Good morning! Happy Halloween!
Here are several go-to links that will provide more treats than tricks:
- Are you still trying to figure out what exactly transpired during game six of the World Series? Grantland’s Jonah Keri has the details.
- Very cool: Beyond the Boxscore’s adarowski shows that World Series MVP David Freese’s performance in game six gave him ownership of the highest win probability added in postseason history, easily surpassing Kirk Gibson’s 1988 game one heroics.
- MLB Trade Rumors reminds us of important baseball-related dates remaining in 2011.
- Jed Hoyer relinquished the Padres’ general manager gig to become Theo Epstein’s GM on the North Side. Former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes will take over in San Diego. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated and Marc Normandin of SB Nation have the respective details.
- Meanwhile, the Boston Herald’s Clubhouse Insider introduces new Red Sox GM Ben Cherington to its readers and Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register does likewise for Jerry Dipoto.
- Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that Sox starter John Lackey, whose reported in-game beer and fried-chicken consumption ticked off many fans, had Tommy John surgery on his elbow and will miss the 2012 season.
- Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times describes how the Dodgers’ bankruptcy trial may pave the way for Frank McCourt to sell the club.
- Never mind Albert Pujols: How might fellow free agent slugger Prince Fielder fare as he ages? Ryan Campbell of FanGraphs looks for answers.
That’s it. Enjoy the offseason!