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Super Sunday Astros Links: February 2, 2014

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Astros links including the Super Bowl, #FaceOfMLB , Jonathan Singleton, and the Astrodome.

Jamie Squire

It's super Sunday. If you're watching the game I hope it's a good one. If you're not watching, I hope you enjoy the Puppy Bowl. Good morning boys and girls, we are less than two weeks from pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Until then here are some links to hold you over.

SB Nation's Super Bowl XLVIII Full Coverage

Breaking Madden: The Super Bowl, in which the machine bleeds to death -
Seahawks-Broncos ends in the most horrific way imaginable in this season's finale of Breaking Madden.

Astros chime in with Super Bowl predictions " Tag's Lines
As the Astros prepare for Spring Training two weeks from now, the Super Bowl is what's occupying many minds. Not surprisingly, football is very popular in the Astros clubhouse and most players will be watching to see who wins Sunday's game between the Seahawks and the Broncos. With that in mind, I polled some members…

What the Heck, Bobby?: Tweets of the Day
Twitter EXPLODED yesterday as Astros fans voted for Jose Altuve over Yadier Molina in the Face of MLB competition. There were some awfully cute and clever tweets. Here are a few of my favorites. (By the way, Altuve was leading 55/45 with an hour left to go in the vote.)

All-Time Single-Season Team: Houston Astros -
Our look at the best individual seasons in each team's history continues today with the Houston Astros, who are entering year two of their AL tenure.

Springer expected in Houston in 2014 | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Coming off a season in which he hit 37 homers and stole 45 bases, George Springer is projected to start for the Astros sometime in 2014, according to club GM Jeff Luhnow.

New pics from inside the Astrodome surface - The Texican
Local photographer Russell Hancock was able to get inside the Astrodome late last month to snap a few photos of the stadium after large sections of seats were removed. All that remains in some sections are concrete steps.

Five Predictions for the 2014 Houston Astros
The Houston Astros have me fired up this offseason; and finally in a positive way! They have finally showed a willingness to spend money and try to improve

1973: Jerry Lewis Gets a Hit as an Astro | The Pecan Park Eagle
Tom Hunter is fast becoming my best source on the memories of Houston Sports History that are so easily slipping away from all of us. Yesterday, Tom wrote the following as a comment upon my column about Billy Crystal’s one time at bat for the New York Yankees in the spring of 2008: "Billy Crystal…

Pipeline Perspectives: Carlos Correa, Mark Appel give Houston Astros baseball's best hitter-pitcher prospect duo | News
Not only are Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Mark Appel the two most recent No. 1 overall Draft picks, they also form the best hitter/pitcher prospect tandem in baseball, edging out Minnesota's combo of Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Pressing Questions: The Houston Astros | Roto Arcade - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: We continue our series of MLB fantasy previews, wherein we consider 4-5 key questions surrounding each team. Baseball is coming, gamers. Pitchers and catchers report soon. Fantasy owners report immediately... As expected, the Astros took up residence in the AL West basement in '13, their first season in the Junior Circuit. At this time last [...]

Astros County: Your Neighborhood Astros Blog & Grill: 2014 Prospect Matrix
We'll add to this post as the prospect rankings continue to come in, but I thought it might be interesting to see the alignment between the major lists. So what you have below are the Astros prospects represented on Keith Law's, Baseball Prospectus', and's Top 100-101 Prospect List.

What the Heck, Bobby?: Astros Minor League Depth - Right-Handed Starters, Part 1
As we continue to look at the depth in the Astros minor league system, let's move to right-handed starting pitchers. Due to the sheer number of pitchers involved, I will be breaking this up into two posts. This one will address those who finished their seasons at Advanced A Lancaster or above. I did not include any pitchers who made their major league debuts in 2013, such as Jarred Cosart and David Martinez. I did include Matt Heidenreich because I still consider him to be a starter despite his extensive use out of the bullpen in 2013.