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  1. Ross Detwiler looks for fresh start

    Calvin Watkins

    This offseason seems to be about fresh starts. We start with Joe Maddon leaving the small market Tampa Bay Rays and moving to the now big-budgeted Chicago Cubs to manage. There's Jimmy Rollins getting traded from the rebuilding Philadelphia Phi...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Cubs pitchers, opponents react to Lester signing

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likened acquiring pitcher Jon Lester to "winning the lottery." The left-hander's new teammates are feeling nearly the same way. "I'm giddy to get going right now," pitcher Jake Arrieta said Wednesda...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Lester signing brings ray of hope to Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- We're used to waking up to snow in December, but on Wednesday morning, Chicago Cubs fans woke up to a rare ray of sunshine. In the toddlin' hours, the Cubs and free agent pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal. At...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year? Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with his addition, along with the additions of 31-year-...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. MLB - Jon Lester changes Cubs' course

    Jayson Stark

    Signing Jon Lester is a big step toward transforming the Cubs into a baseball powerhouse, Jayson Stark writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  6. Kevin Cash honored to follow Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay Rays' manage...

    Kevin Cash says he is excited, not nervous, about replacing Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  7. Tampa Bay Rays hire Kevin Cash to be next manager

    The Tampa Bay Rays have hired Kevin Cash as the fifth manager in franchise history, it was announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  8. Joe Maddon breaks down his journey to Chicago

    As told to Steve Wulf

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Joe Maddon annotates his trip from Hazleton, Pa., to Wrigley Field--a journey that took 60 years, hundreds of ballfields and millions of miles.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  9. Dave Martinez joining Joe Maddon with Chicago Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    Former Cubs outfielder and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez will resume the same role under new manager Joe Maddon, the team announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  10. Cubs hire Blanco; Martinez doubtful

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hired former catcher Henry Blanco as their Quality Assurance Coach, replacing Jose Castro who bolted for the Atlanta Braves earlier this offseason, the team announced Saturday. Blanco's return means there's one less pot...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  11. Raul Ibanez among 3 finalists for Tampa Bay Rays manager

    Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Rival GMs on Maddon hiring: I would have done the same

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- While the fraternity of major league managers may or may not like how the firing of former Cubs skipper Rick Renteria and the hiring of Joe Maddon to replace him went down, the sentiment among general managers isn't quite as ambiguous. Mos...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  14. Major League Baseball investigating Chicago Cubs' hiring of Joe M...

    Jesse Rogers

    Both the Cubs and the agent for new manager Joe Maddon have been contacted by MLB as an investigation into his hiring has commenced.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  15. What Andrew Friedman left behind

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- In the last month, the Tampa Bay Rays have lost one of the game's brightest executives, Andrew Friedman, and one of its most innovative managers, Joe Maddon. Speaking at Dodger Stadium, where the U.S. All-Stars practiced last weekend be...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  16. Maddon preaches old/new school mix

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon reiterated the need for today's coaches to embrace both old and new school ways of thinking during a discussion on the 'Carmen & Jurko' show" on ESPN 1000 on Thursday. That includes combining the person...

    Blog | November 06, 2014