Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Morning Hot Links

The Masked Marvel has the glorious recap of last night's dramatic walk-off win over the A's.

*The Rangers beat the Twins, the Angels beat the Orioles, the Mariners beat the Royals.

*The Astros remain 6.5 GB of the Ramgers, 2.0 back of the Blue Jays for WC1 and 1.0 back of the Red Sox for WC2.

*FanGraphs has the Rangers at 65.1% to win the division, with the Astros at 29.8%. They give the Astros a 60.2% chance of making the playoffs.

*Valbuena knew it was out as soon as he hit it. Since May 7 Valbuena is hitting .302.

*Valbuena bailed out Will Harris, who had a bad night. Hinch, on Harris:
It spiraled a little bit out of control for him. He just wasn't making pitches at the right time.

*Springer isn't upset about missing out on the All-Star Game.

*Jose Altuve has re-signed with super agent Scott Boras. Altuve:
I think that's the best decision I can make. I think he's the right guy for me. That's what I feel.

*Baseball America released their midseason Top 100 prospects list! The rundown (click the link for a brief write-up):
#8: Alex Bregman
#29: Francis Martes
#32: Joe Musgrove
#35: Kyle Tucker
#47: David Paulino
#94: Derek Fisher

*Daz Cameron broke his index finger and will miss the rest of the season.

*Today's Knuckleball breaks down the righty pitchers in the Futures Game.

*Jurgen Klinsmann is "in discussions" to be the next manager of England.