Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

*Here's Smilin' Ken Rosenthal (complete with a Houston/problem headline variation) on the Astros having "too many good players," mainly writing about the logjam between Chris Carter, Jake Marisnick, Evan Gattis, and Jon Singleton and just who will play where on which days:
Let's be clear: It's refreshing that the Astros finally have choices. This is a team, remember, that averaged only 54 wins from 2011 to '13, then, "jumped" to 70 last season. The roster crunch the 'Stros now face is the kind that good teams should face. Not that the Astros are guaranteed to be good, mind you. But they should at least be more interesting.

*Lance Berkman was in camp helping out the Astros yesterday.

*Evan Gattis was sent to the clubhouse with dehydration issues.

*Asher Wojciechowski has moved to the other side of the pitching rubber.

*Jason Lane will start Wednesday's Spring Training game for the Padres.

*Justin Maxwell is a non-roster invitee to the Giants.