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  1. 2015 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    kris bryant

    Are they ready to contend?

  2. 2015 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?

  3. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  4. Cubs scratch Jon Lester from start with “dead arm”

    Mar 20, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Gearing up for the first season of a six-year, $155 million deal.

  5. 2015 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ortiz Ramirez Sandoval

    Worst to first . . . to worst and back to first?

  6. It’s the Yasiel Puig show at Sloan Park today

    Mar 11, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    He scored a run he shouldn’t have scored and saved at least two runs on defense. And the game is only half over.

  7. Cubs fans: Wait ’til next year? “Screw it, it’s our year.”

    Mar 11, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Cubs fans are optimistic. Not all of them cautiously so.

  8. Cubs name Jon Lester as Opening Day starter

    Mar 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

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

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

    Mar 1, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

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

  10. “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 EDT

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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 …

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

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

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

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  14. The Cubs are kicking the tires on James Shields

    Feb 5, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    James Shields

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

  15. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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

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

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT

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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.

  17. Tigers not ruling out bringing back Max Scherzer

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

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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.

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

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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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.

  19. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

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

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

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    And a brief aside about how nostalgia can be toxic.

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

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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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.

  22. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

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

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    And not having Dan Shaughnessy probably helped, too.

  24. The Cubs officially introduce Jon Lester

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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

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