Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Morning Hot Links

*Cockroach wrote about Bob Aspromonte.

*'s Mike Petriello projects the Astros to have the deepest lineup in baseball:
'How does one define deepest?' you might ask, and you'd be correct to do so. 'Deepest' doesn't necessarily mean 'best,' and deepest doesn't guarantee the Astros will score the most runs this year. But what 'deepest' does mean is that there's real reason to believe that Houston will have the most above-average hitters of any lineup, and there's real value to that. 

*David Nuno sat down with Jeff Luhnow and did not talk about how their last names rhymed.

*A.J. Hinch got a tour of the Astros new Spring Training site and is ready to run through a brick wall.

*That Spring Training site could end up costing $153 million.

*Three games into his Winter Ball season, Max Stassi got a concussion.

*The AL West is the most unpredictable division in baseball.

*Carlos Correa's little brother Jean Carlos will play at Alvin Community College this year.

*Check out this 1989 scouting report of Jeff Bagwell.

*Ken Rosenthal: Why this year's trade deadline will be insane.

*The HOF is okay with current election rules and isn't planning on changing the rules based on Steroid Era players.

*The new BP Annual will be released February 10, with Old Friend Zachary Levine writing the Astros' essay.