Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday Morning Hot Links

*Dallas Keuchel won the local BBWAA chapter's award for Pitcher of the Year and MVP. Correa was obviously Rookie of the Year; Hank Conger won the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award; Paul Goldschmidt won the Houston-area player of the year; Nolan Ryan won the award for long and meritorious service.

*Jose de Jesus Ortiz wrote about why he voted for Keuchel for Pitcher of the Year as well as team MVP.

*Astros hitting coach Dave Hudgens is pulling for the Mets.

*Social Media Correspondent Carlos Correa is killing it at the World Series.

*Joel Sherman lists the Red Sox, Astros, and Cubs as possible destinations for soon-to-be-free agent Alex Gordon.

*A.J. Hinch, on the non-possibility of him becoming Dodgers manager:
*Arizona Fall League stats check:
J.D. Davis (23 ABs): .261/.346/.522, 7K:3BB
A.J. Reed (29 ABs): .241/.361/.414, 5K:6BB
Derek Fisher (22 ABs): .182/.379/.227, 11K:7BB
C.J. Moon (10 ABs): .100/.231/.100, 1K:2BB

Brian Holmes: 8IP, 2H/1R (0ER), 4K:6BB
Albert Minnis: 4.2IP, 5H/1ER, 5K:0BB
Chris Cotton: 3.2IP, 3H/1ER, 4K:0BB
Keegan Yuhl: 2.2IP, 2H/3ER, 0K:2BB

*Will Leitch: Don't overthink the Royals.

*This guy is Mad Online about Hacksaw Jeff Banister finishing third in the Sporting News' Manager of the Year poll.

*Hardball Times: The Physics of Which Way The Wind Blows