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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies

    Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies
    PHOENIX — Whether by striking early or by reeling in an pre-Christmas gift, the Phillies under general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. have never lacked for drama during baseball's hot-stove season. In an attempt to extend (and later, pry open) the window...
  • Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'

    Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'
    Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs. And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
  • Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings

    Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings
    Add and subtract. That's how the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, could improve when they accelerate talks with agents and officials from other teams starting Monday at baseball's general managers' meetings in Phoenix. Although GM Jed Hoyer has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boras shopping for 'max deal' for Scherzer

    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 pitching market with Oakland Athletics left-hander Jon Lester, James...