Monday, March 21, 2011

While You Were Drinking: March 21

Here's a recap of what you may have missed over the weekend because you were puking in the kiddie pool:

-Good Lord, Reid Ryan is happy not to be with the Astros anymore. ("“Our fans are really going to see the difference on the field: the amount of hard-throwing pitchers we will have, we really haven’t had a guy that can hit the ball out of the ballpark the last couple of years. We’ll have that, and just speed and some younger players coming through,"

-Something that's not news, is now news, as the Astros won't be attending Doug Davis' workout.

-With a captip to SBN Houston, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are apparently still in the market for a lefty off the bench, and another catcher. Click the TCB link for some good reaction.

-In a McTaggart notebook, Mark Melancon is working on a cutter and has a good shot at the OD11 roster.

-Everyone went guano crazy over the return of St. Louis Cardinal Lance Berkman over the weekend.

-J.A. Happ feels good.

-Brett Myers gets the Opening Day loss start against Roy Halladay on April 1.

-Angel Sanchez' back concerns Mills (and may earn him a trip to Oklahoma City).

-Ryan Rowland-Smith is out of the running for SP5. Nelson Figueroa is your likely SP5 candidate.

-In Former Astros news, Hector Gimenez just may make the Dodgers' OD11 roster.

-J.R. Towles is hoping this is his year.