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acsguitar wrote:he's 6'8 and was 13-2 last year in AAA with a 2.10 era...wowo what a great deal for the Rox's happy dance!!
eftda wrote:Pettite did have his worst season as an Astro in 2006. I can't blame them for wanting to get a discount.
PhiSlammaJamma wrote:This trade actually makes alot of sense for the Astro's as Willy T is vastly overrated he has nice speed and great defensive cf but has shown no progress at the plate whatsoever and he can't use his speed if he doesn't get on base. Secondly Bucholz projects best as a long inning reliever not a sp. The real prize if there is a prize is Hirsch who has looked great in the Minors but showed absolutely nothing when he was called up, now that might change as Hirsch is still young and has had limited mlb experience.
PhiSlammaJamma wrote:While the Astro's get a proven commodity in Jennings who should actually fare better in Houston with a better infield defense as a groundball pitcher, while Acensio is a throw in it can't hurt getting him as well. While trading away Willy T frees up CF for Burke to get regular playing time and eventually will make way for Pence as well.
Diamond Miners wrote:Yes, he's overrated. But Pierre has issues getting on base but look at him. Look at Reyes, it took him how long to finally get to a nice avg. Ok so he steals more bases, not the point. Part of it is, his trade value. They could have gotten more. But they jumped to soon...or to late perhaps. He pitched 9 games in the Majors. You can hardly base numbers on that many games. Heck, look at Santana, a rule 5 pick. On the other hand, look at Felix last year. Everybody over drafted him in fantasy leagues and he bombed in 2005.
Burke was and is a better offensive player than Willy T and with incosistent playing time as burke has more power and gets on base more. Pence is an unknown but I would take him over Willy T. You also have to understand Houston had the worst lineup last year and any way we can improve that is a plus.Diamond Miners wrote:Actually Acensio I believe has armo issues and will not be healthy enough to make a difference in this trade. So he's already a wash. But you don't know what Pence will do. And Burke was no better then Willy T just with less stolen bases.
PlayingWithFire wrote:for all you guys that says JJ is a proven commodity...
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