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.
*ESPN.uk'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.