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  1. White Sox want to sign Jeff Samardzija to long-term deal

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Samardzija has one season remaining until free agency.

  2. Red Sox make multi-year offer to Justin Masterson

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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    Masterson was the Red Sox’s second-round draft pick in 2006.

  3. Lester has four offers in the $150 million range, and one team may go an extra year

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

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    The Cubs, Giants, Red Sox and Dodgers are all pushing into high-dollar territory.

  4. A’s to get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt from White Sox for Jeff Samardzija

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:05 AM EDT

    Marcus Semien

    White Sox set to add a top starter to go along with their new closer.

  5. White Sox agree to terms on four-year, $46 million contract with closer David Robertson

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:42 AM EDT

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    As first reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year pact with free agent reliever David Robertson. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says it’s worth $46 million.

  6. Chase Headley expected to sign by end of Winter Meetings

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

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    From Joel Sherman of the New York Post comes word that free agent third baseman Chase Headley is planning to agree to a contract with a team by the end of this week’s Winter Meetings in San Diego.

  7. Yankees still in on David Robertson, could go four years

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

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    The Yankees just made a big commitment to a free agent reliever, signing left-hander Andrew Miller last Friday to a four-year, $36 million contract. But they’re not done addressing the back end of their bullpen.

  8. White Sox reportedly nearing trade for Jeff Samardzija

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the A’s front office has been eyeing White Sox infielder Marcus Semien, who could take over at shortstop next year in Oakland with Jed Lowrie departing as a free agent. Multiple prospects would also be headed the A’s way.

  9. Indians have been asked about Carlos Santana

    Dec 8, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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    The Indians officially acquired Brandon Moss from the A’s on Monday afternoon and now have a glut of corner outfield, first base, and designated hitter types, so it’s reasonable to expect that another trade is on the horizon.

  10. The Yankees and Jon Lester? Crazy, right? Well . . .

    Dec 8, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Color us dubious, but a couple of people are talking about it.

  11. The Pirates claim Josh Lindblom from the Athletics

    Dec 8, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    He’s a righty who pitched a grand total of four innings in the bigs last year.

  12. Report: Jon Lester will make his decision tonight

    Dec 8, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    And after him, it is expected that the dominoes will start to fall.

  13. UPDATE: Brandon Moss traded to the Indians

    Dec 8, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The A’s get back a fairly anonymous infielder.

  14. Astros “have been pursuing” free agent Jed Lowrie

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Two offseasons ago the Astros traded Jed Lowrie to the A’s for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi.

  15. Cubs re-sign Jason Hammel after trading him away in July

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    They get to keep the prospects received from the A’s, too.

  16. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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

  17. Report: Jason Hammel close to signing with the Cubs

    Dec 8, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    The Cubs are reportedly close to a deal with free agent pitcher Jason Hammel.

  18. 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.

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

    Dec 7, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

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    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.

  20. Report: Giants getting “aggressive” for free agent third baseman Chase Headley

    Dec 6, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

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    The Giants have set their sights on a replacement for Pablo Sandoval.

  21. Ryan Dempster has tried to sell Jon Lester on signing with the Cubs

    Dec 6, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Dempster and Lester were teammates with the Red Sox in 2013 when the team won the World Series.

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