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  1. Josh Reddick perplexed by the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    The Josh Donaldson trade puzzled his now ex-teammate Josh Reddick.

  2. Athletics designate Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

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    The A’s cleared some space on their roster following the Josh Donaldson trade by designating Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment.

  3. Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson in a trade with the Athletics

    Nov 28, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

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    Brett Lawrie and a couple of minor leaguers are headed to the Athletics in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

  4. Report: Athletics working on a trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    The Athletics are reportedly close to getting three or four players back in a trade involving starter Jeff Samardzija.

  5. Not so fast on the Cardinals’ reported interest in Jon Lester

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    “Their interest in the lefty appears as much opportunistic as enthusiastic.”

  6. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  7. Giants casting “wide net” that includes Max Scherzer

    Nov 25, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Max Scherzer, a client of Scott Boras, seems comfortable with slow-playing this market. We’ve seen loads of rumors and reports involving the other prominent free agent ace, Jon Lester, but it’s hard to identify which teams are in the running at the moment for Max. The Giants may be one …

  8. The Cubs have offered Jon Lester “north of $135 million”

    Nov 25, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Based on what we know at the moment, the Cubs’ offer is the richest one out there.

  9. Dodgers join Red Sox in pursuit of Cole Hamels

    Nov 24, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    The Phillies have another potential suitor for Cole Hamels, as the Dodgers have joined the Red Sox in the mix.

  10. Before you go citing 2011 . . .

    Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Best Team

    It’s easy to say “it didn’t work before, so it won’t work this time,” but doing so is to misread the current situation with the Boston Red Sox.

  11. So what would the Red Sox look like with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?

    Nov 24, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

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    It could happen. It could happen as early as today, folks.

  12. UPDATE: Red Sox finalizing a 4-year, $88 million deal with Hanley Ramirez, with a vesting option

    Nov 23, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox and Hanley Ramirez will finalize a deal on Monday in the range of five years and $90 million, according to Ken Rosenthal.

  13. MLB players react to Odell Beckham, Jr. catch on Sunday Night Football

    Nov 23, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. made a ridiculous catch on Sunday Night Football. MLB players reacted to it on Twitter.

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

    Nov 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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

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

    Nov 19, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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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 …

  17. The Red Sox have made Jon Lester an offer

    Nov 19, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    But don’t expect anything to happen quickly.

  18. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Nov 18, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

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

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

    Nov 18, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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

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

    Nov 16, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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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.

  22. Andy Marte signs with a new Korean baseball team

    Nov 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Nov 14, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Jon Lester

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

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

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

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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.

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