Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday Morning Hot Links

*Sports on Earth's Will Leitch named Carlos Correa 2015's Top Newcomer:
Every once in a while, a player shows up and makes you thing: I'm watching a Hall of Famer. 

*In order to stay on the team it's time that Jon Singleton performs, says Jeff Luhnow.

*The Astros were the 4th-most searched MLB team on Google.

*Now that I'm gone, there's a new contender for Biggest Astros Fan in Nashville. I talked to the guy that owns it when we lived there - real nice guy, gets his supplies shipped in from Texas. This would have been 2013, or so, you know - the tail end of the Crynasty. He wasn't as jazzed up about the Astros then, and who could blame him. Yeast Nashville's kolaches are excellent.

As an aside: there is a legendary donut place in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville called the Donut Den. They have kolaches and, up until Yeast Nashville opened, that was the only place I could find them. There was a Shipley a few miles away from our house, but they were hit or miss on whether they would have them. Anyway, the Donut Den is fantastic. And one time I asked them, "Do you have a jalapeƱo and cheese kolache?" And they all basically were like:

Like they had never even thought of such a thing as putting jalapeƱos in the kolache. Hopefully I changed history that day.

*Buy an Astros couch.

*The Rangers seemingly want Fort Worth to try to lure them to that side of the Metroplex.

*The jacknut that stopped traffic on I-45 to propose to his girlfriend will face a misdemeanor charge.

1 comment:

JoeinAlaska said...

Okay, this doesn't have anything to do with your post, but I've been anxious to discuss it. I keep reading the Astros are interested in finding another mid-rotation starter, but they are not interested in biding on Kenta Maeda. Yesterday I read up on Maeda, he's no Tanaka or Darvish. But most scouts expect him to be a solid mid-rotation starter. One article I read projected him as in between a Zimmerman and Porcello. That's pretty good. And he comes without giving up a draft pick!

So whats the deal? Why aren't the Astros interested? The Red Sox, Cubs and Giants have already spent big $ for starters and have all indicated they won't bid on Maeda. The only really serious competition with deep pockets for his services looks like the Dodgers.