Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday Morning Hot Links

*Be sure to give a warm Astros County welcome to Jexas, our newest writer, who went to FanFest and wrote about it.

*Dallas Keuchel:
...Whether I spend only three more years with Houston or I'm an Astro for life, you got to take advantage of those opportunities you have. If I don't stay with Houston after my free agent years, we should win a championship because of what we had.

*Also in that previous link, Rob Manfred is waiting on the Attorney General to finish the investigation and hopes they share information with him about the cheatin'-ass Cardinals.

*Keuchel and Correa accepted their BBWAA awards on Saturday night.

*The Astros are considering signing Doug Fister.

*Evan Gattis has lost 18 pounds this offseason, which should help him get to 20 triples in 2016.

*Scott Feldman is healthy and ready to be a part of the rotation in this, the final year of his three-year deal.

*Here's a great profile on Corpus Pitcher of the Year Chris Devenski.

*Jayne talked to Quinton McCracken about some specific minor-leaguers, and what it's like to trade a guy you drafted and developed.

*The Astros signed "Dominican changeup artist" and minor-league free agent LHP Edwar Cabrera. Cabrera is 28 and posted a 3.68 ERA/1.21 WHIP for Double-A Frisco in 2015.

*The Astros unveiled new Sunday alternate jerseys.

*The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeff Gordon has a Hawt Take: tanking sucks, but it works.

*LOL David Eckstein.

*Well that was quick! MLB has determined Yu Darvish had no part in his gamblin'-ass brother's illegal gambling ring.

*Meet Alex Vega, the custom car king of MLB.