Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Most SMH worthy off-season moves contest

Let's have a contest to see who can come up with the craziest "Chron Comment" style offseason moves to turn the Astros into a contender next year. The winner will get the same prize I received when I won the "Guess Jason Castro's Debut Date" Contest in 2010 (I never received it.)


Here's my entry (yes, I'm allowed to win again):


Trade Tony Sipp, Brad Peacock, Jon Singleton, and Dexter Fowler to Toronto for Edwin Encarnacion.

Trade Brett Oberholtzer, Marwin Gonzalez, Matt Dominguez, and Jonathan Villar to the Angels for Erick Aybar.

Trade Jason Castro to the Dodgers for Kenley Jansen.

Sign Russel Martin.
Sign Pablo Sandoval
Sign Melky Cabrera
Sign Nick Markakis

Sign Jon Lester
Sign Max Scherzer

Sign Huston Street
Sign Luke Gregerson
Sign Andrew Miller

Lineup
1. Altuve 2B
2. Aybar SS
3. Encarnacion 1B
4. Carter DH
5. Springer CF
6. Cabrera LF
7. Sandoval 3B
8. Markakis RF
9. Martin C

SP1 Lester
SP2 Scherzer
SP3 Keuchel
SP4 McHugh
SP5 Feldman

9th inning Street
8th inning Jansen
7th inning Gregerson
LOOGY Miller
Middle Reliever Fields
Middle Reliever Qualls
Long Man Folty

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smoke another one

ntxlfty said...

Smoke something else, I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Trade Correa for San Francisco's 25 man roster.

You might have to wait a year to win it all though.

Anonymous said...


Appel
Folty
Castro
Woj
DDJ

for

Tulowitzki
CarGo

Anonymous said...

Trade Domingo Santana, Matt Dominguez, and Brad Peacock for Mike Trout. Of course the Angels would take it because we're trading Santana (who's a top prospect and will be OF replacement for Trout), Dominguez (who may eventually win a Gold Glove and hit many home runs), and Brad Peacock (who was a former top prospect). Boom, that's how you get a legendary player like Trout on the Astros- Chron style.

Anonymous said...

Why trade or sign, when you can dust off the corpse of Mordecai Three-Finger Brown.

Zombie pitchers, the new market inefficiency.