Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Morning Hot Links

The Astros will play St. Louis at 12:05pm Central today. Wandy Rodriguez gets the start...

*Jose de Jesus Ortiz has ten questions for Spring Training.

*Doug Fister hit 90mph in yesterday's Spring Training win, and was excited about it. Not overly excited, mind you, appropriately excited. In another link, he talked about conversations with Luhnow and Hinch being among the main reasons he signed with Houston.

*Matt Duffy started off his spring with a home run.

*Jake Marisnick and George Springer stopped at Dinosaur World on their way to the game.

*Yeah, new hitting coach Alonzo Powell knows Ichiro and played for bench coach Trey Hillman.

*Why 2016 just might be George Springer's breakout season.

*The Astros are projected to have the 8th-best backups in baseball.

*Max Stassi and his brother Brock took the field together for the first time.

*A.J. Reed is your Baseball America Top 1st Base prospect and magazine cover boy.

*Buster Olney predicted the Rangers win the division, Astros win a Wild Card spot, and the Cubs beat the Royals in the World Series.

*Who is Hal Steinbrenner?

*Joe DiMaggio's heel and the dying of the light.

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