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  1. Regardless of additions, Rizzo likes what Cubs have

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hasn't talked to pitcher Jon Lester or any other potential free agents but he has a simple message for them: "The best sales pitch I have is: This is an exciting team and this is Chicago," Rizzo ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. 10 bold predictions for this offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing, complete with 13-year contracts, a trade including a Gold Glover and a good, young pitcher, and a key free-agent signing or two. But that's just the beginning of this wild and wooly offseason. W...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Half-full, half-empty: Jon Lester

    David Schoenfield

    Last year, we looked at some of the offseason's top free agents from a "half-full, half-empty" perspective. Let's do that again this year and start with Jon Lester, who is expected to meet this week with the both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Lester, Gomes to stick together?

    AJ Mass

    Back at the July 31 trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox dealt Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes. This offseason, both Lester and Gomes are free agents -- and there's a chance the pair could remain team...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Sandoval contract could come soon

    Buster Olney

    Optimism that a deal is going to get worked out hovers over the talks between Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants, to the degree that some potential bidders for the third baseman have started doing more background work on market alternatives....

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  6. Hoyer: 'Super-charged offseason ... is overstated'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- With rumors already swirling that the Chicago Cubs are interested in some of the game's biggest free agents, general manager Jed Hoyer explained Friday where some of that rhetoric is coming from. "We're literally linked to every free ag...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  7. Nine free-agent bargains to consider

    Buster Olney

    Plenty of free agents available now, but here are nine free-agent bargains worth exploring: 1. Edinson Volquez, starting pitcher He is way down the pecking order of available starting pitchers in the market, far behind the likes of Max Scherzer...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  8. Arrieta high on Maddon, free agents

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn't get a chance to watch new manager Joe Maddon's introductory news conference live on Monday, but he made sure to see a replay of it later. Having played in the American League East for the Baltimore ...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  9. Look for Rockies to trade Carlos Gonzalez

    David Schoenfield

    Most of the $15.3 million qualifying offers extended to free agents made sense and weren't surprising -- Max Scherzer, James Shields, Nelson Cruz, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, David Robertson, Ervin Santana, Melk...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  10. Why deals could happen quickly

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball has officially reached the hot stove season, with 121 players becoming free agents at the conclusion of the World Series. If last year is any indication, we will not have to wait until the Winter Meetings in December to see some significant ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  11. Pablo Sandoval, James Shields among 121 players who are now free ...

    Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  12. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  13. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka the mo...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski ranks the suitors for Masahiro Tanaka based on which of them gains the most by signing him.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  15. Will Cubs be part of Tanaka sweepstakes?

    AJ Mass

    Eventually, the rules for bidding on Japanese free agents will be agreed upon on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and the major league feeding frenzy to win the right to negotiate a deal with pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will begin in earnest. According...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  16. Robinson Cano tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013