right and justified in their handling of the situation. In hindsight, that poor kids agent and/or parents really screwed him over. Oh, and the Astros still have the #2 pick in his place.

As for the lineup, I think this is the current projection:

Altuve
Springer
Gattis
Carter
Rasmus
Valbuena
Lowrie
Castro
Marisnick

That's not a bad lineup........in any division outside of the AL West, which I still hate being in, especially since it's so good right now, but what can you....thanks Bud.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:09 am

BTW.....for the Rangers fans that make their way into this thread, what's the word on Delino DeShields Jr.....is he gonna' make the team?
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby HornMafia on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:31 am

Last I heard there was talk of returning him but seeking a trade back.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Drew Corleone on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:44 am

FU Drayton as much as FU Bud, but there's plenty of venom for both.

Peacock has apparently dropped 20 pounds so when he's healthy he factors into the rotation, but I hope Wojo gets the 5th spot at least for now. Unless Appel tanks I would guess he has a shot at a mid-season call-up.

I have a feeling Springer is going to rake. Really going out on a limb, I know.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby AtlLonghorn on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:22 am

Y'all are gonna love Oso Blanco even if he does end up near the top of the AL in strike outs. Gonna miss the white bear.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:19 pm

Yah, that Aiken take is stupid, but it's coming from an Astros fan, so the salt shaker is near.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:58 pm

Exactly which part is stupid?
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Postby UTwiz on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:01 pm

The part you typed. No offense.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:21 pm

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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:50 pm

Luhnow get new specs? How cosmopolitan.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:59 pm

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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Drew Corleone on Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:34 pm

Don't bother, Buch.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:03 pm

Whenever you get the chance to cheer for a baseball organization run by Skynet, you have to do it. And do it blindly.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby eochs on Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:34 am

Don't worry Buch, UTWiz still stands by his statement from 2010 that Tony Romo will take the Cowboys to Miami... We all know how that worked out
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:00 pm

That's a great sports point that you're making.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:20 pm

Look out motherfuckers! Wandy Rodriguez is back in the AL West. :|
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Drew Corleone on Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:17 am

Outstanding performance from Dallas Keuchel. That's three in a row on OD for the Astros after dropping 7 of the previous 8. The drive back to Austin is much, much more enjoyable after as win!
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:22 pm

BOOM!!!!

Nice sweep in Oakland after taking two in Anaheim.....just imagine if they actually start hitting worth shit, because they're pretty awful offensively right now.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Fri May 15, 2015 3:17 pm

And McCullers gets the call......next up Correa......always nice being about two years ahead of schedule both individually and with regards to the team.
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Postby Drew Corleone on Fri May 15, 2015 3:24 pm

Ha. McCullers was just promoted to AA last week. I'd love to see that same time table with Correa, though I do still think he could use a few more AAA at-bats. Now get Singleton up here and give Carter a beer tray to hawk cold ones in the bleachers.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Sat May 30, 2015 5:53 pm

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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Sun May 31, 2015 6:19 am

Meh.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby Bucharest on Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:32 pm

THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED!!!!

Total sports boner right now.
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Re: 2015 Houston Astros Thread

Postby UTwiz on Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:54 pm

Me too. Kid is special.
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