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  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million

    Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million
    Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015. The Major League Baseball Players Assn....
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight

    Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight
    Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games." We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
  • Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades

    Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades
    Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders. But what...
  • On The Fly: NJIT Scores Upset For The Ages

    Not long ago, the New Jersey Institute of Technology was a college basketball punch line. The Highlanders couldn't win a game. They literally couldn't win a game. They lost 51 in a row before finally winning in January 2009, cementing their place as the...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Outfielders a top target for Orioles at this week's winter meetings

    The Orioles' offseason to-do list looked dramatically different a week ago. Re-signing outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis was paramount. Trying to get a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was a potential fallback option. But in...
  • Letter to Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on how to navigate winter meetings

    Letter to Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on how to navigate winter meetings
    Dear Andrew, Can I call you, Andrew? I know we’re still getting to know each other and all, but so far it’s been a fairly lovely start. Seems like you’ve been straight with the media thus far, always a key to any relationship. And your...
  • Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

    To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger...
  • Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs

    Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs
    Before President Theo Epstein was checking his cell phone for text messages between answers, Ryan Dempster revealed his sales pitch to Jon Lester in his new role with the Cubs. “Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here,” said...