Giants reportedly have interest in Jon Lester

McCovey Chronicles

The San Francisco Giants have made no secret about their plans to upgrade a starting rotation that finished 15th in Wins Above Replacement (per Fangraphs) and ninth in FIP in 2020.

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Rays’ Randy Arozarena allegedly arrested after attempting to abduct daughter in Mexico

DRays Bay

Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, whose recent historical postseason performance put him in a national spotlight, has reportedly been involved in a domestic dispute in Mexico.

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Ha-Seong Kim To Be Posted On November 25

Yonhap News Agency

 South Korean All-Star shortstop Kim Ha-seong will be made available for interested major league clubs this week via posting.

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Leon Goretzka is ready to negotiate a contract extension with Bayern Munich

Bavarian Football Works

Perhaps scarred by the respective contract debacles for David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka would not be opposed to putting talks in motion for a contract extension with the club.

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Luka Modric: Of course I want to stay and retire at Real Madrid

Marca.com

Luka Modric's contract comes to an end in 2021 and, although Real Madrid have yet to extend it, the 35-year-old midfielder stressed that he wants to hang up his boots at Los Blancos.

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Pros and cons for the big 3 FA shortstops

MLB.com

In any other year, this would be a boon time for teams looking to sign a shortstop.

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Red Sox, Cubs explored Kris Bryant trade during summer

The Score

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs discussed a deal involving star third baseman Kris Bryant during the summer, sources told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

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A look at potential Chicago Cubs trade partners

Chicago Tribune

Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber provide an array of value for the Chicago Cubs.

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England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

ESPN

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday.

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Lionel Messi: Manchester City will not try to sign Barcelona forward, says Semra Hunter

Sky Sports

Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

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Mets could use Robinson Cano savings on Michael Conforto

New York Post

The initial reaction to Robinson Cano being suspended for the entire 2021 season for a failed drug test was the Mets had a little more than $20 million extra to spend on free agents.

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Blue Jays interested in reunion with J.A. Happ

Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the market for starting pitching, and a familiar name might be one of their targets.

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Angels Add Three To Front Office

Orange County Register

Alex Tamin, who had been an assistant general manager along with Perry Minasian in Atlanta, has been hired to work under the Angels’ new general manager, a source confirmed Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to stay at Juventus

Football Espana

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to stay at Juventus.

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Olivier Giroud willing to leave as French striker struggles for minutes

CBS Sports

Olivier Giroud says he will consider leaving Chelsea in January after finding first team football hard to come by under Frank Lampard this season.

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Angels’ Scott Schebler: Signs minors deal with Angels

CBS Sports

Schebler signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Red Sox Finalize Coaching Staff

MLB Trade Rumors

The Red Sox finalized their 2021 coaching staff on Friday (relayed by Chris Cotillo of MassLive). As expected, Will Venable comes over from the Cubs to be Alex Cora’s bench coach. Also joining the staff is former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who will step into the newly-created game planning coordinator role. Varitek has worked in various positions in the Boston organization since wrapping up his playing career in 2011. His new job will make him a full-time member of the coaching staff for the first time, Cotillo notes.

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Phillies look to WS champs for GM candidate

MLB.com

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager and general manager changes around the Majors.

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Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t hiding his public moves towards Real Madrid

Marca.com

Cristiano Ronaldo forgot about Real Madrid when he left the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in 2018.

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Man Utd risk losing 17-year-old wonderkid despite Old Trafford “dream”

Mirror

 

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Washington joins the party: Nationals interested in DJ LeMahieu

Bleacher Report

After missing the playoffs in 2020, the Washington Nationals are reportedly looking to upgrade their roster with one of the top free agents on the market.

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Looking For A Match In A Nolan Arenado Trade

MLB Trade Rumors

Nolan Arenado’s future in Colorado — or perhaps the lack thereof — will be one of the main storylines throughout the 2020-21 offseason. The 29-year-old has publicly voiced dissatisfaction with the organization in the past, and another poor season followed comments from owner Dick Monfort that foreshadow a tight-budgeted winter don’t figure to improve the relationship.

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Dodgers Interested in Trading for Nolan Arenado

MLB.com

The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts barely more than nine months ago, then signed him to a 12-year, $365 million contract extension through 2032. Amid the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dodgers maintained the National League’s largest payroll this year.

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Lionel Messi must become Barcelona’s Michael Jordan

CBS Sports

Presidential candidate Jordi Farre wants to make Lionel Messi the Michael Jordan of Barcelona by offering him a "life project" with the club.

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Olivier Giroud to decide Chelsea future in mid-December

We Ain’t Got No History

History’s repeating itself for Olivier Giroud, but unlike last season, it seems a lot less likely that he will stay with Chelsea past January this time. That’s not really due to anything he himself has done or hasn’t, but as his agent explained yesterday, the circumstances at Chelsea have changed drastically.

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