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Super Sunday Astros Links: November 3, 2013

Astros links including Brad Ausmus, Shin-Soo Choo, and the end of another baseball season.

Bob Levey

Brad Ausmus reportedly will soon be named the manager of the Tigers. Who else expects him to be traded to the Astros a season or two later? Astros humor - not my strong suit. For the time being, here are some links for your viewing pleasure.

Tigers to hire Brad Ausmus as manager, per reports -
The former Tigers catcher will take over as manager despite zero professional managing experience.

Jonah Keri on the 2013 MLB season - Grantland
With the World Series trophy handed out, we can look back at what baseball taught us in 2013.

Choo-to-Houston gaining traction - Astros County
Back in October, Jon Heyman floated the possibility of Shin-Soo Choo signing with Houston. Now it seems he's been able to convince a couple of his buddies at CBS Sports.

Houston Astros prospects relish chance to experience Dominican Republic | News
Brady Rodgers was among a group of eight Astros farmhands from the United States and six staff members that returned last week from a 10-day trip to the Dominican Republic, where the players immersed themselves in the island nation's culture while trying to share a little bit about their lives as well.

Astros use smart phone, tablet apps to track offseason workouts | News
Smart phones and tablets have become as much a staple in Major League Baseball clubhouses as shower shoes and sliding shorts, which is why the Astros have equipped their players to track their workouts on the go this off-season.

Interview with Astros Milb RHP Travis Ballew
Travis Ballew was drafted by the Astros in the 23rd round in 2012 out of Texas State. In his first full season of pro ball, he took over the closer's role