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Someone could sign today

Doug Miller at reminds us that Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a day off in the hot stove league:

Mets GM Omar Minaya might have put it best last year when he told the New York Daily News, “In this business, Thanksgiving is still a work day.”

Minaya’s Red Sox counterpart, Theo Epstein, proved that in 2003, when he and club president and CEO Larry Lucchino flew to Phoenix and showed up at the home of then-Arizona Diamondbacks ace Curt Schilling. The two actually ate Thanksgiving dinner with Schilling and his family while Epstein tried to convince the right-hander to waive a no-trade clause and accept a contract extension, presumably between bites.

It worked. They carved out the turkey and the trade that brought Schilling -- and the following year’s World Series title -- to Boston.

The famous Josh Beckett-Mike Lowell-Hanley Ramirez swap occurred on Thanksgiving too, as did the Mets’ trade for Carlos Delgado. Omar traveled to the Dominican Republic on Thanksgiving to woo Pedro Martinez as well.

The upshot: something big could happen today, and if I’m not buzzed on Beaujolais, zonked out on tryptophan or filling my pie hole with pie, I’ll tell you all about it.