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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Happy Friday folks. You will not get 2 different Hot Links today. This one is all me. Buckle your seat belts and do not read these while you drive. Please wait until you get to the workplace....
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Mayhaps you saw that Flick and I straight up double-teamed you with Hot Links on Wednesday though, somehow, absolutely nothing happened. Probably won't happen again. I'm glad he's back. *The...
  • 2 days ago

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Ladies and Gentlemen, here is your host for this morning's Hot Links: give it up for Flick Nickem! *Crowd claps politely but nothing crazy. They just didn't want him to feel bad* Yes that's...
  • 3 days ago

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (James) — Everything is simply whispers. *Jeff Luhnow is looking for pitching, but likes what he sees in the organization. Luhnow: We are looking at both short- and medium-term deals for pitchers....
  • 3 days ago

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — So the Winter Meetings are officially off and running...sort of. * Jim Crane says he's willing to raise payroll if the opportunity presents itself, and we have zero reason to think that he...
  • 4 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Winter Meetings start today. Will the Astros do something? Maybe! Possibly not! * Jake Kaplan has ten thoughts  on the Astros as the Winter Meetings get underway. Among the names...
  • 5 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Happy Winter Meetings Eve! * Chandler Rome writes that the Astros are keeping their hands close to their vest(s), preferring to add a middle-of-the-rotation starter. * Brian McTaggart says ...
  • 6 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning. Thank God that week is in the rear view mirror. *Alex Bregman, March-May 2018 (250 PAs): .262/.380/.419, 18 2B / 5 HR, 31K:36BB Bregman, June 1-end of reg season (455 PAs):...
  • 7 days ago
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — This week has been the longest year of my life. *Maybe it's posturing for the Criminal Enterprise known as the Miami Marlins, but the Astros are fully prepared to head into 2019 with a combo ...
  • 8 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Okay, so catching up on some things that I missed yesterday because I woke up late and had to leave early: *The Astros and Former Ramgers Great Robinson Chirinos agreed to a 1yr/ $5.75m deal....
  • 9 days ago
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Should MLB ban the shift?

Astros County (Astros County) — No.
  • 10 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot(-ish) Links

Astros County (Astros County) — There is nothing. The World's Coldest Stove. Jeff Luhnow and Robert Mueller have a bet to see whose office will leak something first. In June 2019 we're going to say, "There's a move coming any...
  • 11 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Though it has been a while since being able to go to Minute Maid Park, it is sad to know that we won't see George H.W. Bush behind home plate anymore. RIP. *Given that this off-season has crawled...
  • 14 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — At least there are rumors and whispers about which we can talk: * Jon Morosi started it off by noting that the Astros are showing "continued interest" in free agent pitcher (and Alvin native,...
  • 16 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning. There is nothing happening. Why won't something happen? Got dang Boras. * Via Buster Olney , the Astros are interested in the following players: A.J. Pollock, Andrew McCutchen,...
  • 19 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — There's nothing. Literally nothing. * SI's Jon Tayler says Yasmani Grandal makes sense for the Astros. I guess if they can't swing Realmuto this is in play. * Rob Manfred/MLB donated $5000 to...
  • 20 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (James) — There are no links of interest today. So let's talk about Jake Marisnick. In 103 games in 2018 Marisnick posted a .211/.275/.399 slash line, with 84K:15BB in 235 PAs. While his OPS+ was 85,...
  • 21 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *On this, the day where we are legally obligated to give thanks, I am thankful for each of you. We share interests, have disagreements about things related (and unrelated) to baseball, largely...
  • 23 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Have you read The Blinds yet? No? What the hell is wrong with you? *In The Athletic, Jake Kaplan discusses what new Orioles GM Mike Elias' departure means for the Astros' front office....
  • 25 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Yesterday I had the "opportunity" to drive from Galveston back home in Central Texas. There was a wreck on 45 North before the Beltway. Then there was one on 610. And another on 290. It was a...
  • 27 days ago
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