Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

*By now you may have read that the Astros were allegedly *not* the team that won the rights to negotiate with Byung-ho Park; that honor apparently goes to the Twins. Jerry Crasnick compared Park to Chris Carter.

*Dallas Keuchel won AL Outstanding Pitcher, Carlos Correa won AL Outstanding Rookie, and Jose Altuve won the Majestic Athletic Always Game Award (think, heart and hustle/rise and grind) at the MLB Players Choice Awards last night.

*Jim Crane said the Astros are prepared to increase payroll in the right parameters:
We'll focus on spending money wisely and adding a dimension or two that we might need. What's really nice is what we set out to do is starting to work. You've got a great farm system to draw from and you've got a lot of guys coming up, too, that could be Major League ready.

*Luhnow said there's a balance to strike:
The outcomes we're looking for is to create outs with our pitching staff and create runs with our offense and there's many different formulas. We don't feel like, 'We need a guy throwing 97 or else we're not going to be successful.' 

*Any decision to be made regarding the cheatin'ass Cardinals will be made before the beginning of the 2016 season.

*Tal's Hill will be removed before the beginning of the 2017 season.

*Richard Justice just !loves! the new Spring Training facility.

*It's that time of year again!

*Jeff Passan gives the rundown on 192 free agents.

*Albert Pujols is doubtful for Opening Day 2016.

*Rockies SS Jose Reyes was arrested for alleged domestic abuse

*Sad news in MLB as former Braves/Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson has passed away at the age of 29.