While Derek Jeter was getting his 3,000 hit I was putting together these links that I'm happy to announce only has one Jeter link in it.
Way to go Cable News Network.
Happenings at the Minor League Level
Who is that masked man? " Alyson's Footnotes
A very nice profile by Alyson Footer of Chris Wallace. Included is some insight into Wallace's use of the special mask he has on in his helmet. If I'm Wallace I'm embracing the Darth Vader thing, maybe with some breathing or the empire march playing when I walk up to the plate.
Some tidbits about what the Astros are looking to do in regards to rebuilding the farm system.
Chris Wallace, a 2006 Cy-Fair High graduate, is roaring through the Houston Astros’ farm system like a fast train. Wallace is getting a lot of play and for good reason. Where would you rank him in the Astros top 10?
If you thought Stephen Goff was done looking at Astro prospects you were wrong. He profiles Corpus Christi Hooks starter Xavier Cedeno who wasn't even in the Astros farm system last year.
Happenings at the Major League Level
Joe Blogs: The Frenchy Formula
In taking a look at some of Jeff Francoeur's numbers Joe Posnanski brings up an interesting point about the changing environment in baseball.
This is just a shame. If there's one thing baseball typically does well is honor the past, in this case it's an absolute fail.