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Super Sunday Astros Links December 8, 2012

Hall of fame, Interviews, fail, the draft, the Astros and other stuff

Mark Metcalfe

While kyuss94 was profiling the Rule 5 selections I was putting together these links for your viewing pleasure.

Link of the Week

#Fail | Everybody Reads Raymond
By Dave Raymond


Tyler Heineman Interview
By Baseball Life 365

Q&A: Bo Porter, Managing the Analytic Astros | FanGraphs Baseball
By David Laurila

Q&A: Alan Ashby, Catchng the Best of an Era | FanGraphs Baseball
By David Laurila

What the Heck, Bobby?: An Interview with C Tyler Heineman
By Jayne Hansen

Digging Deeper

Pitcher Retaliation! - Beyond the Box Score
By James Gentile

Optimizing Batting Orders Across MLB | FanGraphs Baseball
By Bill Petti

The Reliever Without a Fastball | FanGraphs Baseball
By Eno Sarris

Evolution of the Lead-Off Hitter - Beyond the Box Score
By James Gentile

Hall of Fame

The Interactive 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot - Beyond the Box Score
By adarowski

Astros County: Your Neighborhood Astros Blog & Grill: Debunking the Bagwell/Steroids Connection
By (Not Hank) Aaron

It’s Time To Expand HOF Ballots | FanGraphs Baseball
By Dave Cameron

There's more than one way to make it to Cooperstown. | : Joe Posnanski Article
By Joe Posnanski

The Draft

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Zack Collins, 1B, American Heritage HS, Florida - Minor League Ball
By Matt Garrioch

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Dominic Smith, 1B, Los Angeles, California HS - Minor League Ball
By Matt Garroich


The Houston Sports Counterplot, The Astros Were Out of Their League
By Andy

Houston Astros Organization Discussion - Minor League Ball
By John Sickels

Can Philip Humber Regain His 2011 Form? - Beyond the Box Score
By Alex Kienholz

Rockies Continue to Confuse, Acquire Wilton Lopez | FanGraphs Baseball
By David Cameron

Didn't Fit in Another Category

From the Winter Meetings: The Next-Gen Baseball Glove with No Leather and a $600-$800 Pricetag
By Maury Brown

Newman’s Own: Best RH Starters of 2012 | FanGraphs Baseball
By Mike Newman