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  1. “At least six” teams interested in Jon Lester

    Nov 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

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    The Red Sox and Cubs have long been considered the favorites to sign free agent Jon Lester, with the Braves and Cardinals also lingering. But there may be a surprise coming.

  2. The Braves are a “dark horse” for Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

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    Could a team that is unloading salary go nine-figures on an outfielder?

  3. Report: Red Sox offer Jon Lester six years, $110-120 million

    Nov 19, 2014, 6:14 PM EST

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    Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reported Wednesday morning that the Red Sox had made an offer to free agent starter Jon Lester. And now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has been clued in on the terms that were presented …

  4. The Red Sox have made Jon Lester an offer

    Nov 19, 2014, 9:23 AM EST

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    But don’t expect anything to happen quickly.

  5. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

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    Might the Cardinals be a darkhorse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes? Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM says they are “in pursuit,” citing a club source.

  6. The Braves are going to meet with Jon Lester this week

    Nov 18, 2014, 9:53 AM EST

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    Lester lives in Atlanta. Take that for what it’s worth. Which is something pretty ambiguous.

  7. The Cubs think Jon Lester is going back to Boston

    Nov 18, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

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    There are some reasons not to believe this. But there are some reasons to believe it too.

  8. Red Sox have already shot down a couple of Cole Hamels trade proposals from the Phillies

    Nov 16, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

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    The Phillies have made a couple of trade proposals to the Red Sox involving starter Cole Hamels but both were rebuffed.

  9. Andy Marte signs with a new Korean baseball team

    Nov 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

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    Former prospect Andy Marte will try to prove himself as a member of a new team in the Korea Baseball Organization.

  10. Royals have had preliminary discussions with Jon Lester’s agents

    Nov 14, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

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    The Royals appear to have thrown their hat in the ring in the battle for free agent Jon Lester’s services.

  11. Cubs to host Jon Lester in Chicago sometime next week

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:26 PM EST

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    Jon Lester’s agent reportedly met with Red Sox officials Wednesday for an “extended period of time.” The tour will continue to the north side of Chicago.

  12. The Red Sox met with Jon Lester’s agent for an “extended period of time”

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    It’s confusing to the kids when divorced parents date.

  13. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Nov 11, 2014, 10:48 PM EST

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

  14. Examining the DH market

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:26 PM EST

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    Who might want a designated hitter this winter?

  15. Report: Jason Hammel has drawn interest from 12 teams

    Nov 10, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

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    Jason Hammel faded after a mid-season trade to the Athletics, but that hasn’t stopped him from being a popular target in free agency.

  16. Brandon McCarthy is waiting for the free agent market to play out

    Nov 8, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

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    The Yankees want to bring Brandon McCarthy back, but the right-hander will wait for the market to play out before making a decision.

  17. Report: Mets, Yankees, and Dodgers interested in White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez

    Nov 6, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

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    Ramirez, 33, batted .273/.305/.408 with 15 home runs, 73 RBI, and 21 stolen bases over 158 games this season.

  18. A’s do not plan to trade third baseman Josh Donaldson

    Nov 5, 2014, 7:48 PM EST

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    Josh Donaldson is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is likely to command a big sum of money, but the cost-conscious A’s aren’t even considering trading the star third baseman.

  19. The Cubs would love to trade for Cole Hamels

    Nov 5, 2014, 4:24 PM EST

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    The Phillies are rebuilding. But it would be unexpected if they dealt their ace.

  20. Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang to be posted

    Nov 4, 2014, 11:42 PM EST

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    Hyeon-jong Yang, regarded as the best pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization, is ready to test himself at the game’s highest level.

  21. Athletics unlikely to extend a qualifying offer to Jed Lowrie

    Nov 2, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

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    Jed Lowrie isn’t expected to get a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Athletics.

  22. GM says Red Sox will have “a conversation” with free agent Jon Lester

    Oct 31, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

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    He was drafted by the Red Sox in 2002 and made 241 starts for Boston.

  23. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  24. 2014 Fielding Bible Award winners announced

    Oct 30, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

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    The Fielding Bible Awards are back. And they have an interesting wrinkle this time around.

  25. Brad Peacock undergoes hip surgery, may miss spring training

    Oct 28, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    Peacock, who was acquired from the A’s as part of the Jed Lowrie/Chris Carter trade in February of 2013, has a 4.90 ERA in 215 innings for the Astros through age 26.

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