Monday Links

Here are a few links for your afternoon enjoyment:

  • Former NC State QB Russell Wilson commits to Wisconsin
    This is relevent for Sky Sox fans as Wilson was the Rockies fourth round draft pick in the 2010 First Year Player Draft and was rated as one of the organization’s top prospects. He was originally planning on sticking with baseball, but has apparently elected to return to football. How this affects Wilson’s future in baseball and in the Rockies organization remains to be seen.
  • The 10 Best Managing Jobs In Baseball
    In the wake of Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman resigning last week, SI takes a look at the 10 best managing jobs in baseball. The Rockies come in at #8 on the list:

“Payroll is a problem here. (Never greater than $84 million.) But you get a  vibrant downtown ballpark, a big homefield advantage, the best spring training  facility in baseball, a strong regional fan base, a family atmosphere and  amazing stability. Clint Hurdle lasted all or parts of eight seasons with the  Rockies despite posting a winning record in only one of them.”

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