Tejada to Astros

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  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian I am Him.

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  2. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    As an Astro fan, I think it helps us. I don't think it pushes us over the top. But the lineup is filled now with what I would call second tier All Stars. The Rotation remains weak. But Oswalt can carry it if we squeak into the playoffs. Patton was our third best pitching prospect, but third in what was considered a weak group.

    Roughly what the 25 man looks like right now:
    CF Bourne
    2B Matsui
    SS Tejada
    1B Berkman
    LF Lee
    RF Pence
    3B Wigginton
    C Towles

    Bench:
    C Ausmus
    IF: Loretta
    IF: Blum
    OF: Ramirez
    OF: Abercrombie

    Rotation:
    1 Oswalt
    2 Backe
    3 Wandy
    4 Williams
    5 Sampson

    Bullpen
    1 Borkowski
    2 R. Houston
    3 Paulino
    LH W. Wright
    7th Villarreal
    S Brocail
    Cl Qualls
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  3. theprizdfighter

    theprizdfighter Newb to the 19.5°

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    As an Orioles fan, I'm glad to see us finally start making drastic changes for hopefully a brighter future. It was obvious to all Oriole fans that Tejada would be traded this off-season. I think that Tejada could statistically have a better year then any of his past three in the Astro park. Playing there will increase his HRs and RBIs. I wish luck to Tejada and his last run at Championship, but I hope we come out with the better end of the deal, which I don't really think we will looking at the prospects we got in return.
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  4. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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    Anyone thinks it's just a coincidence that Tejada got traded the day before he was named in the Mitchell Report?
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  5. Soxcat

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    It is interesting and I wonder how the Astros feel now that they know his stats were pumped up with roids.
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  6. Yossarian

    Yossarian I am Him.

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    as well as former players Clemens and Pettiite
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  7. PhiSlammaJamma

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    The owners saw the report the day before it was released, and so the Astros already knew he was on the list before the trade. But I think it was well known regardless, that Tejada was pumped up. No gm would make a trade the day before the report unless they knew. They had to know. The deflated Tejada was decent too.
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