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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning. This is the last Sunday without baseball in some form until October. God bless us, everyone. *2018 Teams with 5.0+ fWAR position players: 2: Boston 2: Anaheim 2: Cleveland 2:...
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Saturday Morning Hot Links: The New Baseball Gilded Age

Astros County (James) — Welcome to the New Gilded Age of Baseball, in which I've been thinking about the Reserve Clause lately. For background, the Reserve Clause (sometimes the C is not capitalized, but I like...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Spring Training is in full swing so we can finally start looking forward to new Hot Links nearly every single day instead of the sporadic offseason uploads. A week from tomorrow is the Astros...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Pitchers and Catchers reported yet people out here questioning whether baseball is back. Shut up, virgins. Astros manager AJ Hinch: "When you set a franchise record for wins and people ask you...
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Alright pitchers and catchers, get to reportin'. We have some baseballs to toss. While they do that, I will also accomplish something by tossing around some articles in a hyperlink format on...
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Good morning. Pitchers and Catchers officially report tomorrow. Kyler Murray went to my (grad school) alma mater, won a Heisman there, and then screwed the A's. God bless Kyler Murray. * Brian...
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Zips Projections Over Time - 2013-2019

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Happy Spring Training Eve, everyone.  Hopefully, in a few days when Pitcher and Catchers report, it will bring to a close The Most Boring Offseason Ever.  In many ways, this offseason...
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — We've been on a good clip lately with these consistent Hot Links. 6 days in a row folks! It's almost as if pitchers and catchers report in two days or something. First off, we hit the blog...
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (James) — Good morning. Pitchers and Catchers report in three days. They play an actual Spring Training game in 13 days. * The Astros are excited about the addition of lefty Michael Brantley. George...
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning. I was outside in 32 degrees and sleet for four hours last night and I'll likely be dead by the time you read this. Pitchers and Catchers report in four days. We're now less than...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Yesterday we had to say goodbye to one of the finest men to ever play the game of baseball not only as a player, but as a person. Rest in peace, Frank Robinson . The boss man wrote an actual,...
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Jose Altuve, in context

Astros County (Astros County) — I submitted this to The Athletic, where I once could have been a contender. They passed on it harder than a pitch to Gary Sanchez in the dirt. So enjoy it....FOR FREE. He got a shot because by...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning. Pitchers and Catchers report in six days. The Astros' first Spring Training game is in 16 days. *Alyson Footer has what you need to know as the Astros prepare for 2019. *A.J....
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — 4 days have passed with no Hot Links. You would think I would have a lot of things to give you. I don't. We have arbitration cases that have been fulfilled: Devo and Correa . Gerrit Cole is...
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (James) — Good morning. Pitchers and Catcher(s) report in eleven days. It is 22 days until the first Spring Training game, and 54 days until Opening Day. *I'm 39 today. Last year of my 30s, and IT IS NOT...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — It took me an hour to get to campus during what typically takes a 25 minute drive. I am running very late on these Hot Links and for that I apologize. You can blame the local city officials for...
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The Miley Signing Opens the 2020 Rotation to the Astros Pitching Prospects

Astros County (Brian Arbour) — After a long, dark winter of little player movement, the Astros finally struck on Thursday afternoon, signing Wade Miley to a 1 year, $4.5 million contract . Astros Twitter will now have to...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — There is simply no way that today is not Friday, or March. It is 13 days until Pitchers & Catcher(s) Report. *Today is Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday. Happy birthday, Jackie. *As the rotation...
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Polar Vortex Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — I am currently writing these Hot Links during the peak disaster hours of this "air storm"(?). The city has essentially shut down. School districts, campuses, churches, businesses, and just about...
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (James) — Good morning. Pitchers and catchers report in 15 days. *Take a minute to think of the families and friends of the officers killed/injured in yesterday's shooting in Southeast Houston. *I missed...
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