Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday Morning Hot Links

*Random 2017 Astros fact of the day:

*Jose Altuve won his 2nd straight AL Outstanding Player award and MLB Player of the Year from the MLBPA at the the Players Choice Awards.

*So the New York chapter of the BBWAA honored some Astros last night:
-Jose Altuve/Justin Verlander: Postseason Co-MVPs
-George Springer: Arthur and Milton Richman You Gotta Have Heart award
-Carlos Correa: Joan Payson/Shannon Forde award for community service

*Bill Virdon, the first Astros manager to lead a team to the playoffs (1980) was happy for the 2017 team.

*Albuquerque natives Alex Bregman and Ken Giles are being honored by the state of New Mexico today.

*Carlos Correa surprised the little girl who was heartbroken by his engagement.

*Jharel Cotton's pitch to Josh Reddick on August 20 is Jeff Sullivan's worst called ball of the season.

*Scott Boras is apparently looking in the $200m range for J.D. Martinez. Same.

*A.J. Hinch will be Stanford's honorary captain against Dante Pettis' Washington Huskies this weekend.

*The Red Sox' 17-year old #5 prospect died of cancer yesterday.

*Two Boston douchebags said Roy Halladay "got what he deserved."

*How's your day? Oh, really? Could be worse. Your wife could have found out you were cheating on her while you were sleeping on a plane and then attacked you so viciously that the pilot had to make an emergency landing.