Danny Mac Show
The closer role is reserved for a team’s best, and most reliable relief pitcher. For the Chicago White Sox, Sergio Santos has taken a strangle hold over that role.
Despite his 4.99 ERA and 5-6 record this season, Ryan Dempster might be one of the few Cubs players who draws interest from other teams as the trade deadline approaches.
For most of baseball’s history, saves weren’t kept as an official stat. And still to this day, there’s some debate about how good a former closer needs to be to reach the Hall of Fame. However, one thing is for certain, every major league reliever wants the job.
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to open their 2011 training camp on July 22, that is of course if the league and the players work out their an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement.
There’s very little argument against the fact that Brian Urlacher has been one of the best Bears players during his time in Chicago. But there are some that are hesitant to place him among the ranks of Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary.
Adam Dunn’s struggles have been well chronicled this season. Normally one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Dunn is nowhere near the pace to hit his season averages.
The Chicago Blackhawks made headlines during the NHL Entry Draft on Friday night, but not for players that they added to the roster.
After giving up eight runs in a stretch of 2.2 innings, White Sox reliever Sergio Santos seems to have regained his form. The Bellflower, California native has the potential to be a great closer.
Although the Cubs have been playing better over their last few series, the club still sits under .500 and it’s looking more and more like they won’t be able to hang around and contend in the division.
Many fans and members of the media expected the Bulls to pursue a bigger trade than the one they made during Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
Since taking over the White Sox before the 2004 season, Ozzie Guillen has produced 1,211 wins, two divisional titles and a World Series, not to mention endless rants and controversies.
One of, if not the the only reason to watch the Cubs this season has been shortstop Starlin Castro. But as exciting as he’s been to watch, there are some who feel he makes too many mistakes to remain a shortstop.
On the heels of the NFL owners meeting in suburban Chicago, there seems to be a mixture of positive and negative thinking towards the league and players being able to reach an agreement before football is missed.
The NFL owners wrapped up their Tuesday meetings in Rosemont. And while there are several reports surfacing about what was discussed, the main sticking point in the negotiations with the players still seems to be revenue sharing.
It’s a safe bet to say that, at times, Ozzie Guillen can be a distraction for a team. Whether it’s Twitter messages from him son or calling the Minnesota Twins “a bunch of midgets,” there’s rarely a dull moment. But he also has the unwavering loyalty of his players.
Carlos Zambrano’s 10 seasons for the Cubs have been a roller coaster: He’s helped lead the team to division titles. He’s been suspended by the team for getting into fights with teammates. He threw a no-hitter, and he’s gone on rants criticizing the team.
As sabermetrics continue to become more and more commonplace, we’re beginning to have a different view of the statistics that were once thought to be important when evaluating baseball players. One of these stats is strikeouts.
Last season it was interleague play that sparked the White Sox to turn their season around. After two losses to the Minnesota Twins, the White Sox will have five series against National League opponents.
This Cubs are in the middle of a stretch that could either officially end any small hope of the team being competitive this season, or could start stir up some optimism among their restless fans.
Despite being given a vote of confidence by team chairman Tom Ricketts, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade can’t be pleased with the way he and his team have performed this season.