Here's what you need to know around the water cooler* this morning
-Jim Callis called the Astros "the most secretive team" he's ever encountered as far as tipping their draft checks go. He also says the Astros would likely prioritize their 1-1 pick in June in this manner: California HS LHP Brady Aiken, East Carolina RHP Jeff Hoffman, NC State LHP Carlos Rodon, Texas HS RHP Tyler Kolek.
-Collin McHugh was surprised the Astros even knew who he was when they claimed him off waivers.
-Jeff Luhnow said Bo Porter was basically running a tandem pitching set-up, especially with inefficient pitchers, by having a long relief man ready to go. And why even go to the piggyback system? Pitcher health, for one.
-Bo Porter: "The most demoralizing (outcome) in baseball is a late-inning loss when
you have the game won," Porter said. "And since I've been here, we've
had our share of 'em."
-This Aston Villa blog wonders if Jim Crane is about to buy their football club.
* Nobody still has a water cooler.