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  • Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs

    Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs
    Before President Theo Epstein was checking his cell phone for text messages between answers, Ryan Dempster revealed his sales pitch to Jon Lester in his new role with the Cubs. “Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here,” said...
  • Red Sox owner visits Jon Lester: report

    Red Sox owner visits Jon Lester: report
    WEEI.com reports: Red Sox principal owner John Henry flew to the Atlanta area Friday for a one-on-one meeting with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to multiple sources. Lester, who also is being courted by the Cubs and other teams, is expected to...
  • Jon Lester's numbers say he might be worth the long-term risk

    Jon Lester will turn 36 before the final year of a six-year contract that several suitors reportedly are offering. At that same age, Barry Zito is temporarily finished after failing to fulfill a lucrative seven-year contract in 2013. And at 34, CC...
  • Stove heating up at MLB Winter Meetings

    SAN DIEGO — Dave Dombrowski was enjoying a relaxing moment in the lobby of the Machester Grand Hyatt on Sunday. However, the Detroit Tigers president and general manager knows there probably won't be many of those between Monday and Thursday...
  • Jon Lester talks intensifying

    SAN DIEGO -- The Jon Lester sweepstakes are resembling a wild car chase. There were conflicting reports regarding Lester's final choice, a few hours after a source familiar with the pursuit of Lester said that the marquee free-agent left-hander would...
  • Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on Andre Ethier's desire to start: 'I get it'

    Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on Andre Ethier's desire to start: 'I get it'
    Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of operations, said he understands why Andre Ethier would want to be traded if he isn’t starting. “I get it,” Friedman said. “I think all guys that play this game want to play as much as...
  • Marlins seeking tangible upgrades in trade talks

    Marlins seeking tangible upgrades in trade talks
    The Miami Marlins were busy talking but deals were elusive on the first day of the baseball Winter Meetings. The only net result was the subtraction of former starting catcher Rob Brantly, who was claimed on waivers by the Chicago White Sox. The...
  • Dodgers keeping free-agent cards close to their chest

    Dodgers keeping free-agent cards close to their chest
    As afternoon turned into evening on the shores of San Diego Bay, the general manager of each major league club briefed the reporters that cover his team. Brian Sabean, the general manager of the World Series-champion San Francisco Giants, assured fans...
  • Zack Greinke's contract could affect Dodgers' pursuit of free-agent pitcher

    Zack Greinke's contract could affect Dodgers' pursuit of free-agent pitcher
    As the first day of baseball's winter meetings came to a close Monday night, Jon Lester was believed to be close to deciding where he'll pitch next season. At first glance, the Dodgers looked like one of his most logical destinations. The Dodgers are in...
  • Cubs interested in Miguel Montero

    SAN DIEGO -- The excitement over acquiring infielder Tommy La Stella last month would pale in comparison for the Chicago Cubs should they land two-time All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks. A source confirmed the Cubs'...
  • White Sox make biggest splash on Day 1 of winter meetings

    White Sox make biggest splash on Day 1 of winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — Ex-Cubs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel left Chicago on the same July afternoon in a trade to the A's, and the two starters now may be returning to town at the same time. Hours after Hammel agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal to...