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  • Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen

    Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen
    PHOENIX— The San Francisco Giants won the World Series this year with a rotation that ranked 16th in the majors, beating a Kansas City Royals team whose rotation finished 11th overall. So why spend over $100 million on a free-agent starter when an...
  • Re-done Wrigley Field a selling point for Cubs

    Re-done Wrigley Field a selling point for Cubs
    PHOENIX — Imagine the looks on the faces of executives and agents if the Cubs had new manager Joe Maddon pull up to the front of the swanky Arizona Biltmore in the RV he calls the "Cousin Eddie. Maddon could stroll into the lobby and plop down...
  • White Sox weighing value of Alexei Ramirez

     White Sox weighing value of Alexei Ramirez
    PHOENIX — White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez could be a valuable trade chip as the club looks to take another step forward this offseason, but general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday at baseball's GM meetings that the club is not actively trying to...
  • Cubs claim RHP Roach off waivers

    The Sports Xchange Cubs claim RHP Roach off waivers The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Roach, who turns 25 next month, went 1-0 with a 4.75 ERA over 30 1/3 innings in 16...
  • Jose Abreu's mysterious journey

     Jose Abreu's mysterious journey
    Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba. "I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with his...
  • Cuban baseball players in Chicago

    Cuban baseball players in Chicago
    White Sox Jose Abreu First baseman Age: 27. Ht., wt.: 6-3, 255. From: Cienfuegos. Defected: 2013 to Haiti with his brother-in-law. Major league debut: 2014. Statistics: .317 average, 36 home runs, 107 RBIs. Bio: Abreu grew up in Cruces, about...
  • Cubs return to winter spotlight at GM meetings

    Cubs return to winter spotlight at GM meetings
    PHOENIX -- The Cubs are taking center stage here at the general managers meetings amid speculation they will be heavy players in the market.  But the Mets began the meetings Monday with a two-year deal for former Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer....
  • Theo Epstein welcomes MLB tampering investigation

    Theo Epstein welcomes MLB tampering investigation
    PHOENIX -- Major League Baseball will investigate whether the Cubs tampered with new manager Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays, and Cubs president Theo Epstein says bring it on. "We welcome the MLB investigation," Epstein said...
  • Mets roll dice on Michael Cuddyer at GM meetings

    Mets roll dice on Michael Cuddyer at GM meetings
    PHOENIX — The Mets made the first big move of the general managers meetings Monday, signing veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal, reportedly for $21 million. Cuddyer, 35, turned down the Rockies' $15.3 million qualifying offer,...
  • White Sox's Rick Hahn, Cubs' Jed Hoyer receive high marks

    White Sox's Rick Hahn, Cubs' Jed Hoyer receive high marks
    Despite their teams posting losing seasons, Rick Hahn of the Chicago White Sox and Jed Hoyer of the Chicago Cubs were two of seven general managers listed as executive of the year candidates for 2015 by Baseball Prospectus. Hahn was credited with the...
  • Joe Maddon admits he has much to learn with Cubs

    Joe Maddon admits he has much to learn with Cubs
    The process of familiarizing himself with the current coaching staff and players will continue into the winter for new Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Maddon, who only two weeks ago opted out of the final year of his contract with the Rays, expressed his...