Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Morning Hot Links

Even though Astros County is a federal agency, we remain open for business.

Three years ago today the Astros traded Carlos Corporan to the Rangers for Akeem Bostick.  Corporan hit .178/.244/.299 in 33 games for the 2015 Rangers, spent 2016 on Miami and Tampa Bay's Triple-A clubs, and didn't play domestically in 2017. Bostick spent most of 2017 in Corpus, throwing 80.1IP, 97H/41ER, 58K:20BB - a 4.59 ERA/1.46 WHIP.

Five years ago today the Astros signed Erik Bedard, and they won the 2013 World Series.

*George Springer's wedding was pretty.

*The Astros' Diamond Dreams gala looked nice.

*The Rangers aren't going to make a reactionary move to counter the 23-game lead the Astros had on them. GM Jon Daniels:
We recognized from the get-go that whether they acquired Cole or not, they're a really good club. And that's not just because of what they did last year. They're bringing back a whole crew....They're going to be good. We try to be disciplined and stay with our plan whether it is Houston or Anaheim or Seattle or Oakland. We're not looking to react to what somebody else does.

Elvis Andrus:
It's going to be fun to play them. They're not intimidating. We know that if we play good baseball, we can beat them.

*Leeds United came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit against hated Millwall to take a 3-2 lead, then allowed two late goals for a 4-3 loss.