Throwing it Around

It’s Friday. Friday’s are great. Well it’s technically Thursday for a few more minutes. But we haven’t linked the baseball interweb in a while. We’ll do this more often. We’ve got some paternity leave coming here any day now, so while the kid is sleeping and we’re pretending to actually be useful, we might slip a few more of these posts we love to do so much into the blog.

Here are the best baseball reads of the day:

-Bryce Harper was as good as Mike Trout, until he wasn’t. [Fangraphs]
-Jay Bruce’s first hit as a Met? Home run. []
-David Dahl is on a tear. [Hardball Talk]
-On the day I traded for him, Yoenis Cespedes hits the DL. [NY Post]
-Padres chairman is ripping Matt Kemp and James Shields. [The Big Lead]
-Look who’s back, J.D.’s back. [Deadspin]
-Homer Bailey was outspoken about the Jay Bruce trade. Good for him. [ESPN]
-Bryce Harper just spent $2.7 million on a Las Vegas home. [LA Times]
-Baseball is honoring Vin Scully by counting down his top 20 calls of all time. [Awful Announcing]
-Corey Seager tied a Dodgers record tonight. [True Blue LA]
-Lance McCullers is done. The Houston Astros are done. [Houston Chronicle]