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  • 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...
  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton on record deal: This is not a lottery ticket, it's work

    Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton on record deal: This is not a lottery ticket, it's work
    The Miami Marlins finally have a superstar to call their own for the long haul. Giancarlo Stanton signed the long-term deal Wednesday that few in baseball  thought would happen. The Marlins gave the slugging right fielder plenty of reasons with a $325...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?
    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?

    Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?
    With the Boston Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez this week, they've helped turn the heat up on the MLB Hot Stove. The Red Sox are hoping the two signings will solidify the left side of their infield but they are still left...
  • Marlins focus on signing Stanton over free-agent pursuit

    Marlins focus on signing Stanton over free-agent pursuit
    As the major league free-agency sweepstakes heat up this week, the Miami Marlins are not among the shoppers in a rush to reel in any of the prominent names on the market. Michael Hill, the Marlins' president of baseball operations, made it clear...
  • Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'

    Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'
    Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs. And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
  • Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings

    Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings
    Add and subtract. That's how the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, could improve when they accelerate talks with agents and officials from other teams starting Monday at baseball's general managers' meetings in Phoenix. Although GM Jed Hoyer has...
  • Boras shopping for 'max deal' for Scherzer

    Boras shopping for 'max deal' for Scherzer
    Max Scherzer will learn soon enough the consequences of shaking off the six-year, $144 million offer from the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer, 30, is a headline free agent on the starting pitching market with Oakland Athletics left-hander Jon Lester, James...
  • Phillies' Hamels to Cubs could jumpstart rebuilding like it did in Kansas City

    Phillies' Hamels to Cubs could jumpstart rebuilding like it did in Kansas City
    The last few offseasons the Phillies have wavered back and forth on whether they should rebuild or retool. Every year the answer was retool — until this year that is. Now that Philadelphia's front office has finally come to the realization...
  • Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents

    Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents
    In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again. This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land. This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...