Throwing it Around


It’s Turkey Day. More than 43 million turkeys will be eaten today by Americans. The average size turkey cooked in most households is 15 pounds. The turkey I bought for the Diamond Hoggers family at Grandma’s (or GaGa as my daughter calls her) is 13.9 pounds.

Enough turkey talk. To the baseball links.

-Is the Angels organization wasting the star power of Mike Trout? [Ken Rosenthal]
-The Mariners and DBacks swapped up Taijuan Walker, Ketel Marte, Mitch Haniger and Jean Segura. [Fangraphs]
-Be skeptical of a work stoppage, says Craig Calcaterra. [Hardball Talk]
-Jayson Stark says talks are progressing between baseball and the union. [ESPN]
-RIP, Ralph Branca. [Fanrag Sports]
-Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever. [Rolling Stone]
-The Nationals are considering adding Chris Sale and Yoenis Cespedes. [NY Post – Joel Sherman]
-The Dodgers are interested in JD Martinez. [Dodger Blue]