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:
2. Willie Mcgee’s twin
Good job guys!
And PS thanks to Bilbos and the staff of TCB for honoring my request to do this thread, it was fun.
(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.
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
And the award for Chutzpah and Bregman-like arrogance goes to John in Wisconsin , who called his picks “the answer key.”
Roster vs Indians
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?
Texans season tickets
Carlos Gomez Jersey.
I’ll take the Texans season tickets instead.
Good choice at least they are worth something
How about an autographed Roughnod Odor photograph?
There is a catch
You actually have to attend the Texans games and watch.
That’s just cruel
Enjoy, you geniuses.