Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Morning Link Dump

*FanGraphs just projected a 75-87 season for the Astros in 2015.

*A.J. Hinch is one of the reasons Luke Gregerson signed with Houston. And, ultimately, the Astros added Gregerson and Neshek for less than Andrew Miller and David Robertson.

*Neshek's contract:
2015: $5.5m; 2016: $6.5m; 2017: $6.5m option or $500,000 buyout, but can get to $7.5-8.5m based on games finished.

*"Thank you. Thank you, man." -Brent Strom to Jim Crane

*Luke Gregerson is (possibly) your new closer. Or Qualls. Who knows.

*Palm Beach County is reconsidering a deal to build the Astros and Nationals a new Spring Training facility.

*Jose Altuve will play winter ball for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.

*Wilton Lopez signed a minor-league deal with Toronto.