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  • Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million

    Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million
    Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015. The Major League Baseball Players Assn....
  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Giants, Peavy agree on two-year, $24 million deal

    SAN FRANCISCO For the second time in three days, the Giants reached an agreement to bring a familiar face back to the pitching staff. Right-hander Jake Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal to return to San Francisco, filling the gaping hole in...
  • It appears there will be no new superstar coming to the Dodgers

    It appears there will be no new superstar coming to the Dodgers
    Jon Lester, enjoy the Windy City. Cole Hamels, it would have been sweet. Max Scherzer, rejoice in those coming riches. James Shields, guess we never really thought it was going to happen. The superstar pitcher who was going to be added to give the...
  • Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight

    Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight
    Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games." We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
  • Oakland Athletics - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH The Oakland A's can insist they aren't rebuilding, but their offseason actions are telling a different tale. Oakland shipped Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres on Dec. 18, making the catcher the fifth...
  • Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs

    Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs
    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given. "There's only certain things you can control,"...
  • Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?

    Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?
    First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated. If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us. They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs. I want to say the last time...
  • Sergio Romo, Giants close to finalizing two-year deal

    SAN FRANCISCO The Giants are close to finalizing a two-year deal with right-hander Sergio Romo, a team official said Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical, likely to be taken Thursday, and will pay Romo $15 million according to multiple reports....
  • On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl

    On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl
    Politics have a way of seeping into everything, right? You can add the Super Bowl, too. That's right, Congress — yes Congress — could bring Super Bowl XLIX to a screeching halt if it doesn't get its act together by New Year's Eve. Lauren...
  • Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester

    Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester
    It didn’t take long for Sports Illustrated to go all-in on the Cubs. SI decided to go with Jon Lester on the cover of this week’s magazine. Tom Verducci writes about the pitcher’s decision to sign with the Cubs. Cubs fans, though,...