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  • White Sox get reliever Jennings from Marlins for Rienzo Dec 11, 2014 3:16 PM
    Looking to rebuild last season’s disappointing bullpen, the White Sox acquired left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the Miami Marlins in a trade for right-hander Andre Rienzo.

     
  • Cubs fans shouldn’t expect miracles just yet Dec 10, 2014 7:20 PM
    A Cubs-Sox World Series in 2015? Probably not, says Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles. But with the additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel and Miguel Montero, the Cubs should push toward contention in the coming year.

     
  • Rozner: With Lester, Epstein delivers in big way again Dec 10, 2014 1:47 PM
    Theo Epstein brought the promise of hope when he arrived, and though many didn’t believe in or understand the plan the last three years, it’s hard to deny that it’s starting to come together.

     
  • Imrem: Ricketts, Reinsdorf step up their game Dec 10, 2014 1:34 PM
    Whatever the cost to the Cubs and White Sox, a baseball team can never be too relevant in its hometown. Don't stop spending now, fellas.

     
  • Sox sign closer Robertson to 4-year deal Dec 10, 2014 11:00 PM
    The White Sox were a mess in the ninth inning last season, but they officially cleaned up the problem Wednesday, signing free-agent closer David Robertson to a four-year, $46 million contract. Robertson saved 39 games for the Yankees last season.

     
  • Rozner: White Sox signaled aggressive intent early Dec 9, 2014 8:27 PM
    While conventional wisdom was that the White Sox would continue the rebuilding of last winter, Jerry Reinsdorf, Ken Williams and Rick Hahn were transparent about their desire to be aggressive this off-season.

     
  • Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson coming to White Sox Dec 9, 2014 11:53 AM
    The White Sox reportedly made two huge splashes at the winter meetings late Monday night, acquiring starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a trade from the Oakland A's and signing closer David Robertson, who saved 39 games for the New York Yankees last season.

     
  • Samardzija, White Sox a perfect fit Dec 9, 2014 5:08 PM
    The White Sox made it official on Tuesday - right-handed starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has been acquired in a trade from the Oakland A's. The Valpariso, Indiana, native was a Sox fan as a youngster.

     
  • Cubs reportedy land big prize: Jon Lester in 6-year, $155 million deal Dec 10, 2014 5:32 AM
    The Cubs, along with the other contenders in the Jon Lester derby, remained in wait all Tuesday. That wait apparently ended early Wednesday morning as reports said the prized free agent agreed to terms with the Cubs. The ace who played his entire career with the Red Sox before being traded to the A's this past season, reportedly has agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal with the North Siders.

     
  • Imrem: Have Sox awakened the echoes of 2005? Dec 9, 2014 3:02 PM
    The White Sox moves make it seem like they're trying to awaken the echoes of 2005. That might be why Jerry Reinsdorf didn't allow Kenny Williams to interview with the Blue Jays.

     
  • Pursued by Blue Jays, White Sox VP Williams says he’s staying put Dec 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in hiring Kenny Williams as president and chief executive officer. Williams, the White Sox' executive vice president and former general manager, said "that ship has sailed" and he's remaining on the South Side.

     
  • All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short Dec 8, 2014 2:53 PM
    The baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election. Jim Kaat appeared on 10 ballots, Maury Wills nine and Minnie Minoso eight.

     
  • Reinsdorf nixes Blue Jays’ overture to Williams Dec 8, 2014 8:46 PM
    Contacted by the Toronto Blue Jays. who are looking for a new president/CEO, Kenny Williams was denied an interview by the White Sox. Williams said he's happy to remain as the Sox' executive VP.

     
  • Sources: Cubs bringing back pitcher Hammel Dec 8, 2014 7:39 PM
    According to reports and sources, the Cubs have opened the winter meetings in San Diego by agreeing on a two-year, $18 million contract with right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. It would be return to Chicago for Hammel, who pitched for the Cubs from the beginning of last season until early July, when he and pitcher Jeff Samardzija were traded to Oakland.

     
  • Hahn in no rush to make more moves for White Sox Dec 7, 2014 8:19 PM
    The White Sox still have holes to fill and they could be active at the winter meetings this week. Sox general manager Rick Hahn has already added free agents Adam LaRoche and Zach Duke, but he is in no rush to make additional moves.

     
  • No addition is do-or-die for Cubs Dec 7, 2014 8:20 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein knows full well the winter meetings often are a lot more talk than action. The Cubs hope to turn their own talk to action as they pursue left-handed free-agent pitcher Jon Lester. But Epstein also noted that going after a player like Lester shouldn't be a do-or-die pursuit.

     
  • Lots to love around town ... except bumbling Bears Dec 7, 2014 1:27 AM
    Optimist Mike Spellman says there's a lot good going on in the Chicago sports world as long as you're willing to overlook the badness the is the Bears.

     
  • Rays select Kevin Cash as new manager Dec 5, 2014 5:38 PM
    Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the former Cleveland Indians bullpen coach as Joe Maddon’s replacement on Friday, selecting him over ex-Seattle Mariners manager and current Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, has no previous managerial experience. The former big-league catcher, who appeared in 13 games with Tampa Bay in 2005, served as Cleveland’s bullpen coach for the past two seasons and becomes the youngest active manager in the majors.

     
  • Dempster retires to join Cubs’ front office Dec 5, 2014 6:07 PM
    Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is back. Dempster on Friday signed with the Cubs so he could retire with them. He joins the front office as a special assistant to team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. Can Dempster help land free-agent pitcher Jon Lester?

     
  • Martinez reunites with Maddon, Cubs Dec 4, 2014 5:36 PM
    Dave Martinez, who played for both the Cubs and the White Sox in his 16-year playing career, will reunite with new Cubs manager Joe Maddon and serve as his bench coach.

     
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