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Talking Stros Podcast Soundcloud Links: Jose Urquidy set to debut

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Segment 1 - All about Jose Urquidy

  • Urquidy to start Tuesday in Colorado.
  • Brad Peacock hit the IL
  • Framber Valdez just went down
  • Rogelio Armenteros isn’t available.
  • Did Cy Sneed do enough?
  • 40 man roster is full
  • Corbin Martin news not good

Segment 2 - Astros playing better

  • What are they doing better during this 3 game winning streak
  • Why does it look so easy for Yordan?
  • Astros fans hate Tyler White
  • All-Stars aplenty
  • Any snubs
  • What’s it like to be an Astros fan in KC?

Segment 3 - looking ahead to trade deadline

  • Matthew Boyd the Target over a rental pitcher
  • Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo, Madison Bumgarner
  • Everyone wants to trade Kyle Tucker except for the Astros and most of the fan base.
  • More trade talk
  • Trade needs


The Houston Astros break a seven game losing streak behind the pitching of Justin Verlander and four homers at Yankee Stadium. During that losing streak, the Astros struggled with runners in scoring position and were in striking distance for most of the games. Yordan Alvarez has done something that no rookie has done in MLB history since 1920 and the Astros have tied a franchise record in something else.

With George Springer and Collin McHugh on the verge of returning, who will get sent down to Triple-A? Has Tyler White done enough to stick around once Carlos Correa returns after the All-Star break? We discussed what trade targets could be out there for the Astros in July as the trade deadline approaches and what the lineup will look like when everyone returns.

We also discuss Spencer Morris’ Top 40 Astros prospects.


The Houston Astros finally promote Yordan Alvarez and he has entered an elite group of players to do something in their first 5 MLB games. Framber Valdez is impressing in the rotation and the Astros find a creative way to get their 4th round draft pick to sign.


Segment 1: A look at the Carlos Correa injury and the ramifications of the injury. The Astros continue to win. Does Forrest Whitley need a reset? What’s going on with injuries?

Segment 2: Wade Miley has been great. Do the Astros have enough depth to succeed? Yordan Alvarez talk. Jeff Luhnow says he doesn’t have enough experience at first base. Could they bring both Tucker and Alvarez up? Josh Rojas promoted to AAA, Luhnow said he could get a chance in 2019 if needed. Look at the MLB draft.

Segment 3: A look at the week ahead. Justin Verlander passes CY Young. As good as Gerrit Cole is, does he make too many mistakes? The Mariners are sellers, any takers? Other notable minor leaguers to watch

Segment 4: Draft Talk with Spencer Morris


Segment 1: Red Sox series - can’t finish the sweep and lose three players to injuries at the same time. The good, the bad, and the injured.

Segment 2: The next man up is, plus Jose Altuve begins his rehab assignment. Super 2 ramification with Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker. We may have to wait a week to see one or both.

Segment 3: A look down at the farm and two young pitchers join the Round Rock rotation. If Corbin Martin is not the one, will one of these two players help until Forrest Whitley’s arm is not so dead?


Segments 1 &2: @Aarcraft9 and @Bags4HoF present #Astros Mayhem Extravaganza.

Segment 3: Collin McHugh to bullpen and Corbin Martin debuts, what to make of the rest of the rotation with Bill Metzger.

Segment 4: General baseball discussion

Segment 5: Yordan Alvarez discussion and Madison Bumgarner a trade target?

Segment 6: Look ahead to the Tigers series and the Red Sox series and a little ADD discussion


Segment 1 (6-6:16 pm): The Astros have a historic offense, can they keep it up?

Segment 2 (6:20-6:36 pm): Bottom of the batting order producing as it did in 2017, the depth is deeper, and will get better when Alvarez is promoted. Look ahead to the seven-game homestand

Segment 3 (6:40-6:56 pm: Talking Astros prospects, did the Super Two cutoff move into May? How does that effect Yordan Alvarez? Thoughts of Corbin Martin and Collin McHugh the reliever. The switch of Brad Peacock and Wade Miley.

Segment 4: Prospect talk with Spencer from Crawfish Boxes