Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Happy Correa Triple-A Day!

*The Mariners have now taken over the Astros as FanGraphs' favorites to win the division, though the Astros still have a 45.4% chance of making it to the postseason.

*What the Heck Bobby shares some thoughts about Correa's promotion

*JJO talked to both Correa and Corpus manager Rodney Linares about his promotion, with a line about how Luhnow was tempted to promote him to Houston.

*"This is our top prospect - probably the top prospect in all of baseball." Tony DeFrancesco tells the Fresno Bee, who also get Joe Sclafani's name wrong and wonder if Correa will get promoted to Houston before the Grizzlies return from their road trip.

*A.J. Hinch's reasoning for why the Astros are only 8-8 at home: Because that's the way it is.

*Jed Lowrie is surprised at how much you actually use your thumbs.

*George Springer could play in a rehab game today.

*Henry Schulman looks at the history between the Giants and the Astros

*Here's a good article from Quad Cities on 2014 4th Round pick Daniel Mengden, his back injury, and his mustache.

*Corpus' Tony Kemp graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in communications over the weekend, so now he can be best friends with Buster Olney.

*Terrifying: the Carolina Mudcats' team bus was in a wreck and flipped on its side early this morning. Former Astros minor-leaguers Andrew Thurman and Blair Walters are on the Mudcats roster.