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Miguel Montero key for Cubs luring Jon Lester

Miguel Montero’s move to Chicago paved the way for Jon Lester. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports) The Jon Lester Sweepstakes created an enormous buzz at this year’s action-packed winter meetings in San Diego. Why, I’m not sure, because it was perfectly clear to me the Cubs and Red Sox were the only teams that the star lefty seriously More...

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Rick Porcello
By Mark C. Volain On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Red Sox report: Rick Porcello, pitching acquisitions headline Winter Meetings

Rick Porcello joins the Red Sox after a career year with Tigers in 2014. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox made their presence known at the Winter Meetings. After missing out on signing former ace More...

By Mickey Koke On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A.J. Preller delivers: Matt Kemp to Padres

Yes, it’s true. Matt Kemp is now a Padre. According to Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) of the San Diego Union Tribune, the Padres have agreed to send catcher Yasmani Grandal, starting pitcher Joe Wieland and what’s More...

Jimmy Rollins
By Chol Souders On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Jimmy Rollins trade marks end of era in Philly

It was fun while it lasted … and it may have lasted a little too long for the now rebuilding Phillies. A trade always seemed possible, but in the back of Phillies fans’ heads, they never really believed More...

Jon Lester
By R. Lincoln Harris On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

With Jon Lester on board, it’s a white-letter day in Chicago

Today, the “L” flag at Wrigley Field stands for Lester.  (R. Lincoln Harris) Cubs fans know the drill: When they win a game at home, the white flag with the blue W goes up from the flagpole on the More...

Craig Breslow
By Matthew Orso On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Report: Craig Breslow considering Mets, White Sox

Craig Breslow may be heading to the Big Apple. (Getty Images) Multiple teams have expressed interest in signing free-agent lefty reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow told me he has received solid interest from teams More...

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