Super Sunday Links 30 October 2011

NOIDA, INDIA - OCTOBER 30: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing drives during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit on October 30, 2011 in Noida, India. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)



There's Still Baseball

Arizona Fall League update " Tag's Lines
Tags with a look at what the Astro minor league players are doing in the AFL.

Astros Winter Ball update, Oct. 24. " Alyson's Footnotes
Alyson Footer updates us on Astro players participating in Winter Ball.

Baseball America | Blog | Baseball America Prospects Blog | Albers, Van Ostrand Carry Canada Past U.S. For Pan Am Gold
Canada beat the U.S. in the Pan Am Gold game. Two Astro farm hands had significant contributions to both teams.

Appy Astros: Appy League Ties to the World Series
A look at some the former Appy League Players contributing to the World Series this year.

Farmstros: Video of Van Hekken vs. Van Ostrand
Farmstros with a nice find involving two Astro Minor League Players.

Ultimate Astros " Berkman having ‘incredible experience’
Richard Justice checks in with Lance Berkman and his experience in the World Series.

Offseason Notes for October 28th | FanGraphs Baseball
Two Astros show up on the SCOUT Leaderboards for the Dominican Winter League.



Hot Stove

I Wouldn’t Want to Be a Free Agent This Winter | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron takes a look at this years free agent market.

Colorado Rockies Will Look To Trade For Astros' Wandy Rodriguez, According To Report - SB Nation Denver
Are you guys read for the Hot Stove season?

More links after the jump....



The Odd Side of Baseball

Hellllooooooooo? Anyone there? A look back at bullpen phone controversy, Astros-style. " Alyson's Footnotes
A whole lot about bullpen phones. It's actually very interesting and entertaining.

Astros County: The Only Astros Blog That Matters: Ratings, and what they mean
A rant I'm on board with.

With a Year Left on His Contract, Here’s Who Could Replace Bud Selig
This time Bud Selig says he means it, although he’s said it before. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2012 season, or about one year from now. Here's who could be sitting in the position of commissioner a year from now.

BOB:  The never ending saga of Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt, replay, Tamba Bay Rays and World Series ratings.

The History of How We Follow Baseball - Philip Bump - Technology - The Atlantic
From puppet reenactments to modern sports websites a look at the technology involved in following a baseball game.



Pitching and More Pitching

Astros County: The Only Astros Blog That Matters: Henry Sosa the Two Pitch Pitcher
An examination of Henry Sosa as a two pitch starter.

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Juan Abreu - Seedlings to Stars - A Minor League Baseball Site - Draft and Prospect News, Blogs, Opinion and More
This article really got me excited for Juan Abreu.

Astros County: The Only Astros Blog That Matters: Qs, As with Jason Chowning
AC has an interesting interview with Jason Chowning.

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