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  1. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Grand Hyatt

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    Dec 6, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

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

  6. 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.

  7. Marlins willing to trade pitching to address other needs

    Dec 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Nathan Eovaldi

    Need some pitching? The Marlins have a lot of it and are willing to use a pitcher or two to address other areas of need.

  8. UPDATE: The A’s and Indians could agree to a Brandon Moss trade as soon as Friday

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    The Athletics have already traded Josh Donaldson and it’s beginning to sound like a foregone conclusion that Moss will follow him out the door.

  9. Report: Jon Lester is now not expected to sign before next week’s Winter Meetings

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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    There are four main contenders in the mix for Lester, including the Red Sox, Cubs, Giants and Dodgers.

  10. The Mets have John Mayberry, Jr. and Kyle Blanks on their radar

    Dec 4, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    John Mayberry Jr. Getty

    Both players would fit with several teams in part-time duty or in a bench role.

  11. A’s are expected to trade Brandon Moss … somewhere

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Moss is due to make around $7 million via arbitration.

  12. The Dodgers could shop Zack Greinke

    Dec 4, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    He has an opt-out after 2015.

  13. Dodgers expected to make late push for Jon Lester

    Dec 3, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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    The Cubs, Red Sox, and Giants have been called the finalists for free agent left-hander Jon Lester, but talk of a mystery team has been growing. And now that club has apparently been identified.

  14. Indians, A’s discussing Brandon Moss trade

    Dec 3, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports that the Indians are trying acquire slugger Brandon Moss from the A’s.

  15. Jon Lester is ready to make a decision: Red Sox, Giants, or Cubs?

    Dec 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Lester is expected to sign by the end of this week.

  16. “Billy Boy”: The Josh Donaldson trade was reportedly sparked by an argument with Billy Beane

    Dec 3, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

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    If this is true, it wouldn’t be the first time Beane rode a promising player out of town on a rail.

  17. 2014 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 3, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT

    Kris Medlen AP

    A list of all of the new free agents in advance of Tuesday’s midnight deadline.

  18. A’s avoid arbitration with Ike Davis for $3.8 million

    Dec 2, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    From Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish comes word that the Athletics have avoided arbitration with first baseman Ike Davis by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract for the 2015 season.

  19. The Braves appear to be a long shot for free agent left-hander Jon Lester

    Dec 1, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    The Braves shed some salary when they dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals last month and they could shed even more if they trade Justin Upton, but it appears that they are getting priced out of the mix.

  20. The Giants and Jon Lester are meeting today

    Dec 1, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Rumor has it that there will be tea and light conversation.

  21. Blue Jays considering Alberto Callaspo at second base

    Nov 30, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Alberto Callaspo

    The Blue Jays are looking in the bargain bin to fill their void at second base.

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Travis (3976)
  2. J. Hamilton (3687)
  3. A. Russell (3634)
  4. D. Smyly (3404)
  5. D. Mesoraco (3227)
  1. T. d'Arnaud (3191)
  2. C. Rodon (3050)
  3. B. Zobrist (3012)
  4. K. Bryant (3002)
  5. J. Nathan (2975)