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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million

    Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million
    The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a contract offer to free-agent starting pitcher Jon Lester this week. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the offer to Lester falls in the $110-$120 million range over six years, according to a major-league source....
  • 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...
  • 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...