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    Cool Zack Greinke Traded to Houston for Bukauskas/Martin/Rojas and Some BEER!

    Last second buzzer beater.

    Greinke to HOU for J.B. Bukauskas/Seth Beer/Corbin Martin/Josh Rojas.

    I'd call this a blockbuster, but Nosterbor might take exception.
    J.P.

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    I'm not a Vegas guy or a betting guy really but the odds for the Astros to reach the world series must have jumped dramatically

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    Blockbuster for sure.

    Might also make AL playoffs, and probably WS, a boring time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanwood View Post
    I'm not a Vegas guy or a betting guy really but the odds for the Astros to reach the world series must have jumped dramatically
    Had been favorite to win AL, odds just went down a bit. Now at +155. Or about 1.5-1. NYY second.

    Odds to win WS went from about 6 or 7 to 1 to 3.5 to 4 to 1.

    Dodgers still the favorite, but I'd take Houston myself...
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    Yep that is a Blockbuster for sure. Nice going Houston.

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    I struggle to keep up with Minor Leaguers, so the answer to this might be really obvious, but why did the Astros give up on Beer so quickly? Or was it just because Greinke is so good that Beer's value was simply lower?

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    No wonder I sold this card that has been sitting in my EBAY store for quite awhile..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Therion View Post
    I struggle to keep up with Minor Leaguers, so the answer to this might be really obvious, but why did the Astros give up on Beer so quickly? Or was it just because Greinke is so good that Beer's value was simply lower?
    Blocked. Not good in the OF, only passable at 1B. At best a DH, as his value is entirely in the bat. Makes me wonder why he was dealt to an NL team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaypers View Post
    Blocked. Not good in the OF, only passable at 1B. At best a DH, as his value is entirely in the bat. Makes me wonder why he was dealt to an NL team.
    D-Backs have never been great at scouting prospects and those they do get right are generally traded away too early.

    I'd say the Astros won this trade. They basically got a former Cy Young winner who's been an All-Star in 5 of the last 6 seasons for a few fringe top 100 guys (Beer may be the only semi-legit top 100 prospect). I'm not sure of the financial details of this trade...Greinke is obviously going to raise the payroll but you gotta expect that out of a potential HOF'er who's still playing good baseball.
    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. I really need a job. And I will take any position, as long as it doesn't involve having sex with old ladies for money or bear traps. Those are my two bugaboos. While mulling over my resume feel free to check out my baseball card collection, it's small and simple, kinda like me - >>>>> https://s822.photobucket.com/user/JDf...ds%20n%20stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaypers View Post
    Blocked. Not good in the OF, only passable at 1B. At best a DH, as his value is entirely in the bat. Makes me wonder why he was dealt to an NL team.
    Gotcha! So Alvarez blowing up and our OF pretty locked down, there was nowhere to put him anyways. Makes a lot of sense.

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    Hey now, Seth Beer is my HOMIE. I think he's got some Mantle in him. Either that or my name's Seth and I like beer.
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