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  • Bob Brookover: Hamels to Red Sox? Boston would need to offer plenty

    PHOENIX It was inevitable that at some point someone who covers another team was going to ask Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. about the availability of his most coveted player. A reporter from Boston broke that ice Wednesday, the final day of...
  • MLB roundup: Trout unanimous choice as AL MVP

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Trout unanimous choice as AL MVP After two near-misses, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League's Most Valuable Player on Thursday. Trout was a runaway unanimous winner this year, receiving...
  • MLB roundup: Trout, Kershaw named MVPs

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: adding Kershaw MLB roundup: Trout, Kershaw named MVPs Outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers were named the Most Valuable Players in the American and...
  • Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff

     Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff
    PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
  • Boras shopping for 'max deal' for Scherzer

    The Sports Xchange Boras shopping for 'max deal' for Scherzer Max Scherzer will learn soon enough the consequences of shaking off the six-year, $144 million offer from the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer, 30, is a headline free agent on the starting...
  • Spotlight on Cubs' Theo Epstein to produce in 2015

    Spotlight on Cubs' Theo Epstein to produce in 2015
    PHOENIX — Theo Epstein's moment of truth in Chicago finally has arrived, four years after he blew away the baseball world in Boston with the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez and signing of Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal. Those...
  • GMs look at improving pace of play

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange GMs look at improving pace of play PHOENIX --- Doug Melvin is a big fan of movies, but the Milwaukee Brewers general manager has his limits. "I always look at the running time," he said. "If it's...
  • Tim Kawakami: Five reasons Pablo Sandoval stays with the Giants

    Let's do this now, to give myself plenty of time to be proven horrendously, hilariously incorrect: I'm guessing that after Pablo Sandoval's free agency goes through a few more frenzied twists and turns, he'll end up re-signing with the Giants. Not...
  • Cubs, Theo Epstein ready for busiest offseason in years

     Cubs, Theo Epstein ready for busiest offseason in years
    PHOENIX — After demolishing the Wrigley Field bleachers, upgrading from coach to first class in the manager's office and declaring themselves postseason-ready in 2015, the Cubs have already made more offseason news than the last three winters...
  • Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen

    Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen
    PHOENIX— The San Francisco Giants won the World Series this year with a rotation that ranked 16th in the majors, beating a Kansas City Royals team whose rotation finished 11th overall. So why spend over $100 million on a free-agent starter when an...
  • Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs

     Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs
    One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015. Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon. The...