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  • Cubs trade Ruggiano to Seattle for pitching prospect Dec 17, 2014 11:59 AM
    With several young outfielders in the farm system looking to take the next step in Chicago, the Cubs traded 32-year-old Justin Ruggiano to Seattle for a pitching prospect Wednesday. In the deal, the Cubs get right-hander Matt Brazis, 25, from the Mariners and open a spot on their 40-man roster.

  • Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH Dec 16, 2014 6:50 PM
    Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days as an everyday fielder are over in the Bronx and Chase Headley will start at third after agreeing this week to a $52 million, four-year contract.

  • For Cubs and Lester, it was perfect timing Dec 16, 2014 8:33 PM
    The Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester is a case of all the right things converging at the right time. With the Cubs seemingly ahead of schedule and ready to contend in 2015, a deal with an ace pitcher seemed the right thing to do at the right time.

  • White Sox have high hopes after big offseason Dec 16, 2014 10:55 PM
    New additions have Chicago White Sox talking playoffs after big offseason

  • White Sox smiling about new building blocks Dec 17, 2014 10:13 AM
    With free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera officially signed with the White Sox on Tuesday, smiles were everywhere at the U.S. Cellular Field news conference featuing new additions Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson. White Sox GM Rick Hahn has a lot to be happy about this winter, as Scot Gregor explains.

  • Imrem: White Sox, Cubs fans, stake your claim Dec 16, 2014 8:37 PM
    Recent acquisitions by the White Sox and Cubs should re-ignite their rivalry. So, fans, pick a lane because it's more fun than rooting for both.

  • Viciedo’s days with White Sox appear to be numbered Dec 16, 2014 10:36 PM
    Now that Melky Cabrera is the White Sox' new left fielder with a three-year, $42 million contract, look for the team to trade Dayan Viciedo. Eligible for salary arbitration, Viciedo is expected to make roughly $4.5 million in 2015.

  • Woman pleads guilty to stalking Cubs’ Theo Epstein Dec 15, 2014 9:01 PM
    A woman has been placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty to stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Kearney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of stalking Epstein as part of a plea agreement on Monday.

  • Rozner: Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile Dec 15, 2014 7:21 PM
    Tom Ricketts rarely feels the need to be out front, but on Monday he was content to be nothing more than a passenger. Grinning from ear to ear, Ricketts has come a long way since early July.

  • Cubs’ Epstein makes exception to his rule for Lester Dec 16, 2014 6:19 AM
    Since he came to Chicago to run the Cubs three years ago, Theo Epstein made it club policy not to give no-trade clauses to players. However, Epstein made an exception for pitcher Jon Lester, whom the Cubs introduced to the media Monday.

  • Rozner: White Sox’ winning winter keeps getting better Dec 14, 2014 1:18 PM
    The White Sox’ signing of Melky Cabrera continues what has been a remarkable few weeks for GM Rick Hahn.

  • Viciedo’s days numbered as White Sox welcome Cabrera Dec 14, 2014 1:35 PM
    The White Sox' impressive off-season continues with the addition of free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will sign a three-year contract after passing a physical. Cabrera batted .301 with the Blue Jays last season.

  • Next Bears coach might as well be a cartoon character Dec 12, 2014 5:08 PM
    After the bold moves made this week by the White Sox and Cubs, the Bears are officially now the lone residents of Chicago’s Island of Misfit Franchises.

  • Hammel happy to be back with Cubs Dec 12, 2014 2:41 PM
    Jason Hammel made like Michael Jordan Friday and proclaimed, "I'm back," as the Cubs officially announced a two-year deal with the right-handed pitcher. Hammel pitched for the Cubs in the first half of this past season before he was traded to Oakland. The Cubs also announced a new TV deal with WLS, ABC 7.

  • Mike North video: A little love for the South Side Dec 11, 2014 10:36 AM
    Mike North likes the Chicago White Sox additions of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and bullpen reliever David Robertson, and looks for them to make some noise in 2015.

  • Source: Padres acquire Kemp in 5-player deal Dec 11, 2014 6:23 PM
    Desperate for a power bat to punch up the worst offense in the majors, the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitchers, two people familiar with the trade said Thursday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been announced by either team.

  • Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings Dec 11, 2014 6:11 PM
    Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss, Dan Haren and Howie Kendrick were among the All-Stars dealt by the time teams headed home Thursday, and Matt Kemp and Jimmy Rollins were on the verge of switching clubs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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