Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Morning/Weekend Hot Links

Now that Murderball is over for another six months, the world can all move on...

*Fox Sports' Jon Morosi has the biggest storylines of 2016 - including one about the Astros' staying power.

*This David Schoenfield piece says not to accuse the Astros (and Cubs) of "tanking" - the word that won't die in 2016.

*Sports on Earth's Anthony Castrovince: Rebuilding vs. Tanking

*This time no one is laughing when Jim Crane says he expects the Astros to make the playoffs. This time the AL West is the expectation.

*Nick Cafardo says the Astros have inquired on free agent reliever Tyler Clippard.

*Former Astro Freddy Garcia is calling it quits after 15 seasons.

*The Astros and Nationals' Spring Training complex is being built in "record time."

*The Western Louisiana Ramgers made a Super Bowl commercial.