Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday Morning Hot Links

*Dallas Keuchel threw four scoreless innings, working in and out of trouble yesterday. Hinch:
It's a positive sign that he's talking about pitch execution and not about how he feels or what he's trying to overcome. He's officially transitioning into getting ready for the season. 

*The absence of Correa, Altuve, Bregman, Beltran to the WBC is benefitting the younger guys.

*The Astros are intrigued by 23-year old lefty Framber Valdez, and could be a bullpen option in Houston this season, despite starting 2016 in rookie ball.

*Alex Bregman is Danny Knobler's pick for the AL West's Next Big Thing.

*15 years ago yesterday Operation Shutdown began.

*Five years ago yesterday Fabrice Muamba's heart stopped beating in the middle of a game (I was watching the game, it was terrifying).

2 comments:

Lyle Smith said...

I remember Fabrice Muamba scoring a great goal out of the midfield not many games before that happened. Good footballer.

A friend's son has an abnormal heart beat and occasionally experiences chest problems. They inform a doctor pronto every time and they monitor his heart. He's a super fit kid and a good athlete.

Reuben said...

I don't follow football at all, but that article on Muamba was very interesting.

O Derek Bell. He certainly had his problems (during and after his career), but I choose to remember him as the Astro he was from 1995-98, a valid part of the Killer B's, playing good D in RF, hitting around .300, a 20-20 threat and good RBI guy.