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The ALDS Roster and the TCB Brains who Picked It.

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Great minds think alike. We have three great minds.

The Brain of the average TCBer

Chillout17 asked me to post an ALDS projected Astros roster thread. Brilliant idea, and one of our more popular “articles” in a while. We had a spirited debate, and I’ll let chillout call the winners.

Three people correctly

Called it. In order of time stamps, they are:

1. Stros1fan

2. Willie Mcgee’s twin

3. JohninWisconsin.

Good job guys!

And PS thanks to Bilbos and the staff of TCB for honoring my request to do this thread, it was fun.

Posted by Chillout17 on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:24 PM reply rec flag.

(Editor’s note) Damn it Willie, Do you always have to be right?

If the brain power of the average TCBer resembles that of the man pictured above, this is the brain power of our three perspicacious prognosticators.

Here are their posts:

If they are going with a 14/11 positional split the position players will be easy. Predicting the bullpen will be the toughest. Here is my best guess.

C: Maldonado, McCann

Infielders: Yuli, Altuve, Correa, Bregman

OFers: Marwin, Springer, Reddick, Marisnick, Kemp, Straw

DH/Utility: Gattis, White

SP: JV, Cole, Keuchel, Morton

Bullpen: Osuna, Pressly, McHugh, Sipp, McCullers, James, Harris

The last bullpen spot will come down to Rondon and Harris. I am hoping/predicting they decide to go with Harris.

Posted by stros1fan on Oct 2, 2018 | 7:23 AM reply rec (1) flag

What I would do

C: Maldonado, McCann

INF/OF/DH: Gurriel, Altuve, Correa, Bregman, Marwin, Springer, Reddick, White

Bench: Marisnick, Kemp, Gattis, Straw

SP: Verlander, Cole, Keuchel, Morton

RP: Osuna, Pressly, McHugh, Sipp, Harris, McCullers, James

What I think the Astros will do:

RP: Osuna, Pressly, Rondon, Sipp, Smith, McCullers, James

Posted by Willie McGee’s Twin on Oct 2, 2018 | 12:12 PM reply rec (1) flag

And the award for Chutzpah and Bregman-like arrogance goes to John in Wisconsin , who called his picks “the answer key.”

Answer key

Roster vs Indians

1. Verlander

2. Cole

3. Dallas

4. Morton

5. Osuna

6. Pressly

7. McCullers

8. Sipp

9. James

10. McHugh

11. Harris

12. McCann

13. Machete

14. Gurriel

15. Altuve

16. Bregman

17. Correa

18. Marwin

19. Springer

20. Reddick

21. White

22. Marisnick

23. Gattis

24. Straw

25. Kemp

Posted by JohnInWisconsin on Oct 2, 2018 | 6:32 PM reply rec flag

The most common mistake that kept the number of winners down was picking Hector Rondon over Will Harris. Jeff Luhnow and A. J. Hinch must have read Hebrew Hammah’s article, calling for Harris to be on the roster, or maybe they read Willie’s comment telling them what they SHOULD do, if only they had enough brains.

Well gentlemen, or ladies, or however you choose to identify yourselves, you must be asking: “What did I win?”

That’s what Astrosfan1 asked, and this was the response from his friends and fellow fans here at the Crawfish Boxes.

I don’t want to brag, but I will.

This is the exact 25-man roster I predicted. What is my prize?

Posted by stros1fan on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:10 PM up reply rec (1) flag

Texans season tickets

Posted by Jlh071974 on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:14 PM up reply rec (3) flag

A

Carlos Gomez Jersey.

Posted by Chillout17 on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:30 PM up reply rec flag

I’ll take the Texans season tickets instead.

Posted by stros1fan on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:30 PM up reply rec (1) flag

Good choice at least they are worth something

Posted by Chillout17 on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:38 PM up reply rec flag

How about an autographed Roughnod Odor photograph?

Posted by Henry_Fondle on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:41 PM up reply rec flag

There is a catch

You actually have to attend the Texans games and watch.

Posted by mhatter106 on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:42 PM up reply rec flag

That’s just cruel

Posted by Henry_Fondle on Oct 4, 2018 | 3:40 PM up reply rec flag

Enjoy, you geniuses.