*Jexas went to the prospective season ticket holder dinner last night.
*One day after hernia surgery, Evan Gattis walked a mile and is optimistic about his recovery time.
*Gattis' surgery frees up Spring Training ABs for younger players.
*Drellich says of Gattis' recovery the door is cracked for young guys, but it isn't wide open.
*Anthony Castrovince asks a question of all 30 teams. For the Astros: Will Gattis be ready for Opening Day?
*Here's a great profile on Lance McCullers from Tampa Bay Online. McCullers has been literally chopping wood three days a week to improve his grip and forearm strength and ran to the gym in every Italian city he and his new wife visited on their honeymoon.
*Giles and Fister are the headliners of the small group of new Astros going to camp.
*Keith Law ranked the Astros' farm system 17th in baseball (Insider subscription required).
*In 1994 Bill James predicted Hall of Fame elections for the next 25 years.
*Preston Tucker's high school retired his jersey.
*J.D. Martinez signed a 2yr/$18.5m deal with the Tigers.
Before you go: Lance McCullers has a custom PS4 controller...
Lance McCullers Astros custom PS4 controller is out of this world tight. Cc: @ControllerChaos @LMcCullers43 pic.twitter.com/xa5hSt9SKB— ShtBallPlayrsDo (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) February 10, 2016