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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. No-frills Boston Red Sox introduce Rick Porcello

    Gordon Edes

    Rick Porcello's Fenway intro was fittingly low-key, but he dreams of big things.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  3. 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
  4. David Ross, Chicago Cubs agree to two-year deal

    Free-agent catcher David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, a source confirmed to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  5. Jon Lester 'probably' would have taken 5-year, $120M Red Sox exte...

    Kyle Brasseur

    By now it's clear the Boston Red Sox's initial extension offer of four years, $70 million to left-handed pitcher Jon Lester during spring training wasn't enough for the two sides to get a deal done. But, hypothetically, say the Red Sox offered Les...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. Jon Lester already familiar with the "curse"

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- One thing about coming from the Boston Red Sox to work for the Chicago Cubs is already being aware of "curses" and long championship droughts. And also being well aware of what winning -- after such a long time of losing -- can mean to an ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  7. The Year in Holy S#!t: An Oakland Meltdown and a Royal Miracle in...

    Michael Baumann

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. For most of 2014, the Oakland A's were the...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  8. After Lester: More decisions for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Alright, now that the Chicago Cubs have their ace in Jon Lester, let's take a look at three other pending issues, as it's been a busy couple weeks: Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte It's not a surprise the Cubs signed a veteran reliever...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Trade to A's made it easier for Jon Lester to choose Cubs over Re...

    Sahadev Sharma, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    CHICAGO -- For all the talk about bad blood between Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox stemming from a lowball offer prior to spring training, what really appears to have greased the wheels for Lester's moving on from Boston to the north side of Chica...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. For Cubs, $155 million bet on Lester is an absolute must-win

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- For the rest of his career, Jon Lester's name will be synonymous with his contract. As in, "Jon Lester, who signed a $155 million deal in 2014 ... " When you're Lester, who agreed last week to a six-year, $155 million contract with t...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  12. For Cubs, Jon Lester, it was all about belief

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At the end of the day, one word can describe the pursuit and acquisition of lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs: Belief. The Cubs believed in Lester enough to give him the richest contract in team history. Lester b...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  13. Lester chooses to wear No. 34 with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has chosen to wear No. 34 in honor of several athletes, including a former Cub. "The Chicago tie of Kerry Wood," Lester said Monday at a news conference. "I remember watching him as a young pitcher --...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  14. Pedroia: No words to express what Lester means to me

    Joe McDonald

    Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia took the news hard that former teammate and close friend Jon Lester was signing with the Chicago Cubs rather than returning to Boston. "There [aren't] words that I can tell you for you to understand how much J...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  15. Chicago Cubs see Jon Lester as transition toward winning

    Jon Lester insisted there's no reason the Chicago Cubs can't contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  16. State of the Boston Red Sox rotation

    Gordon Edes

    Red Sox rotation is deep, but questions abound ... like what about that ace?

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014