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    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

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

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

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    the rich? just got richer

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

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

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    Why not Canseco?

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    It’s baseball….nobody gives AF

    saloon this whoreshit….this is football season
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    ^
    Blasphemy!

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

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    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?

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    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

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    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.

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    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?

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

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

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