11/27/2014 | Gordon lights up Plaza to continue magical year
Thousands came out to cheer Alex Gordon, but this time, not at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday night, it was at the Country Club Plaza. And, oh yes -- the roar of the crowd was also directed at thousands of holiday lights.
11/27/2014 | Butler thanks KC for his time with the Royals
Departed designated hitter Billy Butler gave thanks to Kansas City fans and the Royals organization on Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in the Thanksgiving edition of the Kansas City Star.
11/27/2014 | Every team, fan base has reason to be thankful
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?
11/27/2014 | Yankees must counter Boston's big moves
With the Red Sox already deep into their offseason makeover, it's time for the Yankees to make a splash -- perhaps by signing Jon Lester -- to show that they are committed to being in the mix for the 2015 AL East title.
11/27/2014 | A View from Studio 3: Trammell worthy of HOF
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.
11/26/2014 | Giants' best bet at third likely from outside
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.
11/26/2014 | Rumor roundup: Trade-market talk heats up
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.
11/26/2014 | Tomas deal an extension of Cuba's impact
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.
11/26/2014 | Phils' search for power moves on without 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.
11/26/2014 | Tomas contract would be record for D-backs
Yasmany Tomas' six-year, $68.5 million deal will become the largest contract given to a free agent in D-backs history.
11/26/2014 | Tomas signing gives D-backs fans chance to dream
Score one for the D-backs. And, if Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes are any indication, they will score big with Yasmany Tomas.
11/26/2014 | Braves re-evaluate plans as Tomas signs elsewhere
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.
11/26/2014 | Mariners looking past short-term success with Seager
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.
11/26/2014 | Hoyer seeking improvements for Cubs' roster
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.
11/26/2014 | Kenny defends DiMaggio's defensive abilities
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.
11/26/2014 | Free agency's roots begin with Catfish
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.
11/26/2014 | Throwing prospects into fire becoming the norm
Perhaps more than ever before, young players are the currency of baseball. Those old timetables have been torn up as teams have watched Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Sonny Gray, Andrelton Simmons and others get fast-tracked to the big leagues. Almost every club has a young player or two being discussed. Are they ready? Will they be ready at midseason?
11/26/2014 | Cubs say bleachers may not be ready by opener
The Wrigley Field bleachers, currently undergoing a major renovation, may not be ready by Opening Night because of unseasonably cold weather and delays with related projects, but a contingency plan is in place for season-ticket holders, a Cubs spokesman said Wednesday.
11/26/2014 | Dodgers send infielder Jackson to Royals
Infielder Ryan Jackson, a member of the Dodgers for 23 days, was traded to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations.
11/26/2014 | Prospect Guzman involved in car accident in Dominican
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.
11/26/2014 | Tomas chooses D-backs' six-year offer
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.
11/26/2014 | O's acquire lefty Barnes from Indians for cash
The Indians traded left-hander Scott Barnes to the Orioles for cash considerations on Wednesday, with Baltimore also signing infielder Rey Navarro to a Major League contract.
11/26/2014 | Reds sign Boesch to Minor League contract
In a move that added depth to the pool of outfielders, and potentially their bench, the Reds signed Brennan Boesch to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp at Spring Training.
11/26/2014 | Braun feeling good following thumb surgery
Ryan Braun won't know for sure until he gets back to the grind of baseball and fends off a few 95-mph inside fastballs. But so far, the Brewers right fielder believes his thumb surgery was a success.
11/26/2014 | Marlins seek lefty balance in lineup, on mound
When it comes to making personnel decisions, the Marlins have a long history of saying "quality is quality" regardless of whether a hitter or pitcher is right-handed or left-handed. The World Series-winning 2003 squad, for instance, was predominantly right-handed in both the hitting and pitching departments. But as Miami's front office scans the market for upgrades, they are definitely seeking to add more left-handed balance.
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