One thing for every team’s fans to be thankful for

It’s Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble, everybody. It’s a bit of a sportswriting trope, harking all the way back to the turn of the century (no, not that one, the previous turn of the century) when newspaper columnists would all sit down and write about what sports figures should be thankful for that Thanksgiving season. We are … Read more

Cubs’ 2022 non-tender deadline decisions

CHICAGO — The Cubs created more room for upcoming offseason additions on Friday, making a series of decisions ahead of the deadline to tender contracts to unsigned players on the 40-man roster. The remaining arbitration-eligible players for the Cubs — a group led by All-Star outfielder Ian Happ and shortstop Nico Hoerner — were tendered … Read more

Gio Urshela traded to Angels from Twins

ANAHEIM — The Angels have been looking to add to their overall depth this offseason and did just that on Friday, acquiring third baseman Gio Urshela from the Twins in exchange for Minor League right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo. Urshela, 31, gives the Angels a veteran third baseman who also has some experience at shortstop and first … Read more

Cody Bellinger non-tendered by Dodgers

In a move that was unthinkable just two seasons ago, the Dodgers decided to non-tender outfielder Cody Bellinger before Friday’s deadline. The move makes Bellinger, the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player, a free agent for the first time in his career. Bellinger was scheduled to make around $18 million to $20 million during his … Read more

Kyle Lewis trade Diamondbacks Mariners

PHOENIX — The D-backs added a right-handed hitter to their outfield mix Thursday, acquiring former AL Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis from the Mariners in exchange for outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel. With young outfielders Corbin Carroll, Daulton Varsho, Jake McCarthy and Alek Thomas all left-handed hitters, one of the D-backs’ goals this offseason was to … Read more