Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
2. Notable MLB Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
What’s Probably Most Notable Today
What’s probably most notable today — so far as Official Baseballing News is concerned, I mean — is either how (a) Toronto is likely to replace Jose Bautista (en route to the DL) on their active roster with very exciting outfield prospect Anthony Gose, or how (b) brutally efficient right-hander Roy Halladay is making his return from injury tonight with the Phillies, or how (c) perpetually intriguing right-hander Trevor Bauer is scheduled to make his fourth major-league start tonight with the Diamondbacks.

What’s Most Notable to Right-Thinking People, Actually
Of greater consequence for right-thinking people today — more than the three Pressing Current Events invoked above, that is — more pressing is the player page of Oakland first baseman Chris Carter.

What the Author, Personally, Would Do to Chris Carter’s Player Page
Meditate all up on it, is what.

What Else the the Author Would Like to Do to That Page
Explore it, I guess. Explore it like an expert spelunker would explore a mysterious ancient cave.

Why He (i.e. the Author) Would Do Those Things
On account of its (the player page’s) animal magentism, is largely why.

A Third Thing the Author Would Like to Do
After he’s done meditating all up on Chris Carter’s FanGraphs player page, the author would like to — and, in fact, has plans to — to navigate via the internet to whatever videos of Chris Carter are available at MLB.com.

A Video That’s Available There
A video of Chris Carter from MLB.com that’s sponsored by Budweiser is this video:

Another Example
A video of Chris Carter that’s sponsored probably by Head and Shoulders-brand dandruff shampoo is this video:

A Third Thing
A thing that isn’t a video of Chris Carter is this, which is his slugging percentage: .962.

Other Notable Games
Toronto at New York AL | 19:05 ET
According to the internet, Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Gose is likely to be recalled as a replacement for Jose Bautista — who injured his left wrist on Monday — on the active roster. Gose was ranked first overall among Blue Jays prospects during the preseason by our Marc Hulet and second by Baseball America and second by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com and fourth by Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus and, actually, eighth by John Sickels of Minor League Ball. Here’s his (i.e. Gose’s) line from Triple-A Las Vegas: 432 PA, .293/.376/.434 (.375 BABIP), 10.9% BB, 21.3% K, 29/39 SB.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Toronto Radio.

Arizona at Cincinnati | 20:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Diamondbacks prospect Trevor Bauer (13.1 IP, 114 xFIP-, 0.2 WAR) makes his fourth major-league start. After some trouble in each of the first two, Bauer’s third start was considerably more successful. To wit: 6.0 IP, 21 TBF, 6 K, 1 BB, 8 GB on 14 batted-balls (57.1%), 2.29 xFIP.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Arizona Radio.

Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 4.3.

Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Garrett Richards LAA 4 5 6 5 5 DET Jacob Turner* 19:05 Jonathon Niese NYN 7 2 5 6 4 WAS Ross Detwiler 19:05 Brett Cecil TOR 2 7 6 7 9 NYA CC Sabathia 19:05 Trevor Bauer* AZ 9 6 6 4 6 CIN Johnny Cueto 19:10 Philip Humber CHA 3 5 5 5 7 BOS Jon Lester 19:10 Josh Tomlin CLE 4 5 5 4 6 TB Matt Moore 19:10 Barry Zito SF 0 3 1 8 0 ATL Jair Jurrjens 19:10 Anibal Sanchez MIA 7 3 2 1 2 CHN Travis Wood 20:05 Zach Britton* BAL 6 1 4 3 6 MIN Samuel Deduno* 20:10 Undecided SEA 5 3 1 6 0 KC Everett Teaford 20:10 Joe Kelly STL 5 9 5 8 2 MIL Randy Wolf 20:10 Erik Bedard PIT 4 5 5 9 8 COL Ch. Friedrich 20:40 Jordan Lyles HOU 4 4 2 5 3 SD Ross Ohlendorf* 20:05 Roy Oswalt TEX 7 8 6 4 4 OAK Bartolo Colon 22:05 Roy Halladay PHI 7 5 5 1 5 LAN Undecided 22:10

To learn more about Pitcher and Team NERD scores click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.


Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

LeBron James on Ferguson: 'Violence is not the answer'

Decision on Ray Rice's appeal could come Wednesday

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’


Report: Jets prevented Ryan from talking about dad's health

Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers: 'We're not a 3-11 team'

Matt Ryan defends beleaguered Falcons head coach Mike Smith

Bill Belichick on similarities between Brady, Rodgers: No. 12

Devon Still accused of not paying child support

Giants reportedly in talks with Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Golden State Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Top storyline for each Week 13 NFL game

Floyd Mayweather throws shade at Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

10 greatest Thanksgiving Day games in NFL history

Derrick Rose leaves game with hamstring tightness

WATCH: Ty Lawson drops Kirk Hinrich to the floor

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.