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Super Sunday Links 23 October 2011

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While watching a wonderfully competitive World Series, I was putting together these links for you viewing pleasure. Really if you're not watching the World Series you're missing out.

 

Astros Minor Leagues

Offseason Notes for October 17th | FanGraphs Baseball
Kody Hinze makes an appearance on FanGraphs SCOUT leaderboard for the Arizone Fall League.

 

Offseason Notes for October 19th | FanGraphs Baseball
Kody Hinze still on the SCOUT leaderboard.

 

 

Farmstros: Lyles Turns 21 Tomorrow
Mike Tauser checks in with Jordan Lyles.

 

Ultimate Astros » Happy 21st, Jordan Lyles; blow out the candles and wish to make this list
Happy 21st, Jordan Lyles; blow out the candles and wish to make this list. Zachary Levine looks at players in their 21 year old season.

 

 

 

 

Astros Major Leagues

Ultimate Astros » Crane is in more of a position of power than people think
Steve Campbell with a good roundup on Jim Crane, getting approved and a possible switch to the AL.

2012 Roster Projection: Houston Astros - MLB Daily Dish
Over at MLBDD, we're beginning a series that projects the 2012 25-man roster for each team based on players already under contract. We're going in the reverse order of win-loss record, so today we kick things off with the Houston Astros. There is no way Angel Sanchez is batting 8th.

 

What the Heck, Bobby?: Houston to the AL? The Five Stages of Grief
Lot of fans are talking about giving up the Astros if they switch leagues. I think those fans are in the minority. Sure some will follow through on that promise, while others will get over it.

 

Anatomy of a Baseball Trade - Businessweek
RAGE!

 

Farmstros: Welcome to the AL, Astros. Love, Allan Huber
Mike Tauser with his take on a possible move to the American League.

 

 

 

 

World Series

 

A Graphic Look at World Series Droughts - Beyond the Box Score
At least we're not the Cubs

 

Ballplayers and reporters: can’t we just all get along? « Alyson's Footnotes
Alyson Footer chimes in on some controversy involving the media and Cardinal players.

 

Andrus, Kinsler Are MLB’s Best DP Combo | FanGraphs Baseball
Game 2 of the World Series saw some slick fielding by both Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler.

 

 

 

 

More links after the jump...

Non-Astros

Another one bites the dust
How good are catchers in blocking pitches?

How The Milwaukee Brewers Can Avoid The "Mid-Market Peak" - MLB Daily Dish
Starting to get the feeling that Clint Barmes may not be returning.

 

BOB:  Dodgers Divorce No More
It's easy to forget that the Astros fan base isn't the only fan base with ownership issues.

 

Joe Blogs: To DH or Not To DH
I thought this was an interesting article considering our most recent discussions.

 

Joe Blogs: GPS And a Sportswriter's Life
This a great story that has little to do with sports.