No Pepper

The big news is the three-team trade that will send Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle. Phuture Phillies has a comprehensive look at the deal.

Pitchers & Poets successfully uses the phrase "psycho-transactional chasm" in connection with the trade

It wouldn't be December without Rich Lederer beating the drum for Bert Blyleven's enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. He reminds us that Bert only has three more shots at Cooperstown.

Larry at Wezen-Ball points us to one of the best new reasons to become a SABR member (discounted memberships available for those younger than 30): access to The Sporting News archives dating back to 1886 [sic].

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