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  • A's decline $15.3 million offer to Lowrie

    The Sports Xchange A's decline $15.3 million offer to Lowrie The Oakland A's did not extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie. The A's do not have a major league shortstop on their roster for next season. Lowrie and...
  • Former Royal Ervin Santana could be the best replacement for James Shields

    On the ground floor of Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, the doors to the Royals clubhouse were closed and the lights were turned off. A week earlier, in the aftermath of a crushing game-seven World Series defeat, James Shields packed up his locker...
  • Marlins focus on signing Stanton over free-agent pursuit

    Marlins focus on signing Stanton over free-agent pursuit
    As the major league free-agency sweepstakes heat up this week, the Miami Marlins are not among the shoppers in a rush to reel in any of the prominent names on the market. Michael Hill, the Marlins' president of baseball operations, made it clear...
  • Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents

    Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents
    In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again. This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land. This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...
  • On The Fly: Damon Now Batting In Donald Trump's Lineup

    Johnny Damon Yankees say they have no interest in Jon Lester He went from bearded, long-haired Idiot in Boston to clean-cut, pinstripe-wearing star in New York. Like Babe Ruth before him, Johnny Damon won World Series rings on both sides of the Red...
  • Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter

    Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter
    It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in...
  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place. But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him. "You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
  • Potential Cubs free-agent targets

    Potential Cubs free-agent targets
    LHP Jon Lester Lester would give the Cubs a marquee left-hander while taking pressure off Jake Arrieta. Lester has pitched 200 innings or more in six of his last seven seasons, has a 3.58 ERA in the American League and has a lifetime 2.57 postseason ERA...
  • The over-under on when Joe Maddon's honeymoon ends

    The over-under on when Joe Maddon's honeymoon ends
    Joe Maddon will be surrounded by a media gathering he likely hasn’t seen since he guided the Rays to the World Series in 2008. Difference is, when the new Cubs manager meets this throng at the Cubby Bear on Monday afternoon, it won’t be a...
  • Corey Seager, 20, is making a push to be the Dodgers' shortstop

    Corey Seager, 20, is making a push to be the Dodgers' shortstop
    Trading Corey Seager for a frontline pitcher late last season would not have guaranteed the Dodgers a place in the World Series. But it might have helped. Instead, the club refused to part with the 20-year-old shortstop, who might have helped it land...
  • Royals will need Moustakas, Hosmer, Cain in October form for 2015

    When the regular season ended, Mike Moustakas had posted his worst offensive statistics as a professional. Eric Hosmer saw a summer sunk by a two-month slump and a month-long absence. Lorenzo Cain was a talented fielder with little national reputation....