The World Series starts tonight, a matchup between two teams that are pretty similar. I mentioned yesterday how I’m going with the Braves winning in six, but I do believe the Astros have the ability to take it far. It’ll all depend on Houston’s starting pitching. Every World Series comes down to one or two things since the teams playing are pretty evenly matched up. As both offenses come into this one pretty hot, it’ll come down to the pitching. Even the bullpens are pretty well matched up (thought I’d take Atlanta’s right now), so it’ll be up to Houston’s starters to get them far enough into the game where the bullpen can lock it down.
On to the links.
- The team made their hiring of Bobby Dickerson as their infield coach official yesterday. Bobby, meet Alec.
- Buried deep in this podcast is the mention by Jon Heyman that because the Phillies signed Kevin Long, they’ll be bringing Kyle Schwarber to Philadelphia.
- Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto are finalists for the Silver Slugger award at their positions. Harper seems like a lock while Realmuto feels very long shot-ish.
- This event in Cape May for the Negro Leagues will also be examining Dick Allen’s case for Cooperstown.
- Another candidate for the Mets president of baseball operations job has been eliminated. Listen, I’ll take the job if you really want me to.
- The Astros, as expected, will be without Lance McCullers, Jr. for the World Series.
- According to a report, the game is barreling toward a work stoppage in December. In other words, the owners aren’t happy the players aren’t taking their offer.
- An interesting article about whether this year’s playoffs will be end of starting pitchers pitching in relief ($).