Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Wednesday Morning Hot Links
*Lance McCullers' 2015 was a "whirlwind."
You blink an eye and you pitch 22 regular season starts in the big leagues, and then you pitch in the first postseason the Astros has (sic) had in 10 years. It was a whirlwind.
*Ivy-League white guys are *finally* getting a fair chance in MLB executive-level positions. It's about time those dudes caught a break.
*The Stacey & Bo Porter Foundation will honor Dave Winfield in Houston on November 19. Porter interviewed for the Marlins' managerial spot this month and also has ties to the Nationals, who need a manager. I know Porter was a divisive figure among Astros fans, but I do hope he gets another chance to manage - he wasn't given much of one in Houston.
*A.J. Hinch finished 2nd to Paul Molitor in the AL Manager of the Year awards, as tallied by the Sporting News and selected by Major League managers. This Twins/North Midwest Bias is getting out of control.