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  • 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...
  • Cubs' winning ticket: Lester-Montero battery

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Since winning the 1908 World Series, the Chicago Cubs have enjoyed few days better than Dec. 9, 2014. First, the on-the-rise club acquired veteran catcher Miguel Montero from the...
  • Athletics' exodus continues with Samardzija trade

    The Sports Xchange 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,...
  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...