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  • Padres acquire Kemp to upgrade offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH The San Diego Padres finished at or near the bottom of the major leagues in almost every offensive statistic in 2014. The team took a step toward address the weakness on Dec. 11,...
  • Red Sox add Lester, Porcello, Masterson to rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester at the winter meetings, the Boston Red Sox compensated by acquiring three starting pitchers in the next two days. Left-hander...
  • With eye on bottom line, Reds deal Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Dec. 11, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded two-fifths of his rotation. The Reds dealt...
  • Marlins add Latos, Gordon and (possibly) Haren

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Miami Marlins - INSIDE PITCH One day after acquiring a right-handed pitcher who might never join his new team, the Miami Marlins added another right-hander who figures to be a rotation mainstay. Miami picked up...
  • Ron Cook: Liriano deal a sign of (good) times for Pirates

    My, how things have changed for the Pirates. It's not just that they finally will spend big money, agreeing to a three-year, $39 million contract Tuesday with pitcher Francisco Liriano. It's that they were able to keep a good player, a free agent who...
  • Dodgers make major moves, acquire Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick

    Dodgers make major moves, acquire Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick
    The Dodgers went into the third day of baseball's winter meetings with no shortstop and Dee Gordon at second base. Three trades later, their middle infield consisted of Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. Gordon and Dan Haren were Miami Marlins. By the...
  • Dodgers finalizing deal to acquire Jimmy Rollins, Phillies shortstop

    Dodgers finalizing deal to acquire Jimmy Rollins, Phillies shortstop
    The Dodgers appeared close to securing a shortstop on Wednesday, moving toward acquiring three-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins from the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. The deal was not complete as of midafternoon Wednesday, according to a person...
  • Marlins believe they can coax reluctant Haren to Miami

    Marlins believe they can coax reluctant Haren to Miami
    Marlins baseball boss Michael Hill hinted early this week that the club was working on an “unconventional” deal. That would be an appropriate characterization of a trade in which one of the key players had let it be known he would rather...
  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp traded to San Diego Padres

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp traded to San Diego Padres
    Matt Kemp has been told the Dodgers have traded him to the San Diego Padres, a person close to Kemp said Thursday morning. “It’s done,” the source said.  The move didn’t come as a surprise to Kemp, the source said, as the Dodgers...
  • Red Sox Send Cespedes To Tigers For Porcello; Acquire Miley, Sign Masterson

    SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox entered baseball's winter meetings in search of three starting pitchers. It appears they may have reached their goal. Hours after acquiring one starting pitcher in Arizona's Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox unloaded outfielder...
  • Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Reds trade starters Latos, Simon SAN DIEGO --- Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Thursday morning, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded...