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Source: Dempster rejects $25M Red Sox offer

Source: Dempster rejects $25M Red Sox offer

ESPN.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
The Boston Red Sox made a two-year, $25 million offer to free agent right-hander Ryan Dempster but were turned down by the pitcher and his agent, Craig Landis, according to a source.
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  • For $2.8M, Gardner avoids arbitration with Yanks

    For $2.8M, Gardner avoids arbitration with Yanks

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
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  • Reliever Montgomery on the rise in Yanks' system

    Reliever Montgomery on the rise in Yanks' system

    MLB.com Dec 7, 2012
    Remember the name Mark Montgomery. Many have not yet heard of the Yankees' pitching prospect. I believe the 22-year-old right-handed reliever will soon become a household name.
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  • This hot stove season is stuck in a winter-long simmer and it w…

    This hot stove season is stuck in a winter-long simmer and it won’t get much warmer next year

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    If we're being honest with ourselves, this will probably turn out to be one of the dullest and most irrelevant hot stove seasons in recent memory. Yeah, there was the fun Blue Jays-Marlins blockbuster last month, and Justin Upton's extended stay on the …
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  • Blue Jays to recognize Delgado for 'excellence'

    Blue Jays to recognize Delgado for 'excellence'

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Blue Jays plan to honor former slugger Carlos Delgado next year by adding his name to the club's Level of Excellence.
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  • Jay Jaffe: Winners and losers from the Winter Meetings

    Jay Jaffe: Winners and losers from the Winter Meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    While there were no blockbuster trades or nine-figure deals handed out at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, there were several clear winners and losers this week, explains Jay Jaffe.
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  • Yankees 'budgetary constraints' surprise YES Network, as Bob Kl…

    Yankees 'budgetary constraints' surprise YES Network, as Bob Klapisch says: 'George [Steinbrenner] would have bought his way out

    nydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012
    Even on the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, they were scratching their heads. The other night on YES’ hot stove show, the subject was what politely is called “budgetary constraints.”
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  • Video - Where Will Zack Greinke Go? 02:08

    Where Will Zack Greinke Go?

    Dec 7
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the teams interested in Zack Greinke as well as the Yankees' offseason plans.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…

    Dec 7
    So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
  • The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picks

    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.