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Hometown shows pride for Panik after quick ascension

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:00
Joe Panik has been the talk of town in his suburban New York community since the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, but never more so than in recent months as he took the local-boy-makes-good narrative several steps further than anyone could have reasonably expected a year ago.
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MLB auction to benefit LUNGevity collects more than $175K

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:25
Major League Baseball raised more than $175,000 for LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, through an online auction during last week's Winter Meetings.
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Trade looking more likely as Giants eye third-base answer

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:24
The Giants might have to engineer a trade to obtain a third baseman, since the supply of capable free agents at that position dwindled sharply Monday.
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Championship drought? Lester up for the challenge

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:12
Jon Lester, who was in the Red Sox's farm system when Boston claimed the 2004 World Series trophy and snapped a lengthy title drought, is excited for the opportunity to end an even longer streak with the Cubs.
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Royals reach one-year deal with Rios

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:57
The Royals have secured the outfield help they've been looking for this winter, agreeing to a one-year contract with veteran Alex Rios.
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Lester to wear Wood's No. 34 with Cubs

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:53
Jon Lester couldn't get No. 31 with the Cubs, so he settled for No. 34 once he got the blessing from Kerry Wood.
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Source: Cubs, Motte agree on one-year deal

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:30
The Cubs have an agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Jason Motte, according to a source. The deal is pending a physical. The club has yet to comment on the agreement.
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Angels looking for rebound season from Hamilton

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:27
The 2015 season is in many ways a make-or-break year for the Angels' Josh Hamilton; proof he can still be a force or an indication that he'll never be the same again.
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Cubs steadfast in aggressive pursuit of Lester

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:05
The first day Jon Lester became a free agent, the Cubs reached out and sent a 15-minute video about the team, its future and why the left-hander was a good fit. On Monday, Lester officially joined the Cubs, signing a six-year, $155 million contract, the largest in franchise history.
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Sox get Minors SS from Cubs to complete Doubront deal

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:49
Back on July 30, the Red Sox traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Cubs for a player to be named. Boston finally collected its return on Monday, acquiring Minor League shortstop Marco Hernandez from Chicago to complete the deal.
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Chicago hope: Cubs introduce Lester

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:19
The Cubs formally introduced Jon Lester on Monday, and they can thank Ryan Dempster, Kerry Wood, Anthony Rizzo, Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija for helping sell the left-hander on coming to Chicago.
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Cash ready to hone craft as first-time skipper

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:00
Kevin Cash, who was introduced as Rays manager on Monday, is thankful the TV lights and tape recorders will be shut down for a spell. That will give him time to work on the Xs and Os, the real reason he was hired.
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Familiarity with Epstein makes Lester, Cubs perfect fit

Mon, 2014-12-15 22:42
Nothing builds confidence like institutional memory. The Cubs have been missing that building block for success since the 1950s, and it's also one reason that the investment in Jon Lester makes so much sense as the next step in president of baseball operations Theo Epstein's methodical rebuild.
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Brewers' gesture a testament to Selig's Milwaukee legacy

Mon, 2014-12-15 22:32
The Brewers Monday announced plans for a 1,400-square-foot exhibit inside Miller Park honoring Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig. The "Selig Experience" will be a suitable nod to a man who has meant so much to the sport and the city of Milwaukee.
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Brewers unveil plans for 'Selig Experience'

Mon, 2014-12-15 22:17
Continuing a hometown salute to retiring Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig, the Brewers on Monday unveiled plans for a year-round fan attraction that will explore Selig's roots in the game.
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Source: Dodgers land lefty Anderson with $10 million deal

Mon, 2014-12-15 22:16
The Dodgers apparently filled out their rotation on Monday by agreeing with free-agent left-hander Brett Anderson on a one-year, $10 million contract with $4 million in incentives, a baseball source told MLB.com. The Dodgers have not confirmed the deal, which is pending Anderson's physical exam, the source said.
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Cash excited to be home, eager to get to work with Rays

Mon, 2014-12-15 21:06
Tampa Bay and Kevin Cash were already familiar with each other, but were reacquainted Monday as Cash was formally introduced as the new manager of the Rays.
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Staying with Yanks, Headley sets sights on Series title

Mon, 2014-12-15 20:37
The Yankees further solidified their infield Monday, signing third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million.
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Braves feeling out the market for J-Up

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:53
Though some anxious fans might have been disappointed when the Winter Meetings concluded last week without the completion of a trade involving Justin Upton, the Braves are still talking to a handful of clubs that are interested in the right-handed slugger.
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Braves feeling out the market for J-Up

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:53
Though some anxious fans might have been disappointed when the Winter Meetings concluded last week without the completion of a trade involving Justin Upton, the Braves are still talking to a handful of clubs that are interested in the right-handed slugger.
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