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  • Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays

    Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays
    Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stressed last month that the offseason lasts until mid-February, not the end of the winter meetings. That means they have time to pursue a catcher in the wake of Russell Martin's decision to accept a five-year,...
  • Cubs pick up second baseman La Stella from Braves

    With decisions by free agents Russell Martin and Jon Lester looming, the Cubs hope they addressed several offensive weaknesses Sunday by acquiring second baseman Tommy La Stella from the Braves. La Stella, 25, and the Braves' No. 4 international signing...
  • Jon Lester Gets Offer From Red Sox, Report Says

    Jon Lester Gets Offer From Red Sox, Report Says
    The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester earlier this week, according to ESPN.com. The source said he did not expect Lester to make a quick decision. Terms of the offer were not disclosed. Lester met with...
  • Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home

    Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home
    Free agent southpaw Jon Lester, who reportedly has an offer on the table from the Boston Red Sox, has sold his home in Newton, Mass., for its asking price of $1.85 million. Lester, a three-time All-Star, listed the home for sale in September after he...
  • On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas

    On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas
    Shabazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school. Even the...
  • Pitching deals mean White Sox mean business: The future is now

    Pitching deals mean White Sox mean business: The future is now
    No better way for the White Sox to mark the 10-year anniversary of winning the World Series than celebrating another one in 2015. Admittedly, that sounds outrageous to suggest for a team 16 games below .500 last year, but it accurately depicts the...
  • 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...
  • Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic

    Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic
    The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone. All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes. But...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez

    Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez
    In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February. Still, it is head-...