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Episode 10 · 2 months ago

Live From the Twitter Spaces

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In this episode, the Texas Baseball Report go live on Twitter Space to talk about the Astros after their series against the Texas Rangers. Larry the GM and Clint the Scout join the space to give thoughts on the team as well.

They guys also took some questuions from a couple of the listerners as well. 

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It's gonna Store the Texas Baseball report, which our host ripped griffin. Hey, what's going guys? Thanks for tuning into this episode of the Texas Base Bar Report. I'm your host, Rip Griffin. You can follow me on twitter at Rip Griffin Three. So, just a few nights ago we did a live twitter space talking about Houston Astros Baseball, what they need to do to get better, offensively, defensively, pitching, whatever it is. We talked about it and it seemed to help, because the ash was went out on Friday night and put up eleven runs on fourteen hits against the Toronto Blue Jays, who are currently leading the American east. So we touched on everything from pitching to your whatever, but we did have a little technical difficulty and I apologize that this episode is rather along. So I will let you know now, but without further ado. Here is this first ever live twitter space. All right, welcome to this very first what do you call this twitter space? This is the first time I've ever done this. Hold on there, let me get you to figure this out real quick. Here, there we go. Hey, okay, really, May I can hear you? Can you hear me? Yep, all right, this is the first time I've ever done this twitter space type thing, so this is pretty cool. Yeah, we've got we've got dual astros twitter spaces are going on right now. Orange Fire and a couple of others have a twitter space going on too. So I hope that then a limiteds too much, right. And then, well, course you got the draft going on site and I folk draft. I did. I didn't realize that's happening tonight. So but anyways, I mean, Hey, we'll see. You know, we'll get steeple to come join us and you know, we'll kind of come up this long corn, not long horn. Yeah, long night at the good series right there. Are you ready for that long worn series? Hey, I'm followers have been up and down, up and down this year. You know, I'm not. I'm not sure what the Bank of the long warm baseball team you probably been or ninety. Well, ever since they you know, they're they're their picture went down. Turner, wait it, he kind of, you know, that kind of was like the dagger that just, you know, did the numbers for the pitching rotation. So it's not only him, but it's kind of like a domino effect. Right. Everybody's been pushed into a role that was maybe they weren't really mentally ready for something. I mean that's kind of my take. I don't I'm not even trying to claim I'm an expert. That's what it feels like. Yeah, we'll see. It's a big, big time we can series coming up with the Oklahoma state. So that's going to be one to watch for, true. But let's talk about this long star series, the battle for the silver boot, because that just that was the whole talk this week as to what the Astros were going to do and with the Rangers were going to do as well. So, but real quick, what you what are your thoughts on Paedo Byas? He's one that ash was released, which is weird. They released him during the game, which was something you don't see. But well, it was kind of riding on the wall. Well, let's okay, listen less. I'm missing something. We want to be careful with our words. Or you know, because he got dfaid right. He's he's not gone unless he chooses free agency over the assignment to sugar land. All Right, I mean, obviously he has accept that assignment, but but if he's not, he's not any any won't be not no one's gonna no one's going to claim them. So that and pay that salary. So right, yeah, unless he works out some sort of deal with somebody to come, you know, minimum salary or something, that I think he's I think we're I think he's going to go to...

...sugar land and they're going to try to fix whatever it is or figure out that it is never going to get fixed. I think that's where we're headed, but maybe I'm wrong. Well, well, something came out today. It was on MLB trade rumors saying that the Ashtra was released. Okay, so he has been released. Released, yeah, which is which is different? I did being dfaid right. So, yeah, because because they did that first. It did that on a couple days ago and now I saw I mean, I haven't seen anything else as far as that's actually the case. I mean that was MLB trade rumors, I don't know. But but yeah, they recalled, you know, Seth Martinez from AAA, so he'll come in and fill that spot as well. But I think that was kind of writing on the wall. His velocity had kind of decreased over the span of his last few outings and even last year too, when he was spent most of the season injured. So but yeah, what a horrible signing, right. I mean just and and I guess maybe there's I don't remember, like was his velocity down from the minute they signed him, or did he get injured last spring and then his velossit? He went then I don't really remember exactly how that transpired, but whatever point, like during the spring, his velocity was down and and that's like oh well, this is this is a terrible deal, because it's if he I mean he's been a power pitcher and if he doesn't have power, then I mean it's he has to totally remake what kind of pitcher he is. So that wasn't likely to happen. Yeah, so it's official on the on the Astros APP that he's been released. Okay, so, okay, yeah, so that was I guess that is the new news. Like he was doesn't for assignment yesterday when he's actually been given release waivers. So maybe he's got some I know, maybe he's got some Foreign League, Mexican League or other league he's going to go play in. Or, you know, maybe you're going to go to Japan or Korea. I don't know. But so we interest see what happens. Yeah, I try to get Clint on here to speak to if he if I set him up to be a speaker. So, clan, if you're listening, there you go in mark still all but oh, yeah, I'm here, guys. Sorry, I'm just all right. There you go, listening to the knowledge. All right, the the bias, Clint do you think that was, you know, the writing on the wall, because I think it was. I mean, I think the riding on the wall was, you know, it was, it was there since, you know, they I guess the end of the season last year he was a no show and you know, lary and I talked about it when we were reviewing these signings. It just it has never clicked since, you know, since the I guess, since it was in right. So, you know, I've always believed, you know, for him he was going to have to learn to pitch a complete opposite way than what he was used to doing when he was with the dodgers, and it was clear to me that that wasn't something he was that was eventually going to take for him. Yeah, so I think that there's a lot more upside in the in the you know, in the farm system at AAA and I think it's it's worth a gamble at this point because I just don't I just think the ceiling was hit with buyas. Yeah, yeah, it was. You know, we just never got got healthy and that was probably one of the factors that real prevented him from actually making me for he got some appearances, but he just never seemed to, you know, catch that fire that we are all hoping that he would. And I don't know what this go down. Is maybe one of James Clicks kind of bad signings to kind of kick off his GM career with the Astros, because that was one of the very first signings that he did. But where did the plan? We did like the work we were we were trying to figure out the words. We were we were really working hard on that one. I guess the only benefit of the buy as was the contract in general. It wasn't an older, easy contract where the more he hits US Better. Yeah, for so you know, that's what I were debating. which...

...was worse? Is Your buy has the right? which was worse? I think you have to say buys. He's at least he's giving us some quality. Anything quality, it starts. It's there. Horrible Price, but very few quality, and he's that a voter, is you. But still some quality qualities. If we go, if we go price, take for Anny, I think. Thank you. I think it leads towards by as being words. Yeah, Oh, wow, good, good, I like you. Yeah, I like it. That's you. Keep it coming. I was going to fix and ask you know when when salty larious we're going to come out, but it's he's here. He's here in full force. So good, good, so, but yeah, well, what kind of that was just one of the things that that happened today, just after this this whole twitter space with I put that out there. So, but let's jump into this lone star series, this battle for the silver boot, whatever you want to call it, because, you know, after the horrendous homestand I think we can all agree, you know, getting that first win at home to start the season at that the home season against the angels, and then, you know, dropping a cup with duds to the angels of it, to the Blue Jays. They needed to get out. They need to get out and actually, you know, face a team that, like the Rangers, that are struggling to get wins. Whatever you want to call it. I could be nice or we can just you know completely. You know, and I late the Rangers Pitch anyways. This they need real the rangers suck and they're going to suck until they get some pitching. I mean that's that's yeah, that's the reality of it. And they've got a good offense, but they they're pitching sucks and it's what's strange about the lone star series is we didn't really see how bad they're pitching is, which is it's getting worriedom like the yeahs bats are okay. So I want to be precise. The ashes backs are going through a period of time of like epic unluck. And and, yes, and you're seeing Kyle Tucker finally get to the other side, right, and and and you're getting your Don Alpha, your Don Alvarez was like one hundred and I don't remember, over a hundred points below what he should have been as far as his his Wolba and Kyle Tucker was Dang near two hundred points below what is what he should have been from a from the expected stats fan point from as well. But now that's obviously over the lass. Three or four games with Kyle Tucker he's catching up rapidly. But but, yeah, that's where I've been salty is people saying Kyle Tucker sucked and like, guys, are you watching? Ever, we have bad for Kyle Tucker because he's hitting the ball very, very hard and it just like it's like a magnet to somebody's glove right, and and it's like like, I don't know, like Kyle Tucker need to pick this thing. Well, what what do you want him to do that he's not doing? He's hitting the ball hard, he's hitting the ball the way, launch angle, every every single statistical metric would say that those, you know, the expected batting average for these hits, these these contacts would be sky high. So what would you want them to do? Something that's going to lead the worst results. A I don't know. That's been it's been a real problem for me to hear people say, well, you know, he was here, he was doing really bad, or you know when it's Kyle Tucker going to show up, and all these different things, like Kyle Tucker has just been horrendously unlucky and now now it's like, Oh, Carl Tucker's gotten hot. Well, it's just that the balls are falling or it's getting over the wall instead of instead of just being out at the more warning track. So yeah, yeah, it just seemed like not just count Tucker, but seemed like everybody was just getting unlucky. I mean balls were hit hard. I mean if you look at exit below, I mean Jordan Alvares is probably one of those. I mean he was hitting the ball harder that in that first home series...

...of the season and they just weren't falling in the holes and that's what really just got of got him into that slum right and you know he's kind of still still there. I know he hit that home run in the first game of that of this ranger series, but it just seemed like everybody. You, Le Gurryell, what are your thoughts on you, Le Gurry ill, because I know he's coming off the season where he won the batting champion title and we came into the spring training he was swimmer and he was a little bit more fit and he's been struggling at the print at the plate. To what do you get? What are you thoughts on him at this point in the season so far? You guys want to you want to give your thoughts first, because you know, you know only I'll go on a you all go on a rampage. So clear. What do you think? Clinton? Yeah, Clinton, you know, I it's hard for me to say because I don't I don't want to discredit, you know, Yulian and what he what he is, because I still believe he's a good first baseman. But I just, you know, it made just be an issue of is as father time actually caught up. I don't I don't know what to you know, what to make of that in a sense, but when you look at his look at his numbers this year, it's not. Yes, it's not the the worst. In a sense. It's just, you know, I had I had to think of terms about Brantley. Yeah, and obviously I've been wrong in that sense. That's so far. He's been, you know, he's been the professional hitter that he is. But I just worried that. I guess, what we're expecting out of you Lee, who's, I think, thirty eight now. Yeah, is there. It's just asking a lot of someone who's I mean argument could be made he's he's played a ton of baseball these past five ors. To hear through the Astros and and I know not to mention what he did in Cuba as well. Yeah, and that's what I mean is like it feels like in now all stay you think back on Ule, it's like he's feels like he's been around for a long time already, and that's not even counting the fact that he got here late. So, you know, I want to believe that that as a as a good baseball player that he is, he will eventually find, you know, find himself again, but I just don't know if we can sit there and look at it as a as a power bat, as someone who's going to be able to deliver. I guess what you know, North to fifteen, twenty home runs in a season. I just don't know if that's where we're going to be looking now. And you know, the Astros do need to have a little bit more stability and a few spots in that line. Then maybe he can provide that, but I guess I would say in my opinion, he may end up being one of the guys that that ends up, you know, being sifted down into the latter part of the order just to ensure that, you know, we're getting those powerful swings in those those powerful abs in the right spot. Yeah, yeah, I know, go ahead, go ahead. Was I was just going to you know, you kind of hit that the nail right on the head. As far as father time, I mean he is getting up there. Thirty eight is now. I think he's at age thirty eight. Two Urns thirty eight on June night. So this is is is. Thirty Eight, is thirty eight year season. This is it. Okay. So, but yeah, I mean I mean to do what he did last season back over three hundred and to be consistent, I mean that takes a lot out of you, especially at that age. And you know, I can't help but wonder if maybe we saw metage come in and I think he's the air parent at first base and I think we might seeal. I don't know, this is just me, but maybe dusty using ULI as it like a DH, to give brantly the the the night off, or to give your down the night off and maybe put you in a DH role, maybe take a little bit of the pressure off. Maybe see what that does. I mean it's, you know, on logical to kind of shake up the roster a little bit. I mean we saw Jemmy Paina go from batting leadoff to batting seventh, eighth or for night, and that seemed to kind of has helped him a little bit, take a little pressure off. So I don't know, it's it's interesting, but, Larry, I want to hear your thoughts. I want to hear what you have to say about you leave. Well, do you guys remember what I wrote the article the most overrated, the most underrated players and baseball last year and the conclusions were like the help me out, guys, the out...

...builder from the dodgers, they had such a terror, billinger, llinger. Yeah, bellinger was the number one on my list underrated. And the metric I use, and this is something I reference recently in another article, or where in the article, the talking about what's wrong with the Astros batting right is is the WOBO expected WOBO right. So what is their real WOBA and versus what's expected? And so right now, that's what I was referencing. Kyle Tucker, or is was, you know four days ago, was as one hundred and ninety five points right. It's like that's that's insane. It's a nobody. That's not going to hold up. I mean he's it's going to come together. And and so bellinger was number one on that list. So is his Wobo was way below his actual performance was way below what one would expect. This performance should have been based on the quality of hits he had, our quality of contact he had, which was launch angle and eggs of lost in those sorts of things. So the warning included in that list was that you, Le Guryel, was one of those that. I think he was number seven on the list of overrated. He had a Waba of three, three hundred and sixty three and and you guys probably know, but but the Lee average role of was about three and fifteen. And so he okay, I don't know what happened there, but we had just lost our there. So, yeah, that was we're talking about you, the Guryel and his issues right now is at the plate, and so hopefully I can get Larry and everybody back here. Here we go. Okay, Clint, can you hear me? Okay, I don't know what happened there, but if the space just like died, yeah, I was just sitting here and all of a sudden silence and I'm like that normal. Yeah, hopefully Larry will come back here just a second, because I don't yeah, I was I don't know what happened there. That was crazy. Yeah, so, yeah, first time doing this whole twitter space thing, so it's something to get used to. But I mean, I know we're kind of talking about Uli there and it's kind of hoping to hear what Larry had to say. Let me see if I can try to get him back as well. But I was looking at his stats to and I mean right now he's batting two or three. He's got in sixteen games and fifty nine plate appearances right now. So I don't know what what happened there. So but I mean I think Julie will come around eventually. Yeah, I mean I'm looking at it in Larry will know more, a little bit more about the than like, you know, from a stat cast standpoint on Dang grass and talking about you know, he's got a hard hit rate of thirty five percent, but the barrel rate is at zero right now. But I guess is you know, and it could be a little indicative of the fact he's just not squaring the baseball up as much as he was last year. But you know, he's hit the ball hard, he's had a max you know, a Max exit below one of six so you know, Larry was also on the on the side of did that astrols kind of hinder themselves whenever they rested and played so lightly and spring training because it was such a short run up, but I don't think that's necessarily the case. I'm just kind of I'm at I mean, huge Julie Fans, so it's like what do we do? But at the same time we just trying to be realistic with with the expectations here, and I know Larry was talking about that with someone and I was like that sounds like something that we definitely need to discuss because, and I think that plays into the the order in general of you know, the whole lineup and as well, because, you know, we sit here and wonder what why the offense isn't clicking. Well, maybe we just prioritized the bats in the right spot and you know, a lot of people look at it as moving down in the lineup as a sign of, you know, regression or just a lack of confidence, but sometimes it's just about getting them set up in the right position to succeed. Right we're exactly we're happening. I don't know. I was trying to do something on my phone. I guess I hit...

...something and actually stopped the space. So Ma and I was giving you great and the else. I know you were sorry, but and it was. It was like also not look down in the twitter space. To close, I probably have been punctificating for like five minutes. I'm sorry, like what the Hell, man, I'm sorry, like Rippen, like what I has to saying. Larry, screw him. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I was this is where. Where did where? Did? Where did I? where? Did you close me out? Like, Oh, I don't remember. I was. Did you hear me talk about like you leave, being at a roller coaster? Stats? Yes, like he was up and down, like he and and well, I mean this, do it real quick. He was two seventeen, he was one hundred and eighteen. W RC puts two thousand eighteen, one hundred and seven, two thousand nine hundred and thirty, one, two thousand and twenty, seventy eight twenty and two thousand and twenty and seventy eight two thousand and twenty, one three hundred and thirty four. And now he stands at sixty nine right. So up and down, up down, up, down, up, down right. And so I don't and I don't know that that's all. I mean. There's have been several players that kind of lets see that cycle. And what's really happening is that his babbit is kind of like his Babo was two hundred and thirty five in two thousand and twenty, which is unsustainably low. I will submit to you that if we had a hundred sixty two game season, he wouldn't have had that little babbit. And it's very rabbit right now is to fifty. So He, you'll these, on the on the opposite end of the luck that he did experienced last year. And the other thing that I see in Ulie right now. What I mean, what did you do that was out of character last year? It was drawing walks, right, you mean he right, he almost like like fifty percent or double the walk rate which he experience the name point his career before that. Well, so, he nine point eight percent walks last year. Right now is at one point eight right. So right, you want to fix ulie, let's start getting some walks right and that that might do wonders for and and you know, this is where I would turn to Clinton say why is Julie Walking so much? Right, what? What? What happened to you lie walking? Right, and that's that's what I would that's what I would ask as he is he expand the zone? Did He? Did He? You know, did he fall in love with this ability to get his last year and now he thinks he can hit anything? You know? I don't, I don't know. I just these are this is the things I would see and I would turn to a scouting FAFFA. You go figure out why this is a problem. Go figure out what's happening to cause the problem. Right, so, right. You know, I for me, knowing the type of hitter that you lie is. You know, he loves elevated fastballs. That's what his thing is. I would be looking to see, and I haven't looked at this yet, but I'd you know, I'd been looking at it to see what is you know, what are all? What are posing pictures throwing at him, the HOOPS and and how? And how are they countering the fact that he is fairly aggressive hit her, you know, when he gets a chance at the fastball. So are they? You know, that's the old saying goes. You'll see a lot of it's kind of old school in a sense. But a lot of pictures will start, you know, carved ball, breaking ball to start and start to pitch hitters backwards. You know, and and I've always been a big proponent of if you don't know what you want to throw at a picture, not throw them a fastball, right. Yeah, yeah, and so I would have to look at that a little deeper. But you know, I'm looking at him, you know, through baseball, Savan and every you know, every category is down in terms of his persentile rankings on face rate, part hit rate, in everything from two thousand and twenty one. Obviously because he had a great you know, he had a right a great year, but at the same time, at the same time I'm like, I also felt like last year, and I could be wrong, but just, you know, recalling everything, it seemed like, you lie, did a lot better job hitting off speed pitches last year and I don't know if that's wrong or right, or maybe it was just the the moments where he where I was watching, you know more than others, but I just I wish I could say but I know that a lot of the time, you know, as a hitter, if I'm never going to take out set back in the I'm going to need to I need to watch...

...a few more pitches, I need to see more and I need to give the you know, give the picture a chance to make a mistake and maybe he's just not getting deep enough in the counts, because you know he is like those. They'll do that and they love to jump on that first pitch. All right, we see that. Yeah, time and time and again. Yeah, I mean just looking at, you know, this season alone already, you know, and sixty plate appearances, he's only gotten one walk and no, no intentional walks, which he was only intentionally walked twice last season. But that's just just one and I'm curious to see what I look it up real quicker what Jeremy Painia is, because he seems to be the one that's drawing the most walks right now out of yeah, and a clint. You look at you look at the baseball salvault data for for Guryel, it's all the fastballs. I mean, okay, all see has expected wolbn off be pitches. Okay, there's only twelve so far this year, so this is probably even not even statistically significant sample. But but it was three hundred and thirty three wold effective Wolb last year and it's to hundred and ninety two. Okay, well, that's a draw. But breaking pitches, you know slider's curves. It was three hundred last year, sixty four pitches. This year's three hundred and eighteen. fastballs. Three and thirty four last year expected well, but this year two hundred and forty four. It's all in the fastball. Now your point of it? Maybe they're throwing high fastballs at them. You know that? Maybe maybe maybe you got to go. Didn't make deeper into that because I'm doing it by bitch groups. Maybe we get to look at look at the details of the pitches and see, you know, which which pitches? Is it right for the four seam fastball? It's it's all in the four seam fastball. It's from three hundred and seven last year to one hundred and sixty one. That's sinker, from three fifty two hundred and twenty. So that's where it is right man, baseball Sabot, maybe you just get me. You've disposed of there's so much data here. Oh yeah, it's like I'm dangerous. I'm like a kid in the candy story when, well, the other thing about Ulie and and I know it it. It's kind of funny because he's one of the few guys that has a very interesting swing in the sense that he's very he's very much on this front for it right, and of course that's the that's the evolution of swing now to General Angle and exit velocity. But you know, hey, it's just it's just a little different. I feel like when you watch him it's a little different. He gets to his front side really quick and I think that's what that's where it always gave him the ability to get to those fastballs. But, like I said, if they're elevating it so much that it's just those pitches are just incredibly difficult to get to and you know, if they're ninety, you know, Ninety one and up ninety two, it could be very, very stressful. So we'll definitely have to keep an eye on that as we go forward. But yeah, I wish I had more on it, but I haven't looked at it that hard yet. ME, three guys on the Internet can see this. They team's got to be able to sleep right, come on, exactly, exactly. You know, we in the first twitter space before this one for that one just abruptly ended. We were talking about Cole Tucker as well, and is a struggles of the plate because he was, you know, just hitting the ball hard and but they just weren't finding the whole so I'm not going to go back and touch on cow Tucker since we've already touched on that. But you know, this team as a whole, it just right now, right twenty eighth and in the League, with the team batting average two hundred and four. I mean it's I guess the April woes are Drue as far as from one season to the next, because we kind of saw this situation last year where the team just struggled offensively, and I guess they're just a slow team to start and you know we're kind of start to see it with this series with the rangers that just wrapped up, because you know, we touched on the home series with...

...the angels and the Blue Jays and it just did not go according to how they wanted it for the home first home series. But they needed to get off on the right foot with the rangers because they are the Rangers, our team. You know, we set it go earlier that they are there are terrible team right now as far as pitching is concerned. But what about this first game here, game one, which was on Monday, where they lost six to two? But we saw some things from from Framberg that he looked good, but I think it's just the offense just to not help him at all out of his what he is. How many? How many outings is frammer had so far? By no number four staken. Okay, so I've got I've got the box score from from that first game. What if y'all liked out of framer or so anything that you've noticed Larry's or anything that you noticed from Framer that you know? He went sixteens, gave up fourheads, just one run, two walks and had five strikeouts. And that loss on my day. But what are your thoughts on framer's part of this early in the season? Hey, so we're fromber I think I think he's gonna be just fine. Faint. That's my summary. Is That's my summary? Is it? There? There were points in that game I was thinking, man for ever looks good, but they're there. They're always seems to be. I think Clinton, I think we talked about this, like there there seems to be the moment. We're fromer needs it. You almost are you almost watch it and say, here's where Carlos Krea would have worn't run into the pitcher mountain. Screamed at them right. We looks great at a COT scream. Adam is badish anymore. I don't I don't know is gonna start doing it. I don't know Brakeman's gonna do it. I mean I think I saw brakeman come in and kind of cry bad. I'm you don't like Robert, well, we can hit you your bitches this. Throw this, don't talk anybody, you know, just just make a mand because I can't hit it. You're gonna get there. Gonna use got proper ball days. It's got a negative six point for laund angle right now. They're gonna hit the ground, bromber, and we'll get it. Okay, don't just don't even. Don't even. I mean I think I think great would screamn with you walk somebody. Yeah, it's like all right, even if you give up a home run, I don't care. I just don't want you to walk somebody. And I think that that's the key. Is Is he's gonna be fine and and and it's just it's just a matter of getting him to the point where he just believe. I think fromber of Bulls, is biggest issue is believing in himself. And and yeah, that's all. That's. I mean, I don't necessarily have the stats a back that up, but that's that's what I think. Yeah, that's that's a fair sepate assessment right there, because, you know, he came in opening day. It was absolutely laughed out. It's the angel stir it and I'm in it. You know, it's been one of those I mean he's gotten deep into, I don't want to it deep into endings, because right now he's got about twenty innings in four games that he's started. So he's getting quality starts. I think that's the key right now for this even with this rotation just in general, is quality starts and hopefully, you know, consistency, being able to go out every five days or six. Get six days. Now what I want to kind of want to touch on your your thoughts here in just a second with the roster pixing that to come down to twenty six. But you know, framer is I think he's the he's the ace of the staff. I mean we'll Justin Berlin. Your his has been Gosh, Justin Berliner has been awesome this season so far. But you know, we're going to more and more framber take that Ace roll this I think, and this season and also...

...into next season as well. But I thought you look good. It was unfortunate that she was couldn't get able to get the offense going again, as it was still stagnant from the hangover from the home series. But you know, game to game two is probably the game I want to get to the most because we had jay good rizzy on the mound after going two thirds of an inning and is a last start. I mean, I don't know about you, but I was holding my breath when that first pitch. I mean we talked about, you know, worse signings and you know page of BIASS was leading the poll right now, unofficially, but jake od Rizzi's kind of under there as the possible worst signing as well. And look good in game two against the Rangers. But do you where's your confidence level? If you go from one to one hundred? Where's the confidence level with Jacob Rizzi after one start, one good quality start, I should say? Well, okay, Jake Oder rizzy start. I hate what I'm about to do. What I'm about to do it salty Larry, Salt Larry. It really it was. It was like ten feet away from disaster because there were balls caught at the wall or in the warning dry that, honestly, at home, would have been home runs. And and part of what? Part of what Jacoder Rizzi and I tweeted, like Jacod a Rizzi really did good at Marlington. Maybe the Rangers should trade form. Right, we get and and that's salty Larry, but it's actuel like it's row. I think Jaco Arizzi probably would be a maybe even a bub average pitcher if he was pitching in that ballpark every right, every day, or every start or half of the starts. The problem is he pitches half a start. I mean this is this is what I have a problem with Jacod Rizzie. From the very big start, was like Jacod Rizzie's going to be horrible and minute may part because it's just well, unless you're Justin Verlander, you can strike people out at the rate doesn't verlander does. It's not a place for flyball pictures and eight and even verlander gets you know, sometimes it gets off the rails because he gets, you know, gives up to some home runs and it's like, okay, well, we got we did got less than off them over lander today because because the ball going out, and and so we all kind of this is where I kind of worry about myself sometimes, because I know that I'm about to say things that people are like, what the hell are you talking about? There was a great start. Well, no, we're not, not really, because don't you remember all the balls that were caught at the wall? Or we're almost on the going out? That that that, that's what, because when you talked about holding your breath, that's what. That's what I was really holding my all. Crap, it's a that's a home run. Well, no, we caught it on the law on the morning track. Okay, well, that's how it Mani made part, and so that that was that's what I took from that. Starts like okay, we got away with it because he was pitching and texts. Basically, yeah, Clai, what are your thoughts on odor is so far? After how many starts as he had it? See, let me, I'm for starts right now. You know, the thing about odor is he is and I've been, you know, I've been on it since the season started. If he just doesn't have that, I mean, I guess for the exception of maybe the the start the other day, but he doesn't have to strike out pitch. In my opinion, he doesn't have something that's just going to generate a lot of you know, chase and in you know, generate the hitters chasing a lot. But I felt like whenever I was watching him he was elevating the fastball a little bit more and that may have just played into the fact that the ballpark he was in. But for someone like him, who is so fastball, I guess oriented in a sense, and Larry, great me if I'm wrong. I just know that that's what he likes to pump in there...

...most of the time. I'm gonna pull that up on my stats here to make sure that I'm not coming out of left field with that. But you have to live up in the zone and then, like like Lai said, mini mcpart is not made for people to live up in the zone. It's just not the the way it works because it just generates a lot of fly balls and obviously, with the crawfer boxes and everything else. That's how it plays out. My confidence probably went from a zero to a point to five is you know, I don't know. You know, the plants been down on odor riy warrant. Yeah, I just don't see the I I understand it, but, and maybe that's just because of the the way it went down a year or so ago whenever we signed him, I just didn't I never saw the upside of bringing a guy like him in based on what he brought to the table. I mean he's got a low s fastball. He didn't really have the that swing and Miss Chasing Pitch. I know he was good for the twins, you know, for a little while, but you know, I guess my standards were just a little highlight. You know, come on, we gotta we gotta be able to bring something a little better. But you know, even with the twins, I'm looking at that two thousand and eighteen, two thousand and nineteen, he had a two hundred and ninety Babbitt. He had a three or two babbit and then obviously here with the Astros, it hasn't been any better. So what has changed? And I think you know case the point ballpark number one, but just number two. I just don't think he has that. I think the ceiling has been met years ago and we're just kind of we're kind of stuck with the investment that we made financially into him and and now we're just going to see him eat innings and make a lot more money towards this two thousand and twenty three player option. Yeah, that's eight million dollars to ashes are paint him this year. That's a that's a lot of change for a guy that has been so inconsistent, even if from two thousand and twenty one. I mean of course he was. Yes, he was injured and he was down in Jurker land for quite a while. They got bumped the bullpens when the postseason started, but still, I mean that's that's quite a bit of money that the ash was are spending on a guy that's just, you know, not being very consistent right now. So the do you know rip, are you aware that that he's already you know that he has a player option for next year, right right, and that was that started at six point five million, but he's been such a great picture so far this year and those four starts that that he's a his player option now is all the way up to all the way up to twelve point five million already. Wow, and there's a good chance that he's going to exercise it. Yeah, because probably no other team is going to want to him up if he elects to go free agency. So there's a chance we could happen for next season as well. This is why I was advocating like deep please, can we please dump this before before there's another start that cost us two million dollars, because like those, those those four inning starts that were like four innings and four runs for four point one inning, some four runs. I mean that. Well, let me be cleared to the third inning start dead and costs any money to thank God. You know I'm right. It was so bad. It was so bad that even that. But the first two, first two starts that were four inning starts for four point one and four points two. Great, for four in the third and four and two thirds. Those like yous costs US two million dollars next year because it's his his option was set up for if he got four innings and a start, that the option went up to million dollars. Now it's the good news is it's not going up any further. He but but now it's now he's at at twelve point five. Twelve point five million, or the ASHERS can pay. Can can get out of it the option, but have to pay him. Six point two five, wow, have half it to get rid of them. Or twelve point five. The have have the honor of having a pitch for you player option and you ness, you can't necessarily put him in the BULLPA because that's next and really...

...expensive bullpin arm. Now. Yeah, so, wow, I don't I don't know what the answer is. With other is the answer with other is he is like get better. I mean that's yeah. Well, I mean I guess the answer is pitch in pitch in big ball parks, like slave them for the big cavernous ballparks. Yeah, and and and then you might you might get like some really good starts because you know, Arlington is not a park. It's given up a lot of home runs, and so I just you know, maybe that's just I think if he doesn't give up the home runs, you can be a competitive pitcher. Yeah, I really think so too. Yeah, yeah, I mean I just look at it. You know, he's he's leans on the fastball so much sixty, almost sixty four person of the time and it's just kind of I always a little wary of that. But I mean you can look back also, I think he had that really I think it was the last start, right against the angels. He he was throwing more sliders at that time and it didn't go any better. So I'm just I'm not for I'm not sure we should have high expectations for him, or even mid expectations were him, but I'm obviously I'm being overly critical. I don't I guess I don't have the room. It's criticize, but I'm just got, like, you know, just finding a way to get him in the best spots as the is the thing. It's just obviously we're we're just kind of working through this, you know, the last of colors injury and and what we're going to be able to do. I get, you know, either at the deadline or afterwards with the progress that he makes and you know, we'll see what comes of comes of that and how it's going to impact go to Rizzy moving forward. I mean he would be he would pitch great and and and in tample. Yeah, because they don't know that Ballpark doesn't give up on runs, so that that's like an ideal place where? Or Tiger Stadium, that would you know, those would be ideal places for him. We go be I really think, you know, the astras at some point are going to if he continues to have a good outing one one day, a bad out in the next day, and kind of just, you know, peaks and valleys and peaks and valleys, that ash somewhere it up and just either pull artist using him as a trade piece. But it'll be something they could get maybe some some decent prospects back. But I know, I don't I don't think a Bay's going to who I mean joking about those rangers are in the Rangers made. Maybe the Rangers would take them. Yeah, but I don't think you're getting anything more hum it's like, okay, well, we'll take them, but you got to pay half a salary. Well, we're going to pay off a salary anyway, right to get rid of it. B Yeah, there's I've seen no scenario at this point that you can do anything but but but, like I mean, I so ultimately what happens is you're in and in the post season you make question, you you make a decision based on where they are at that point or he's been pitching through through September. Whether or not, and and you probably consider it by the ball parks that you know, the other Ballpark of the other team you're playing, is it? Is it a ballpark? I mean look, for instance, let's say somehow the Tigers were playing the astros in the postseason. Well, I mean the then you say, yeah, we can use O to Rizzy because we'll will pitch him in the troy. So I don't know, I just did all the pens. It's, to me, one of the most frustrating things, and I know it's one of the most rustrating for Colin because he's like, I don't even know what what the heck we supposed to do here? Larry, yeah, I know, Mann, I'm over it, like this is killing me to see this. But you know, well, Dash's will will survive. Obviously it's it's not fun sometimes. Yeah, no, but I mean going back...

...to this and then just the series against the Rangers, I mean, you know, we got six innings of quality baseball out of him. One hit, one run, only one walk, which is, you know, something that we we saw more walks. You know they that last game. I think you had five or six in that two third's been any and then gave up just the one run, which is the home run to casting as, to a dull as Garcia, which we can't seem to get that guy out for anything. But you're am complaining about a game that was clearly like one of the best games these. Pitched right exactly, but still, I mean, that's that's that just one of the things. You know, we gosh, we we don't know what his next starts going to be. Next week. I think that's a that's back at home. I see against the mariners or the Tigers. I'm took too much their schedule. Get to see. I think it's the mariners first and then they play at tires. But anyways, I mean quality start from from odorizzy. Hopefully he could be a little bit more consistent going forward. But you know, ash was one game two of the series to finally get back into the lincolumn five to one, which is great because offense kind of came alive in this this game here. So I gave the game three. It was a Christian hobby here. You guys, first start of the season. What do you have thoughts, the thoughts on his first album in the season as as a starter. Now we've seen him come out of the bullpen but made his first start and I've been I've been advocate for that. He actually needs to be in the rotation over odor. Is He. What do you guys think about that plan? Or do you say, well, I'm going to take a little bit more of an abstract approach to to this? You know, I think I think this kind of hit from me. I think we kind of thought today with Burlander, because there there was a point in that game where Berlinder seemed a little gasp and so I guess it opens a question. I know that they've been tickering with the sixman rotation for you know. I guess it's been considered that this is what they're going to do. So is this going to be their way of implementing that and seeing how it goes? Obviously I'm in much putas and having habbier and the rotation over Oder. Is He any other basic scenario, but I could definitely see the astros leaning that way just due to the fact that the where in the the wear and tear on these guys through the course of a season as something the astros are very much going to be conscientious stuff, because time and time and again we've seen it in the playoffs where these guys just start to have a little bit of a you know, they just start to lose that that touch and that field that they had a hundred etings before they get into that start. So maybe this is mitigating, you know, mitigating the innings counts, being able to get these guys more rest in between and stuff like that. But I mean how bears always had electric stuff. I've always loved the fastball. It's alive as arms alive. It's all just kind of, you know, it's all kind of there. It's just a from him. I just feel like, being so young, it's just some of it's just raps and learning how to, you know, develop that struck out pitch, that slider to go with it. So but I wouldn't, I wouldn't bat bet on older reacy getting replaced until, I would say halfway through the season at least, once we get a there indication on the colors, like you know, obviously, like I said before, and then, you know, maybe they make it, make a decision to bring someone like Hunter Brown up or somewhat, but it all depends. I I feel like it's up in the air, but Larry will probably be able to either, you know, probably prove me wrong or or something about the whole six man thing and what they're looking at. A teething with that. Well, I mean I think the reason for the six man rotation right now is all the games that we have in a row right so, mean I was advocating that that they ought to give verlander, and I think he made a reference to that, that he would pitch every fifth or sixth day. And and I always kind of said, well, let's start to season with the five man rotation and just and just tell Justin you're you're pitching every sixth day because there's enough off days in the start and that that will delay other you know, just justin just getting get in or Teama pitching every six days and and...

...and because you're going to do that throughout this entire season with and we have off days, then you'll, you know, have a five man rotation we don't have off days. Will slide you know, Javier into the rotation or you know or or like you mention, Hunter Brown, eventually into the rotation. And so I always kind of I always thought this would be the strategy. will hit this point. We have thirty three games and thirty four days. They would be in a six man rotation. That I actually think that helps over to Rizzy to by the way, I have to go find this career stats on five days restaurs is four days rest. But I think it it helps him give them a little bit, maybe a tick on velocity, and so, you know, I just think that's the way to get what they what they were going to do, and so having Javier that. But I think the problem with this rip and I think you're leading us to this point in the conversation. It's all finding good. While we had twenty eight players on the roster, we have cut down at twenty six and we're only, and at that points officially thirteen pictures only, right. That becomes a little problematic when you're saying, okay, but we go we have thirteen pictures, but we have six of them. Are Starters that that puts a loan on your bullpen. Yeah, yeah, we had a couple of requests real quick here. Casey. What are your thoughts on on the you know, Javier, the roster or whatever, whatever other thoughts you've got on Nashville so far? What's going on, Larry and everyone? Jess, you bro I'll just give my thoughts on this series. I thought overall it was good to get out of there with with the win. Obviously, like the series win. Montero's look surprisingly good, really good, giving up only one run so far. But the walks is really like the problem with this team. Like they walked way too many batteries and they did that last year and that, like the walks, will kill you. They haven't heard of too bad yet. But like a braw you walking a lot of people. Montero, he's limited his walks but like maytones wall a couple people as well. So they just got to keep they got to clean that up a little bit in my opinion, and I bray you, I don't know, man. I still I'm still not sure how I feel about a breve. He does a hundred, of course, but I mean, like you can see it, like even like today, his command is, you know, if you you don't like he doesn't really know where they're going, hard time so on. That's that's a problem for me. And he also walks people like the walks, like the walks can like. We cannot stand for walks. We cannot stand for a dusty putting out a picture after like letting the picture he brings in start a new inning, like I don't know why he does that. I don't know if they're like, I don't know why he does that. I'm just I'm not a fan of that. But it was good. Like how Tucker Man, like me and Larry have been saying, like if you were talking shit about Kyle Tucker, but you need to pump the brakes because if you look at his Woba and all that stuff, like his exit vlows and all that stuff, and even if you just watch him, like, if you just watch like, you can see like wow, he is just really unlucky because he smokes the ball bro like he absolutely smokes it, and you just got to wait and be patient. The you know, the basics in the homers will come and we and we've seen that now. So I don't have a consumer called Tucker. Well two of it looks like he's going to be just fine. He's gonna be coming back soon. Hopefully he can give us offense a little bit of a little bit of an extra boost. McCormick has been playing pretty well. Surprisingly people, I wasn't really a like, I don't. You just don't know yet, like these like they haven't been playing with the ashes for that long, so you stn't even know, like what they're really capable of and what type of player they actually are. But Um, I mean, dude, I liked I like the way that tras swings the bat bro like. He swings hard and hits the ball hard, doing him in Alpo the apple bomb the other day. I was really good to see the defense, I guess is I haven't I get to watch. I haven't. I'm not able to watch every game, so it's tough for me, but I know you're not, I guess, through somewhere else. But I mean, I want to be expecting stuff like that often because, like you're on, hon is just not the best left fielder, let's just...

...be completely honest any and neither is Brandley. I guess. I'd rather have you playing left, I guess, and Brandley, I don't even know. But man, it's going to be a really tough stretcher games that we have coming up like this is this is going to be really tough. This, this is really gonna prove what this team's really capable of, and I hope they can just take advantage of it, take this this confidence and swagger that we got coming from when in this series and Texas, and I mean that, that's wrona seems scary. That's that's going to be. are going to be about on the Yankees for that once, but I think all year. So I don't, man, we'll see. It's still too early to tell really what's going on with like where this team at. Is Actually is actually I like it's just way too early to tell, but I want to say we're in a terrible spot and I saw passing, I think, the other day, talk about how all Tawny's eating up and trout is back and this who. That's I us that Tyler Way Kid. I'm like broken, fucking break, like come on like that. I think that after I still the best team the American League until proven otherwise, and we're gonna like, we're going to see it because we play these teams so, so much like the angels in the mariners been then being in our division. So we're going to we're going to find out here pretty pretty quick. Where where were? I like that. We're playing Toronto. That we can im that's what it's just really tough line. Didn't you can get there Toronto. You're going to have you're going to have success. So that's where I'm at right now. And I like Javier to I've always liked Javier. I think he's a good arm to have. You can sim them as a starter if you need to, or he's fine coming out, come out of the bullpen as well. So yeah, yeah, not a lot of good points there. Yeah, it's it's only April, so definitely no reason to hit the panic button yet. But we got another someone else that wants to come in. It's got some comments. See, Oh, day, you, can you hear me? How big? Hello, yeah, Al d you doing, man? What's up? Chase three, Casey, man, what's going on? Ye, still good. Yeah, you know, I'm the day. You know what today was, right? Yeah, I know. Yeah, I know, today without Beer Day, right. Yeah, I know. I've been waiting for this day, right. Hey, there, you know I've been waiting for his day. Man, you know, I hey, man, Pie t men is today. In my opinion, I didn't get to see all of it. Say, I really didn't get to see y'all of it. But what I did get was he was using his bands ball on both sides of the plate and all the day. He was kind of out of control for a while, you know saying, but the fact that he was using his fastball. Absolutely. He did use his his slider like, I believe, thirty four. I don't know if the thirty four percent of time. I have to go back and look at the number. So, but hey, he did. He did a wonderful job of my opinion. Hey, I want to ask shall though, this this month Montero's Montor what's his name? Rouffi and Ruffel Montero. Is He a starter? Is He with you? Starter like oversee, like in in in Puerto Rico, something like that? was he a starter? That's a good question. That I don't know. I know he works primarily on a bullpen and he's been a reliever for Gosh. I know he was last year with Seattle. So we start. He started games in two thousand and seventeen, but since then he hasn't started. Okay, so that was what he's with the mets. He was going to let yeah, yeah, I just wanted because if I knew I seen something his game online oversee whatnot. I can see some video of them one hundred and ninety and I knew he kind of looked but um not, just just to get it. So Lj, just let me jump in for just like he was starting until two thousand and seventeen, but then he something else to happen in spring training and eighteen. He ended up getting going getting Tommy John in March of two thousand and eighteen, and ever since he came back...

...from that he's been a relief pitcher. So maybe they figured something out. Well, to like, he wasn't. He's just not built to be major league starter, right, and so for it's bullpen for him. I think he is possibly set to be a starter, you know, but if I don't want to risk, and you know that, that it's too much to ask from Um. But overall, the series though, with you. I cannot wait till to that shift is over and caw tuck is going to be doing this on a daily we get this shift from out of this league. Man, Hey, we gotta we got a triple crown here to man, I'm gonna be straight up on us with y'all. I don't understand. We our shriple crown here and Carl Tuck. I love cow sucking game. Jose Serie. I wish he would calm down a little, you know, saying, but it's all good, though. You just need to get a couple of mold, you know, some old playing time. Once he gets some old playing time, I'm pretty sure we going to have probably one of the deadliest out there is in the league. One Team I am scared of in the American League, though. It is Toronto. I'm not going to even aloe. I'm scared of Toronto. TORONTO. They got George Springer looking over there with confidence, beat confidence over there also, and and you know, Guerrero. They're over there looking good to that pictures that they're starting to come together too. So I mean we're going to battle this year. We are going to have a battle, but we can't sleep on these other teams too. But right now, though, my focus right now this is just just to stay healthy, though, you know I'm saying I want this starting this arden scene. They healthy this, especially the Stop the top rotation. Jake Oder easy called it a flute game and not going to call it the game with the already know he probably woke up coming from the STRIPLOB? Who knows? But Hey, but serious, Jake Gotorez, you can be a great picture if you update if I would defeat to get it out. Yeah, you could be. You could be a great picture if he these out of Jerry's every night. We're hey, it's good. You know, Larry, I was thinking about it. Lj brought up a good comment about the shift and it makes you I guess. I always yeah, how different will the League look, at your too, when the shift is gone? And I guess how many of these guys who actually start to I guess pushed for these like a cripple crown, and I wonder how many guys have probably missed out on three thousand hits. Yeah, yeah, it's different measurements, you know, because of the shift and and kind of looking at the whole evolution of the game. And the truth of the matter is Major League Baseball, unfortunately, and and I know it's not all about hitting, but it's kind of like football now. It's all about score, touchdowns and big plays. Well, it's kind of why the baseballs are all screwed up is they need a little more offense to get people to be a little more entertained. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, Casey clan, I wonder, like, do know y'all remember, like there's some teams that have decided that they only, they are only really are shifting against left handed heres and they've decided that shifting, doing heavy, heavy shifts against right handtors isn't isn't as advantageous. And I think that's just because you pull the first basement too far off, the off the bag and and those sorts of things, and and so they've the and so I think, you know, a Kyle Tucker and ran albarrez are going to be two of the biggest beneficiaries of the shift going away. Absolutely. Oh Yeah, and you know it's just because they both are so pull heavy and and and and also hit rockets. You know, all over that left side of the Infield are the right side of the Infield. So you have one less man over there that they're getting a lot of those balls are going to get in for hit. So even as good, I mean, Hey, I think we talked about this some something, some recent form. Guys.

Yeah, now was the time and before before, before there's no shift, you better. You better SRY Tucker and Albreds to the long term deals because you don't want to go through a full season of no shifts, no shift defense on them because they're both going to hear fifty yet the league. We talked about that and already interrupt you there. But you know, it's crazy because, like we have an opportunity, like, don't get me wrong, like I've been saying it the whole I've been saying it the whole two years. James Click is riding Jeff Luo coat tail. He's know what to do with the you knows, and I've been saying it, you know, for the past two years or whatnot. But the fact is, like we already giving up sprinker create and I was here, I was I was lived when we gave up correct I wasn't really that mad when we gave up, you know, George Springer, but I was living when we gave him correa, because Correa isn't just a positional player. To me, he's the leite part of that, of that organization. And when when you see framer of Valde, where you see framer of struggling on the Mouth Guard Sea, struggling on the mile, hell, sometimes even plants. You know, car Carlos was there Carlos was the hey, pick your head up, let's go, let's get up there. YEA, and right now, I'm gonna be honest with you. Who is going that leader? I've been I've been asking it and been asking who's going to be that leader to step up? You know, I know we want to say I today, but out it is a quiet leader. He does it on the field, you know, Berkman, he does it on the field. My opinion, I will want you lead to step up, with him being an older veteran, possibly be his last year here, you know, so I won't want him to step up and in that role. Holy I want molly stuff up in that role, you know, saying one of those two guys. So one that someone that look up you know, some someone that they look up to, you know, and I don't see that and I feel like that that's going to be that's going to be hurtful to the tours, the later on during the year and especially when the Windows Times on. Thank Stadium, red sock stadium, you know, saying Finnway Park. You know, I'm saying, we go into those, those type of atmospheres, we need that leader to come calm one of our pictures that I'm doing that you don't have that. Yeah, exactly, exactly. I don't know. It's going to be one of those I don't know who the leader would be, who would step up to that role that, you know, crayer left, but somebody said, I have to do it soon, because, I mean, and like we kind of tucked talks a little bit about it. Slow, Aga with, with forever. I mean, Framer doesn't have anybody to come get in his face and and you're bringing back and check. I mean right, maybe maybe martine mom pater, maybe as the Catcher, he would be the guy that would be. Obviously needs to step up to be that bright leader it was. I mean, if you so called fight, fought so hard to keep Carlos here, I like stepping Carlos Plate, step in Carlos Roll. Who spect for you to do it all at them at the plate? I don't spect for you to do it at the play. You hit one hundred and fifty three, give that. So I don't know SPEC for you to do that, but I spect for you to do it on a defensively and I spect for you to do it in the locker room, because that's what we needed at the most. I don't. I don't depend on an eighteen year old, twenty one year old kid and pain you so depat, to take that position right now. He's now learning the big leads. He's just now getting this chance to see some of these big leads stainiums. So you've put that pressure on him to be that leader. No, I expect for observate that will. Like I said, abtub is a quiet leader. He's going to do it on the field. So who's going who's going to step up in they facing and take that position? And until we have that, I'm scared for these guys this. I really. I mean, who's going to be that least the leader every sport? I don't get basketball, football, doctor, whatever that lead in your loool. Have Them? Yeah, that I'll say completely a Greek. I think your spot on. I think it's a long season and you know, these guys are going to have to, you know, do a lot of the gut checked to themselves and kind of bring themselves in check...

...and they need somebody just to kind of get in the face a little bit. Everybody needs that every now and then to kind of, you know, bring you back down to reality and we'll see what happens. We'll see. Maybe MARTINET and out I can be that guy. Like I said, I, like you said, I don't think Jeremy Pini is going to be that one, not right now, I mean because he's still he's still looking still too young. Mean he can do it quietly like he's been doing at the plate, but somebody, one of the veterans it needs to step up, and I think it's going to be happy Martin Modin Otto. So I'm not, I'm not. I'm not worried as I wouldn't be as worried as much, you know saying, because I know we do have that leader on on some so we do have that Li I'm not worried as much. But what I am worried that they won't step into that roll soon enough and when they do try to step into it, it'll be too late. You know I'm saying. I want someone, I want someone to grasp that position now, because I don't want them to feel head high on the team that's on the bottom of the division. That's just like if you was a rocket's life plane the g league. You know I'm saying. So I don't want them to hang they how they head how on this little series? Yeah, this is a good little start, but we got whole bunch of games coming up, specially in this road trip. You know that we need. I mean not road trip by homestand and road trip also, but these last thirteen four games. Hey, look, we need to to see what's going on because we're setting our roster. Than I think, if I'm not mistaken, the spring the spring training people. They're the spring trainers that was actually put on, the extra people that was put on our team. They leave. Yeah, yeah, I think ripped. You want to rip? You wanted to talk about that, right. So Sunday? Yeah, they got to. They gotta cut down to twenty six on Sunday. So and and it has to be pictures. Me that. Well, it doesn't have to be pictures, but for the assles it does, because you have to have thirteen position players and thirteen pitchers on on Sunday. Right. So the Astros have fifteen bitches right now. So who's out? Jay got to be on the right. I don't know. So I don't think so either. I think they got a ride with jakes. They got a ride with Jakes to the three thousand and thirty four day stretch. I mean guys. Okay, Clint probably hates Jake Order Rizzie more than I do foot, but he's the president of the eight club and I'm the vice president. Okay, yeah, there's no there's there's no choice. You know hear me? Okay, yeah, yeah, there's. There's really no option with the way this is going, that Jaco to Rizzi is the one that I guess it's. You know, is it's that? You know said packing. I'm I'm assuming that. I mean I don't want to make any something. Who's going to be, but I'm very certain that it won't be Jakeo to Rizzi. So it basically comes down, I mean guys, it comes down to one, two of four guys. Well, let me okay, so let's just let's just take it step by step. None of the starters are leaving so vern, Landry Kit or CFL the is or to Rizzy, Hobby Er. They're all sayings. They're not getting sent to the minors. There's Montaro, stank, Taylor and mate on. All five of those guys aren't leaving. No is is. Everybody with me? Right? Okay, so how we got four guys and two of them after lead. The two of them met the miners, or triple it, Blanco Martinez, a bray you and mchinsky. Now with with the brave. He's at options. A brave you still is listed as having one option. Okay, I thought. I think he's. I think he's got the bonus option, or so I think there's. There's some reason roster resource has them with one option. I think he's got that bonus option that sometimes I don't even understand that rule. Sorry, but Josh James. Yeah, well, so if you bring Josh Dave's up, three of those guys got to go down right. So I don't disagree with you like so I so,...

...okay, let's just work through those four. I think machines. He stays because I think they want the lefty and I think it becomes more important at the bullpen is shorter that you have to have the lefty option. So you so you would send Blake Taylor down? No, I think you have to keep both left so you can keep both them. Okay, well, good, because I think they need a I mean you got tither, but they need another left hander. Picture. Okay, so all right, I'm with you time. How many so many of that uses. That leave the buepants. But for I mean they only have to. I mean that's all they have now, right. So, so I think. I think guys really just comes down. I mean this is the fun stuff. I mean this is where, this is where the way I approach baseball. I think it's fun because we know that this is coming on Sunday. There's three games. But well, there's two more games between now and Sunday. and every moment that Blanco Martinez in a bray you pitch. I think they're pitching for there the stay in the my major leagues, because you know, yeah, it two of those guys got to go down and Martinez just got here. So I mean it, one could argue, all, he just got here. It's probably him, right, but he but he has a limited time. I think we're a man on the roster for a limited amount of time before he can be option back down, if I'm not mistaken. Right. Yeah, so I don't know how that's going to work with a twenty eight man rule. Right, I don't know how that works. I think I think, I think, Clint, I think the rule is you can only bring them back. You can only bring them back after they have to stay down for ten days or fifteen days, whatever it is, before you can bring them back. Right. So I think you can. I think you can bring I think you can call somebody up and it's then down the next day, but they have to stay down for ten days. Yeah, so, but I think those three, I think mark. So I think the issue that we I think we talked about, becomes who can who can go long innings? Right, right, if the problem is you've got six starters and and not a single picture, I thought, I name so far, is really somebody's going to go long inning. Or maybe mchisk he can, but you don't necessarily want to. Could want to because you want them in that lefty specialist role. Right. So, I mean he's capable. I mean he's done. He started games in the minors. So between Blanco, Martinez in a brave, who can go? Who can go long innings? I don't I don't think any of them really do. I don't think so either. And that and that's that's kind of that kind of puts everything in the perspective and with the started rotation, because if you've got hobbyers in there now, and he's one of those guys that can keep you long innings out of the bolt that it needed. So that's another what if? What are the Ash was going to do? Because if they stay with this sixman rotation, like they planned on doing, at least until they get this thirty three out of thirty four games done, thirty thirty three games and thirty four days done, there we go. You know, hobbiers go have be in the bullpen, I mean after be in the rotation. So yeah, it's going to be a lot of, you know, shuffling around and figuring out who can handle it, because, I mean each game is different. One starter can go eightames, like Furlanger, or one starter can go two thirds of any, like old is he did. So I think, I think the realities. I think the way to think about this really is like Larry, two of those doesn't matter to those two of those three are going down, or two of the for Machinsk included, and we're just they're going to be down for ten days and they're going to come back and you know it's it's literally gonna be like tag team wrestling with those four guys. You can get used up like you're the sacrificial land that has the pitch two or three innings today. Well, you're going down and somebody else is coming up, right, and there's like and then in that group of guys that can come up will include Bermudas doobing, be lack James Parade's like the the the last two spots on this bullpen. I think it is going to be a constant term. That's what I think's going to happen. It's interesting you brought up be that, because he actually looks really good tonight, really for the space cowboys. I mean he went at there was a took no hit from to the herder...

...fourth thinging. But yeah, he looked really doubting it. He went for any sing gave up just a one hit. Yet it's walks is still an issue as well. But you have four strikeouts. But I mean he's another guy that maybe if the Ashtros need, can come in and fill in as a long reliever. But you know, then again, who you're going to send down to replace him. That's that's the tough part there. I just think it's going to be it's going to be a turn. It's going to become, I mean, Solomon be like Dubn Bermuda is like they're all like they're all going to give us turn up. Yeah, they you know. In other words, it may not just be two of those four going out and maybe three and they get in. One of those four comes up that I just mentioned and it's a turn constantly between, you know, like eight to ten guys going in, up and down from the monitors. Because I I guess rip you may, you may have a strong opinion, but I don't. I don't necessarily view if the group is block, Blanco, Martinez, a brayu mchinski and parade isn't. James, I don't necessarily have a strong opinion of those six guys. Who's the best one? One? Do you know now? I really don't. I mean it's it's one of those me it can go either way. I mean, I mean I would defer to you if you had a strong being because you you spend more time looking at those guys. But none of them like I mean, I just don't have a strong opinion on any of them. Now. I mean I probably default to bray you, but there I mean I bray you guys. Bray's got to be the most frustrating reliever we have I watched right to bray you and I think, man, this guts, this guy is so good. And then, like thin she was talking about, we extend them to the second inning and and the wheels come off and like what the hell? I mean, this guy was so good. And then, you know, yeah, asking to pitch more than twenty pitches, and it's and it's the walls of the cave come in on you. All right, I just don't I don't really have a strong opinion about any of those, those six. Let's say, well, this, that this is the one that needs to stay in the majors and that, and I think the asshes don't have a strong opinion body either. Do you think you know, I'm sorry, no good. Do you think this is a possibility that if they don't get this settled, you know, in a sooner and a soder matter, do you think they can make well, I think they're headed to making a deal with the dead Downlo and I think I think all six of those guys are potential parts of the deal. Right, I mean, I mean, would you be shocked if they traded Brian and brave you and Seth Martinez for for a veteran relief pitcher, that that was an upgrade. You know, that was that was somebody you could can mean a veteran lefty, that we could count on them. I wouldn't nothink. I think, in fact, that I fully expected that to be the deal that they would do. You know it'll be. It'll be a couple of those relievers and another prospect and and you know, like you know, one of the one of the guys that be considered pretty good and as a prospect, then you're going and you're going to get a relief pitcher that maybe can help you, almost like they did last year. Basically, it's Josh Heder available. You know that guy. I vaguely remember that guy was on the team at one point. At one point. Yeah, then all of a sudden, you know those chase you know that that's that's crazy. You know, you see these guys that were drafted by the Astros and you know hater and you know Josph Hernan is and any other guy you can think up, and all of a sudden, you know they're killing it. Hernan is with the blue, James Name, Hagar with I mean it's like, what the what the hell? Man? I mean so rip, I question for you like you. So okay, if we're if we're right, that they essentially get into like a rotation of the of the short relievers and a rotation of the long labors. Like if you were to prioritize black, Solomon, Dubin and Berneu Bermudas, how would you rank those four? Four guys? Solomon the best if you look at the numbers?...

Yeah, Solomon has got I mean I mean Solomon. He's at the top ten prospect so and we've seen him sporadically. We saw him a little bit last season when he came in and did some some spot appearances, which I was kind of bummed because I had almost had the opportunity to interview them and sugar land and he got called up today. I was going to go to actually go interview so but I would choose Solomon over black. And then I don't know. There's been a lot of good things about Jonathan Bermudas that you know, he's got the he's got this stuff. I mean right now, I mean he's only been in four games, you know, fifteen strikeouts already. So He's another guy that can come in and and slam the door to at least in a short outing of parents, but the long reliever is still going to be the key. So I would go I would go solemnon be black for me days and human dubn unless for some reason that Astros feel like Josh James is ready. I mean I think he's ready. I just don't know why he's still there. Josh James Is Twenty nine and sit and pitching in Apaa. Yeah, is he? Is He healthy? Yeah, he's pitching. I mean, I mean you would think of it bit US twenty nine. You still have brought up. I've seen my two years. I'm most last season at Aripaa. Yeah, I'm really confused. I'm really confused about Josh James. I mean, like I expected Josh James To make the act of roster just exactly for what you just said all day, like and any look at it, and he hasn't. He hasn't actually been great in AAA this year. I just like, I don't I don't know. Does he need a change of scenery? I mean he's he strikes out. He's striking out thirteen, thirteen and a half guys for nine in this short I mean he strikes out a ton of guys. It's it's the walks, though, right. I mean that's yeah. So I just had his his stats up real quicks here. So I mean this season alone he's been in six games, got three saves, eleven strikeouts. Is How many walks these guys got setal walks already? Yeah, it's terrible. So he walks are terrible. Yeah, that's a six, six point for eight Ra so so, yeah, I think that's what the reason is why he's still in Apaa and I'm trying to see time to see who the save leaders is. It will be a great tray to ask it. I think that's what's going to happen eventually. I think. I mean some bad some pitching coach out there's it's going to think like I can, I can harness Josh Jameson to being a great pitcher. I know, winding Arizona. They'll do it. Yeah, I know. Yeah. Well, I actually wonder, on Gosh, there's another one. Here I go, here I go, stepping into it rip. I wonder if if Josh James is pitching away, strong me taunt him the bitch and he just doesn't have a good enough. I sometimes wonder if strongly was trying to teach his pictures to the nibble at the corners too much, right, right, and and that's what James, Josh James would just throw the Paul in the middle of the plate and, like, I mean, Josh James should never walk anybody, because he shouldn't even be trying to Nivel. Right, just, Josh, just throw the ball over the center plate and make make them hit the home run if that's what they're going to do, because I would I would just say I don't think they're going to do it and and let him, let him give them. I mean I think that would blow up right now, because he gives up a lot of home runs. But I don't. I think it's because he gets in behind...

...in the count and then they know he's they're getting the fastball and then they okay, well, I could think by no the ninety nine mile in our fastball's coming, I can take it out of the park, but if I don't know if it's a curveball or fastball, then I maybe I can. And that's I just I would just tell Josh James like I would. I would put in sue his mental exercides of work. Dude, if you throw a ball. I'm not letting you pitch for a week, like just don't here, don't throw balls, just those strikes to see what happens. Right, right. I mean I default to the shouldn't you know, when for someone like Josh James, who has who has the gas to go with it, it's like just work quadrants. You don't have to be precise and and play your off speed pitch off of the you know, off the quadrant and understanding. But you know, as you understand the hey, I guess I call him, heat maps for hitters and stuff like that. When you understand that, you know what you should have should not do and certain situations with certain hitters. But you know, it's just going to be I think, I think, Larry is, we've been on this for a while. afters are just going to have to solve this one way or the other. It sounds like and unfortunately, you know, some folks would say too much of something is a good thing and in this situation it's starting to become a real pain in the ass. If I'm being honest. Just don't have any clar and and you have holes that you need to fill. But yet we're not, we're haven't done that yet. Guys, Hey, dad, good, no, go ahead and or go. I'm need to change the surge. I'll me to change the sujey. But can you tell me what's on with D is Man? Like Kiss, give me to stay as if it so, like what do you like? Are you preferring to like just him, as I play your peerio player? Okay, I mean there you you wrote a column about Diaz, about you know I'm saying. You wrote a call ideas and good room, right and yeah, yeah, by the look, I'm still trying to figure out, like what is he bringing to the table, like besides the fact that he can play different positions and whatnot, but to the plate, like I don't know if he's like I don't see it. Can someone tell me, show me and see me where it is. What is it? Should I be looking for you? Well, I'll do you want me to make you sell Lj, I can make you feel better with one number. Okay, what's the mother? So I mean just what kind of way for Larry Real quick, but I mean, oh, I'm sorry, right now, I was on mute. I mean, L J, I gave you a great point. I even I even like heated up crap, I'm on new okay, here we go. I I'm going to make you feel better about ds with one number, okay, Ds is Babbot. Ds Is Babbot is one hundred ninety four his career back five. He's almost a hundred points below his career Babbitt, which means, Hey, if Kyle Tucker wasn't done, most unlucky player and Major League Baseball, D has is running that race with them. Now. His will been is a expected overre not I mean his Expectablett, but it's like twenty five points. So he he's not near as bad as Tucker was, but hit that bad bit is terrible. I mean that it's not going to stay that low if he gets consistent at bats. So if now what? What worried me a little bit about the the as A. I'm not seeing a lot of power, and that I mean if you look at it at all you see is if you look at it just as ISO, ISO stats, his Io in like let's just go back to the nineteen was one hundred and ninety five his io and limited at bats, and twenty was two hundred and forty one his Isso on, and twenty one was one hundred and forty six. That's getting down.

His I though, so far this year, is zero hundred and ninety five. That's the problem. He's not hitting. He's not getting you know, I don't know. I don't have the plane, I don't know if you've got his baseball savant, I don't know what is launch angle and all that's doing. But something, something's wrong where he's not getting any power and and you know he's getting he's doing good job getting walks. His strikeouts are pretty much the same as it's been since twenty. I mean it, it means twenty one down. It's two thousand and nineteen, those other two years. So it's it's I mean I this is where I turned to my scouting staff, LG, and say why the Hell isn't he as getting any power, hitting with any power? So if you're looking at from a stackcast standpoint, for him, his eggs ablos down. He has had a Magzet a Max exit l one hundred and ten is launch angles up over two degrees in comparison to last year's aftertage. He's not he's just not barreling balls up, and it may be attributed to that increase in launch angle. He may be getting under PR I know it sounds he may be getting under him he's a little over the top of them too much. But you know, when you're looking at a you know you have a circular barrel of a bat and a circular baseball. I mean we're talking small, you know, a small point of contact that would create, you know, a miss hit at times. So, you know, I would look at it as in maybe it's just a matter of easing back on this need to launch the pall, but time it's kind of that's kind of a moot point. Colin has clips. Sorry, what was that? Therey? I think you went now clean is eive loss these? Eighty two. Yeah, Eighty two point one two, eighty two point two, bottom one percent of the leg. That's that's a problem like that, like that's that's only so I'm curious. You're on baseball savve it, right. What was his average launch angle on there? I have his, ever, the Lauch Angle, at fifteen point nine. That's good. Okay, that's because I'm a I'm on it MB research and they have it at sixteen. He's averaging a sixteen degree launch angle. So yeah, I have them at fifteen point nine. Last year he was at a thirteen point six, you know, and that's when he had a wob of one eleven. That's not bad, that's good. Yeah, it's just there's just something. It just may just be a point of contact issue or something that has him off. I'd I mean, I have to look a little bit more. What type of you know, what one type of pictures? These yet more of what? Are they pitching them differently? Yeah, that's that's where you go, man, were you ask the question here? I'll day you get you here. Knows that you're getting now day, yeah, bringing you should have to pay for this, I really do, because I mean, like it's just been a couple of questions that's been been bothering me, like, like, I know we have the town is still for a world series title. We still do, but it's just like the pieces are just not comming together right now. And I understand it's early in the season and what nine. I definitely understand that, but it's just that I just hope to get it together before it's too late. So how you seeing this? Clear it look at as expected, Bob against breaking pitches. Well, I was actually going to bring that up there. I don't know if you see the two thousand and twenty two breaking pictures. He's got a he's at a wes percentage of fifty nine percent. You. Yeah, it's he's just completely off on that. mean his his Wolbos a point zero five eight and it is expected wolbuzz one hundred and twelve. Yeah, why, it's down from two seventy five one hundred and twelve. So put them in the Damn batters box, give them nothing but slaughters and curveballs and say you're not leaving until you start hitting the ball right and see you starts. Yeah, you got to see it before you hit it. Yeah, we're there. I'll do...

...we solve the problem. there. It is right there. He got to see it before you hit it. It's crazy because it's making me want by. What is his staff doing? Would like. What is this? Is this a new this a new staff or what not? That we can in the hidden colors and everything of the same. Yeah, it's still try that snicker and accent. You know, you should. You should have to pay us for that. And now, I mean, I mean the allsp pitches are just as bad. So just put them against her. Just make him, make him hit against curveballs, sliders and changeups and splits and just like you're not leaving this battered box until you can start getting made some solid contact. Because I mean his exit velocity. It's breaking pitches down from eighty seven to seventy five, YEP is Egxitblossy, against all speed pitches, down from eighty seven to eighty wow. So basically what I'm I guess the big thing is, expecially since we're going to still see him in the series, is monitor how often you see all speed pitches thrown at him, you know, by the opposing pictures, because that'll be that'll be a clear indication that they're catching onto the same things, you know, and they should be. I wouldn't expect them not to. And if they're not, then you know, we definitely deserve to get paid for this. I mean, why would you? Why would you? Why would you so do as a fasseball right now? I wouldn't. I wouldn't agree me personally, I'm like, if anything, I would see them. I would say I was seriously thinking about seeing him to the sum. I don't know, you can't know. I think he's already I think he's a doubt. And Yeah, I mean he's been in league for so long already. I mean, yeah, I don't since since two sixteens when broke into a league. So what he's been six years now. But I'm pretty sure that. Let me see how many. Let me see how long he's spent in the minors, because, yeahsolutely he's. He's at five years of service. You're not sending yeah, I mean you can say to him like Hey, isn't that elbow feeling really bad? I think you need I think you need to have a ten day injured list. Yeah, yeah, and you need a rehab assignment. Right, you look tired. Just that. How's your need doing? Your you need doing good? Yeah, but looked down, lady. Injury far? I don't know. So, K, I know, I know, I saw a lot of numbers that you guys. So, but I mean here's the here's this, here's the astrost batting overall team situation, because we we've broken that a bunch of players right. Their overall Wolba as a team is to hundred and ninety, which is below average. They're expected Wolba as a team is three hundred and thirty seven, which is above average. So they are there, there, there, whoa. But it's forty seven points as a team below what's expected. That's I mean, that's the issue. I mean that's the problem. Now we want to get scared because I'm so far. You only guys, you only have gotten my batting story. You haven't heard the pitching story. And if you read the batting story you notice at the end I said the pitching's coming. And you're not going to like the answer on the pitching, because here's the story with the pitching, the the the Woaba of the pitching staff. Right now it's three hundred and seven. That's that's right at average, or really close the expected Wolva. The pitching staff is three hundred and thirty six. Guess what, that's the opposite problem. That means they should be giving up more hits than they are, giving up more runs than they are, and be doing worse than they are. They're doing a whole opposite of what they supposed to be doing. Its supposed to be hidden more, but they're not. They suppose they they suppose the pitching left, but they're not right. That's crazy. That's crazy. So and you can say, well, it's interesting because the League's kind of the League is basically...

...similar, similar stats. I mean the the a'ss was a little bit, about ten percent more than the rest of the League, but the entire League right now is, you know, they're they're the pitching pitching across the League at three hundred and five expected pitching across the League at three hundred and twenty eight. So it's not. It's so I'm actually kind of delaying, been the laying a day or two to see if those will get a little closer for the Astros, so they wouldn't have to be I wouldn't have to be negative when I write the article. But tomorrow's probably the hitching pitching Article Day. So you know, on Friday. Yeah, Start Your weekend off. Are Your wee get off with the YO I've been I've been pumpingy up, always saying it was going to get better. Now I'm gonna say it's gonna get worse. There we go, right. I didn't all going into this. I'm a I'm going to use Fort Man, okay, and I want to ask you question and I want to know what type of F what's that? He's still there. Okay, after that, is that just came out, you know, from the from the Yankees a one night. What do you think is going to be the most anticipated game? The Yankees and Astros are to the Texans and Brown right now? I would say probably, since it's more fresh and be Ashtros and Yankees. Okay, because I mean that's I mean now we know what we know and it's it's stuff that we already knew to begin with. It's just, you know, we didn't know how much they were. They were fined. That's the Yankees. But I mean Joe Girardi said it on a will be network one day that that kind of confirmed it. So but I mean what, we'll see what happens come, you know, the fall, when football comes around. I mean it'll be interesting to see what our Oh buddy deshaun is received. And you know this season. But I mean Yankees and Astros, it's always a rival. That's it's not going away anytime soon. These two teams dislike each other. The fan basis dislike each other so well I think every fan base, every other fan base, dislikes the Yankees. So maybe that the dodgers, but right, yeah, dodgers, know we were we play all except for the diamondbacks. We play all nationally east teams. So we play in the braves again here pretty soon. I want to see another I don't want to see another brave person for a whole. All. Right, now they're struggling. They're nine and eleven. So, but I don't know, a Kunya just came back. So it's yeah, it'll be a fun series though, Fun World Series Rematch. Yeah, the braids are going to be good. Yeah, mets are doing good too. Mets have the best record in baseball. I think fourteen and six. Yeah, so it's so it's tell j a on the whole, on the whole letter thing, right. I mean, I'm just I'll just tell you to read what I wrote. I don't I think. I think the letter, I mean the in summary, what I say at the at the end, that near the end of it article. I don't think this is the end for the Yankees. I think we're at the beginning of something that's going to becoming a lot bigger, if, if part each want to pursue it. I have a feeling, though, the lawyers for Fan Grass or whoever whatever that lawsuit was, someone's going to explain to them, like you're about to do extreme damage to the sport because you here's the here's the biggest problem, I think the letter, that letter describes, is that team officials, let me so, they asts biggest issue with they're cheating was that they didn't stop right and and when the when the warning letter...

...and September of seventeen came out, they they continue to do that through and never and never really took steps from the phone office to tell the players to stop right now. Look, the thing about it it was like, okay, Obviously Cora knew about it, but I don't think we heard that. Like Cora was choreographing it right. It was player executed on the Astros, the Yankees. Apparently the coaches were part of the process of sending the signals in. I mean part of what you'll hear from other fans like, okay, well, stealing signs and sending the sign to the guy at second is caught was common throughout the league and that's not that big a deal, okay, but the promise, how that, how that single was stolen, and how that single you know, and and big issue when they would did they would do it those in it feels just like we were but yeah, yeah, exactly, exactly. And so, yeah, so they were using the bullpen phone to get it to a team official coach and that coach was part the coach with it wasn't a player banging on a trash can, it was it was a coach sending a single to the guy a second and I think that opens a whole. It now legal can of worms right for for the League, because now you've got a team officials participating in cheating and you've got the League essentially covering it up with their public statements, versus what the letter shows, their private statements. And that's where I think that that's what the Yankees really meant by doing material damage to them and to the league. Is like, guys, if you let this letter out, we're going to be implicated as having our team officials participating in the cheating and you covering it up with your public statements, versus this what this letter said privately, which basically said you guys are cheating, and and their public statements right now it was more about the delivery method and you know all these all these other things, and so it's just I think it's it's not the it's the letters, not the end. I think the letter could lead to more lawsuits because people are going to say, well, wait a minute now, this is fun. There's one thing that's fundamentally different about this than the Astros cheating is that you guys were involved in the chain of communication of the actual cheat, the cheats, all right, and I think that's going to become a pretty big problem. Well, you're here first. Yeah, it's going to be interesting to see how everything kind of plays out this year. But now this letter coming out and you know, I think as those fans, should deal cheater, cheatery. Yeah, I mean Aaron Judge did that big O fit that. You know, he should have won the MDP, but no, I went to out to Bab so right, I think. So, I don't. I think Inki's. I think Inki's are to start getting a good do, especially when they come to Houston here pretty soon. So I think it's either in June or July you come when often part of it scandal also. Yeah, yeah, the walking. Yeah, they going to get it when they come to the next couple of years. So they going to get we won't make sure it is make sure it everything that was named in the alligation. We gon't get them. Yeah, that's going to be interesting how everything kind of plays out. But but I think we've been out this for almost well, between the first space that just did not that accellent, got got canceled, to now we've been out almost a couple hours now. So here, man, we and we have spewed out so much wisdom and given like also super listening. Absolutely we solve like five or six problems for the OB yeah, yeah, it's definitely wants. This is want. This wraps up. Will definitely know the share it and, you know, attacked Astros in it and say hey, listen to this, because we ironed out your differences, we ironed out your roster. So go back the moves. But I enjoy...

...talk and I really did appreciate it. Hopefully we can do this again Sunday. Hopefully, like I told are before, I don't know. But I try to do as those also, and the every okay, every as theory. Got Try to make though, got word follow and I try to do the every series and we all get the Infos to the ass shows, man, and everything or what not. I usually put in the data what time I'm going to do it or whatnot. For sure, man. Yeah, for sure, let's do it sometimes. Of You. Awesome. All right, definitely, definitely, guys, nice talking to y'all. Man, there's nice talking to you again. Mr Saya, you name, but you call me rip. I'm at a rip, Griffin, three, grip. Okay, we and yeah, my name is clint. You can find me. Well, yeah, my last name is a little weird. Weird. It's at Earl, Clint one seven. Or you can just find me here on the twitter hander here for the Astronomical Sports Pot. He'll day. That's that's click the Scout, clint the Scout, yeah, or clip the Scout. I Have Britian names. Well, give y'all the father. I said, let's make up again at the every series. All right, all right, thanks. Oh, that's great. Thanks for her. Thanks, thanks Larry. Thanks clip the coming up. Thank you, I guess see it. All right, guys, thanks for tuning into this episode and if you stuck with us until the end, I appreciate it very much, because I know it was long and I apologize. But that's going to do it for this episode. Remember, you can follow the show on twitter, instagram and facebook at Texas space part report. You can follow me on twitter as well. At Griffin three, and if you have any questions, you can always call into the show and leave a voice smail that numbers two hundred and twenty two, six, three, three, two fifty three. That's and do it for this episode. Guys. Take care.

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