Here’s the Wednesday Boil!
Abreu on transition to the Astros (mlb.com)
How former top prospect could be even bigger piece of Astros 2023 puzzle (houstonsportsmap.com)
An Astros player needed to bulk up. How? By scarfing down everything in sight. ($houstonchronicle.com$)
The Five Houston Astros Most Impacted by MLB Rules Changes (houstonpress.com)
AL West News
2023 Rival Preview: The Oakland A’s have no interest in winning baseball games (bluejaysnation.com)
This has to be embarrassing. Unlike Houston’s tank around nine-to-11 years ago, this one has no end in sight. Non-divisional opponents are even piling on.
The dream Los Angeles Angels Opening Day starting lineup and pitcher (halohangout.com)
Other MLB News
How MLB’s New Rules Could Change Baseball In 2023 (fivethirtyeight.com)
Sarris: Ten young MLB pitchers poised to break out this season (theathletic.com)
Milwaukee Burn(e)s a Bridge (fangraphs.com)
It’s not that Milwaukee couldn’t come to terms with Burnes and had to go to arbitration. It’s the incredible things they said to him at the hearings. A terrible misfire by Milwaukee.
Could a dispute over $750K cost Brewers their ace? (yardbarker.com)
An Exceptional Season in the Annals of Stealing Home (fangraphs.com)