Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Morning Link Dump

It is a fine day as the ground was nourished by the salty nutrition of Rangers fan tears...

*Read (Not Hank) Aaron's post on why Roy Oswalt deserves your write-in vote.

*Collin McHugh left yesterday's game after 6IP and 85 pitches with a "baby blister" on his middle finger.

*Cool graphic by the LA Times comparing the Dodgers' payroll to each of the 29 other teams. The Dodgers are paying $200m more this year than the Astros, and $17m more for their starting rotation than the Astros are spending on their own team. (Note: Not an indictment of the Astros. That's just an unbelievable amount of money.)

*Baseball America named the Hooks as its 6th-most talented minor-league team.

*After the win over the Rangers yesterday, Gil LeBreton does an autopsy of 2015.

*Former Astro Anthony Bass minimized the damage for the Rangers.

*Jarred Cosart:
Coming from a last-place team to a team that was right in the playoff hunt definitely rejuvenated me.

*Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that you could always count on taking two of three from the Astros.