New Year, New Links


The Ball has dropped in Times Square. Most of the 270 college Bowl games are over. So let’s get back to some baseball news.

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The official announcement is still a week away, but the Baseball Bloggers Alliance released their recommendations today. Climbing Tal’s Hill is a member of the of the BBA and my vote was included in the count. But I’m not quite ready to unveil my ballot. I’m saving that for the FanSided HOF voting post. Stay tuned for that later this week.

More links after the jump.

Brian Bogusevic got in some at-bats against lefties this winter in the Dominican League. Baseball America dedicated a post to the Astros outfielder.

Astros farm hand Brandon Barnes is tearing up the Australian League. Jayne at What the Heck, Bobby? found this post from down under.

Ultimate Astros provides list of the coaching staffs throughout the organization.

Last, but definitely not least, Andy and The Houston Sports Counterplot put together a team of Astros Hardballers. These are the guys who put the emphasis on winning every time they stepped on the field.