Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links


The Crawfish Boxes are working on what's basically trades of the "Luhnow Era". Part 1 handles 2014-early 2015 with Part handling specifically the Gomez trade:

A.J. Hinch confirms that Abraham Toro-Hernandez will be invited to Spring Training.

A.J. also spent some time with some high schoolers over the weekend at the CC Baseball Camp, alone with current and former Astros such as Tyler White, Jarred Cosart, and Geoff Blum.

Cionel Perez, my new favorite Astro with the departure of Marwin Gonzalez, talks about the Rookie Career Development Program and his relationship with fellow Cuban Yuli Gurriel. 

Of course the biggest baseball news over the weekend comes from the Kyler Murray decision, which has to come at some point today. Jeff Passan reports that the MLB would waive a rule saying that rookies cannot sign Major League contracts after they are drafted just for lil ol him.

If you hate spiders, this might be your worst nightmare. Like, just knowing that this CAN happen now has me a little bit paranoid.

Costco is selling a 27 pound bucket of macaroni and cheese for $90 so you better act fast before this steal of a deal is no longer!

Wales claims to have the world's steepest street and the Kiwis (specifically the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, who are proud owners of the world's steepest street) are so mad that they might lose this record that the elected Mayor of the city said in an interview that they "will call on the gods of earthquake to tilt our street a little more and regain the title". I love it.