Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Morning Hot Links

*Collin McHugh is working on his fastball command, doesn't mind flying under the radar.

*Lance McCullers threw a bullpen as the Astros ease his arm into what will hopefully be a long season.

*Scott Feldman's shoulder feels good.

*Yes, Dallas Keuchel is that good. So is George Springer.

*Here's a great article on 2015 Texas League batting champion Jon Kemmer.

*The Astros are impressed with David Paulino, Juan Minaya, and Jandel Gustave.

*Peacock, Straily, Wojciechowski come into 2016 as swing-man options:
"I understand there's not much opportunity."
-Brad Peacock

*MLB altered the rules a little bit: runners now have to make a "bona fide slide," and there are now timed mound visits and shortened between-inning breaks.

*Colbert Hamels' biggest adjustment to the AL was the top-to-bottom strength of the lineup.

*Robinson Cano is healthy and ready to lead the Mariners.

*What the heck happened with Dexter Fowler and the Orioles?