As it’s Thanksgiving day in America I’m sure there won’t be any trades to keep a check on tonight and when you wake up tomorrow. That’s a big shame as checking the latest “how much have they paid for him?” stories will prove to be a useful distraction from the Ashes score over the next seven weeks no doubt (not so “Grievous Bodily Harmison” at the moment is he? Stop bowling “rooobish”, as Boycott likes to say, and get some fire in your belly Steve man).
Anyway, it can be difficult to keep up with all the comings and goings over the winter. So in the spirit of the day I would like to give thanks to ESPN.com for their excellent Hot Stove 2006 Index. Pick a team from the drop down list and you get all the info you need about each team; who they’ve gained, who they’ve lost, and how it all fits together in terms of their projected starting line-up. Well worth sticking in your bookmarks.