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2018 Houston Astros

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Coming off their first World Series title, the Stros look to be even stronger than last year. Gonna be a fun season to watch. First spring training game is this Friday vs. Washington. Forrest Whitley starts the season on a 50 game suspension. 

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Got tickets for opening weekend, April 7, my birthday vs. the Padres. Section 128, row 30, seats 1 & 2. Staying at Hampton Inn right across the street from Minute Maid, Friday and Saturday night. Would like to see Verlander pitch but he pitches opening day on Tuesday before. Not a problem. Might get McCullers.

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12 hours ago, baddog said:

Got tickets for opening weekend, April 7, my birthday vs. the Padres. Section 128, row 30, seats 1 & 2. Staying at Hampton Inn right across the street from Minute Maid, Friday and Saturday night. Would like to see Verlander pitch but he pitches opening day on Tuesday before. Not a problem. Might get McCullers.

Man, did I screw that up. Opening day is March 29th. Maybe Verlander will be up after all.

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Astros extend Jose Altuve for 5 years/150 million. I like that it is only 5 years compared to 8 or 10 so that he will be under 35 for the duration of the deal.

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Verlander on the bump as the Astros start their title defense in Arlington Thursday afternoon. Gonna be another fun year of baseball. Kyle Tucker was phenomenal in spring training, I wonder if he will be called up at some point. 

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16 hours ago, Hook'em said:

Verlander on the bump as the Astros start their title defense in Arlington Thursday afternoon. Gonna be another fun year of baseball. Kyle Tucker was phenomenal in spring training, I wonder if he will be called up at some point. 

He will probably be a "Post-June 1st Call Up. If they call him up before then he gets credit with a year of service and can be free agent eligible one year earlier. I would imagine they wait and call him up after that date to have control over him for an extra year.

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2 hours ago, Tigers2010 said:

He will probably be a "Post-June 1st Call Up. If they call him up before then he gets credit with a year of service and can be free agent eligible one year earlier. I would imagine they wait and call him up after that date to have control over him for an extra year.

Thanks. Good info. I learn something everyday.

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10 minutes ago, baddog said:

Thanks. Good info. I learn something everyday.

Yeah it is kinda crappy from a player perspective, but is a smart business move from a business perspective.

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It’s Opening Day!  The 2:30 start on the road for the Champs is pretty brutal.  I’m trying to clear my schedule now.  

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Altuve and Correa destroyed the Rangers with 4 hits apiece. Throw in another Marisnick homer and McCann's speed on the base paths, Gonzales' double off the wall, Springer's double, a sac fly, Astros score 9. McCullers pitched a gem. All this adds up to a huge win against a division opponent. Keep it up guys.

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There are 29 teams who would kill to have Cole as the #4 starter, and there are 29 teams who would kill to have Morton as the #5 starter.

This rotation might be better than the offense.

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44 minutes ago, PhatMack19 said:

Reddick Robbed a 3 run bomb, hit 2 run HR, then hit a grand slam.  Decent night at the park 

And Marisnick was named the Player of the Game.

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