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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Welcome to the Astros, Dallas Keuchel.


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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Well be signing Morton again


Pnels08
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
It's simple. Resign morton, Sign Harper.


Championship.


wahoocs
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
A Keuchel re-sign would be about the only thing that could dampen my outlook for 2019


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
I agree. I think they will resign Charlie Morton and call it a day. Maybe get in late on a value reliever.

With our prospects we can afford to wait out the 1st half and see where we are. I still would love a proven OF or DH bat but don't think lunhow will pull a trigger on anything big.

Morton for 2 years 32 million plus incentives


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
They aren't giving a free agent 300 million. Forget his name.


Pnels08
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
A fan can dream can't he


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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
I know this is cliche to say but I'm ok not giving Eovaldi $70M.

Hoping re-signing Morton is inevitable followed by Cruz.

Still hoping for one of Ramos/Grandal but I'm fine with Chirinos if we make another splash.

Hoping they steer clear of Brantley, Pollack and Cutch & give Tucker the AB's.

Kikuchi intrigues me.

Top it off with Bryce for good measure.



Dire Wolf
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
So I’ve been out of the loop, how’s the melt down? should I back out of my season ticket handshake deal I made with a few friends?


Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Rob Chimichangas alone will be worth the price of admission.


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Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
My money is on harper ending up a Phillie. They are ready to spend stupid money.


Floating Change Up
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Honestly, I don’t want Harper. I don’t think he would fit in with the rest of the team/personalities. I think he would play fine, but have a net negative effect on other players.

I like players who make other guys better - Altuve and Bregman, for example.

I also don’t want crane hand cuffing Luhnow for the next 10 years. Luhnow has mad good adjustments each season (and some not so good)... signing Harper means Luhnow will have a very limited scope on his approach.

I’d rather that money spent on Verlander, Cole, Bregman, Correa, and springer. (Not necessarily in that order).


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
It would be prudent to sign Cole to an extension Pronto. Next years rotation.... Yikes.


Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
The problem is the price on Cole. Are we paying a pitcher over $30 million per season? I doubt it. And if we do, would make more sense to pay Verlander on a shorter deal, assuming that is actually possible?


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Not at his age. Cole is younger. Would rather extend him. 3 years 75.


Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Cole knows he will get more and for longer. No chance.


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Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Here are the main pro-Harper arguments for the Astros.

It's less risky paying a stud hitter huge money for many years than a pitcher who is much more likely to regress or suffer a serious injury. It's kind of crazy that Harper just turned 26 so his contract will age well (and be tradable down the line if you don't give him a full no-trade clause).

They have a huge need for a really good lefty bat in the middle of the lineup. Harper is the best one in MLB.

With the outfield filled, Tucker would then become a prime trade asset to get after the controllable and reasonably priced stud pitcher they need (Thor and Kluber top the list).

There are more pros and cons but a Harper investment is not the craziest idea for Ludlow. In fact, it can be argued as sound from baseball and marketing perspectives.


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
That is simply not the MO of this organization.


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Floating Change Up
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
What are the main con-Harper arguments?


tiggerthetooth
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Its not my money, so I'm all about Harper.


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