*The NY Post's Joel Sherman wonders if the Astros might trade Alex Bregman and other prospects for a front-line starter like Chris Sale or LA's Julio Urias.
*Jon Heyman talked to a "rival" who thinks that the Astros could use Bregman in a package for Sale. Maybe Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman talked to the same guy.
Heyman talked to a (different? same?) "rival exec" with amnesia who says that drafting Kris Bryant was a slam-dunk:
Kris Bryant's continuing deeds keep raising the question why the Astros didn't grab him with the No. 1 pick. "Kris Bryant and Buster Posey were probably two of the easiest picks for No. 1 of anyone in the last (decade), and it didn't work out that way."
Bullcrap. We'll talk about that later.
*Former Astros hitting coach John Mallee's jersey has a remarkable story for the Chicago Cubs.
*The big league prospect who became a hit man for the mob.