A few minor matters

I’ve awoken from my food-induced coma, and in a little bit, it’ll be time to go back for Round Two. Momma Kolko has given me plenty of leftovers to tackle, and I plan on doing just that this afternoon.

Speaking of tackling, watching the Skins push the Cowboys around yesterday kind of put the finishing touches on a nice Thanksgiving. This Griffin guy is decent, I guess.

Hope you all enjoyed your holiday.

If you happen to be a Major League Baseball free agent, your Thanksgiving probably was a pretty good one. We haven’t seen many free agents ink new deals in the early stages of the offseason, but the contracts which have been finalized should put a smile on the faces of the guys yet to sign.

Teams figured to throw around a lot of money this offseason, and so far, that’s exactly how things have played out.

Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda got $15 million over one year from the Yankees, and Jeremy Guthrie signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Royals. Veterans David Ortiz and Torii Hunter both got two-year, $26 million deals.

Heck, even former National Jonny Gomes, a platoon outfielder who has power but is a sub-par defender and struggles against right-handed pitching, got $10 million over two years from the Red Sox.

Adam LaRoche, Michael Bourn and others figure to be smiling with each new deal that comes in.

The Nationals have made a couple more minor league signings, inking left-hander Fernando Abad and right-handers Caleb Clay, Deibi Yrizarri and Randy Consuegra, according to Baseball America.

Abad, 26, appeared in 88 games for the Astros over the last three seasons, working 46 innings in 2012. He’s posted a career ERA of 5.10, and went 0-6 for Houston this season.

Clay was a first-round pick of the Red Sox in the 2006 first-year player draft. Now 24, Clay has spent the last two years at Double-A. He had a 4.61 ERA in 34 games (one start) for Portland this season, striking out 61 and walking 19 in 66 1/3 innings.

Consuegra was signed following a stint with the Colombian team in the World Baseball Classic qualifier, where he struck out the only batter he saw. He hasn’t seen action in an affiliated game since 2010, but has a good frame and works in the low-90s. He also is the godson of Edgar Renteria.

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