Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday Morning Hot Links

With a 2-0 lead, Boston now wins the World Series in 83.6% of FanGraphs' simulations.

*Rob Manfred reiterated that the Astros have been cleared.

*FanGraphs' Kiley McDaniel, on which teams have the best chance to win a World Series in the next five years:
I was prepared to put the Astros behind the Yankees, since the Bombers' financial edge and superior scouting/development make up for the deficit in short term talent...

[Head explodes]

*Astros minor-league field coordinator Josh Bonifay is headed to Philadelphia to be the Phillies' farm director.

*Scottsdale lost to Salt River 10-9 in the Arizona Fall League.
-Abraham Toro went 1x5 with 2K.
-Ronnie Dawson was 1x3 with 1K:2BB.
-J.B. Bukauskas threw 4.1IP, 7H/4ER, 5K:1BB

*Boston players discuss their penchant for two-out rallies. Two-out RBIs in the ALCS:
Game 1: 0
Game 2: 4
Game 3: 5
Game 4: 7
Game 5: 0

*An NPR report on how far the Red Sox are willing to go to distance themselves from Tom Yawkey's racist past.

*A Musical Selection: