*Jason Castro's insight proves valuable to other catchers (try this route if the link paywalls you).
*"I knew I had a gift," said Ken Giles, "and I decided to take advantage of it." - A fantastic profile of Ken Giles in the Chronicle.
*Luke Gregerson is keeping his family close.
*The Astros don't know if Gattis will be ready for Opening Day.
*Don't sleep on Michael Feliz as the 2016 version of Lance McCullers.
*Correa and Altuve will be part of the team that goes to Mexico City next week.
*Why didn't George Brett ever homer off Nolan Ryan? "Didn't want to. I saw what happened to Robin Ventura."
*Jonathan Mayo asked Daz Cameron five questions.
*Mayo: Despite trades in the last 11 months, the Astros still have plenty of depth in their system.
*David Cameron writes about the logical Rangers/Padres blockbuster trade.
*The Phillies think the change in scenery will benefit Mark Appel.
*Yeah, apparently several White Sox players complained about Drake LaRoche's presence in the clubhouse.
*The Bill DeWitt Era for the Cardinals is 20 years old and still going strong, and still facing significant penalties for their cheatin-ass ways.
*The Dodgers' Trayce Thompson is finding success outside the family business.
*As baseball heads back to Cuba, it's time to remember Minnie Minoso.