Countdown to the 2019 M.L.B. trade deadline.

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Dragon Wangler
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And can you imagine if they can tweak Greinke and make him a little better too like they did with Cole and Verlander? <shudder>
We're giving the Astros too much credit. If they could turn every picher into an ace, they wouldn't need to keep adding big pieces every deadline. They are human too.
 

geoduck no quahog

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This sets up an incredibly interesting ALCS. One team (Astors) with a theoretically un(s)toppable staff of starters and a decent bullpen versus another team (Yankees) with an incredible bullpen and a "decent" collection of starters (not really). Two opposing philosophies.

Yankees: "I can win it in the later innings if our guys can keep it close through the first 4"
Astors: "I can deal with the later innings when my guys get me to the fifth (or more) with a lead, even against your offense."

Bring it on.

(What kind of sucks is that the Red Sox 2019 rotation on paper: Sale, Price, Porcello, Rodriguez - going in, was a model similar to the what the Astros have ended up with - on the field.)