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Fuck The Houston Astros

Every. Single. Year. In 2017, the Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander. They would proceed to win the World Series. Last season, they acquired Gerrit Cole, no immediate World Series victory there but they were certainly closer than the New York Yankees who have been desperately trying to acquire a starting pitcher since uh, Roger Clemens retired.

The entire world knows that the New York Yankees need a starting pitcher. The entire world knows that the Houston Astros greatest strength is their starting pitcher. So yes duh, of course it was the Astros that traded for Zack Greinke.

Fuck the Houston Astros.

Not only did Houston acquired the best player at the trade deadline, but they didn’t have to give up their top prospects and Arizona ate half of the salary for them.

Greinke is 10-4 on the season with a 2.94 ERA. Verlander, Cole and Greinke are all in the Top 5 for MLB leaders in WHIP this season. That’s disgusting.

It’s probably worth mentioning that the Astros still have Wade Miley who moves down to their No. 4 starter with a 9-4 record and a 3.06 ERA. The Yankees would kill for a No. 1 pitcher as good as the Astros No. 4.

Before stealing Greinke, the Astros starting pitchers already led the majors with 10.5 strikeouts per 9 innings and a .213 batting average against. They ranked fourth in ERA. Justin Verlander already led the league in Wins and Gerrit Cole led the league in strikeouts.

And now they’re bringing in a former Cy Young winner and a future Hall of Famer. K.

For comparison sake, Yankees starters rank 14th in team ERA and 11th in batting average against. They don’t have the worst starting rotation by any means and they’re still 30 games above .500 and that’s totally cool if winning the AL East is all the Yankees want to do.

But when the playoffs begin, the Yankees are running Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and JA Happ (Domingo German is on an innings limit) out there against Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and now Zack Greinke.

Fuck the Houston Astros.


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