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  • Royals replace DH Butler with Morales

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Three weeks after losing free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to the Oakland A's, the Kansas City Royals landed a replacement. The Royals and free agent designated hitter...
  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future

    Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else. "That's been the public commentary, the...
  • Andrew Friedman is shaking up those 94-win Dodgers

    Andrew Friedman is shaking up those 94-win Dodgers
    Look at all those moving pieces. Excuse me, those reportedly moving pieces. Are you keeping up? Staying on top of this doesn’t figure to be easy, because despite Wednesday’s apparent flurry of Dodgers’ activity at the winter meetings,...
  • Rangers not panicking after slow meetings

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. Another winter meetings has passed with the Texas Rangers mostly standing on the sidelines, as free agents were signed and as teams rebuilt their roster through significant trades. General manager Jon Daniels, though, was calm...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • Dodgers' new front office shows creativity with exciting moves

    Dodgers' new front office shows creativity with exciting moves
    The last general manager to win a World Series in Southern California was Bill Stoneman, the architect of the 2002 Angels. Stoneman was a Plan A guy. When he talked to another general manager, Stoneman had a pretty firm idea of what he wanted to do....
  • Report: Rangers meet with agent for James Shields

    SAN DIEGO The Rangers weren't involved in talks with Jon Lester and they won't be involved with Max Scherzer. But they are apparently at least testing the waters on the other "big name" free agent pitcher: James Shields. According to a report from...
  • No Way Around It, Red Sox Blew It With Jon Lester

    As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet. We're talking about...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Lester won't be a Giant; expected to choose Cubs or Red Sox

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jon Lester has taken his time while choosing his next team, but the end came quickly for the Giants on Tuesday night. "We did not receive a rose," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Lester, the star left-hander who has...