My apologies for the no Hot Links on Wednesday. I wish I had a good excuse, but I fell asleep earlier than anticipated and woke up later than anticipated, thus slipping out of the proper posting time. I can't promise that that won't happen again.
The Bryce Harper saga is over. He will now make $5,000 more than the average income of a Philadelphian after one at-bat.
The regulars got their action yesterday, top to bottom. Some Notes:
-Peacock went 6 up, 6 down
-The Astros walked as many times as they struck out (7).
-Altuve went 0-3 and is still looking for his first hit this Spring Training.
-Abraham Toro went yard. He is now hitting .417 this Spring after hitting .348 in the Arizona Fall League.
The Astros and Padres are "keeping in touch" with Dallas Keuchel, and I personally believe it's going to be one or the other.
Fellow Indiana native A.J. Reed wants to play in the majors anyway he can. Fun Fact: Terre Haute South was in the same conference as my high school back then, so I'm always willing to give him tons of chances because he played on our diamond a handful of times and thats pretty cool.
Ronnie Dawson headlines the new kids that are really impressing this Spring Training.
Alex Bregman is the most engaging baseball athlete on social media, by a wide margin.
Speaking of Bregman, the Astros are already talking contract extension. He's under team control until 2022.
I love Orbit.
Apparently, Zebras are striped to disorient blood-sucking insects.