In the baseball world, no matter your rooting interest, there's plenty to be thankful for and optimistic about. Here on Thanksgiving, let's review those reasons, shall we?
Alan Trammell was everything we want in a Hall of Famer, right? He spent his entire 20-year career with one team. He was a World Series champion. But a jam-packed 2015 ballot doesn't bode well for Trammell, who deserves enshrinement, writes MLB Network's Matt Yallof.
The World Series champion San Francisco Giants now have a rather large vacancy at the hot corner. General manager Brian Sabean is never shy when he knows what he wants and needs, and he's going to have some decisions to make regarding third base for 2015.
With Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez coming off the free-agent market this week, potential trade candidates are grabbing the Hot Stove headlines. All-Star players such as Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes and Jimmy Rollins are among the names reportedly drawing interest.
By the time Major League Baseball's season comes to an end, most players want nothing more than to head straight home and relax. Not Curtis Granderson, who has been spending time supporting charities, delivering speeches and participating in fundraisers for children.
Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs have agreed to a six-year deal worth $68.5 million, according to industry sources. The D-backs have not confirmed the agreement.
The wave of big-money deals for Cuban free agents continued to surge Wednesday, when sources told MLB.com that the D-backs have agreed to a six-year, $68.5 million contract with24-year-old slugger Yasmany Tomas.
The Phillies will have to look elsewhere for a power bat in the outfield now that Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has agreed to a deal with the D-backs.
Joe DiMaggio is one of the greatest players in the history of Major League Baseball. There is no argument about that. But on Tuesday, which would have been his 100th birthday, one baseball historian questioned DiMaggio's defensive skills as a center fielder.
Yasmany Tomas' six-year, $68.5 million deal will become the largest contract given to a free agent in D-backs history.
The Braves were intrigued enough by Yasmany Tomas' power potential to send manager Fredi Gonzalez and hitting coach Kevin Seitzer to Tuesday's workout in the Dominican Republic. But their interest in the Cuban prospect evaporated on Wednesday evening, when Tomas opted to sign with the D-backs.
Focused as they may be on "now" mentality, the Mariners haven't lost sight of their long-term mantra, which is underscored by Kyle Seager's long-term contract.
The Cubs are among the teams waiting for free agent Jon Lester to decide where he'll pitch next season, but that isn't stopping general manager Jed Hoyer from trying to address other areas on the club that need improving.
Forty years ago today, everything began to change for baseball players. Because Catfish Hunter didn't accept overdue payments from Charlie Finley, baseball would have its first real free agent.
Dressing or stuffing? Cranberry sauce or slices? Turkey in the oven or fryer? Thanksgiving traditions vary, but the meaning is the same. MLB.com asked big leaguers, coaches, broadcasters and execs what they like to see on the menu at Thanksgiving and for memories of their favorite dishes.
Infielder Ryan Jackson, a member of the Dodgers for 23 days, was traded to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations.
Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman was involved in a car accident Tuesday morning in his hometown of LaVega in the Dominican Republic that left a motorcyclist dead, according to The Associated Press.