I know it’s only Friday afternoon but I can’t wait to get the weekend started. Here are a few Astros related links for your reading pleasure.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal did a story on former Astros manager Brad Mills and a bull he named after Jose Altuve.
"Former Houston Astros manager and big-leaguer Brad Mills has bought several young bulls from Exclusive Genetics, including one named, “Tuve,” which competed in a sanctioned world finals contest for 2-year-old bucking bulls at the South Point this week. The 2-year-olds compete by bucking for four seconds and receiving scores based on kicking, bucking, spinning, intensity and being difficult to ride."
The Crawfish Boxes dug deep into the stats to show how well Free Agent OF and native Houstonian Chris Young hits at MMP.
"Surprisingly, Young’s batting line against the Astros is not his best performance against an opposing team. Young’s career slash line against the Oakland A’s is .400, .419, .725, 1.144. Then the A’s signed him last year, and he promptly responded with a .200, .280, .379, .659 batting mark for the A’s."
A nice George Springer article was posted at MiLB.com when the Astros farmhand was named Offensive Player of the Year.
"It’s a rare breed that matches or exceeds Springer’s physical talents, with Corpus Christi manager Keith Bodie even mentioning his center fielder in the same breath as Mike Trout in regard to physical prowess."
David Barron at The Chronicle talks about the Rockets weighing in on the CSN Houston bankruptcy proceedings.
"The filing also addresses arguments by the Rockets that the Astros do not have proper legal standing to challenge the involuntary petition and disagrees with the Rockets’ stance on whether the Astros’ media rights agreement can be assigned to a third party, which the Astros say is not allowed."
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)