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Super Sunday Links 20 Feb 2011

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While the Astros were finally reporting for Spring Training, I was putting together some fresh links for your eyes only.

 

Preseason

The Houston Astros System | FanSided
A review of the Astros farm system by position.

Mlb Betting Houston Astros Season Preview By Willie Bee
Another Astros preview

 

Astros History

SULLY BASEBALL: Agony of the Astros
A recollection of the Astros postseason misery.

Ultimate Astros » Major-league memories
Joseph Duarte recalls some of his memories covering the Astros

 

Players

Ultimate Astros " In praise of Jason Castro
Some comments from Ed Wade and Mike Barnett in regards to Jason Castro

Ultimate Astros " Can Brett Wallace defy nearly a half century of Astros history?
Steve Campbell has an interesting take on Brett Wallace and his place in Astros history as a left handed bat.

Morning Notes: February 17, 2011 - Minor League Ball
Speaking of Wallace Not everyone is down on him.

An Exit Interview With Ryan Rowland-Smith - Lookout Landing
A seven-question interview with ex-Mariner Ryan Rowland-Smith, who has moved on to the Astros.

 

More links after the jump

 

Statistics

What Factors Affect HR/FB Rate? | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Wolfersberger takes a lot at HR/FB rates for pitchers

Converting GO/AO to GB% | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at the statistics for ground balls

 

 

The Business Side of Baseball

Joe Posnanski " Posts Cashing In Without The Yankees "
A look at what Albert wants and the highest paid players by position.

Cal Ripken Jr. and Craig Biggio on the Michael Young situation | Texas Rangers Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News
I found the quote by Biggio on his reaction to the Jeff Kent signing interesting.