Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*The Astros avoided arbitration with Dallas Keuchel, George Springer, and Jake Marisnick.
Keuchel will make $9,150,000 in 2017
Springer will make $3,900,000
Marisnick will make $1,100,000

There are four players who did not reach an agreement: Collin McHugh, Mike Fiers, Will Harris, and Marwin Gonzalez.

*Astros pitcher and Atlanta resident Collin McHugh called out Donald Trump for his remarks on Representative John Lewis.

*Alex Bregman will play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

*Eighteen minor-leaguers got an invitation to Spring Training next month.

*Craig Biggio talked about the Hall of Fame and his buddy Jeff Bagwell.

*Jake Kaplan looked at why some writers are shifting to Bagwell.

*Jose de Jesus Ortiz wrote a column regarding the fans leading the charge for Bagwell and Raines.

*Astros radio play-by-play man Robert Ford has a good story in the FanGraphs' Sunday Notes column.

*Hardball Times: The greatest game Jose Fernandez ever pitched.

*The Indians might follow up their Encarnacion signing with...Jose Bautista.

*Analytics and the NHL.