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

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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

  2. Braves designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment

    Dec 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    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.

  3. The Cubs officially introduce Jon Lester

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    “Everybody, this is Jon. Jon, this is, well, everybody.”

  4. Rangers sign Kyle Blanks

    Dec 15, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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

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

    Dec 14, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

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

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

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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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.

  8. Done deal: Red Sox acquire Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks

    Dec 12, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    The deal was reported earlier this week and it’s now official.

  9. Astros interested in Stephen Drew

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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

  10. The 2014 Winter Meetings in Review

    Dec 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    The past view days were . . . intense. But here is a quick and handy guide to everything that went down.

  11. Royals find Billy Butler replacement, sign Kendrys Morales

    Dec 11, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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

  12. Red Sox acquire starter Wade Miley from Diamondbacks

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:56 PM EDT

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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.

  13. Report: Rangers met recently with James Shields

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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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.

  14. The Giants are meeting with Ervin Santana

    Dec 10, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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

  15. UPDATE: Jon Lester’s $30 million signing bonus is included in the $155 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

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    I think it’s safe to say the Cubs wanted him, don’t you know.

  16. UPDATE: the Astros sign Pat Neshek to a two-year, $12.5 million deal

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    The Astros have gotten more to fix their bullpen before 10am than most teams do all day.

  17. Astros sign Luke Gregerson for $18.5 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Houston failed to land free agent relievers Andrew Miller or David Robertson, but the Astros have snagged their No. 3 bullpen target.

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

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

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

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

    Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 AM EDT

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

  20. The Astros have talked to Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson

    Dec 9, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    After getting passed over by Andrew Miller and David Robertson, the Astros are now talking to Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson.

  21. Quote of the Day: Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans on being a runner-up

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

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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 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.

  23. Jon Lester “nearing finish line,” could make decision tonight

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Lester is soon expected to have final offers to choose from.

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