Monday, November 25, 2019

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Short list this morning, which is fine by me:

*McTaggart has an inbox in which he says the Astros will want to add one, maybe two starting pitchers, perhaps a starting catcher, and maybe some bullpen depth. He addresses what the rotation could look like, the possibility of trading Reddick to the White Sox, the difficulty of extending George Springer, and Abraham Toro's possibility as the 26th Man (which is a thing starting in 2020). My main concern for this offseason is the Astros avoiding someone getting a lifetime ban from baseball. 

*MLBTR has the offseason outlook for the Astros, which does a deep dive into the financials going into 2020.

*The Athletic's Dan Connolly says Baltimore GM Mike Elias needs to learn as much from the Astros' controversies as he has their ascent. 

*SI: Giving thanks for the good things in baseball right now.

*FanGraphs: Mapping the new MiLB landscape.

*The Hardball Times: Jackie Mitchell, the woman who struck out Babe Ruth, and then Lou Gehrig.

*A Musical Selection: