1. Report: Bucs 'Close' to Acquiring Bastardo from PHI

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  2. Jonny Gomes Fits Cubs' Leadership Mission

    Jon Lester was the centerpiece of Plan A that centered on the Cubs ' efforts to accelerate their push toward playoff status...

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  3. Report: Pirates and Walker Have Talked Extension

    SAN DIEGO — The Pirates have had recent, introductory discussions with Neil Walker's camp about a multi-year extension, according to a source...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 9 days ago 483 reads 0 comments

  4. SiriusXM: Maddon 'Couldn't Be Happier' to Have Lester

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  5. Lynn Is in Line for a Big Raise

    SAN DIEGO • While acknowledging that they have significant “payroll muscle” to increase spending on the team in the coming years, one area where Cardinals officials ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 432 reads 0 comments

  6. Cardinals Ponder Using Stephen Piscotty as a RH 1B Platoon

    Per reports, the Cardinals may be interested in giving right-handed hitting Stephen Piscotty reps at first base in 2015...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 297 reads 0 comments

  7. Strauss: Cards Must Find New Way to Win

    SAN DIEGO • Mike Matheny showed up for Tuesday's interview put together in the 40-something manager's uniform — leather boots, designer jeans with untucked button-down framed by a sport coat...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 138 reads 0 comments

  8. Pat Neshek Was 'Seconds Away' from Signing with Pirates

    Pat Neshek agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Houston this morning, but the side-arming reliever admitted to Brian McTaggart of MLB .com that he “was probably seconds away from signing with Pittsburgh ...

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  9. Why the Cubs Should Offer Max Scherzer a $200 Million Deal

    It’s official: Jon Lester is now a member of the Chicago Cubs after signing a six-year, $155 million deal. As Scott Miller of Bleacher Report recently wrote, the Cubs’ dreams of finally contending might be here ...

    Dan Karpuc Written by Dan Karpuc about 9 days ago 2,799 reads 8 comments

  10. Cubs To Sign Jon Lester

    The bonus is in fact for $30MM, though it will be paid out over the life of the deal, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports (links to Twitter)...

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  11. Report: RHP Neshek Signs with Astros

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  12. Johnny Cueto Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Reds Star

    With an array of talented pitchers eligible for free agency next season, the Cincinnati Reds —unlikely to re-sign them all — are a logical trade partner for teams looking to improve their staff...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 10 days ago 7,550 reads 14 comments

  13. Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Reds Star

    With executives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams in San Diego for the winter meetings, eye-opening names were bound to be discussed...

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  14. Joe Maddon Says He Likes Players Who Shoot Things

    SAN DIEGO - This just in: New Cubs manager Joe Maddon commands attention nearly everywhere he goes. It was illustrated quite nicely Tuesday in the media room at the Winter Meetings...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 177 reads 0 comments

  15. Report: Cubs to Shop Welington Castillo

    After adding Miguel Montero via trade, the Cubs will shop incumbent starter Welington Castillo, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports on Twitter...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 280 reads 0 comments

  16. Brewers GM Doug Melvin Not Planning Major Moves

    San Diego — Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has heard complaints that he hasn't done enough to improve his team this winter.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 days ago 25 reads 0 comments

  17. Brewers' Current Focus Is on Relief Pitchers

    San Diego - Brewers general manager Doug Melvin's major focus at this point is finding more pieces for a bullpen that lost lefty Zach Duke to free agency and Tyler Thornburg and Jim Henderson to injuries last season that makes their status uncertain.

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 days ago 28 reads 0 comments

  18. Roenicke Expects Brewers to Bounce Back in 2015

    SAN DIEGO -- Manager Ron Roenicke addressed a wide variety of topics on Day 1 of baseball's Winter Meetings, saying he was hopeful that a healthier Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez will ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 days ago 15 reads 0 comments

  19. Francisco Liriano Signing Keeps Perfect Marriage Together in Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping the gang together. Having already signed free-agent right-hander A.J...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 10 days ago 11,809 reads 5 comments

  20. Price: 'I Have to Trust My Gut' More in 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Looking back on his first year as the Reds ' manager and looking forward to his second, Bryan Price said one of the biggest differences in 2015 is that he'll trust himself more...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 days ago 316 reads 0 comments

  21. Doc's TML: Don't Expect Big Reds Deal

    So much to say, so bleary-headed to say it. Sleep was at a premium for some reason last night. If the letters look weird, it could be because I nodded off and slammed my dome on the keyboard...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 days ago 200 reads 0 comments

  22. The Pirates Claim Josh Lindblom from the Athletics

    In a move that has shaken the foundations of the Winter Meetings and caused hundreds of writers to cancel their lunch plans, the Pirates have claimed righty Josh Lindblom from the Athletics ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 11 reads 0 comments

  23. Pirates Add Former First Baseman Kevin Young to Staff

    SAN DIEGO -- Former Pirates first baseman Kevin Young has joined the baseball operations staff as a special assistant.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 100 reads 0 comments

  24. Can Cubs Become the Dodgers or Yankees of Winter Meetings?

    It's the only way to make sense of the megadeals that will go down this week at the winter meetings inside the Hilton San Diego Bayfront...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 166 reads 0 comments

  25. Francisco Liriano to Pirates : Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Francisco Liriano declined the Pittsburgh Pirates ' initial qualifying offer but was able to negotiate and secure a long-term deal to remain with the club on Tuesday...

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