Astros: Have Plans Changed With A.J. Reed?

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Mar 11, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA;Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) hits a double to right center in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA;Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) hits a double to right center in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 4, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) stands to bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) stands to bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

So there’s really not much of a spot for him, but he’s ready, and if the opportunity presents itself, I won’t hesitate to bring him up,” said Luhnow. We have all heard this before, it’s not you, it’s me. You are a great baseball player, but we don’t have a spot for you on the roster right now. If Luhnow thinks he is ready, why would he not be on the 25-man roster if he was the best option for the job?

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On this week’s Talking Stros, we talked to both Jim Callis of MLB.com and Jeremy Booth of Program 15 about Reed. They both said that you normally promote a player when they have shown that they have mastered a level. They both also stated that they don’t think that Reed is ready, and both game their reasons why as you can hear below. If the Astros GM says that Reed is ready, wouldn’t that mean that he has mastered Triple-A?

Valid reason? The Texas Rangers did not have a position for Jurickson Profar on the team once Rougned Odor returned from his suspension, but they thought that their team would be better with him on it, Why can’t the Astros find a way to get Reed on the roster if he was ready? Tell Reed you want him on the team already; we are past the Super Two deadline.

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