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  1. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  2. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  3. A’s, Jesse Chavez avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 12, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

    Jesse Chavez A's

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says he’ll get $2.15 million following a season in which he threw 146 innings with a 3.45 ERA.

  4. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  5. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  6. Diamondbacks sign Nick Punto

    Jan 7, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    Oakland cut Punto despite owing him $2.75 million for 2015.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

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

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And a brief aside about how nostalgia can be toxic.

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

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto AP

    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.

  12. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

    David Ross

    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

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

    Dec 19, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    He’s owed $2.75 million for 2015.

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

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    David Ross

    One player the Padres did NOT get.

  16. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

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

  17. Padres acquire catcher Derek Norris from Athletics

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Derek Norris Getty

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

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

    Dec 17, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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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 …

  19. The Red Sox acquire Anthony Varvaro from the Braves

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Varvaro Getty

    The Sox are getting themselves a handy reliever.

  20. Blue Jays sign Daric Barton

    Dec 16, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And not having Dan Shaughnessy probably helped, too.

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

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

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

  23. Braves designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment

    Dec 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    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.

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