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Source familiar with negotiations doesn't foresee Jon Lester signing soon.

Lester will be reportedly holding out for the most lucrative offer and there will certainly be plenty of them. Expect the Red Sox, Giants, and Dodgers, amongst many others, to throw lots of money at the LHP so he wants to take his time before deciding his future.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 09:49 PMSource

Cubs reportedly make a significant offer to Jon Lester of six years and north of $135 Million.

That is right on point with what Lester was projected to make this off-season. It appears that the Red Sox and Cubs are likely they final two in the Lester sweepstakes and given the contract offered from the Cubs it seems hard to believe the Red Sox will offer more given their recent spending spree.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

25 Nov, 08:07 PMSource

The Mets have shown interest in free agent reliever Craig Breslow.

Breslow can be a worthwhile lefthanded add for any bullpen really. His numbers last season didn't look incredibly strong but that had more to do with a rough .351 BABIP and a reduced ground ball rate. He can get it back and the Mets would do well to give him a look.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Nov, 01:59 PMSource

Twins are interested in signing Wily Mo Pena to a contract.

He played for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan last year and he rediscovered his swing. While he only hit .255, he did slug 32 home runs last season. Pena doesn't have the capability of a major league outfielder anymore, but he could slot into a DH or first base role. However, Minnesota is pretty full at those positions with the likes of Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas, and others.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

24 Nov, 10:06 PMSource

A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross are among the free agents the Braves have spoken to about serving as their backup catcher.

A couple of 37-year-old catchers to choose from, if you look at last season, Pierzynski was the superior backstop offensively. and has demonstrated more power in his recent seasons and offers a left-handed bat from the backup position.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

24 Nov, 08:18 PMSource

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports the Astros have reached out to David Robertson's representatives to express interest.

The Astros are looking for an elite closer and Robertson fits that role as he had 96 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched while converting 39 of his 44 save opportunities last season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

23 Nov, 11:04 AMSource

Rockies are still interested in signing Brett Anderson to a deal.

The Rockies had already declined the $12 million option earlier this month, but they don't want to completely give up on the oft-injured 26-year old lefty. He posted a 2.91 ERA with a 29:13 K:BB over 43.1 innings (eight starts) for the Rockies so, when he's healthy, there's obviously something still in the tank.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 10:20 PMSource

Source says the Royals continue to stay in contact with Torii Hunter.

While the Royals will maintain contact with Hunter, he hardly seems like an ideal option for a team looking to stay young. Hunter would like fill their DH role vacated by the departure of Billy Butler as they are plenty stocked with strong defensive outfielders. The Royals may make a lowball offer but there's no way they get involved in a bidding war for him nor will they be inclined to give the 39-year old a multi-year deal.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 09:31 PMSource

Jon Lester is scheduled to meet with at least two more teams next week. He met with Red Sox, Cubs and Braves this week.

Lester will make the rounds and take his time. He's one of the most coveted free agents on the market but he may want to wait until Max Scherzer or even James Shields signs before making his final decision.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 04:40 PMSource

Padres are prepared to make free agent Pablo Sandoval a contract offer.

It's not surprising that the Padres will take a run at acquiring Sandoval, but can they afford the type of contract other teams like the Red Sox are going to offer? Probably not. Fantasy owners don't want him going to San Diego anyway. Petco is even worse than AT&T Park for hitters.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 04:32 PMSource

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