Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

*Six players filed for arbitration yesterday, with projections showing they will account for about $23m. Dallas Keuchel predictably leads the way in MLBTR's arbitration projections. Teams and players exchange figures on Friday. The Astros haven't had an arbitration case go to a hearing since Hunter Pence in 2011.

*In Evan Drellich's bits of tid, we see that Alex Bregman - who is six months older than Carlos Correa - will not be changing positions in Spring Training. We also see that 2009 1st Round pick Jio Mier has signed as a minor-league free agent with Toronto.

*Here's an interesting take on the Ground Control breach from Viva El Birdos.

*David G. Temple: This won't be the last hack in pro sports.

*Hall of Famer Monte Irvin died in Houston yesterday at the age of 96.

*Check out the Hardball Times on lamenting LOBsters.