*Sports Illustrated asked rival scouts to break down each American League team. And the Astros section is basically a gaggle of unicorns pooping rainbows and sprinkles onto a field of leprechauns making clover angels.
*A 2014 bullpen session helped remake Dallas Keuchel. (Note: I was very nervous about Keuchel's Spring Training in 2014. But you already know that, while you can't handle my Hot Takes, you also should probably reconsider my opinions.)
*Hinch, on closer:
We have a really good bullpen that can mix and match in a lot of different ways. I understand the intrigue. I don't play fantasy baseball, so I don't have to worry about the save.
*Quinton McCracken has overseen the resurgence of the Astros.
*Despite getting sent to Triple-A camp, Michael Feliz is still in the mix for the final bullpen spot.
*Chris Devenski is working his way out of his past and up the ladder of the Astros' system.
*Richard Justice talked to the Dallas Morning News about the Astros and Rangers.
*Downtown Houston is closer to becoming Craneville, what with Jim Crane opening two new Italian restaurants near Minute Maid Park later this summer.
*ESPN's MLB survey has some Astros on the list, though not very high.
*Triple-A baseball may be coming to San Antonio
*The forgotten Oklahoma team that nearly broke college basketball.
*This Saudi Arabian dude brought his four gold vinyl-wrapped cars to London.
*How an A&M-Corpus grad student organized one of the unlikeliest human smuggling rings in Texas history.
*Before you go, watch Jose Altuve launch a home run.
Jose Altuve launches one pic.twitter.com/nZ4K0TXVOj— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) March 30, 2016