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  • Oakland Athletics - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH The Oakland A's can insist they aren't rebuilding, but their offseason actions are telling a different tale. Oakland shipped Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 9, making the right-hander...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings
    The Jon Lester signing wasn’t just good for the Cubs. It also was huge for MLB Network. The dramatic events of Tuesday night pulled in 179,000 viewers to MLB Network’s coverage. That shattered its previous record for the Winter Meetings by...
  • Around baseball

    Around baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up. Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
  • Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's

    Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's
    Jon Lester didn’t wait long to get his hands on some deep dish pizza. The two-time World Series champion agreed to sign with the Cubs late Tuesday night and was already eating deep dish pizza in Chicago on Thursday. Here’s that sighting and...
  • Starter Jason Hammel excited about opportunity with the Cubs

    Starter Jason Hammel excited about opportunity with the Cubs
    A series of reunions looks promising for the Cubs' 2015 rotation. "I knew this was a place for me and (knew I) would have a very good opportunity," Jason Hammel said Friday of his return after being traded in July to the A's. "Thankfully, (Cubs President...
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Report: Lester's deal includes record signing bonus

    The Sports Xchange Report: Lester's deal includes record signing bonus When Jon Lester agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last week, it included a major-league record $30 million signing bonus, the Associated Press...
  • PRESS BOX: Auburn football player killed

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Auburn football player killed Auburn freshman Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed at an apartment complex near the school Sunday morning. Markale Deandra Hart, 22, of Camp Hill, Ala., was taken into custody Sunday and...
  • There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

    There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
    In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...
  • Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updated to reflect official move Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox acquired a different southpaw Wednesday night. Wade Miley was dealt to...