Throwing it around

It’s hump day. The week is dragging but still we’re all halfway home. And yet–halfway home to what? There’s no sports on this weekend unless you count the NFL Pro Bowl or the NHL All-Star Game. Both of which are brutal. First time we’ve done the link-dump with the site’s new digs. Hope you like today’s menu selections:

-Jayson Stark gives his perspective on the Albert Pujols negotiations. [ESPN]
-Via the Golden Sombrero, Craig Calcaterra speculates about Grady Sizemore‘s future past this season. [Hardball Talk]
Bartolo Colon is a Yankee. [River Ave Blues]
-Do you need to know more about Mike Trout, the #1 overall prospect? [Halo Hangout]
-It’s a few days old, and it’s by a writer who I haven’t heard of. But Jay Bruce is one of SI’s break out players. [Sports Illustrated]
-The Braves might add Jorge Cantu. This would be a great addition for them. [Capitol Avenue Club]