Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*The Astros beat the Cardinals 9-3. Notable:

-Jack Mayfield hit his 1st homer of the Spring.
-Nick Tanielu hit his 3rd homer of the Spring.
-Collin McHugh: 2IP, 3H/3ER, 2K:0BB
-Brandon Bielak: 3IP, 1H/0ER, 1K:0BB
-Reymin Guduan: 1IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:0BB

*Big news of the day was that Altuve was a late scratch with "continued left side soreness" and "won't play for a few days." Altuve:
I don't think it's anything major. This is in a window of three days, not like one time and then a month later the same. I'm feeling good.

Wonder when they'll put the statue up of Altuve to commemorate his greatness.

*A.J. Hinch was complimentary of Reymin Guduan.

...which reminds me of this Twitter Masterpiece from The Batguy:

*Aledmys Diaz is looking to be the Astros' superutility player in 2019.

*Here's a look from FanGraphs at the 2019 Dead Money pile. Amazing to me that the Astros are going to get $8m from Detroit in order to help pay for Justin Verlander.

*Shoutout to Mike F. Fiers, who was named the A's Opening Day starter. Manager Bob Melvin:
Seemed like every game he went out there, we won.

Hahaha dumb ol' Bob Melvin who forgets that the A's went [checks notes] hmmm 8-1 in Fiers' starts.

*Scott Boras backtracked on yesterday's note that the Astros offered Martin Maldonado 2yrs/$12m before he signed with the Royals on a 1yr/$2.5m deal.

*Beyond the Box Score: The 2019 Rangers are the Team of What Could Have Been.

*Former White Sox pitcher Esteban Loaiza got a three-year deal with a prison.

*I literally had no idea that Dan Jenkins (RIP) was Sally Jenkins' father.

*Vox: Explaining Jacob Wohl

*A Musical Selection: