I’ve been busy writing up transactions all week, which is putting a real damper on my ability to make calls for the top 100 prospects list, but I shall persevere. Here are all of the Insider pieces I’ve written in the last seven days:
* The three-team trade featuring Wil Myers
* The Justin Upton trade
* The Derek Norris trade
* The Nate Eovaldi/Martin Prado trade
* The Chase Headley re-signing
* The Melky Cabrera signing
* The Jed Lowrie, Alex Rios, Brett Anderson signings & more
I also wrote up the Jimmy Rollins trade the week prior, slipping in at least eight references to Black Flag, Henry Rollins’ former band, although to this point no one has mentioned catching them.
As promised, I created a second Spotify playlist, with 40 songs that just missed the cut for my top 100 this year, although I guess I’m using that term a bit loosely:
And now, the links:
- Chef Jiro says the future of sushi is bleak, due to overfishing. These may be the same comments as the ones mentioned in this November article that has more details. Quick summary: Stop eating bluefin tuna, period.
- London sewer cleaners fight “fatbergs.” The lesson: Don’t pour oils or fats down that disposal – pour them in the trash or (if they don’t contain meat or dairy) compost them.
- Politico had a solid longform piece on “pharma spam,”, unsolicited emails pushing counterfeit and often dangerous prescription medications from offshore pharmacies. (It doesn’t address how people can be stupid enough to buy from such sites.) It’s excerpted from Brian Krebs’ 2014 book Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door.
- Richard Deitsch reposted this from earlier this year, saying it was among the best longform pieces he’d read in 2014 – the New Yorker‘s piece on the hunt for the drug lord “El Chapo.”
- The Ferguson DA says he believes key witnesses lied under oath, but he didn’t bother to ferret this out before putting them on the stand. Can you be disbarred for suborning perjury, if that is indeed what he did? EDIT: Via reader Gustav, Daily Kos weighs in on this question.