Good morning boys and girls. It's actual crawfish boiling season and that means real baseball is just around the corner. But we still have a few more weeks of Spring Training remaining. Until then, there are some links to hold you over:
Autograph collecting Astros pitcher has Napoleon Bonaparte’s autograph | For The Win
Pat Neshek has signatures from hundreds of baseball players and one French emperor.
Jason Castro brings a veteran’s perspective as Astros player rep - Ultimate Astros
Catcher Jason Castro became the Astros’ representative to the Major League Baseball Players Association in 2010, his rookie year. Pitcher Brandon Lyon called him over and asked him where he went to school — Stanford — and that sealed it.
Union head: Astros starting to acclimate after several incidents - Ultimate Astros
The Astros likely wouldn’t be high on the Players Association’s list of model organizations. But in at least one way, they might be moving closer to good graces.
Astros' decision to leave Kissimmee puts spring training's future in Central Florida in question - Orlando Sentinel
The Houston Astros have announced plans to leave Kissimmee and move to the Palm Beach area in two years, prompting questions about the future of spring training in Central Florida.
2015 MLB team preview: Houston Astros - CBSSports.com
The Astros improved by 19 games last season. If they do so again, they'll be headed to the playoffs, but that's a much taller order. Let's preview the 2015 season.
Astros' legend Jeff Bagwell: 'I don't expect to get in' HOF | FOX Sports
Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio's long wait for the Hall of Fame is almost over, and his former teammate Jeff Bagwell will be there to watch.
Astros find their footing with a pair of arms that has paid its dues - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Collin McHugh and Dallas Keuchel, both 27, had plenty of downs before their careers hit an upswing last season.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch says roster is starting to take shape - Ultimate Astros
Although Astros manager A.J. Hinch admits that some roster decisions are beginning to "firm up," he doesn’t appear close to revealing his opening day starter or closer.
Houston Astros: Why George Springer Will Have a Monster Season in 2015 | Bleacher Report
The latest Houston Astros news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more