Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Congratulations to the Murphies (and their fans) who are now World Series-bound. Remember when you were really good at your job for a week and a half and it got you an extra $30m? 

*Brian McTaggart leads us off with a big article about payroll affecting what the Astros do in free agency, given the number of arbitration-eligible players on the team. 

-Despite having Keuchel, McHugh, McCullers, Feldman, Fiers, and a host of younger guys in the mix for a rotation spot, Mactaggart writes that the Astros "will make a run at a veteran starter" like Doug Fister, Mike Leake, and...(gasp) David Price maybe?

-Unsurprisingly, Tags says the Astros will make another run at a power arm at the back of the bullpen.

-Lots of other good notes, so be sure to check it out. 

*The LA Times speculates that the Astros could be a suitor for Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Davis. Cespedes I can see. Davis is a stretch for me. For whatever that's worth.

*Former Astros and current Hooks pitching coach Doug Brocail is one of a handful of guys being "Strongly considered" to join Brad Ausmus on the Tigers' coaching staff. 

*A.J. Reed was 1x4 and Derek Fisher was 0x3 with a walk; Brian Holmes threw 3IP, 0H/0ER, 4K:1BB and Albert Minnis threw 1IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB in Glendale's 1-0 walkoff win yesterday in the Arizona Fall League. 

*Derek Holland, who wiped his butt with a Blue Jays towel, doesn't care for Jose Bautista's zany antics.