Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday Lunchtime Hot Links

Soooooo sllooooow. Baseball is actually a dream and we'll all wake up and have to pee at 3am, knowing it will never be played again.

*Here's an unpaywalled interview transcript between Chandler Rome and Jim Crane, in which he addresses bringing back Keuchel/Marwin, extending Verlander/Cole, etc.

*Hinch named the starting rotation for the first slate of Spring Training games.
Saturday: Framber Valdez
Sunday: Rogelio Armenteros
Monday: Justin Verlander
Tuesday: Gerrit Cole
Wednesday: Wade Miley/Collin McHugh
Thursday: Brad Peacock

*Catching prospect Jamie Ritchie noted that Forrest Whitley looks "ready to go."

*Jake Kaplan has a great story about Abraham Toro, the Astros' French-Canadian-Venezuelan prospect. Forrest Whitley, on Toro:
He is like the most underrated prospect in our system. There are a few guys who don't get as much attention as they deserve and I feel like he's the main one.

*In The Athletic: No baseball departments have been hit harder by analytics than scouting.

*How Tim Donaghy fixed NBA games.

*Urban Organics wants to fix food.

*A Musical Selection. I may be the only dude in America who still listens to the Dandy Warhols regularly: