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  1. UPDATE: Jon Lester’s $30 million signing bonus is included in the $155 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

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    I think it’s safe to say the Cubs wanted him, don’t you know.

  2. Sergio Romo is talking to the Giants and the Tigers

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

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    Next free agent reliever domino to fall?

  3. Diamondbacks are “listening to offers” for Wade Miley

    Dec 10, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

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    He’s arbitration eligible for the first time and under team control through 2017.

  4. Report: Major League Baseball revenues to top $9 billion this year

    Dec 10, 2014, 10:05 AM EST

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    That’s up a billion from last year. Gross revenues for Major League Baseball have grown 321 percent since 1995.

  5. UPDATE: the Astros sign Pat Neshek to a two-year, $12.5 million deal

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

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    The Astros have gotten more to fix their bullpen before 10am than most teams do all day.

  6. Astros sign Luke Gregerson for $18.5 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:34 AM EST

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    Houston failed to land free agent relievers Andrew Miller or David Robertson, but the Astros have snagged their No. 3 bullpen target.

  7. Mariners interested in White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EST

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    Viciedo was first linked to the Mariners way back in March.

  8. Twins willing to lose draft pick to sign Ervin Santana

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

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    Right now the largest free agent contract in the history of the Minnesota Twins is four years and $49 million to Ricky Nolasco last offseason.

  9. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EST

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    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  10. Jon Lester goes to Cubs for $155 million over six years

    Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 AM EST

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    Lester will try to bring the North Side its first World Series victory since 1908.

  11. The Rays are getting calls about Wil Myers

    Dec 10, 2014, 12:46 AM EST

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    Myers was limited to 87 games this past season due to a wrist injury and batted just .222/.294/.320 with six home runs.

  12. The Astros have talked to Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson

    Dec 9, 2014, 11:40 PM EST

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    After getting passed over by Andrew Miller and David Robertson, the Astros are now talking to Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson.

  13. Padres could deal Jesse Hahn for offense

    Dec 9, 2014, 11:13 PM EST

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    Hahn is coming off an impressive showing as a rookie in which he posted a 3.07 ERA and 70/32 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.

  14. Quote of the Day: Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans on being a runner-up

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:48 PM EST

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    Bobby Evans has a good sense of humor despite the Giants being passed over by Pablo Sandoval, Yasmany Tomas, and now Jon Lester.

  15. Max Scherzer is looking for a contract worth more than $200 million

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:26 PM EST

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    The market for Scherzer has been pretty quiet at this week’s Winter Meetings so far, but things will likely heat up once Jon Lester is off the board.

  16. The Mets and Rangers are talking about a Dillon Gee trade

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:09 PM EST

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    Gee, who is from Texas, owns a 3.91 ERA over 103 starts and three relief appearances in the majors.

  17. Rangers talking with the Rockies about Wilin Rosario

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:57 PM EST

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    Rosario is a poor defensive catcher, but he could make sense for a number of AL teams.

  18. Angels have interest in Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:16 PM EST

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    Rutledge turns 25 in April and batted .269/.323/.405 with four home runs and 33 RBI over 105 games this past season.

  19. Jon Lester “nearing finish line,” could make decision tonight

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:01 PM EST

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    Lester is soon expected to have final offers to choose from.

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