While Jason Michael's was getting his regularly scheduled start I was putting together these links that have little to no sarcasm.
The Trade Deadline is Not Over
4 MLB Players Who Could Be Traded Before Aug. 31 Waiver Deadline
You'll never guess which Astro makes this list. His name rhymes with Barlo Dee.
The Chances of a Wandy Rodriguez Trade | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at moving Wandy during the waiver trade period.
Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman went from private equity to the big leagues | NJ.com
A little background information on everyone's favorite speculated future Astros General Manager.
J.R. Towles Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com
Yep I'm still eating the J.R. Towles drum. Dude has never gotten more than 54 games in a season and it's not like Corporan career .685 OPS Minor League has more potential.
The Other Stuff
Minor League Baseball Release Free iPhone, iPod App to Track Games
Those of you with an iPad or iPod and love the Minor Leagues prepare to drool all over your apple devices.
Cubs place pitcher Carlos Zambrano on disqualified list - MLB Daily Dish
Is Carlos Zambrano retiring? Count me as one of those saying good riddance.
A pitcher breaking the mold
This article is about Trevor Bauer and he's one of my favorites in the draft. I first became aware of him in 2010 when the Gamecocks took on the Bruins in the College World Series. Fortunate for Carolina he never made it into a game. I like that he took a proactive approach to the draft and approached teams that could possibly draft him. If you're a college student heading out into the job world you should follow Mr. Bauer's example.
Former Astros skipper Phil Garner accepts special advisor position with Oakland - Houston Houston Astros | Examiner.com
Could we see Garner back as a big league manager. He's one step closer with the A's taking on some special role as an adviser for Bob Melvin.