Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Morning Hot Links

The Astros - and pretty much everybody else - are running around the sprawling hellscape that is the Opryland Hotel as the Winter Meetings officially open.

*Evan Drellich writes that the Astros' payroll doesn't measure up to Houston's market size.

*Drellich, who has been busy!, writes about Lance McCullers and Aroldis Chapman.

*Cincinnati execs are confident they'll move Chapman this week.

*In ESPN's Winter Meetings preview, David Schoenfield predicts that the Astros will land both Aroldis Chapman and Chris Davis, which would then allow the Astros to "trade prospect A.J. Reed for a young, controllable starting pitcher." /apoplexy

*When the A's played the Astros in September, A's players recruited Scott Kazmir to come back to Oakland this offseason.

*Tyler Kepner writes about Billy Wagner's HOF credentials.