Throwing it around

It’s a glorious Friday morning. Jay Bruce will be a Red for at least 6 more years and possibly 7.Today’s a great day to be alive. A Friday, good sports programs on this weekend (hoping the Heisman goes to Cam Newton). And Christmas break looms ahead.

-The Reds had an interest in Jason Bartlett. [Mark My Words]
-We didn’t get a chance to talk a lot about the Carl Crawford deal, but this post is a good summation of the 7-year deal and how we feel. [ESPN SweetSpot]
-Rays fans are bittersweet over losing the face of their franchise. [Baseball Musings]
-FanGraphs breaks down the Jay Bruce extension. [FanGraphs]
-Jayson Stark says the Cardinals have 10 weeks to extend Albert Pujols. [ESPN]
-The Konerko re-signing in ChiTown makes Mike Rosenbaum happy. [The Golden Sombrero]
-Reds are likely to sign Joey Votto to a shorter term deal than Jay Bruce. [MLB Trade Rumors] First real snowstorm expected in Ohio this weekend.