*Optimism: what in the world is that?
*Pat Neshek had a massive piece of bone removed from the foot that bothered him all during the 2015 season. The picture is disgusting.
*Luke Gregerson already has a light oblique strain. And he's still a little salty about the addition of Ken Giles:
I don't see any reason why things should change. Obviously, bringing the guy we brought in, he's got a strong power arm and showing he can get guys out at the Major League level, and he's going to be a great addition to our bullpen no matter where we all fit in.
*Our friend Terri wrote about predictions and the Astros at the Crawfish Boxes.
*Over here, we have 2800 words on the Astros, Phil Nevin, Derek Jeter, and the 1992 Draft.
*How Channel 2 helped Billy Wagner...
*The New York Times on baseball in the Dominican Republic.
*Andrew Friedman talked about just what the hell they're doing in LA.
*How a puppy helped save Evan Marshall's life and career.
*Matthew Kory wrote about how badly you would hurt a major league team if you had to play for a week.
Before you go:
Astros roster for spring by name and number as one of you requested pic.twitter.com/vaY8NYj3kR— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) February 18, 2016