In addition to slumber-inducing turkey and all the trimmings, there could be a lot of action around Major League Baseball this week, even if many people are out of the office and comfortable on the sofa in front of the tube.
Landing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval would not be the end of Ben Cherington's work. Until Boston's GM can shore up the rotation, he won't be satisfied with his roster. But signing the two established hitters would be a good start.
In a sport where the talent level is so close among the top 20 or so teams, it's fascinating to watch every general manager attempt to create a certain vision of his club. Best of all, we're just getting started.
Because the Braves dealt Jason Heyward to the Cardinals this offseason, there has been talk that Atlanta also might consider parting ways with fellow outfielder Justin Upton. As the Hot Stove season continues to heat up, multiple reports Sunday said the Rangers have spoken with the Braves regarding Upton.
After four years of teaching, Brian Auld opted to attend Harvard Business School to earn an MBA, which is when Matt Silverman called to offer Auld a job. But Auld, the current Rays president, learned a lot from his time in the classroom.
The A's have acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot No. 86 from the Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot No. 27.
In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA retired No. 42 in all its sports and renamed its athletic facilities the "Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex."