Here's your link dump from the weekend:
*Tony DeFrancesco doesn't respect Ryan Howard, this is Charlie Manuel's complete lack of surprise.
*Fernando Martinez is dealing with right knee inflammation.
*The Astros invited Facebook fans to lunch with Joe Niekro, who died in 2006.
*Marwin Gonzalez just might return from his ankle injury this season.
*Joe Maddon thinks Dave Martinez is a worthy candidate for the Astros.
*Here are the Chronicle's Top 50 Astros of all time.