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  1. “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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.”

  10. 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 …

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. The Giants are meeting with Ervin Santana

    Dec 10, 2014, 3:27 PM EST

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    Add the Giants to the list of teams at least kicking the tires on Santana.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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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