*Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training on February 13, with their first official workout on Valentine's Day. Position players report on February 17 and the first full team workout is February 18.
It is 38 days until pitchers and catchers report.
*Ken Rosenthal says the Astros - early in 2016 - offered Dallas Keuchel 5yrs/$90m. Obviously, he/his agent turned it down.
*There is literally nothing else to report, Astros-wise.
*FanGraphs' Jeff Sullivan: What is there to learn from Patrick Corbin's breakout season?
*In the Washington Post, Chelsea Janes writes about mental coaches in baseball.
*The Rays have found a way to make Tropicana Field even more beautiful.
*I started The Oracle Year by Charles Soule yesterday morning, and I'm about halfway through it. Hoo boy I like it. It's free if you have Kindle Unlimited, $1.99 if you don't.
Basically I did this just to add a musical selection.