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LeBron James, Lakers stuck staring at shrinking star market

25 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The Lakers always planned to acquire multiple stars in order to build a championship contender around LeBron James. But did Los Angeles already miss its shot to add marquee players?
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Projecting Payrolls: Los Angeles Angels

Projecting Payrolls: Los Angeles Angels

25 days ago   |   By MLB Trade Rumors

In the opening piece in this series, we looked at the Philadelphia Phillies , a team almost certain to be a major player in this winter's free agent market. Next we traveled to southern California to see if the deep pockets of the Los Angeles Dodgers would make them a major player this winter. Once again, in addition to being a fun look at a key market participant, the Phillies piece also sets forth some key assumptions to be used in this series regarding financial information available to the public.
Today, we head 30 miles southeast to Anaheim to check in on an Angels team still seeking...
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MLB hot stove: Nationals bring back 1B Matt Adams on 1-year deal, reports say

MLB hot stove: Nationals bring back 1B Matt Adams on 1-year deal, reports say

Adams was claimed on waivers by the Cardinals during the 2018 season. Read more ...

Red Sox must pony up nearly $12M US in luxury tax

Red Sox must pony up nearly $12M US in luxury tax

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MLB trade rumors: Phillies want starter Mike Minor from Rangers

MLB trade rumors: Phillies want starter Mike Minor from Rangers

Minor was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Braves. Read more ...

Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M deal

Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M deal

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Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex Call

Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex Call

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MLB notebook: Encarnacion, Santana highlight 3-team deal

MLB notebook: Encarnacion, Santana highlight 3-team deal

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APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

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What each team needs to do after the winter meetings

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MLB trade rumors: Indians deal first baseman Yonder Alonso to White Sox

MLB trade rumors: Indians deal first baseman Yonder Alonso to White Sox

The Indians continue to wheel and deal. Read more ...