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  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?

    Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?
    With the Boston Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez this week, they've helped turn the heat up on the MLB Hot Stove. The Red Sox are hoping the two signings will solidify the left side of their infield but they are still left...
  • Interest in Jon Lester reaching new heights

    Interest in Jon Lester reaching new heights
    Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down. The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
  • Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas

    Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas
    A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had...
  • Wrigley bleachers might not be ready for 2015 opener

    Wrigley bleachers might not be ready for 2015 opener
    An array of delays has forced the Chicago Cubs to make contingency plans in the event that construction on the Wrigley Field outfield bleachers isn't completed by the April 5 season opener against the National League Central champion St. Louis Cardinals....
  • Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'

    Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'
    St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has found it difficult to find the words following the tragic death Sunday of outfielder Oscar Taveras, one of the top prospects in the majors. Taveras, 22, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was playing...
  • Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon

    Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon
    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday and several hours later named Joe Maddon to take his place. The Cubs will officially announce the hiring of the 60-year-old Maddon, a Hazleton native who played baseball at Lafayette College, on...
  • Cubs Fire Manager; Expected To Hire Maddon

    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday, paving the way for the team to sign Joe Maddon. CBSSports.com reported that the Cubs will announce Maddon's hiring on Monday. Maddon, 60, opted out of his contract as Tampa Bay manager last week...
  • Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto

    Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto
    Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...