*Brian McTaggart brings up a pretty good point about the change-of-scenery factor for potential trade candidates Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana. The Cubs, Blue Jays, Mariners, Braves, and Red Sox had scouts at Gray's start on Sunday.
*Jake Kaplan wrote about Marisnick's swing adjustments this season.
*The Fresno Grizzlies are in the process of being sold.
*Seven Corpus players have made the Texas League All-Star Game: J.D. Davis, Jon Singleton, Drew Ferguson, and Garrett Stubbs will start while Rogelio Armenteros, Josh James, and Jack Mayfield are reserves.
*When Elvis Andrus homered in the 4th to give the Rangers a 9-2 lead over the Indians, Cleveland had a 3.5% chance of winning that game.
*The Dodgers' Julio Urias may never be the same.
*Beyond the Box Score: How to discourage rebuilding.
*Oh thank God. A federal judge has ruled that minor-league players can't be paid more and that MLB is perfectly within its rights under their anti-trust exemption to pay them less than a living wage.