Our 2019 Astros Starters


2019 ASTROS STARTER #1 ~ Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander
Astros Ace Starter
Since 9/01/2017

“Justin, when you join the Astros, we want you to assume the position of that next picture we feature here of you as our new ace!” ~ GM Jeff Luhnow













2019 ASTROS STARTER #2 ~ Gerrit Cole


Gerrit Cole’s 

Still a hard-throwin’ soul!

He knows how to bring

S-T-R-I-K-E  3 !!!




2019 ASTROS STARTER #3 ~ Colin McHugh (probably)

Beards eventually can edge their own way from the prospect-to-suspect status in a pitching rotation.



Barring unforeseen moves and events, it’s likely that Dallas Keuchel is gone in 2019. The sirens of money and an ego-driven desire to be the #1 guy again ~ somewhere ~ are likely now too loud to be ignored. And unless there’s another Gerrit Cole voice out there, as there was last year at Pittsburgh, and eager to board a seat on another hot Astros team, it looks likely we will opt to go with good old reliable Colin McHugh.

“Oh somewhere in this favored land ~ the people jump and shout.

But there is no joy in Keuchel’s Corner,

If the tattoo-man ~ cuts out!”


2019 ASTROS STARTERS #s 4&5 ~ Charlie Morton (if he stays)

plus Josh James, Framber Valdez, et al.

 “When It Rains, It Pours!” Hope here is that we get to fill our last two spots with a grain of salt, but, if not, that we hit at least one of our young guys at the dawn of his real blossoming mark as an effective MLB starter. ~ If two come through ~ that’ll more than do.






 One More Thought ….

To make any losses in the line of our rotation more tolerable, Astros, don’t let the Yankees ~ or anyone else ~ beat us to paying Marwin Gonzales what he’s worth to the goal of winning. Marwin’s value to this club’s chances of regaining the World Series title is that important as far as many of us are concerned ~ for whatever that’s worth ~ even if that barely registers in the minds of those making the professional, salaried decisions in these matters. We may not have all the cards available to us that are important in these decision-making matters ~ but neither are we as stupid as some of us make look either. ~ i.e. ~ KEEP MARWIN! ~ WIN ANOTHER WORLD SERIES IN 2019!



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


2 Responses to “Our 2019 Astros Starters”

  1. gregclucas Says:

    Sounds like Marwin is a goner. He’ll be missed. His agent Scott Boras is gonna make him very wealthy and sounds like he plans the same for Keuchel. When they are gone Jose Altuve will be the last left from my last season in 2012..

  2. Alan Munger Says:

    I’m good with this – include Forest Whitley/Brady Rodgers in the #5 starter conversation

    Sent from my iPhone


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