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    Sticky: Astros also get Frances Martes and Marlins get...

    Astros also get Frances Martes and Marlins get Kike Hernandez and Austin Wates.

    You'll love Kike. Can play anywhere on the diamond and great contact hitter with some pop.
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    Sticky: one report has Hou receiving Marisnick, Colin...

    one report has Hou receiving Marisnick, Colin Moran, and the top Competitive Balance Pick in the next years draft
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    Sticky: Cosart traded to the Marlins per multiple Houston...

    Cosart traded to the Marlins per multiple Houston Chronicle Reporters and Ken Rosenthal
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    yes it is. Johnson was a 2nd round pick who...

    yes it is. Johnson was a 2nd round pick who hasn't played a minute, and Beverly was the starter on a 54 win playoff team and all 2nd team defense. I like Johnson, but that's way premature.

    McHale...
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    So Ariza for 4 yr/32 mil. I like it honestly....

    So Ariza for 4 yr/32 mil. I like it honestly. It's front loaded and then de-escilates in value amount per year. He shoots the 3 well and has that perimeter D we lacked. Could play the 3 or the 2 for...
  6. Bosh has talked to the front office and his agent...

    Bosh has talked to the front office and his agent has basically ironed out an agreement. If he wants to go, it's set up to move very quickly.

    And really? You think that Bosh would pass up $88 mil...
  7. No. Beverly isn't going anywhere. If they need to...

    No. Beverly isn't going anywhere. If they need to dump more salary the most likely candidate is D-Mo since he counts about 1.5 mil against the cap and would be behind jones, bosh, and howard in the...
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    Parsons is a RFA and they have bird rights....

    Parsons is a RFA and they have bird rights. Meaning that once the rockets get the offer sheet (according to reports Nelson said that will happen tonight so the clock hasn't started yet), they have a...
  9. How is it media speculation when the tweet...

    How is it media speculation when the tweet explicitly states that the last 5 teams talked to raised the question?
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    Not really. Dwight didn't forc much here in...

    Not really. Dwight didn't forc much here in Houston last year offensively. In fact, Houston's really only big "problem" offensively was the tendency to start going ISO harden every play with like 6...
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    The time to spend the money is when you are...

    The time to spend the money is when you are trying to win. No one is ever guaranteed a title. When Not spending results in you significantly reducing your chance to win a title (which IMO is what...
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    The max anyone can offer parsons is 14.5 mil base...

    The max anyone can offer parsons is 14.5 mil base of the CBA rules. If the rockets sign bosh, they will get capped out, so really what's the difference in 12 mil and 14.5? Probably just the luxury...
  13. neither package was realistic. It's called an...

    neither package was realistic. It's called an anchoring effect. If you anchor the start of negotiations closer to your side, you'll usually end up with a better end result. The Marlins did the same...
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    I'd be ok with bringing back Hill as the backup C...

    I'd be ok with bringing back Hill as the backup C for a reasonable deal
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    Sticky: Oh no doubt he's a big overslot commitment (most...

    Oh no doubt he's a big overslot commitment (most of the savings from aiken are going his way), just that reports are saying $1.5 mil isn't accurate
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    Sticky: Astros and 5th round pick RHP Jacob Nix have...

    Astros and 5th round pick RHP Jacob Nix have reportedly agreed to a deal. Reports early on said $1.5 mil, but that $$ amount has been refuted. Press conference should be today or tomorrow
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    That's not how the Astros operate at all. They...

    That's not how the Astros operate at all. They had the 2nd best record in the NL for a span of 15 years culminating in their WS appearence, but then they needed to rebuild as their window closed...
  18. exactly. If you don't care about them, then don't...

    exactly. If you don't care about them, then don't get mad when they do what's in their best interest
  19. No I'm saying when you make the conditions worse...

    No I'm saying when you make the conditions worse for someone else to improve your benefits (ie limiting draft spending in hopes that the money gets spent on vets instead), don't get mad when that...
  20. I understand how a CBA negotiation works and that...

    I understand how a CBA negotiation works and that they didn't WANT to do it. But they did. There are tons of issues where they can make concessions and that is one they chose to make.
  21. but at the same time the MLBPA basically threw...

    but at the same time the MLBPA basically threw the players in the minors under the bus in the last CBA with the draft slot restructuring and pool allotment. If most players arent getting big bonuses...
  22. And for him, even if the astros exercise all 3...

    And for him, even if the astros exercise all 3 options, he's still hitting FA at 30 in his prime.
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    Sticky: George Springer is 4-4 with a HR, 2 2Bs, 1 BB, 3...

    George Springer is 4-4 with a HR, 2 2Bs, 1 BB, 3 RBIs, and 5 Runs scored so far against the Royals tonight. Kid has been on fire this month
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    Sticky: I remember when the pirates were down 6th with 2...

    I remember when the pirates were down 6th with 2 outs and no one on in the 9th against the astros like 10 years ago and come back to win it. That one still stings
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    Collin McHugh, a waiver claim of the astros from...

    Collin McHugh, a waiver claim of the astros from the rockies in spring training, went 8 2/3 today giving up 1 hits, 3 walks, a HBP, and 1 R (0 ER) against the As today in his 2nd start for Houston....
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