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Super Sunday Links 20 August, 2011

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TRIER, GERMANY - AUGUST 20:  Sebastien Loeb of France and Daniel Elena of Monaco compete in their Citroen Total WRT Citroen DS3 WRC during Day2 of the WRC Rally of Germany on August 20, 2011 in Trier, Germany.  (Photo by Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images)
TRIER, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: Sebastien Loeb of France and Daniel Elena of Monaco compete in their Citroen Total WRT Citroen DS3 WRC during Day2 of the WRC Rally of Germany on August 20, 2011 in Trier, Germany. (Photo by Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images)
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While the Los Astros were apparently playing like champions I was putting together these links for your viewing pleasure.

 

An Eye Towards the Future

Hinze stating case for 2011 Astros' Minor League Player of the Year award - Houston Houston Astros | Examiner.com
Stephen Goff has a good article on Kody Hinze and his success at the AA level. An interesting tidbit is that his dad also coached Michael Bourn, so he grew up watching Bourn play in high school.

Hooks' Cosart brilliant for six innings | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Jarred Cosart allowed one hit over six shutout frames Friday night, but Double-A Corpus Christi lost in 12 innings to Arkansas, 4-1. Cosart appears to be adjusting well to his new organization.

 

 

 

 

Big Boys Doing Big Things

Astros Release Nelson Figueroa And It's Not A Bad Thing - Around the Loop - SB Nation Houston
In case you missed it Figueroa was released. Criticize Ed Wade for a lot of things, but I'm not sure Figueroa should be one of them.

Wouldn’t it be great if Brian Bogusevic turned into a really good major league player for Astros? | SportsJustice | a Chron.com blog
Richard Justice reviews how Bogusevic got to be the position he's at. Now if only Brad Mills wasn't so schizophrenic with his lineups.

Ultimate Astros » Altuve hits Astros’ first inside-the-park home run in 8 years (w/video)
If you missed the bottom half of the first inning you missed Jose Altuve do something really exciting.

 

 

 

Checking in on Former Astros

Berkman says retirement is possible after season - CBSSports.com
Lance Berkman says he wants to play for a contender next season. I'm sure ol'pete wouldn't mind seeing him in Brewer purple.

Feds: Clemens should face second trial - MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball
Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case said Friday they had made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and that shouldn't save the baseball star from facing a new trial. Yes let's waste more tax payer money.