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Rob Bradford
December 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
Heading into the 2014 winter meetings, there was some optimism the Red Sox might be able to re-sign Jon Lester. John Henry had visited Lester a few days prior at the pitcher's Georgia home, and it certainly appeared as though the Red Sox were going to go all-in to get their ace back. But then, in...
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates after scoring in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. (Jerry Lai/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
October 30, 2016 - 7:56 pm
The Cubs live to fight another day, and the World Series is heading back to Cleveland. Behind six strong innings from Jon Lester and the longest save of Aroldis Chapman's career, the Cubs avoided elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic before a packed house at...
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Jason Heyward
Rob Bradford
December 11, 2015 - 8:39 am
According to multiple reports (with the Chicago Sun-Times first confirming), free agent outfielder Jason Heyward has agreed to become the Cubs' center fielder. The deal is worth eight years at $184 million and includes two opt-outs, the first coming after three seasons. Just 26 years old, Heyward...
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One oddsmaker's optimism regarding the 2016 Red Sox is still somewhat tempered. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
November 02, 2015 - 8:57 am
Now that the 2015 season is officially in the rear-view mirror, we can focus our attention on '16. And there's no better way to turn that page than to dial up the oddsmakers. In this case, the prognosticator is Bovada, which offers odds for every major league team to win the World Series next...
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Jon Lester's Red Sox career now is in the rearview mirror. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
December 09, 2014 - 8:36 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Almost a year after his proclaimed interest in returning to the Red Sox on a hometown discount, left-hander Jon Lester rejected his former team's free agent overtures and instead chose to make his baseball home in Chicago with the Cubs, according to an industry source. Lester agreed to...
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October 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Evidently, after all those years managing indoors, Joe Maddon sought sunlight. According to a report from CBSSports.com , which cited multiple industry sources, the Cubs are expected to hire Maddon to be their manager. Maddon opted out of his deal with the Rays last week after he proved unable to...
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July 30, 2014 - 11:30 am
Multiple industry sources confirmed that the Red Sox have agreed to send left-hander Felix Doubront to the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later. The player will be sent to the Sox after the December Rule 5 draft. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via twitter) first reported the agreement...
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July 02, 2014 - 11:24 pm
When the dust finally settled following Wednesday night'€™s slugfest at Fenway Park , the opposing team'€™s box score said it all: 16 runs, 19 hits, four home runs. No, the Red Sox did not face off against the 1927 Yankees and their imposing Murderer'€™s Row lineup. It was the 2014 Chicago...
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