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Chicago White Sox agree to three-year deal with Melky Cabrera

Chicago White Sox agree to three-year deal with Melky Cabrera

yahoo.com Updated Dec 14 (4 days ago)
If it wasn't official before, it's official now: The Chicago White Sox mean business. After taking the Winter Meetings by storm, acquiring Jeff Samardzija in a six-player trade with the Oakland A's and signing free-agent reliever David Robertson to a ma…
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  • Brett Lawrie surprises young Blue Jays fan devastated by trade

    Brett Lawrie surprises young Blue Jays fan devastated by trade

    yahoo.com Dec 12 (5 days ago)
    Back on Nov. 28, the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletic were involved in a stunning trade that saw Brett Lawrie and three minor leaguers moved to the Oakland in exchange for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson. The deal caught nearly everyone off …
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  • Chris Bassitt giving away his White Sox stuff after trade to A'…

    Chris Bassitt giving away his White Sox stuff after trade to A's

    yahoo.com Dec 10
    We often hear traded or released baseball players say they're ready to move on. That the past is the past, and they're one-hundred percent focused on the future, wherever that might lead them. For pitcher Chris Bassitt though, it's more than just lip se…
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  • Moss reunion creates boon, challenge for Francona

    Moss reunion creates boon, challenge for Francona

    MLB.com Dec 10
    The Indians kicked off the Winter Meetings by acquiring Brandon Moss from the A's on Monday. Terry Francona is thrilled to be reunited with Moss, who also presents a lineup challenge for the skipper with an assortment of players who can cycle through th…
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  • As Billy Beane sells off Oakland A's, where were Yankees and Me…

    As Billy Beane sells off Oakland A's, where were Yankees and Mets?

    Billy Beane, Oakland’s mad scientist GM, is the only executive at the winter meetings whose room has a revolving door.
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was focused on pitching and landed two of the top arms on the market, acquiring right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics and signing Yankees free agent closer David Robertson.
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  • ESPN Duped By Fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter Account

    ESPN Duped By Fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter Account

    deadspin.com Dec 9
    At 1:12 a.m. ET, Jon Heyman broke the news that the Oakland A's had traded Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox: Read more...
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  • D-backs, Tomas finalize 6-year, $68.5M deal

    D-backs, Tomas finalize 6-year, $68.5M deal

    ESPN.com Dec 8
    Chip Hale thought back to the spark Yoenis Cespedes gave the Oakland Athletics. Now Arizona's new manager is hoping Yasmany Tomas can have the same effect on the Diamondbacks.
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  • On Baseball: Athletics Are Dealing; Phillies Wish They Were

    On Baseball: Athletics Are Dealing; Phillies Wish They Were

    nytimes.com Dec 8
    Oakland would rather make trades before its players lose value. Philadelphia, meanwhile, is eager to deal but has few players with much appeal.
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    nytimes.com Dec 8
    The Oakland Athletics continued the demolition of the middle of their lineup Monday by trading first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer as baseball's Winter Meetings began at the Manchester Hyatt.
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  • The race to sign Jon Lester heats up at Winter Meetings

    The race to sign Jon Lester heats up at Winter Meetings

    yahoo.com Dec 8
    SAN DIEGO — There are other things going on here, of course, but at the MLB Winter Meetings we're all just waiting patiently for Jon Lester to make up his mind. Yeah, the A's traded Brandon Moss. Yeah, the Hall of Fame vote was a shutout. Yeah, you'll c…
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  • Indians get Moss from A's for minor leaguer

    Indians get Moss from A's for minor leaguer

    The Indians addressed the need for more power in their lineup. Now Brandon Moss has to provide it.
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  • Sources: Astros interested in infielder Lowrie

    Sources: Astros interested in infielder Lowrie

    MLB.com Dec 8
    The Astros have been pursuing free-agent shortstop Jed Lowrie to bolster their infield, multiple sources told MLB.com. Lowrie was the Astros' starting shortstop in 2012 before being traded to the A's, where he spent the last two seasons.
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  • Video - Lester Talks Deal 01:06

    Lester Talks Deal

    Dec 15
    Jon Lester discusses what went into his decision to sign a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Signing Feels Like Hope 01:02

    Lester Signing Feels Like Hope

    Dec 14
    Kate Fagan explains why the Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester feels different from other offseason moves.
  • Video - Cubs Looking To Make More Moves 09:57

    Cubs Looking To Make More Moves

    Dec 10
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark and Keith Law report from the winter meetings on the other moves the Cubs are looking to make after signing Jon Lester.
  • Video - Giants Out Of Lester Bidding 09:58

    Giants Out Of Lester Bidding

    Dec 9
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick and Tim Kurkjian report from the winter meetings, including the latest on Jon Lester's free-agent decision and other pitchers available to the teams that don't sign Lester.

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    Dec 16
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