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Moneyball (the movie) update!

Can anyone get a gauge on what the Astros will do in July? Rebuilding is a four letter word to Drayton McLane.

The Brewers have called up their top prospect, third baseman Mat Gamel, up from AAA Nashville. An ineffective bench and upcoming DH friendly American League parks are two of the reasons for the promotion.

Ever wonder how a curveball fools hitters? Check this out. A full article on the secret of the curveball can be found here.

When his streak stood at 29, what were the odds Ryan Zimmerman was going to break Joe DiMaggio's record 56 gamer? 1000:1.

The Rangers are playing good baseball. I repeat: the Rangers are playing good baseball. It was bound to happen, and it has. Rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus is a big reason why. His defense has saved 1.7 runs so far. Not superb, but not Michael Young bad either.

With our prospects being moved up faster than ever, the talented rotation in Lexington may not be long for the Bluegrass State.

Minor League Ball is doing a mock draft on June 6th at 12 PM CDT. They are getting a fan to act as GM/scouting director for each club. Sometimes-commenter byronlhsdrmr will be selecting for the Astros. Here are his initial thoughts on what will happen for the Astros.