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  • 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...
  • Anthony Rizzo excited for start of Maddon reign

    Anthony Rizzo excited for start of Maddon reign
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is only 25, but he’s already on his fourth big league manager in Joe Maddon, who replaced the fired Rick Renteria last month. Rizzo said Friday he’s excited to play for Maddon after the two spoke recently...
  • Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester

    Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester
    The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline. The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
  • 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...
  • Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval could impact Orioles' offseason

    Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval could impact Orioles' offseason
    It’s November, and the Boston Red Sox were bad last year, so why wouldn’t they spend all of the money on free agents in order to rectify it? In the span of a a few hours last night and this morning, Boston reportedly agreed to terms with...