*A.J. Hinch likes having eight men out in the bullpen.
*Will Harris said he didn't handle The Game Of Which We Shall Not Speak very well, mentally.
*In that link, Billy Beane throws some shade at the Astros, saying that they won't do a rebuild the way the Astros did:
Quite frankly, we're just too competitive to punt.
*Tal Smith says Minute Maid without his namesick mound of dirt will play like a bandbox.
*The Indians and Joe Thatcher are now BFFs - on a minor level.
*The Dodgers are interested in Scott Kazmir.
*Hardball Times: The Standards of Today Would Create a Very Different Hall of Fame