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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Carlos Correa vs. Dan Straily

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Poor, poor Dan Straily... we love you, Dan, we welcome you to Houston, really. Don't take this personally.

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be two match-ups per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Get those votes in while you can!

Round One, Match Twenty Seven

Carlos Correa, SS

O Captain! My Captain! your fearful trip is done;
Your body has weather’d every rack, the promotion you sought is won;
The Majors are near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes your steady keel, an effulgent future resulting

O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the roar
Rise up - for you the flag is flung - ‘tis you the crowd adores;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths - for you the throng yearning;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning

Exult, O fans, and ring, O bells!
There is nothing left to fear
Rejoice with cries and passionate yells
"O Captain! Our Captain is here!"

-- Brian Stevenson


Dan Straily, RHP

Straily was the second-half of the return received from Chicago in the Dexter Fowler trade. While he doesn't have the experience level, nor the roster security, of Luis Valbuena, Straily could easily end up being the more important piece. After a poor year that looked even worse thanks to an inflated ERA and unsustainably-low strand rate, the Cubs appear to have sold low on a formerly-well-regarded prospect who has had some MLB success already. With a similar profile to Collin McHugh, Astros fans are eagerly waiting to see what Brent Strom can do with Straily. -- Brian Stevenson