*Jim Crane is negotiating left and right with anybody who'll listen about CSN Houston. The next "potentially significant" status update is in two weeks.
*Dexter Fowler talked to Evan Drellich about his approach at the plate.
*Here's a great profile on Bo Porter from Randy Harvey.
*George Springer was "playing on ice skates" until Bo Porter gave him the day off on May 3 in order to let him soak in the speed of the game.
*"What (the Astros) are doing, I think it's good and I respect it and I understand it." - Joe Maddon.
*The Astros are hosting an open tryout at Whataburger Field in Corpus on June 26.