The Houston Astros already possess more than just five reliable starting pitchers. Colin McHugh and Brad Peacock, now bullpen options, will provide backup in the case of injuries. But a handful of other serviceable pitchers sit in the minors ready to earn a shot in the big leagues. Among the several that Houston has, David Paulino could be the first to get the call. The right-hander faced an 80-game suspension last season, eliminating his opportunity to contribute across the entire year.
The majority of their MLB squad seems set. But the Houston Astros still have to decide who makes the final cut for essentially two roster spots. Saturday’s trade for Gerrit Cole solidified the starting rotation. Combined, Houston’s starting top three have made nine career All-Star appearances. Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander are both Cy Young Award winners, and Cole is a respected top-rotation guy.
It didn’t take the Houston Astros long to reel in Gerrit Cole once they became involved in the chase. Now the reigning World Series champions look like a 100-win team if it remains healthy. Yet, even with the significant acquisition and a few other signings this offseason, Houston can become even better. Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, Jason Martin and Michael Feliz all played a minimal role in the organization, and the franchise didn’t lose much with each of their departures.
@CGProgram@LenzContact I wonder if someone has extended an idea for Barry Bonds being let in the HOF without including his numbers post-doping since he was considered a HOFer prior to that. That could be one possible solution, but his numbers of course wouldn’t look so insane.
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Selecting a term
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