As another day of non-baseball-related things clogs my day, here's what you need to know from last night and this morning:
You can tell Jeff Luhnow is pissed with how the last week has gone:
“This is an unusual situation. Never in my career have I seen anything even remotely close to it.”
This is something we may have a chance to explore later tonight, but Erik Bedard is still basically in Spring Training thanks to hurting his ass. He's pitching like it, too. In that link, we also find that Josh Fields is throwing at 90% intensity as he recovers from his right forearm strain.
Jose Cisnero had a great debut as the Astros' 2nd starter last night, and was predictably excited.
Luhnow was surprisingly candid about the direction the Astros are thinking in June's draft (note: take his candor with a grain of salt, and I don't mean that in a bad way). They're scouting Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray, Sean Manaea and Kris Bryant, among an unnamed handful of other players.