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  • Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on Andre Ethier's desire to start: 'I get it'

    Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of operations, said he understands why Andre Ethier would want to be traded if he isn’t starting. “I get it,” Friedman said. “I think all guys that play this game want to play as much as...
  • Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title

    Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title
    The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015. But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal. When the free-...
  • Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon appears to be imminent

    Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon appears to be imminent
    The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions. The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
  • 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...
  • Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival

    Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival
    The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades. But for all...
  • Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best

    Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best
    By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon. With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...