Monday, April 27, 2020

'Rona-Free Hot Links, Vol. 16

*Brian McTaggart listed Lance Berkman as the Astros' best left-fielder, followed by Jose Cruz.

* says the Astros' fiercest rival is the Ramgers, and vice versa, and the Astros are also the A's fiercest rival. Weird, I thought the Astros' biggest rival was Mike Fiers.

*Imagine building the game's best player, one tool at a time, and not listing Jose Altuve.

*From June 28-September 29, 2013 the Astros went 21-62. They "hit" .240/.301/.367 as a team, struck out 802 times, with a 4.84 ERA.

*Jake Kaplan: 2009 1st Round pick Jio Mier (selected four spots before Mike Trout) is a happy Southern California cop.

*South Korean baseball could be coming to ESPN, after all.

*Jeff Passan: There will be baseball in 2020, it's just a matter of how, when, and where.

*Was Steve Dalkowski MLB's hardest thrower ever?

*Vice: Dating a billionaire seemed like fun until I tried it.

*GQ: The eruption of Instagram Island.