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  • Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays

    Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays
    Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stressed last month that the offseason lasts until mid-February, not the end of the winter meetings. That means they have time to pursue a catcher in the wake of Russell Martin's decision to accept a five-year,...
  • Cubs pick up second baseman La Stella from Braves

    With decisions by free agents Russell Martin and Jon Lester looming, the Cubs hope they addressed several offensive weaknesses Sunday by acquiring second baseman Tommy La Stella from the Braves. La Stella, 25, and the Braves' No. 4 international signing...
  • Jon Lester Gets Offer From Red Sox, Report Says

    Jon Lester Gets Offer From Red Sox, Report Says
    The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester earlier this week, according to ESPN.com. The source said he did not expect Lester to make a quick decision. Terms of the offer were not disclosed. Lester met with...
  • Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home

    Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home
    Free agent southpaw Jon Lester, who reportedly has an offer on the table from the Boston Red Sox, has sold his home in Newton, Mass., for its asking price of $1.85 million. Lester, a three-time All-Star, listed the home for sale in September after he...
  • On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas

    On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas
    Shabazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school. Even the...
  • Orioles' winning ways mean losing the 'out-opportunity' game

    Orioles' winning ways mean losing the 'out-opportunity' game
    When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be interested in Davis. This isn’t a new phenomenon....
  • On The Fly: Sox To Sign Sandoval, Ramirez

    On The Fly: Sox To Sign Sandoval, Ramirez
    A year after winning the World Series, the Red Sox embraced a youth movement and stumbled to last place. The reaction from Yawkey Way? Spend like it's Black Friday. Rotund third baseman Pablo Sandoval reportedly has agreed to a deal worth close to $100...
  • Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez

    Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez
    In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February. Still, it is head-...
  • 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...
  • Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings

    Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings
    Jon Lester remains available in the wake of the Red Sox's stunning signings of free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. But whether the Cubs should still view the Red Sox as a formidable competitor for Lester is unclear. The Red Sox have committed...
  • Offense remains priority for Cubs

    The Cubs’ pursuit of impact starting pitchers like Jon Lester is understandable, especially given the fact that ace Jake Arrieta never has pitched at least 200 innings and the rotation’s 927 innings were the second fewest in the National...