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

    Dec 14, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

    cole hamels

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

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

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

    Jon Lester AP

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

  3. Brian Cashman says Brandon McCarthy was “at a level that we couldn’t play on”

    Dec 11, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Yankees logo

    The Yankees may actually be rebuilding and eschewing even moderate-sized deals.

  4. Report: Rangers met recently with James Shields

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    james shields getty

    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.

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

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Epstein Hoyer

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

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

    Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

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

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

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

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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.

  8. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski shoots down report about Max Scherzer

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

    max scherzer getty

    It was reported earlier today that the Tigers “are prepared to spend big, big dollars” to re-sign right-hander Max Scherzer, but general manager Dave Dombrowski is singing a very different tune.

  9. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says they’d have to be “wowed” to trade Cole Hamels

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    Hamels would be a perfectly suitable “Plan B” for the Red Sox or Cubs if they miss out on Jon Lester.

  10. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Grand Hyatt

    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  11. Nationals will try once more to sign Jordan Zimmermann to an extension

    Dec 7, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    The Nationals will make another attempt to lock Jordan Zimmermann up long-term.

  12. Angels shopping starting pitcher C.J. Wilson

    Dec 7, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is hearing from rival MLB general managers that the Angels are making left-handed starter C.J. Wilson available for a trade ahead of this week’s Winter Meetings in San Diego.

  13. Red Sox to try Max Scherzer if they don’t get Jon Lester

    Dec 7, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

    scherzer getty

    Scherzer, a Scott Boras client, is a bit younger than Lester and will probably command a slightly bigger contract. The righty is expected to wait until the tail end of the offseason to settle on a team.

  14. Marlins willing to trade pitching to address other needs

    Dec 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Nathan Eovaldi

    Need some pitching? The Marlins have a lot of it and are willing to use a pitcher or two to address other areas of need.

  15. Initial thoughts on the Yankees-Tigers-Diamondbacks trade

    Dec 5, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    Robbie Ray

    It’s not just The Man who Would Replace Derek Jeter in this deal. But let’s talk about that for a second too.

  16. The Dodgers could shop Zack Greinke

    Dec 4, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    He has an opt-out after 2015.

  17. Giants casting “wide net” that includes Max Scherzer

    Nov 25, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    max scherzer getty

    Max Scherzer, a client of Scott Boras, seems comfortable with slow-playing this market. We’ve seen loads of rumors and reports involving the other prominent free agent ace, Jon Lester, but it’s hard to identify which teams are in the running at the moment for Max. The Giants may be one …

  18. Dodgers join Red Sox in pursuit of Cole Hamels

    Nov 24, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

    The Phillies have another potential suitor for Cole Hamels, as the Dodgers have joined the Red Sox in the mix.

  19. Before you go citing 2011 . . .

    Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Best Team

    It’s easy to say “it didn’t work before, so it won’t work this time,” but doing so is to misread the current situation with the Boston Red Sox.

  20. Pirates’ next reclamation project pitcher: Radhames Liz

    Nov 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Radhames Liz, Ernesto Frieri

    Pittsburgh has done great work recently turning around the careers of pitchers.

  21. Nationals telling teams Jordan Zimmermann is “available”

    Nov 20, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Zimmermann has just one season remaining until he’s eligible for free agency and the 28-year-old right-hander is in line for a massive payday.

  22. Who are the favorites to sign Max Scherzer?

    Nov 20, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    For now at least there doesn’t seem to be a clear front-runner.

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