*Making a start for the sore-hamstringed Mike Fiers, Francis Martes struggled yesterday against the Marlins.
*Brian McTaggart has a really good interview with Jeff Luhnow.
*The Astros reassigned pitchers Edison Frias, Aaron West, Brian Holmes, Cy Sneed and catcher Garrett Stubbs to minor-league camp this morning.
*Jeff Bagwell arrived in West Palm Beach as a guest instructor for the Astros and has nice things to say:
We're going to hit a ton. We can run, we have power, we have a great bench. If our starters stay healthy, we're going to be in good shape.
*Colin Moran is making a statement this Spring.
*NJ.com says the Yankees were scouting Joe Musgrove on Friday.
*Geoff Blum says that the rotation is still the biggest question mark.
*Brendon McCurry - who was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine - says that he took Excedrin Extra Strength, Afrin nasal spray, and Claritin-D.
*The Astros have the least amount of dead money in baseball.
*I wrote about the five (six) worst seasons in Astros' history.
*Brandon McCarthy is part-owner of a soccer team. Which reminds me that you need to read this piece on Mike Piazza owning a soccer team in Italy.