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  1. Tuesday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball entered the hot stove season with three top-shelf pitchers selling their services on the free agent market - Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. Christmas is almost here and Lester, thanks to a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cu...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Examining the secretly great Cleveland Indians rotation - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines a young and talented Cleveland Indians rotation that was gangbusters the second half of 2014, with tangible reasons for the success.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  4. Cubs looking at Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have had a busy offseason, with the naming of a new manager, the acquisition of catcherMiguel Montero, and the free agent signing of pitchers Jason Hammel and Jon Lester. But don't come to the conclusion all of that means the team i...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Will anyone go after Scherzer?

    With Jon Lester finally off the table and headed to the Chicago Cubs, the pitcher most likely to start the courting process in earnest is Max Scherzer. However, with the bar having been set at six years and $155 million, it's still a mystery as to wh...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Winners and losers of the winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- In keeping with tradition, the Rule 5 draft was held on the final morning of baseball's winter meetings Thursday, and typically, executives pull roller bags into and out of that room, dying to get to the airport after four boring days of...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. The market for Max Scherzer

    Doug Mittler

    The free agent pitcher under the most intense scrutiny at the winter meetings was Jon Lester. Now that Lester has landed a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the attention shifts to Max Scherzer, who, at the very least, will end up as a very ri...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. The market for Cole Hamels

    Doug Mittler

    Cole Hamels had more than a passing interest in where Jon Lester would work in 2015. Now that Lester has picked the Chicago Cubs, the trade market for Hamels will come into focus. The Boston Red Sox reportedly had discussions with the Phillies ab...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  10. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. The Red Sox blew it with Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- When David Cone pitched for the Yankees, he had some savvy advice for young pitchers as they tried to cope with the frustration of talking with reporters after a terrible performance -- you know, one of those situations when every choice...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. What we're tracking...

    Doug Mittler

    The first day of the winter meetings belonged to the Chicago White Sox, who traded for Jeff Samardzija and signed David Robertson. Day Two was defined by the Chicago Cubs, who won the Jon Lester sweepstakes by agreeing to a six-year, $155 million de...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. What Boston does next

    Doug Mittler

    The Boston Red Sox officially lost out on the Jon Lester sweepstakes late Tuesday night, and GM Ben Cherington's job of rebuilding the starting rotation is now far more difficult. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Boston's final offer wa...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. And the next dominoes to fall will be ...

    Jim Bowden

    Now that Jon Lester has decided to call Chicago home, agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs, it's time for the next dominoes to fall. What's next on the agenda? The players below have been waiting patiently for one of the "big fi...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  15. 'Lovable losers' are winning this offseason

    Keith Law

    I said in early August the Cubs were two very good starting pitchers from contention in 2015. Well, they just landed one of those two starters, and given the alternatives out there in free agency and on the trade market, this was the guy they more or...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. Liriano, Pirates take the safe route

    Keith Law

    The Pittsburgh Pirates' re-signing of Francisco Liriano looks like a preemptive strike to lock him up before Jon Lester signs some kind of seven-year, $172 million deal that sends the losers in that market scurrying for the next-best available lefty....

    Blog | December 09, 2014