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  • 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...
  • Cubs make their pitch for premium free-agent starter Jon Lester

    Cubs make their pitch for premium free-agent starter Jon Lester
    The massive construction project underway at chilly Wrigley Field mirrors the ominous task facing the Cubs as they court Jon Lester. The marquee free-agent left-hander met team officials Tuesday, according to a source. Despite Lester's familiarity...
  • Cubs all business with Jon Lester

    There were no limos parked in front of the Chicago Cubs' offices, nor were balloons hanging above the entrance. The famed Wrigley Field marquee promoted group sales, and a massive crane was parked in the triangle symbolizing the franchise's massive...
  • Interest in Jon Lester reaching new heights

    Interest in Jon Lester reaching new heights
    Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down. The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
  • Adam LaRoche fills big hole in the White Sox lineup and in the clubhouse

    Adam LaRoche fills big hole in the White Sox lineup and in the clubhouse
    When the White Sox traded Adam Dunn to the A's last August, nobody worried about missing Dunn's strikeouts or his Mendoza Line batting average. Nobody wondered how the Sox would survive without Dunn, despite his knack for occasionally hitting the ball...
  • Are the free-spending Red Sox the new Yankees?

    The Boston Red Sox went on a bit of a spending spree Monday, signing two of the two biggest bats in this Major League Baseball offseason: Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Ramirez, the former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop, was given a four-year, $88...
  • Of pitch counts, money and noise pollution in 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. We looked at how the death of...
  • Joe Maddon would be perfect fit as Cubs manager

    Driving along I-57 in the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle he just bought at a car dealership in New Lenox, Joe Maddon commented to his passenger how much he loved coming to Chicago. This was April 2010 and Maddon, then the Rays manager, was in-between taking...
  • Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title

    Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title
    The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015. But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal. When the free-...