Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

*Trey Hillman did not know anybody in Korea, and was quite surprised to find himself agreeing to move there with his wife to manage the SK Wyverns. Hillman:
Honestly, we just kind of felt like this was God's plan telling us this is where He wanted us at this point and time in our lives. We were perfectly happy going back with the Astros. It's a good group of people and a young, talented team and I enjoyed being the bench coach.

*Colby Rasmus had surgery - two of them on the same day - reports SportsNet's Shi Davidi:
He underwent a pair of surgeries October 18 - one to repair his core muscle, another to shave down a bone spur and repair the labrum in his left hip - but will be running at full strength by January and healthy for Spring Training.

There's virtually no chance the Astros extend a $17.2m qualifying offer to Rasmus, but watch him have a decent year...somewhere else.

*Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Pat Neshek is available in a trade.

*Francis Martes and David Paulino will play in the AFL's Fall Stars Game on Saturday night, televised by MLB Network.

*John Sickels took a crystal ball look at George Springer going forward.

*Only three teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series, but 61% of teams down 3-2 have won Game 6.

*The highest-rated World Series games of all time.

*NOTABLE FROM FANGRAPHS: The problems with projecting pitchers from the minors to the majors.

*Here's an interesting article about keeping the Heights dry.

*Here's a brutal story about Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury.

*Hunter Pence as Napoleon Dynamite is simply amazing and we are all better off for it.