Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Morning Hot Links

#Win the #Watercooler and #Rovell your #Brand with these hot links for Thursday morning.

*George Springer got hit in the butt with a pickoff throw, kicked in the face by Albert Pujols, picked off first, and strained his hip flexor...all in a matter of seconds. Springer says he's fine, and he's not going to have an MRI.

*Alex White is still projected as a starter, but he's going to come out of the bullpen in 2014 with the idea that it's the fastest way to get on the 25-Man, and he could be added once his rehab stint is over.

*Brent Strom wants to see more intensity from Scott Feldman's curveball.

*Down on Weiland Island, Mark Appel hit 98mph. He'll make one more start in Extended Spring Training, and then "probably" return to Lancaster. Luhnow also thinks that Jesse Crain will be able to pitch this season.

*John Royal breaks down why CSN Houston is doomed.

*Here's a good profile on Quad Cities' Jon Kemmer.


Anonymous said...

I was hoping for some positive news on the TV front, but instead read the grimmest prognosis to date. Yea!

Anonymous said...

Saw that pickoff play last night; brutal for Springer to get picked off in that situation, but more more worried by the awkward way he tried to get back to the bag....glad to hear he wasn't seriously injured.

Despite the continuing misadventures, he's slowly coming along; I think the sports cliche "he needs to slow the game down" fits him perfectly.