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Dodgers Dramatic Late Show Now Headlined by Matt Kemp Blockbuster — SAN DIEGO - It was 11:57 p.m., midnight about to strike on one of the most frenzied days of trading one club has conducted at the winter meetings in decades, and who couldn't use a chuckle? "We're going to continue to focus on how we can continue to improve our roster," new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said.

Cubs Land Jon Lester in Late-Night Strike, and Dreams of Contending Soar — SAN DIEGO -- Suddenly, in the middle of the night on the East Coast, construction on the Chicago Cubs' roster dramatically blew past the construction that is remodeling Wrigley Field. Ace free agent Jon Lester is a Cub. Your move, outfield bleachers in Wrigley Field.

Aggressive White Sox Swing for the Fences as San Diego Winter Meetings Heat Up — SAN DIEGO - You looked at the foundation pieces of the Chicago White Sox. You watched as ace Chris Sale finished third in American League Cy Young voting last month. You watched as Jose Abreu was named as the unanimous Rookie of the Year, and finished fourth in AL MVP voting.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Major Trading Frenzy Expected at Winter Meetings — SAN DIEGO -- 1. Jon Lester: Leadoff hitter Here's the way several industry sources envision the winter meetings unfolding this week in San Diego: Free agent Jon Lester makes his decision, and then the action really begins. Or, if you prefer to use the old standby: The rest of the dominoes will begin falling.

Vail leaders looking toward future — VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Both the ski resort and town of Vail are riding high at the moment. But, as the folks on Wall Street often tell us, past results are no guarantee of future performance. That's why town officials over the past several months have looked at ways to stay atop the mountain resort world.

Early Signs Point to Winter Action Sparking Another Red Sox Resurrection — Stephan Savoia/Associated Press The smartest thing the Red Sox have done over the past few months is not sign Pablo Sandoval (though that was good). Or view Hanley Ramirez as a left fielder (he sure ain't a shortstop anymore). Or continue to woo Jon Lester (decision time is looming).

Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Nelson Cruz, Mariners Can Win Now-and Later — Who knew it would start raining bats in Seattle? Robinson Cano last winter. Nelson Cruz this winter. Maybe the drought is finally over. The Seattle Mariners: Early AL West favorites entering 2015? You bet. Mark it down. Lattes all around.

DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys chases Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record — The Cowboys RB eyes Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Murray is the first player ever to eclipse the 100-yard mark in 10 of his first 11 games of a season. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Nov.

Weary Yankees Appear Ready to Give Alex Rodriguez a Most Unwelcome Return — Pass the mashed potatoes, please, while we count our blessings. Family? Definitely. Friends? Absolutely. Food on the table and a roof over our heads? You bet. Mom's homemade pumpkin pie? Yessir (with whipped cream, please). And then there are the Yankees. They're thankful for Giancarlo Stanton and his new record-smashing $325 million contract.

Sheriff Miller bows out with sharp words for dirty politics, unlimited spending, the GOP, the daily press and his opponent — Proprietor's note: To the surprise of many veteran political observers in Monterey County, sheriff's deputy Steve Bernal upset the incumbent, Sheriff Scott Miller, in the Nov. 4 election. Residents of Monterey County are left with an unusually inexperienced young deputy to lead the largest law enforcement agency on the Central Coast, which has prompted some ...
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Mar 02, 2015

Scout still buzzing about Phillies' 6-2 loss to University of Tampa yesterday afternoon

Mar 02, 2015

Great idea! RT @kranepool: if A-Rod is smart he pick up tab for the BP go-karts and throw in 1/2 hr Laser Tag to win back his teammates

Mar 02, 2015

@kranepool @philgrogers Girardi is standing on mound next to Iron MIke, but so far I haven't seen any tokens. Hope they don't run out!

Mar 02, 2015

I'm just worried about whether its mechanics are right RT @Avalangelist: @ScottMillerBbl What's the WHIP of the machine?

Mar 02, 2015

Yankees intrasquad game today, hitters facing pitching machine. Never seen that one before in instrasquad "game".

Mar 02, 2015

@Frank_in_Si @eboland11 Tongue firmly planted in cheek. Biggest challenge will be to remove tongue before I bite it :-)

Mar 02, 2015

A-Rod's bat looked slow through the zone in 5-3 bouncer off pitching machine in 1st intrasquad game. How was that @eboland11 ???

Mar 02, 2015

Tanaka faced live hitters today in #NYYankees camp, seemed to live through it just fine. Will talk to reporters later.

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