Dan Bernstein

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, general manager Jed Hoyer and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Encountering High-Priced Trade Market

In preliminary talks, foes keep bringing up three names: Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, general manager Jed Hoyer and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Splurging Again On International Prospects

You don’t know the names, but the Cubs are taking advantage of a flawed system.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2015

Jimmy Butler, left, and Brandon Saad, right. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Two Leagues, Two Cap Realities

The NBA and NHL exist in entirely difference economic worlds.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and coach Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Still Need Another Guard

Chicago needs a lead guard for its second unit, and it has limited resources to acquire one.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2015

Jackie Robinson West attorney Victor Henderson holds up a copy of the Little League rulebook, as he discusses a lawsuit filed over the league's decision to strip JRW of its national title. (Credit: CBS)

Bernstein: Jackie Robinson West Officials Just Making It Worse

The legal argument is the cheating wasn’t initially caught, so it should be allowed — do we have that right?

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Kris Bryant’s Season Is Night And Day

Bryant has a .940 OPS in night games but just a .710 OPS in day games.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and coach Fred Hoiberg. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: 22nd Pick Is Usually Bad

Temper your expectations for Chicago’s No. 22 pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2015

Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: 3-On-3 NHL Overtime? Why Not?

A move to three-on-three in overtime will bring more entertaining action.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Will Add A Pitcher Soon

The Cubs are in the race and in the hunt for help.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 72nd hole that would've sent the U.S. Open to a playoff. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Was FOX Doing With Its U.S. Open Broadcast?

The analysis was spotty, the directorial choices puzzling and obliviousness of the obvious shocking.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

Cubs backup catcher David Ross. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon Recognizes The Unmeasurable

Why David Ross over Kyle Schwarber in a few days? Because leadership matters.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cardinals Put Rob Manfred In Tough Spot

This investigation will take some time to play out and likely lead to reform in some form.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville hoists the Stanley Cup. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Give Joel Quenneville Extra Credit

Quenneville provided the leadership that Chicago needed from start to finish.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Brandon Saad kisses the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Don’t Kiss The Cup

We have quite the fetish with an unsanitary talisman.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Bears guard Kyle Long. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: It’s Good To See Kyle Long At Tackle

Given his great talent, Long should play where he’s most valuable, and that’s not guard.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2015

Medical personnel goes to tend to a Red Sox fan after she was hit by a bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB Can’t Have It Both Ways

MLB must do more to protect fans in the stands.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2015

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stays down on the ice after being injured in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Don’t Lose To An Injured Goalie

The Blackhawks perplexingly couldn’t take advantage of an injured Ben Bishop and now trail 2-1.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2015

Blackhawks fans at Amalie Arena during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Silly Season For Local TV

Cue up the cut to drunk Blackhawks fans at the bar!

CBS Chicago–06/08/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Starlin Castro’s Odd Career

Castro could well surpass 3,000 hits and have no case for the Hall of Fame.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2015

Cubs outfielder Junior Lake. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Easy, Junior

Junior Lake’s bat flip was losing big understandably didn’t go over well with the Marlins.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2015