1. #1
    wombat
    wombat's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 11-23-20
    Posts: 732
    Betpoints: 12921

    Houston Astros signing José Abreu

    As if they needed any more offense, this will make them extremely scary. Especially with Abreu backing up Yordan Alvarez. One of the best offenses ever assembled in the last 10 years.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/astros-repo...191849706.html

  2. #2
    TheLock
    TheLock's Avatar Become A Pro!
    Join Date: 04-06-08
    Posts: 14,430
    Betpoints: 7028

    Baseball has a parity issue that’s getting worse before it gets better.

  3. #3
    wombat
    wombat's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 11-23-20
    Posts: 732
    Betpoints: 12921

    You can never go wrong with two Jose’s in the starting lineup

  4. #4
    stake1
    stake1's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 12-19-18
    Posts: 17,711
    Betpoints: 199

    the rich? just got richer

  5. #5
    jjgold
    jjgold's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 07-20-05
    Posts: 394,888

    I would think they’re even money to win the World Series again

  6. #6
    Mr KLC
    Mr KLC's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 12-19-07
    Posts: 30,045
    Betpoints: 697

    Doing this with no GM. Crane goes to his baseball people, analytics and old school, then makes the deal himself.

  7. #7
    mjsuax13
    mjsuax13's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 03-14-15
    Posts: 17,934
    Betpoints: 797

    Why not Canseco?

  8. #8
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Why not Canseco?
    Or Offerman.

  9. #9
    mjsuax13
    mjsuax13's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 03-14-15
    Posts: 17,934
    Betpoints: 797

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Or Offerman.
    Or No Way Jose. Where is he?

  10. #10
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Or No Way Jose. Where is he?
    Should be in jail after that bat attack up the street here.
    I think he's out of baseball all together now.

  11. #11
    GunShard
    Invest In Ethereum And Bitcoin
    GunShard's Avatar Become A Pro!
    Join Date: 03-05-10
    Posts: 9,810
    Betpoints: 36

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I would think they’re even money to win the World Series again
    There haven't been a back to back World Series winner since the 2000 Yankees but the Astros are capable of repeating.

  12. #12
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Abreu fills the 1B void, they will not sign Gurriel now and Mancini was just a 'rental'.
    There's still question marks in Houston.
    Sign Vazquez or find another catcher?
    Will they pay ridiculous money for forty year old Verlander who is a year removed from TJ surgery, there can't be much left in that Hall of Fame arm?
    Brantley is probably gone, as well as a couple of bullpen pitchers.

    This is why I don't start breaking down the 2023 season until late January, too many teams with too many FA question marks.

  13. #13
    Booya711
    Big Dikk Energy
    Booya711's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 12-20-11
    Posts: 27,052
    Betpoints: 7023

    It’s baseball….nobody gives AF

    saloon this whoreshit….this is football season
    Last edited by Booya711; 11-29-22 at 12:41 AM.

  14. #14
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    ^
    Blasphemy!

  15. #15
    pologq
    Make SBR Great Again in 2023
    pologq's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 10-07-12
    Posts: 19,207
    Betpoints: 4981

    the astros are solid. i cannot deny it. they sign the right pieces and have the team built properly.

  16. #16
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    the astros are solid. i cannot deny it. they sign the right pieces and have the team built properly.
    But aging rapidly, but then again, aren't we all?

  17. #17
    Crayzee
    Crayzee's Avatar Become A Pro!
    Join Date: 10-27-06
    Posts: 4,916
    Betpoints: 8214

    not aging that fast - yordan pena, most of the starters, aside from V, bregman not that old, the two outfielders - names escaping me at the moment , also they love the number 1 catcher for his D and he is a sneaky good clutch hitter lol- i am making fantasy lineups every damm day and now some of the names escape me

  18. #18
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Quote Originally Posted by Crayzee View Post
    not aging that fast - yordan pena, most of the starters, aside from V, bregman not that old, the two outfielders - names escaping me at the moment , also they love the number 1 catcher for his D and he is a sneaky good clutch hitter lol- i am making fantasy lineups every damm day and now some of the names escape me
    I know, my wife is an insane Red Sox fan, she almost cried when Boston moved Vazquez to Houston.
    I was a catcher in HS and college, I like Vazquez's defense myself.

    Houston more than likely will not resign him, he can't hit much outside of Fenway Park, his home/away splits are almost fifty points apart, and at age 32 is not young for a catcher.

    The most logical landing spot for CV is St. Louis.
    The Cards are in desperate need for catching, and more than likely sign a one year deal for about eight million dollars.
    I know the Pirates are interested in Vazquez's services, and the Red Sox may resign him as well, that's on Vazquez if he want to return to Boston.

  19. #19
    Crayzee
    Crayzee's Avatar Become A Pro!
    Join Date: 10-27-06
    Posts: 4,916
    Betpoints: 8214

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    I know, my wife is an insane Red Sox fan, she almost cried when Boston moved Vazquez to Houston.
    I was a catcher in HS and college, I like Vazquez's defense myself.

    Houston more than likely will not resign him, he can't hit much outside of Fenway Park, his home/away splits are almost fifty points apart, and at age 32 is not young for a catcher.

    The most logical landing spot for CV is St. Louis.
    The Cards are in desperate need for catching, and more than likely sign a one year deal for about eight million dollars.
    I know the Pirates are interested in Vazquez's services, and the Red Sox may resign him as well, that's on Vazquez if he want to return to Boston.
    lol- i was reffering to the other catcher - maldonado?

  20. #20
    stevenash
    stevenash's Avatar SBR PRO
    Join Date: 01-17-11
    Posts: 58,501
    Betpoints: 24242

    Quote Originally Posted by Crayzee View Post
    lol- i was reffering to the other catcher - maldonado?
    Maldonado has mad skills too.

  21. #21
    bigbaby1976
    bigbaby1976's Avatar Become A Pro!
    Join Date: 08-07-22
    Posts: 29
    Betpoints: 132

    huge win for them and loss for the Sox ... now they can go ahead and get rid of Mancini

Top