Somehow I missed the biggest story of all: Jeff Bagwell to begin season on the DL.
Definitely read that link, but the basic story is that Bagwell is going to begin the season on the 60-day DL, have more surgery to have bone spurs removed, and attempt to play later in the year. I've given Bagwell a hard time for insisting on trying to play when his body is clearly breaking down, but you have to feel for the guy. All he wants to do is play baseball. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. At least he's admitting he's not ready to start Opening Day. If he never plays another game, Jeff Bagwell is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and the greatest Astro of all time.