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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. David Ross is a pretty popular guy right now

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT

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    For someone who batted just .184 this past season, veteran catcher David Ross is pretty popular right now.

  8. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says they’d have to be “wowed” to trade Cole Hamels

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Hamels would be a perfectly suitable “Plan B” for the Red Sox or Cubs if they miss out on Jon Lester.

  9. UPDATE: Braves to sign Alberto Callaspo for one-year, $3 million

    Dec 9, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    The Braves will likely try him at second base, though he can play basically anywhere.

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

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Samardzija has one season remaining until free agency.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:05 AM EDT

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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