Levine: Max Scherzer Outduels Jon LesterBoth starting pitchers were magnificent Wednesday night in Washington's 3-0 win.
Preview: Nationals-CubsMax Scherzer opposes Jon Lester tonight at Wrigley Field.
Max Scherzer, Nationals Agree To 7-Year DealScherzer was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 2014.
Report: White Sox Eyeing Top Right-Handed Starting PitcherChicago is doing its due diligence on Max Scherzer, James Shields and Ervin Santana.
Report: Jon Lester Meeting With GiantsLester is the Cubs' top free agent target.
Levine: Cubs Still In Hunt For Jon LesterThe bidding for Lester could easily reach $25 million-per.
Wisch: For Cubs, Acquiring Cole Hamels Is A Loaded IssueAs much as we think of the Cubs' future, we still don't really know much at all.
Report: Cubs Set To Zero In On Russell MartinMartin hit .290 and had a .402 on-base percentage in 2014.
9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs OnWith the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
Playoff Pinch Hits: ALCS Series Is SetThe Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Levine: White Sox Should Have Money To Chase Top Free AgentsChicago will keep an eye on the likes of Victor Martinez and James Shields.
Cubs, White Sox Both Nab Protected Draft PicksIt pays to be really bad instead of middle-of-the-pack bad.
Levine: Cy Young Contender Chris Sale Making His CaseThe White Sox may not be involved in any potential postseason play in 2014, but looking at postseason awards may be another story.
Levine: White Sox Don't Rule Out High-Profile Free AgentsRick Hahn has to decide to chase a couple big names or spread money around to a half-dozen guys.
Levine: Cubs' Pitching Plan Might Include Run At LesterAcquiring pitching will be Chicago's main offseason objective.