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Shamus

  • joined Mar 18, 2008
  • last login Aug 23, 2014
  • posts 69
  • comments 2011
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Rank Craig Biggio

Where does Biggio rank among all-time 2nd basemen? Who was better? Who comes close? Who are the hall of famers at 2nd that he is clearly better than? Does Biggio's position changes put him in a...

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The inevitable return of the great white dope

How crazy has the last 10 or so days been with the Astros? It is exciting scoring 9 runs and kills me to see the bullpen give up 4 in one inning. So the week+ has energized my hopes a little and...

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For fantasy guys with Lidge

He lost his closer job about 30 minutes ago. He will not even be a set-up guy for now. This is pretty early in the season to lose a job.Since most leagues have already picked up all the fringe...

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With the Gambler out

How long does Andrew Miller get in the minors before he is moved up to the Bigs? I like Miller to be pretty good. I would think that if he has three or four decent starts he will get called up.So...

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What is the ML equivalent for a top College Program

What is the ML equivalent for a top College Program?There is a little debate going on. Some guys were saying it is equal to a AAA or AA team and I disagreed with them. I would think it is closer to...

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My Astro Roster out of ST

Astros 2007 RosterBiggio Burke Berkman Lee Scott Ensberg Everett AusmusMunson Loretta Lamb Bruntlett HidalgoOswalt Jennings Williams Sampson NieveBorkowski Miller Estrada/Peguero Holdzkom Qualls ...

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Some stuff

Now is the time when I really can't wait for baseball to come back. The Astros finished the offseason early and now is the long wait for ST. I just got my BA Handbook and the Baseball Prospect Book...

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Ben Zobrist

Astro and Zobrist fan here.I have only seen Zobrist play in two games for the Hooks AA team before he was traded. I know he played good defensive SS last year but didn't hit that well.My questions...

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Question regarding excellent K/BB ratios and other P stats

There are many stats that will tell you about a pitcher without ever seeing in person.K/9: Tells you if a pitcher can make hitters miss H/9: Tells you if a guy gets hit hard BB/9: Tells you if a...

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Pettitte is coming back; says Hendricks Bros

Hendricks says Andy Pettitte is pitching in 07 and interested in pitching beyond that. I think this makes Pettitte NYY bound. Astros GM Tim Purpura has stated they are hesitant to giving Pettitte a...

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Players you think your team will trade

This thread is to get to know what players the knowledgable fan thinks are available in trades for their team. I would stick to players on the 25-man or likely to play there this year. I would also...

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Who stays for next year?

I'm not so good at this projected payroll kind of stuff, so why not let Shamus lead the discussion, and in the center column? ---   rastronomicals The Astros are on the hook for these players. ...

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Is there a new baseball theorum for GMs

I have been writing some about what I see going on in baeball right now. I wanted to throw out some of my ideas and get some feedback or criticism.Below I have some ideas that are not necessarily...

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Luke Scott vs Lane and more Hirsh

As many prospect and MiLB fans know Jason Lane has been a thing of mystery and confusion. I don't know if he ever had superstar qualities but he was one of the guys you could pencil in for a good...

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Jeff Bagwell update

After being out of the lime-light for months Bagwell has finally reemerged. In a good segment before the SD vs Hou Bagwell talked about what he is up to.He said his family always goes to SD for the...

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Who should bite the bullet and sell and Clemens Market

After watching another spectacular performance from Clemens today followed by another heart-wrenching blowup I say the Stros have to sell NOW!!!Guys that I think should be moved. Preston Wilson ...

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Sunday thoughts

It has been a while since I was able to dedicate an entire day to baseball but today I was able to do so. I have a few thoughts and a couple questions from what I have gone over so far.Astros vs...

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The science of baseball, with Bill James

I have not seen anyone post about this and I wanted to know if anyone else had seen it. On the science channel there was a show on this week called the science of baseball. It focused on...

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Where do you rate Ben Zobrist among SS

Ben Zobrist is a name most of yall have probably heard of and maybe have looked over his seemingly impressive lines. I have been a fan of his for the past 2 1/2 years and have always wanted to know...

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Doug Drabek on the radio

I just listened to the great Doug Drabek speak about the upcoming draft and the Woodlands High team. He went over how happy the team was and how well they were playing and stuff like that for a...

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Sorry to anyone I have upset on the forum. Seriously.

I will try to keep it short. I am sorry to anyone I offended or attacked personally in my statements. Nobody needs to know my, or any of yalls political veiws on this, the greatest baseball site in...

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Prospects in the Texas League: Featuring The Hooks

Anticipating my trip to Corpus I have been looking at the Texas League. Tabbed as an inferior league for some reason, there are many good prospects represented IMO. I will focus on prospects of the...

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Around the league: First hand knowledge

It seems like it has been a while since there was a chance for everyone to catch up on how all the teams are doing. So I figured since the season is a month old it is a great time for everyone to...

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Taylor Buchholz posts the best game of the year!!!

Isn't life a B%$&* sometimes. That is what Buchholz has to be thinking right now as I post this. If you didn't see the game I won't waste your time telling you evey detail about it in the begining....

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My new boy. Buchholz Update

After two weeks and very strange happenings Taylor Buchholz got his first ML start. Overall it was a good start with very few bad pitches. The only hits he gave up were homeruns(2). Two fastballs...

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First game pitching prospect reports

I know I already gave a report on Buchholz, but I have another report on him. And this time I was actually watching his bullpen warmup from 10 ft away, and not on TV.I will start with some Royal...

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Verlander vs Buchholz

Sorry this diary is late, I meant to post after the game. I watched the game Tigers vs Astros when these two headed off. I was looking forward to seeing how Buchholz would look as well as...

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Interesting players you think will make your team

If your favorite team has an open slot or two then put up your foresight and predict who gets the last spot(s). Try to make some real predictions or something that most people would not know unless...

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Really hard throwing pitchers in the minors

First I wanted to know of the guys that you know of in the minors that throw really hard. I know Zumaya brings it really hard and a few others. An Astros prospect Felipe Paulino, who I have read...

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Making full season projections

I recently decided to make a full season projections for the first time. I am willing to put a lot of time into it. I also decided to only do one or two teams. The main thing I want to accomplish...

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