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  • MLB roundup: Six teams interested in Lester

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Six teams interested in Lester At least six teams are interested in free agent pitcher Jon Lester, Fox Sports reported Sunday. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are considered the favorites to land the left-handed...
  • Tim Kawakami: Pablo Sandoval will be sorely missed by Giants

    The Giants will never have another player like Pablo Sandoval nobody as interesting, nobody as confounding, nobody as dietarily challenged, nobody as unpredictable, nobody as versatile, nobody as loud, and almost certainly nobody as great at the plate...
  • It's official, Pablo Sandoval headed to Boston

    SAN FRANCISCO Pablo Sandoval caught the final out of the World Series last month and immediately fell to the ground, kicking off a joyous championship celebration. That turned out to be his last act in orange and black. Sandoval agreed to a five-year...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....