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Title: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on February 28, 2019, 11:07:55 AM
I have really high hopes for the Astros this year. We have a boatload of solid prospects, including pitchers in AA but I don't think they will make the big jump so the rotation isn't quite as strong as Id like right now, but who knows what spring will bring.

And to start my season, I fired up Bull Durham the other day  8)
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 28, 2019, 11:48:28 AM
All I want from this season is Vlad Jr to be called up. That's all. That's the only thing. I'm a Yankees fan and yet I want that more than a World Series and the dude's not even on my team.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Rigg44 on February 28, 2019, 03:00:27 PM
My team will stink.  The Royals are only allowed to succeed when the owners are not paying attention.  Regrettably, they are paying attention and have returned to selling off all our valuable assets.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on February 28, 2019, 03:16:05 PM
All I want from this season is Vlad Jr to be called up. That's all. That's the only thing. I'm a Yankees fan and yet I want that more than a World Series and the dude's not even on my team.

I don't think he will be called up. I mean, if he continues to murder the competition, the noise will be louder, but unless its a September thing or injury related, I kinda doubt it.
I read an article where the FO will try to tinker with his service time by delaying his callus, but we will see.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on February 28, 2019, 03:16:59 PM
My team will stink.  The Royals are only allowed to succeed when the owners are not paying attention.  Regrettably, they are paying attention and have returned to selling off all our valuable assets.

When KC ran through us with the 6 run 9th inning en route to the Series, even when losing a few, I didn't think the Royals would fall that fast.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Rigg44 on February 28, 2019, 04:38:23 PM
My team will stink.  The Royals are only allowed to succeed when the owners are not paying attention.  Regrettably, they are paying attention and have returned to selling off all our valuable assets.

When KC ran through us with the 6 run 9th inning en route to the Series, even when losing a few, I didn't think the Royals would fall that fast.

All the Royals fans knew they would even while we were hoping they wouldn't.  If you look at what happened during the Brett era it's the same.  We are the best developmental program for the rest of the league.  We develop players so that we can trade them for other players we can develop.  Occasionally we accidentally keep the players too long and have a good season.  Its very tough to remain a fan of this team. 
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on March 01, 2019, 12:09:17 AM
yea that's the Drayton McClane blueprint when he owned the team here too. Well, not early on, but he wrecked us with that 2005 WS team. It took a fire sale and new ownership to turn it around.
Hopefully it turns around.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on March 01, 2019, 11:20:53 AM
My team will suck, and probably finish even worse in the Central than Rigg's Royals. The days of the Ilitches going after the high priced FAs are long gone, and the farm system needs time to rebuild.

And yet they'll still make it back to postseason glory before the Lions will.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on March 01, 2019, 04:46:49 PM
My team will suck, and probably finish even worse in the Central than Rigg's Royals. The days of the Ilitches going after the high priced FAs are long gone, and the farm system needs time to rebuild.

And yet they'll still make it back to postseason glory before the Lions will.

I laughed
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 01, 2019, 04:49:37 PM
My team will suck, and probably finish even worse in the Central than Rigg's Royals. The days of the Ilitches going after the high priced FAs are long gone, and the farm system needs time to rebuild.

And yet they'll still make it back to postseason glory before the Lions will.


To be honest, I forgot we were in the Baseball forum and thought this was about the Lions right up to "Rigg's Royals."

Obviously just blowing past the fact that it's the NFC North now, not Central.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 29, 2019, 11:29:21 AM
https://deadspin.com/i-guess-were-doing-baby-shark-this-season-1833662586

This is already my favorite thing.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on March 29, 2019, 12:03:20 PM
https://deadspin.com/i-guess-were-doing-baby-shark-this-season-1833662586

This is already my favorite thing.

that's a nope from me lol
As if I needed another reason to hate the Rangers
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 29, 2019, 02:36:14 PM
https://deadspin.com/i-guess-were-doing-baby-shark-this-season-1833662586

This is already my favorite thing.

that's a nope from me lol
As if I needed another reason to hate the Rangers


Let loose, relax, have some fun, do do dodo dodo
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on March 29, 2019, 06:02:00 PM
https://deadspin.com/i-guess-were-doing-baby-shark-this-season-1833662586

This is already my favorite thing.

that's a nope from me lol
As if I needed another reason to hate the Rangers


Let loose, relax, have some fun, do do dodo dodo

get off my thread  :D
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on March 30, 2019, 01:27:00 AM
Alright, branching this off the topic and seeing what responses I get...what would your three walk up tunes be?

1. My Shot - Hamilton Soundtrack
2. Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
3. Walk - Foo Fighters

Bonus: if I were a closer, just because:

thank u, next - Ariana Grande 😝
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on April 03, 2019, 05:07:34 PM
ah, lemme think about this....

My quirky one would be
-Texas Bound and Flyin by Jerry Reed, if I played in Texas
-Baby I Call Hell by Deap Vally because it has a great grunge garage riff
-Rock n roll aint noise pollution by ACDC just because..

I could get way more creative with more time  :D
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 09, 2019, 11:07:35 AM
I live in Seattle, but I am a Yankees fan. Which is to say: the only thing I care about when I go to a Mariners game are: A) are the Yankees their opponent and B) if not, how cheap are the tickets?


All this winning is not helping B.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on April 10, 2019, 01:26:34 AM
for those that didn't see this, well....

?s=09
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on April 11, 2019, 06:44:27 AM
Gotta love when that works out.

As for Marcell Ozuna...well, this still isn't as embarrassing as some of Jose Canseco's escapades in the outfield, but it's up there.

Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on April 14, 2019, 03:15:43 PM
that's great stuff lol

Thats clip also shows why I hate, I absolutely despise those panel highlight shows for any sport. You can't decipher anything because everyone has to talk at the same time, it's entirely annoying.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on April 17, 2019, 01:21:24 AM
Wow.

Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on April 17, 2019, 01:26:22 AM
sunday britches!
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 12, 2019, 12:36:47 AM
And now baseball heads to the same bubble wrapped area of sports as the NFL QB.
Further more, fuck Brad Ausmus. Loved him as an Astro but his take on this was bullshit and he knows it.
And Torre can fuck off as well.
That said, I know its only two games, but this is the MLB appeasing complainers and not accepting the fact that accidental collisions occur.

Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 12, 2019, 10:23:48 AM
And now baseball heads to the same bubble wrapped area of sports as the NFL QB.
Further more, fuck Brad Ausmus. Loved him as an Astro but his take on this was bullshit and he knows it.
And Torre can fuck off as well.
That said, I know its only two games, but this is the MLB appeasing complainers and not accepting the fact that accidental collisions occur.

Juke step.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 12, 2019, 10:28:50 AM
Sorry, kind of out of the loop on this one...what's going on?
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 12, 2019, 11:00:58 AM
Sorry, kind of out of the loop on this one...what's going on?

https://deadspin.com/jake-marisnick-should-probably-be-suspended-for-this-1836180059
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 12, 2019, 01:32:12 PM
Huh.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 12, 2019, 01:50:34 PM
Huh.


Yeah. I don't have a dog in this fight so I don't really care, based on what I'm READING the fact that he takes a step inward is the big problem, because he deviates from the straight line path in an effort to initiate contact (which is THE argument being made, I don't know, again I don't have a dog in the fight. I was just needling Crewe above with the "juke step" reply, heh).

Marisnick obviously doesn't have a rep as a dirty player (at least, that I know of) and he looked genuinely concerned when he checked on Lucroy after the play. I think it maybe was an honest mistake, maybe he thought Lucroy was going to step into his path and just made a foolish play, but I think the 2 game suspension is fair in a "zero tolerance" sort of way. We don't want to see more of these plays happening.

But, hey, that's my 2 cents and when it comes to sports I'm often wrong about everything.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 12, 2019, 03:55:44 PM
My problem with it is that the catcher is given a no fault stance in all of these instances. Jake saw the catchers balance lean towards the outside (his back foot as well) apparently going to attempt a sweep tag. Thats when he diverted to the inside, but then Lucroy shifted back to where he was and you can tell, when Jake saw that, he tried to move back outside to lessen the collision but it was too late. All this not to mention Lucroy is blocking the plate without the ball.
Everyone says he was supposed to go outside....no, he's not, he can do whatever gives him the best chance to score.
It just really peeved me what Ausmus said too, that little brat. He knows damn good and well what happened there. I understand defending your players but still, fuck off.
But I guess Id be pissed too if I managed a team where HOF talent goes to die.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 12, 2019, 03:56:09 PM
And now baseball heads to the same bubble wrapped area of sports as the NFL QB.
Further more, fuck Brad Ausmus. Loved him as an Astro but his take on this was bullshit and he knows it.
And Torre can fuck off as well.
That said, I know its only two games, but this is the MLB appeasing complainers and not accepting the fact that accidental collisions occur.

Juke step.

btw, I laughed  :D
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 12, 2019, 05:44:35 PM
Ultimately...I get how it could be seen as an accident and Marisnick does seem remorseful about the whole thing, but at the end of the day the rule's been in place since 2014 and you gotta protect the players. Assmus (...and yes, fuck Brad Assmus lol) is just doing his protect his players thing.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 12, 2019, 06:41:26 PM
Ultimately...I get how it could be seen as an accident and Marisnick does seem remorseful about the whole thing, but at the end of the day the rule's been in place since 2014 and you gotta protect the players. Assmus (...and yes, fuck Brad Assmus lol) is just doing his protect his players thing.

I agree, and the rule isn't the problem, the problem is, the rule isn't applicable here. Its a grown up sport, shit happens.
He is extremely remorseful, he even called it a "bad play" by him, although Jake is not a dirty player by any stretch of the imagination.
And yea, protect your players, but you were a catcher you shithead, you know damn good and well what happened there.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 15, 2019, 06:02:23 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 15, 2019, 06:08:40 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.


I'd say 162 games is a long time for a rebuilding season as opposed to a 16 game NFL season, but then again the Lions have been rebuilding for how many years now? :P


Not that uh...I can really talk post-2008 or so....
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 15, 2019, 07:48:04 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.

it sucks when your prospects outgrow your rebuild.
Drayton McLane sucked canal water at rebuilding, however, going off of a couple of prospects we had already, Luhnow dismembered the heart of what team we had left and dealt them (Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn) and thats when I felt like we had a guy that would build a winner.
From then on, it was fun to watch, even though we lost 100+ 3 straight years in a row, the minor league teams began kicking ass and soon, we were contenting and winning.
Hope things turn around because it is fun to watch a team get built literally from the ground up.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 16, 2019, 02:26:29 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.


I'd say 162 games is a long time for a rebuilding season as opposed to a 16 game NFL season, but then again the Lions have been rebuilding for how many years now? :P


Not that uh...I can really talk post-2008 or so....

Lol I'll be the first to rip on the Lions (and have many times), but well done. :D
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 16, 2019, 02:28:51 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.

it sucks when your prospects outgrow your rebuild.
Drayton McLane sucked canal water at rebuilding, however, going off of a couple of prospects we had already, Luhnow dismembered the heart of what team we had left and dealt them (Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn) and thats when I felt like we had a guy that would build a winner.
From then on, it was fun to watch, even though we lost 100+ 3 straight years in a row, the minor league teams began kicking ass and soon, we were contenting and winning.
Hope things turn around because it is fun to watch a team get built literally from the ground up.

I'm still waiting to get to the "minor league teams kicking ass" part, but there is some hope. Casey Mize should be a stud down the road, and I think the Tigers ended up with one of Roger Clemens' kids too.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 16, 2019, 02:46:52 PM
Rebuilds suck and kind of take the joy out of watching baseball on a consistent basis.

it sucks when your prospects outgrow your rebuild.
Drayton McLane sucked canal water at rebuilding, however, going off of a couple of prospects we had already, Luhnow dismembered the heart of what team we had left and dealt them (Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn) and thats when I felt like we had a guy that would build a winner.
From then on, it was fun to watch, even though we lost 100+ 3 straight years in a row, the minor league teams began kicking ass and soon, we were contenting and winning.
Hope things turn around because it is fun to watch a team get built literally from the ground up.

I'm still waiting to get to the "minor league teams kicking ass" part, but there is some hope. Casey Mize should be a stud down the road, and I think the Tigers ended up with one of Roger Clemens' kids too.

lol it can test patience for sure.
Thats why I really like this team so much. Our nucleus was drafted and honed as a true team.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: TheNorm on July 21, 2019, 10:51:49 AM
?s=20

Wow.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 21, 2019, 02:04:41 PM
thats just not fair. It must b CGI! ;-)
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 21, 2019, 03:25:21 PM
That's some RBI Baseball pitching there.
Title: Re: 2019 Season
Post by: Crewe on July 31, 2019, 04:48:15 PM
Astros deal for Grienke. Holy shit that's a great starting rotation, this year....
But now Cole will be gone next season for sure and we gave up four great prospects for a 35 year old. One of which was a terrific SP prospect.
We held on to Straw and Tucker who are our top farm studs but still, Im kinda back and forth on this simply because Im really high on futures, but Luhnow is going for winning now and I can't argue with that. And its not like he pulled a McLane and mortgaged our entire future, so I think after the new wears off, Ill be great with it. Until we send off Cole. Im still crushed over losing Kemp recently.