Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Certain Astros will play baseball today, beginning a journey that ideally ends sometime around the beginning of November.

*The Astros/Phillies Spring Training game will be on MLB Network today at 12:05pm Central. George Springer, Jon Singleton, Tyler White, A.J. Reed, Preston Tucker, and Alex Bregman will all be playing.

*Altuve and Correa will make their Spring debut either Friday or Saturday.

*Luke Gregerson threw off a mound yesterday.

*Evan Gattis - three weeks removed from hernia surgery - is hitting off a tee.

*Jose Altuve and the Astros apparently haven't discussed an extension beyond his current deal that has him signed through 2019, pending team options.

*Altuve is the Astros' "spark plug."

*Joe Musgrove knows we're all talking about his walks.

*Tyler White has been working on hitting the high fastball.

*FanGraphs on the similarities between Domingo Santana and George Springer.

*Aroldis Chapman's 30-game suspension was not random.

*The sheetrock accident that turned Craig Kimbrel into a dominant closer.

*Brett Phillips' laugh - and his five tools - have turned him into baseball's darling prospect. (Side note: trading Brett Phillips has haunted me since July, and I don't think that's going away any time soon)

*MLB has filed a proposal with the Treasury Department to allow Cuban players to sign directly with teams.

*There were only 15 known Ty Cobb T-206s, then a family decided to flip through a paper bag and found seven more.

2 comments:

calhoun said...

other astros futures - via 5dimes

- odds on top 5 astros world series matchups -

cubs vs hou +3500 (risk $100 to win $3500) *gross $3600, net $3500
dodgers vs hou +5000
giants vs hou +5150
mets vs hou +5600
nationals vs hou +6000

- regular season homerun leader -
*giancarlo is overwhelming leader, used for scale +700*
carlos correa +4500
george springer +5000
evan gattis +6700

- cy young -
*chris sale +250*
dallas keuchel +600
collin mchugh +6600

calhoun said...

other astros futures - via 5dimes

- odds on top 5 astros world series matchups -

cubs vs hou +3500 (risk $100 to win $3500) *gross $3600, net $3500
dodgers vs hou +5000
giants vs hou +5150
mets vs hou +5600
nationals vs hou +6000

- regular season homerun leader -
*giancarlo is overwhelming leader, used for scale +700*
carlos correa +4500
george springer +5000
evan gattis +6700

- cy young -
*chris sale +250*
dallas keuchel +600
collin mchugh +6600