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  • No Way Around It, Red Sox Blew It With Jon Lester

    As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet. We're talking about...
  • Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers
    The Angels added more catching depth on Tuesday when they acquired veteran Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 31, was designated for assignment after the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the...
  • Marlins not in rush on deals for Fernandez, Yelich, others

    Marlins not in rush on deals for Fernandez, Yelich, others
    The record-breaking contract consummated with Giancarlo Stanton signaled a dramatic shift for the Miami Marlins as they ensured yet another home-grown star would not move on before he became too expensive to keep. Further indication has come since...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Drew Butera provides the expected

    Daily Dodger in Review: Drew Butera provides the expected
    DREW BUTERA, 31, catcher. Final 2014 stats: Hit .188 with three home runs and 14 RBIs with .267 on-base and .288 slugging percentages in 192 plate appearances. Threw out 11 of 34 base-stealers (32 percent). Contract status: Has been offered...
  • Bringing back catcher A.J. Ellis is received wisdom on Dodgers' part

    Bringing back catcher A.J. Ellis is received wisdom on Dodgers' part
    Now that Clayton Kershaw has won this third Cy Young, the Dodgers have awarded him somebody even more important. He has just been given an A.J. Ellis. In a smart old-school baseball move by the Dodgers' new analytical bosses, Ellis was tendered a one-...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?
    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Hanley Ramirez deal with Boston reportedly four years, $88 million

    Hanley Ramirez deal with Boston reportedly four years, $88 million
    Farewell, Hanley Ramirez, parting is such sweet ... what? Sorrow? Not hardly. Cause for celebration? Not exactly that, either. Maybe Ramirez goes on to remain healthy the next few years, hits the snot out of the ball and makes everyone around Chavez...
  • Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Agree To Deals With Red Sox

    Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is leaving his heart in San Francisco and heading cross-country to Beantown. According to multiple reports, Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed on a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Later Monday...
  • Here's just what baseball desperately needs: More postseason awards

    Here's just what baseball desperately needs: More postseason awards
    I’m so dizzy, somebody lead me to my walker. I just can’t keep up. It’s a never-ending avalanche of baseball awards. As any of my beloved analytic followers would tell you, I long for the old days. So much simpler then. Baseball...