Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*Brian T. Smith wrote about A.J. Hinch in Year 3:
Jim and Jeff have been great to me. But I know this sport - sports - is about winning. I know that the expectations, as they raise, the microscope starts to come to me. And to be honest with you, I prefer it to be on me than I do the players.

*Yulieski Gurriel: Starting first baseman. Also, Gurriel also admitted suffering from fatigue as he got used to MLB's daily schedule.

*Brian McCann is learning the details of his pitching staff.

*Speaking of catchers, the Astros asked Garrett Stubbs to add weight this offseason. This is something that has never been asked of me.

*Tyler White will play first and third base this Spring in an effort to increase his versatility.

*Palm Beach Post: The new Spring Training facility is a hit.

*The Astros didn't crack FanGraphs' Top Ten Transactions of the Offseason list.

*Yordano Ventura's final weeks were filled with turmoil.

*Why weren't Mookie Betts and Mike Trout drafted earlier?

*Blake Swihart's throwing issue and the fragility of baseball careers.

*Check out the Indians' Beep Drill

*Inside Pablo Sandoval's complete reshaping of his body.

*The Yankees and Dellin Betances are not exactly getting along