Mully And Hanley
Despite the NFL Lockout, this offseason has something the Chicago Bears and their fans are used to hearing: Speculation that the team will pursue a big-name free agent receiver.
Since their season ended, the Blackhawks have made a few newsworthy organizational moves, most of which involved the front office. Other than signing Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks haven’t really started securing their roster for next season.
Jake Peavy’s second DL-stint of the season sparked conversation about the former Cy Young winner moving to the bullpen to take strain off of his arm.
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the framework for a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players could be finalized by this weekend, and officially agreed on by July.
What should be a very important offseason for the Chicago Bulls could be shortened, or limited, thanks to an impending lockout and the uncertainty of a new collective bargaining agreement.
After losing to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 5, starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano went on a postgame rant where he called the team’s performance this season “embarrassing” and compared them to a Triple-A team.
Already on the hot seat before the season started, the horrid season for the Chicago Cubs thus far has only increased the scrutiny of the team general manager Jim Hendry put together.
Brent Lillibridge has lined up at four different positions this season. He’s been one of the few pleasant surprises for the White Sox, sparking a sentiment from some to find him a permanent home at one spot in the field.
The Chicago Cubs’ season is quickly starting to fall apart. And as it does, the likelihood that general manager Jim Hendry will be shown the door at the end of the season increases. But the problems with the team aren’t necessarily all his fault.
Due to the Chicago Cubs’ struggles on the field, coupled with falling attendance, the Ricketts family has almost no ‘honeymoon’ period to their ownership of the franchise. Two years in, it’s clear the organization needs a lot of improvement.
Phil Humber was supposed to be a band-aid. He was supposed to just hold his own while the White Sox waited for Jake Peavy to return from the disabled list. But Humber hasn’t done what he was supposed to this season, he’s done a lot more.
After losing three of four to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Chicago White Sox are 6-3, including a sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Chicago is slowly digging themselves out of an early season hole, and doing it without production from Adam Dunn or Alex Rios.
A mediocre start for the Chicago Cubs has quickly turned into an ugly season. At 23-36, the Cubs have the third worst record in baseball and have lost eight consecutive games.
When the Chicago White Sox signed Adam Dunn, it was seen as a move that would instantly improve their offense. At this point in the season, Dunn’s struggles have been well chronicled.
John Danks has allowed four or fewer runs in seven of his last 10 starts, but until Monday night, didn’t have a win on the season.
Of the Cubs’ previous eight, first round draft picks, only two have made it to the major leagues: Andrew Cashner and Tyler Colvin. And the team’s most recent first round pick, Javier Baez, most likely won’t be seen in the majors anytime soon.
With the 47th overall pick in the MLB First Year Player Draft, the Chicago White Sox took outfielder Keenyn Walker from Central Arizona College, a player who the Cubs drafted out of high school in 2009.
As good as Carlos Zambrano has been for the Chicago Cubs over his 10-year career (3.52 ERA, 121-76 record and 1,497 strikeouts), his frequent outbursts may be pushing the Cubs to try and trade the big right-hander.
After being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals, and losing their second straight game thanks to a walk-off home run by Albert Pujols, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano vented some frustration, saying the team was “embarrassing.”
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy left Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers with a strained right groin. This most recent injury came after Peavy had made four consecutive starts after returning from another injury.