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  1. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EST

    David Ross

    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

  2. A’s release Nick Punto, eat $2.75 million

    Dec 19, 2014, 3:10 PM EST

    Nick Punto

    He’s owed $2.75 million for 2015.

  3. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  4. UPDATE: Nope: David Ross is going to the Cubs.

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    David Ross

    One player the Padres did NOT get.

  5. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

  6. Padres acquire catcher Derek Norris from Athletics

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Derek Norris Getty

    The Padres continue to overhaul their lineup while the A’s continue to unload.

  7. Video: Jeff Samardzija welcomed back to Chicago before Blackhawks hockey game

    Dec 17, 2014, 10:18 PM EST

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    Jeff Samardzija, former Cubs starter and recent White Sox trade acquisition, was welcomed back to the Windy City prior to Tuesday night’s NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and visiting Minnesota Wild …

  8. The Red Sox acquire Anthony Varvaro from the Braves

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Anthony Varvaro Getty

    The Sox are getting themselves a handy reliever.

  9. Blue Jays sign Daric Barton

    Dec 16, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Barton was acquired from the Cardinals in the Mark Mulder trade and looked like a long-term building block in Oakland.

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

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And not having Dan Shaughnessy probably helped, too.

  11. Giants look likely to trade for Pablo Sandoval’s replacement

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    Some trade candidates include Lonnie Chisenhall of the Indians, Casey McGehee of the Marlins, and Will Middlebrooks of the Red Sox.

  12. Braves designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment

    Dec 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Anthony Varvaro Getty

    Varvaro owns a 2.74 ERA over 123 appearances over the past two seasons, but the Braves designated him for assignment today in order to clear a spot for the newly-signed Alberto Callaspo on the 40-man roster.

  13. 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.”

  14. Rangers sign Kyle Blanks

    Dec 15, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

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    Blanks was once a top prospect in the Padres’ farm system.

  15. 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 …

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

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    Jon Lester AP

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

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

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Astros interested in Stephen Drew

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Stephen Drew Getty

    Drew had a miserable 2014 season, but his track record is solid.

  20. 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.

  21. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 11, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

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

  22. Royals find Billy Butler replacement, sign Kendrys Morales

    Dec 11, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

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    Morales was awful in 2014 after turning down a qualifying offer.

  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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