*Alyson Footer has what you need to know as the Astros prepare for 2019.
*A.J. Hinch says that Houston has the expectation to win every game.
*Jake Kaplan explains the flexibility offered to A.J. Hinch with the DH spot.
*About five weeks after getting an elbow oil change, Alex Bregman has already started hitting.
*Minute Maid Park is offering veggie and vegan options for your nutritional consideration, as well as all the fried stuff and beer.
*In a not-so-fond trip down memory lane, Brian McTaggart lists ten players you forgot played for the Astros.
*Over on the subscription-only (and recommended) ESPN+, Keith Law has the AL West prospects to watch for in 2019.
*The New York Post's Ken Davidoff notes that you can trace baseball's "tanking culture" back to the 2011 draft changes.
Jeff Luhnow said he spoke with Kyle Tucker when he was in Houston last week for FanFest.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) February 6, 2019
"He's mentally, I think, learned a lot from last year. The kid is so talented and he's going to be an everyday major leaguer on a contending team, and it's going to be us."
*Gerrit Cole's arbitration hearing will take place Monday.
Baseball America's Top 75 RHP prospect list.
*Tom Verducci breaks down the potential rule changes for baseball in 2019.
*"An unacceptable lack of judgement" - Gabe Kapler and the Dodgers must be held accountable.
*A Musical Selection: