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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Baseball

Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, according to various media reports. Kirk Kenney and Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego are reporting that the Padres will receive Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitching prospects. The Dodgers will also…Read More

Red Sox expected to pursue Cole Hamels

With Jon Lester having signed with the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox are now in serious need of a No. 1 or No. 2 starting pitcher. If Boston can find a way to replace Lester with Cole Hamels, fans might not know the difference. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Red Sox…Read More

David Ross, Jonny Gomes likely to follow Lester to Cubs

Jon Lester choosing to sign with the Chicago Cubs could have a domino effect. Some believe that Lester agreeing to a deal with the Cubs means free agents David Ross and Jonny Gomes could follow. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan said the chances the two sign with the Cubs “increases significantly.” ESPN’s Buster Olney also believes Ross…Read More

Jon Lester agrees to sign with Cubs

Jon Lester has made his free agency decision and will be signing with the Chicago Cubs. Lester and the Cubs have agreed on a six-year, $155 million deal, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Passan says the Red Sox were second in the bidding for Lester after offering the southpaw six years for $135 million. The…Read More

Giants believe ‘heartstrings’ affecting Jon Lester’s decision

In typical MLB Hot Stove fashion, the Jon Lester free agency speculation continues to change by the hour. Are the Boston Red Sox once again a favorite to bring back the 30-year-old lefthander? On Monday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that Lester had narrowed his choice down to the San Francisco Giants and Chicago…Read More

Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt and third player reportedly in Samardzija trade

The Oakland A’s are having another one of their frequent firesales and are stocking up on players while dismantling their major league club. Two weeks ago, the A’s traded MVP candidate Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays. On Monday, they traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for second baseman prospect Joey Wendle. They…Read More

Jon Lester reportedly choosing between Giants and Cubs, not Red Sox

Jon Lester is reportedly not returning to the Boston Red Sox. Lester is expected to make a decision about his future this week, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the 30-year-old lefthander has narrowed his suitors down to the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. Lester’s agent, Seth Levinson, quickly denied that the…Read More

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