We return from a somewhat-unintended but not totally-uncalled for one week break from blogging to bring you the finest links around the world of the Astros, and baseball. Sort of. It's been pretty slow.
*McTaggart has five highlights from 2015.
*The 2015 MLB rookie class could be the best ever.
*TCB has a good writeup on new Astro/Cuban pitcher Carlos Sierra.
*Ken Rosenthal is voting for Bagwell (and Bonds, and Clemens).
*The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker notes the average baseball salary is now $3.95m.
*Here's an interesting story about a Cuero native who ended up in baseball due to a chance encounter with Gerry Hunsicker.