Tuesday Liftoff Links

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 15: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 15, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

While the Astros were attempting to work out a deal with George Springer, Jack Armstrong and Gandy Stubblefield I was putting together these links for your viewing pleasure.



The Other Trade Deadline

Players Who Cleared Waivers: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
A running list of who has been confirmed as clearing waivers.

Checking in on the Astros

Clemens proving doubters wrong | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Paul Clemens allowed four hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings and has not given up an earned run since joining Double-A Corpus Christi. I was surprised to hear the guys on the podcast rave about Clemens who is off to a good start with his new organization.

How to go from World Series to the MLB cellar in 10 easy steps " Corpus Christi Caller-Times
A look back at the 10 deals, signings and mishaps that led to the Astros demise. I don't necessarily agree with all of them but it does highlight several so-so to bad moves the Astros have made.

Ultimate Astros " Hey, New Guys, Ed Wade Needs you to Succeed
Mike Tauser checks in on the prospects received from this past trade deadline to see how they're adjusting to their new organization.

Ultimate Astros » Jim Crane’s Astros ownership vote is delayed
Uh oh



Around SB Nation

Reliever Platooning: It's Not Just For Lefties Anymore - Beyond the Box Score
A look at different usage patterns affect two of baseball's most dominant right-handed set-up men (Sergio Romo and Mike Adams).

Jorge Posada On Verge Of Signing With Astros - Baseball Nation
That's just mean.

SitRep: Texas A&M To The SEC Explained (As Of The Present Moment) - SBNation.com
The entire Texas A&M to the SEC situation is really very simple: if you're going to set something on fire, be sure you collect the insurance payment. Spencer Hall explains the usual anarchy. I bring this to you because I know many of you are college football fans.

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