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  1. Cubs name Jon Lester as Opening Day starter

    Mar 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EST

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    Lester joined the Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal in December.

  2. Yoenis Cespedes would like to play for the Tigers beyond 2015

    Mar 1, 2015, 9:20 PM EST

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    Yoenis Cespedes could see himself wearing a Tigers uniform for many years.

  3. “He just kept saying: ‘They’re going to burn this city down again when we win the World Series'”

    Feb 17, 2015, 7:57 PM EST

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    Cubs president Theo Epstein recalled his courting of starting pitcher Jon Lester in an interview this week with Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com …

  4. We should all hope to “botch” things like James Shields did

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

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    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

  5. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

  6. Breaking down the offseason’s biggest free agent contracts

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

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    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  7. The Cubs are kicking the tires on James Shields

    Feb 5, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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    The last remaining big free agent could choose a new team this week.

  8. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EST

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    Most major league teams open spring training in just two weeks, yet right-hander James Shields remains unsigned …

  9. “A lot of teams jumping back in” on James Shields

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EST

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    Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December and Max Scherzer struck a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals, which leaves James Shields as the last remaining front-line starting pitcher on this winter’s free agent market.

  10. Tigers not ruling out bringing back Max Scherzer

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:22 AM EST

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    Max Scherzer is thought to have been out of the Tigers’ price range, but a recent report indicates that the Tigers haven’t ruled out bringing him back.

  11. Before deciding on the Cubs, David Ross heard on the radio that he signed with the Padres

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    David Ross recently took Rob Bradford of WEEI.com behind the scenes of how he landed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs.

  12. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  13. Jon Lester’s first baseball card as a Cub

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM EST

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    And a brief aside about how nostalgia can be toxic.

  14. Johnny Cueto won’t negotiate extension with Reds past Opening Day

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:32 PM EST

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    Johnny Cueto is set to become a free agent next offseason, but the Reds have a small window of time to convince their ace to stick around for the long-term.

  15. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EST

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    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

  16. Theo Epstein: “I was ready to soak myself in urine” for Jon Lester

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    And not having Dan Shaughnessy probably helped, too.

  17. The Cubs officially introduce Jon Lester

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    “Everybody, this is Jon. Jon, this is, well, everybody.”

  18. Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, and Astros interested in Phillies’ Cole Hamels

    Dec 14, 2014, 1:12 PM EST

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    Via’s Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notebook in the Boston Globe …

  19. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino “disappointed” in failure to sign Jon Lester

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

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    The Red Sox starting rotation is set, but president Larry Lucchino is still disappointed in his team’s failure to bring back Jon Lester.

  20. The Jon Lester deal is official; Cubs to hold press conference Monday

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

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    The Cubs came out on top in the Jon Lester sweepstakes earlier this week and they are ready to make the deal official.

  21. Done deal: Red Sox acquire Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks

    Dec 12, 2014, 8:20 PM EST

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    The deal was reported earlier this week and it’s now official.

  22. The 2014 Winter Meetings in Review

    Dec 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    The past view days were . . . intense. But here is a quick and handy guide to everything that went down.

  23. Red Sox acquire starter Wade Miley from Diamondbacks

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:56 PM EST

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send left-handed starter Wade Miley to Boston for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster.

  24. Report: Rangers met recently with James Shields

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

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    Now that Jon Lester has settled on a team, inking a six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night with the Cubs, the focus of the starting pitching market turns to Max Scherzer and James Shields.

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