Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Morning Hot Links

A quick plug as the New Year approaches: There are currently 42 people who have joined the Astros County Fitness Challenge. If you're interested in details, see here

*With just over 30% of the ballots known, Jeff Bagwell is sitting at 93.1% in HOF voting. I won't start calling friends in Cooperstown until he picks up the 12th vote needed to ensure induction, but he's 2/3 of the way to 12 already.

*Brian McTaggart has the five major storylines of 2016.

*FanRag: Does anyone want Colby Rasmus?

*Sports On Earth's Will Leitch wrote up each team's best highlight.

*ESPN's Sam Miller has a retrospective of the 2016 World Series Game 7.

*Vice: Inside the Cubs/Padres trade for Anthony Rizzo.

*'s wonderfully-named Bradford Doolittle has the big questions about the 2017 season, including Do The Astros Have Enough Pitching?

*Vice examined the lethality of each of the booby traps in Home Alone.