Here's your Monday Morning Link Dump - most of which don't deal with how much we hate Carlos Lee.
John Royal: Carlos Lee did the thing he's best at. He did absolutely nothing.
Garrett Gould was flattered by the Astros' interest.
Modesto's manager wasn't real happy with Nick Tropeano's strike zone last night. And the travel was tough.
Ron Washington defends the fact that he will manage seven (potentially eight) Rangers next Tuesday night in Kansas City.
Old links, newly relevant:
Greg Lucas (April 2012): Lee is in actuality a happy go lucky guy who plays the percentages. He knows how fast he has to run to get to a ball and make a play. He knows when false hustle is just to make him look good, but really not productive. The problem is that when he measures his running effort it appears to be lack of hustle.
Sean Pendergast (July 2010): At this point, I don't know what Astros fans are more angry about, Carlos -- the fact that you're just a big, fat punch line, or the fact that you don't even really seem to care. I get the whole "waking up happy to be alive every day" thing, but for $19 million per year, the fans would like a bat broken over a knee just once. Maybe some cursing or a chokeslam of Ed Wade. Something. Anything. Hell, Shawn Chacon was only in Houston for about twelve minutes, and he at least gave us that!