Happy Thanksgiving, people of baseball! As the name of the holiday would suggest, this is a time to be grateful for the good things that have been and the good things that shall be. As for linking Big T to the sport that binds us, you can do things like survey to the baseball bestowals of Turkey Stearnes, Charlie Dressen, and Bobby Wine.

Alternatively or in addition to all of that, you can cast thine eyes below and appreciate a non-exhaustive list of reasons that each of the 30 MLB teams has for being thankful right about now. So loosen your belt a notch and come with us, won't you?

Arizona Diamondbacks

Be thankful that you've got a new front office in place. Dave Stewart has been let go, and Tony La Russa has been stripped of his powers. Now guiding the organization is Mike Hazen, who comes to Arizona from the Red Sox. If nothing else, his leadership can't be any worse than what you've seen over the last two years.

Atlanta Braves

You're moving into a new ballpark prior to the 2017 season, and the impressive stores of young talent are starting to trickle on to the major-league roster. You'll also get to watch Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey pitch next season.

Baltimore Orioles

Manny Machado's back, and lest you forget he's still just 24 years of age. You'll also very likely get to see Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman spend a full season in the rotation. And if you make it back to the postseason, you can bet Buck Showalter won't make the same mistake with Zach Britton again.

Boston Red Sox

Your team will very likely lean on a young quartet of stars -- Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, and Andrew Benintendi -- which makes for a bright present and future. Consider the Red Sox to be the early consensus favorites in the AL. So there's another reason.

Chicago Cubs

Well, this one's not especially challenging. The Cubs of course recently won the World Series for the first time since 1908. As well, the Cubs have so many prime and pre-prime players in the fold -- talents like Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, and Willson Contreras -- that the they have a strong chance of repeating and even building a dynasty. So there's all of that to be thankful for, Cubs rooters.

Chicago White Sox

It's been a long time since Sox fans had a farm system that inspired enthusiasm and confidence for the future. If, however, a major sell-off is in the offing, as has been rumored, then a lot of high-ceiling prospects may be headed their way. That's especially the case if they trade away Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Granted a sell-off isn't typically cause for excitement, but a brighter future on the South Side could be the consolation.

Cincinnati Reds

Know what Reds fans haven't enjoyed in some time? Young pitching with potential. In the here and now, though, that's exactly what they've got. So be thankful for the likes of Raisel Iglesias, Brandon Finnegan, Anthony DeSclafani, and Michael Lorenzen. On the way are Robert Stephenson, Cody Reed, and Amir Garrett, among others. Get excited about those names.

Cleveland Indians

Not a challenging one! The Indians this past season won the pennant and pushed the Cubs to the brink in the World Series. They'll return that powerhouse rotation, and they'll return 2017 AL MVP candidate Francisco Lindor. As well, if the Tigers and White Sox rebuild, then the Indians will quite possibly cruise to the AL Central title next season.

Colorado Rockies

Maybe your Rockies will be contenders in 2017? Nolan Arenado is of course an MVP candidate, Bud Black is a tactically adept skipper who's new to the Colorado dugout, and they also have a promising and largely homegrown rotation. Trevor Story will be healthy, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez will be back (for now, anyway), and Tom Murphy could be ready to stabilize the catcher position. Don't sleep on the 2017 Rockies.

Detroit Tigers

Yes, the threat of a teardown looms, but for now the Tigers still boast Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander -- two of baseball's most compelling stars. If that teardown does come to pass, then you can still be thankful for young talents like Michael Fulmer, Nick Castellanos, and Daniel Norris.

Houston Astros

The Astros have a championship-caliber core, and this offseason they've been among the most active of teams (they've already added to the fold Brian McCann, Josh Reddick, and Charlie Morton. There's plenty of offseason left, but right now the Astros may be the favorites in the AL West.

Kansas City Royals

Know what's still hanging and always will be hanging? That 2015 World Series banner. In any event, the gang is (mostly) getting together for one more run. After the 2017 season, Lorenzo Cain, Wade Davis, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Jarrod Dyson, and Danny Duffy will be eligible for free agency. So be thankful that you get to enjoy that championship core for another year.

Los Angeles Angels

Angels partisans, you're the only fan base that gets to call the best player in baseball your own. Very likely, this will still be the case after next season.

He's still the best in the business, this guy. USATSI

Los Angeles Dodgers

Give thanks for Clayton Kershaw, and give thanks to the fact that your team has won four straight division titles -- the longest current streak in baseball. Also give thanks that you have a tactically capable manager in charge of running what can at times be a challenging roster.

Miami Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich are two of the most exciting young stars in baseball. As sad as it sounds, give thanks for the opportunities you had to watch the luminous Jose Fernandez pitch.

Milwaukee Brewers

Your Brewers are beginning to emerge from a long rebuilding process, and that process was a highly successful one. The Brewers aren't quite ready to contend in the brutal NL Cental, but the future's bright. Give thanks for that bright future.

Minnesota Twins

You get to watch Byron Buxton next year. He's an absolutely electrifying player on the bases and in the field, and as his .287/.357/.653 line in September reminded us, he has potential at the plate. Buxton was the consensus to overall prospect in baseball for a number of years, and it's easy to forget he's still just 22 years of age. It says here he's going to start realizing that vast potential in 2017. And it'll be a blast to watch.

New York Mets

Last season, the Mets got just 93 combined starts from Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler, and they still snared a wild-card berth. That total will almost certainly be much higher in 2017, and that likely means better results overall. Give thanks for that.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have the potential to contend in 2017, especially if they're active on the free-agent market. As well, GM Brian Cashman's deft "rebuilding pivot" at the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline means that the long-term future is exceptionally bright in the Bronx. Oh, Gleyber Torres -- a big part of that exceptionally bright future -- was recently named MVP of the Arizona Fall League.

Oakland Athletics

Hmmm ... All right. Well, those yellow jerseys your team wears on occasion look pretty solid. Eventually, you'll get a new ballpark somewhere. Hey, high draft pick forthcoming! Hey, high draft pick probably on the way in 2018, too! There you go, A's fans.

Philadelphia Phillies

With young talent like Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera, J.P. Crawford, Aaron Nola, Nick Williams, Jake Thompson, Mark Appel, Jorge Alfaro, Vince Velasquez, and Jerad Eickhoff in place or on the way, the Phillies are poised for a long run of contention starting probably in 2018. So keep your hopeful eyes on the future.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The best ballpark in baseball? It's quite possibly PNC. The Pirates slipped back in 2017, but they're well-positioned for a rebound season in 2018, particularly if Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Tyler Glasnow stabilize the rotation. Consider Starling Marte an early hopeful for NL MVP next season.

San Diego Padres

It's going to be ugly in San Diego for a while, but there's a lot of talent in the lower rungs of the system thanks to recent trades and international signings. Maybe GM A.J. Preller will be fired by the time all that talent reaches the majors. In the meantime, find your uplift via the weather and the best ballpark food around.

San Francisco Giants

How about some odd year magic? The Giants will once again have a strong rotation to pair with Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, and Brandon Crawford. By the sounds of things, they may also be active in pursuit of an outfielder and a closer. Give thanks that contention again seems likely.

Seattle Mariners

In 2016, your M's won 86 games and remained in the mix for a playoff berth until the final day of the regular season. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, and Nelson Cruz return, and Taijuan Walker and James Paxton give some upside to the rotation. A return to the postseason for the first time since 2001 is possible, so there's something for which you should be grateful.

St. Louis Cardinals

You root for a perennial contender -- one that's remained relevant and successful for most of the last 16 years without ever tearing it all down. This year, give thanks for the prospect of seeing Alex Reyes in the rotation all year.

Tampa Bay Rays

Hey, you get a high draft pick this year! Other than that, perhaps the prospect of enjoying Blake Snell for a full season will be cause for gratitude. As for the possibility of the Rays trading away Evan Longoria, Chris Archer, and others, let us not speak of that on this fine occasion.

Texas Rangers

Your hometown nine? They've notched back-to-back AL West titles, they'll get a full season of Jonathan Lucroy behind the plate, and they're reportedly not done fortifying the rotation (Andrew Cashner is already in the fold). In other words, another division title is in play. Give thanks!

Toronto Blue Jays

So free agency might take a bite out of the Jays this winter, yes, but there's something to be said about not being committed long-term to aging sluggers like Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. Besides, there's still Josh Donaldson, and your Jays may once again have one of the best rotations in baseball.

Washington Nationals

Your team will very likely enter the 2017 season as heavy favorites to repeat as NL East champs. With that would come another chance to advance past the Division Series round of the playoffs. And maybe Bryce Harper will get back to MVP form.

Happy Thanksgiving, people of baseball!