Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
OT - 2017 Astros
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
NolaOwl Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,653
Joined: Nov 2006
Reputation: 37
I Root For: RU, StL & NOL
Location: New Orleans

New Orleans Bowl
Post: #11
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
The Astros certainly will be in the mix. So much of it will come down to who gets hot in the playoffs. Regular season records don't mean that much.
07-25-2017 10:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fort Bend Owl Online
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 17,123
Joined: Jun 2005
Reputation: 163
I Root For: An easy win
Location:

The Parliament Awards
Post: #12
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
Trade deadline just passed. The only move the Astros made apparently was getting LHP Francisco Liriano from the Blue Jays (for Aoki who I think they shouldn't have traded, and a minor leaguer). Pretty sad showing if that's all they end up doing - Liriano won't even be a starter apparently.

Meanwhile the Yankees get Sonny Gray, the Dodgers get Yu Darvish and the Red Sox gets the Mets closer, among other moves.

I guess I won't be heading to Gallery Furniture to buy a $3000 mattress (their promotion is buy $3000 worth of furniture and it's free if the Astros win the World Series) - I think if they had done something significant, I think they have a chance to win it all but I'm really surprised they were so quiet in the trade department.
(This post was last modified: 07-31-2017 03:37 PM by Fort Bend Owl.)
07-31-2017 03:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Wiessman Away
All American
*

Posts: 2,892
Joined: Mar 2008
Reputation: 31
I Root For: Rice
Location:
Post: #13
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
Well now... The Dodgers just got Yu Darvish. With a larger and more visible Japanese community out in LA, I expect him to settle quickly and thrive.

The Dodgers have always emphasized pitching, but this year they have the complete package. Kershaw or no Kershaw, they are going to continue to roll through the NL.

I don't see who the Astros can get to level the playing field now. As for the Nats, they were never going to beat a team with elite pitching like the Dodgers. IMO, of course.
(This post was last modified: 07-31-2017 03:38 PM by Wiessman.)
07-31-2017 03:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fort Bend Owl Online
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 17,123
Joined: Jun 2005
Reputation: 163
I Root For: An easy win
Location:

The Parliament Awards
Post: #14
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
Nats got the Twins closer. I wouldn't count them out quite yet. It will come down to whether Kershaw and Strasburg are healthy probably (and the Nats need their injured hitters back too). The Cubs could be in the mix too.

One nice piece of trade news from a Rice perspective. Tony Cingrani got traded to the Dodgers so now we have another reason to root for them in the playoffs. Or maybe just one reason.
07-31-2017 03:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Brookes Owl Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,067
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 92
I Root For: Rice Owls
Location:

The Parliament AwardsCrappiesDonators
Post: #15
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
(07-31-2017 03:36 PM)Wiessman Wrote:  Well now... The Dodgers just got Yu Darvish. With a larger and more visible Japanese community out in LA, I expect him to settle quickly and thrive.

03-woohoo I really hope he thrives (sounds like he needs to work on not tipping his pitches), but he's just a rental. He'll be a FA at season's end and there's no telling if LA will make an offer - probably depends a lot on how he does the next 2+ months. With travel schedules I'm not sure how much the Japanese community will help him settle in, or even if there's much settling in that can be done, but he does have a Japanese teammate - Maeda - which might help too.
07-31-2017 04:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Brookes Owl Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,067
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 92
I Root For: Rice Owls
Location:

The Parliament AwardsCrappiesDonators
Post: #16
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
(07-31-2017 03:46 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  One nice piece of trade news from a Rice perspective. Tony Cingrani got traded to the Dodgers so now we have another reason to root for them in the playoffs. Or maybe just one reason.

Hey now! 05-mafia Kinda cool to have an Owl out here, but he's been struggling. I'm hopeful the coaching staff can get him straightened out and use him a little more strategically so he can be more effective.
07-31-2017 04:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Wiessman Away
All American
*

Posts: 2,892
Joined: Mar 2008
Reputation: 31
I Root For: Rice
Location:
Post: #17
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
(07-31-2017 04:14 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(07-31-2017 03:36 PM)Wiessman Wrote:  Well now... The Dodgers just got Yu Darvish. With a larger and more visible Japanese community out in LA, I expect him to settle quickly and thrive.

03-woohoo I really hope he thrives (sounds like he needs to work on not tipping his pitches), but he's just a rental. He'll be a FA at season's end and there's no telling if LA will make an offer - probably depends a lot on how he does the next 2+ months. With travel schedules I'm not sure how much the Japanese community will help him settle in, or even if there's much settling in that can be done, but he does have a Japanese teammate - Maeda - which might help too.

1. It doesn't really matter if he's a rental if the Dodgers win the World Series. He's an expensive insurance policy, sure, but the Dodgers are playing to win. And I think they will. Heck, at this point, they might not even need either Kershaw or Darvish. This is one of the best baseball teams I've seen in the last two decades.

2. If you're Japanese and you need some "home cooking" in this country, there is no place better than LA. There just isn't. Darvish will enjoy being based there, even with all of the travel during the season.

Brookes Owl, if you're a Dodgers fan, you can almost take this one to the bank at this point. The Dodgers are flat-out scary.
(This post was last modified: 07-31-2017 05:10 PM by Wiessman.)
07-31-2017 05:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Brookes Owl Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,067
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 92
I Root For: Rice Owls
Location:

The Parliament AwardsCrappiesDonators
Post: #18
RE: OT - 2017 Astros
(07-31-2017 05:08 PM)Wiessman Wrote:  
(07-31-2017 04:14 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(07-31-2017 03:36 PM)Wiessman Wrote:  Well now... The Dodgers just got Yu Darvish. With a larger and more visible Japanese community out in LA, I expect him to settle quickly and thrive.

03-woohoo I really hope he thrives (sounds like he needs to work on not tipping his pitches), but he's just a rental. He'll be a FA at season's end and there's no telling if LA will make an offer - probably depends a lot on how he does the next 2+ months. With travel schedules I'm not sure how much the Japanese community will help him settle in, or even if there's much settling in that can be done, but he does have a Japanese teammate - Maeda - which might help too.

1. It doesn't really matter if he's a rental if the Dodgers win the World Series. He's an expensive insurance policy, sure, but the Dodgers are playing to win. And I think they will. Heck, at this point, they might not even need either Kershaw or Darvish. This is one of the best baseball teams I've seen in the last two decades.

2. If you're Japanese and you need some "home cooking" in this country, there is no place better than LA. There just isn't. Darvish will enjoy being based there, even with all of the travel during the season.

Brookes Owl, if you're a Dodgers fan, you can almost take this one to the bank at this point. The Dodgers are flat-out scary.

All my life. But it's just too much for me to get comfortable. Bad things happen.

Re #1, Yeah, I'm fine with him being a rental especially considering the price they paid - it was very reasonable. The one top 10 prospect they gave up has a MLB-ready bat but is a serious defensive liability. My only point was about settling in. There's not much settling to be done with a rental like him but you're right re #2, it should help him feel comfortable. (I moved from Santa Monica 6 yrs ago and definitely miss Little Osaka, among other things.)
07-31-2017 06:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.