Slow news day. The Astros won the World Series.
*Jake Kaplan talks about what the signings of Joe Smith and Hector Rondon mean for the pitching staff and we finally learn that Brad Peacock will definitely have a job next year, though it's still up in the air if he'll start or relieve.
Current options for rotation (in no particular order):
8. Martes (hey, it could happen)
(Peacock or McHugh or Musgrove)
Anthony Gose (?)
In Kaplan's story, Luhnow discussed the importance of Spring Training for Tony Sipp. Sipp's 2017 was overall a disaster (5.79 ERA, -0.4 bWAR) but when he returned from injury in September he threw 5.1IP, 8H/1ER, 6K:2BB. Silver linings and whatnot.
*Marc Topkin says that the Astros are one of nine teams interested in Chris Archer.
*ICYMI: Actually, Ken Giles is good.
*Marc Carig took a flamethrower to Mets ownership.
*The secret WW2 history hidden in London's fences.