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Why no one misses Carlos Boozer

While this does not comes as a surprise to many, but Pau Gasol has been an upgrade from Carlos Boozer. Watching Gasol play has not only been enjoyable, but rejuvenating. It shows how truly bad Boozer was and the money he was earning. Here are their numbers through 10 games. Gasol Boozer Minutes 34.8 27.7 PPG 18.6 12.9 RPG 10.6 6.0 BLKPG 2.5 .1 FT% .784 .75 PER 21.61 14.50 That does not include their salarie ...

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BWAA announce HOF ballot

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced their 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, which includes 17 first-time players and 17 hangover players. Looking at the ballot, there are A LOT of  first-year stars on the ballot, including Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. This does not include the holdover of players like Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, among others. This could be a big cl ...

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Jimmy Butler proving he’s worth the money

Another athlete is "betting on himself" when he comes to contract talks. This time it is Bulls guard, Jimmy Butler, recently rejected a 4-year $40 million offer from the Bulls. Butler and his agent asked for $12 million over four years, which to many fans seems a bit high for a defensive first guard. By the end of the season, $12 million might be low, because so far Butler is proving his worth. Since watchi ...

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Future Bulls squad: Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker and Anthony Davis

If there is one thing Chicago has done besides win championships, it is giving birth to some of the most transcending talents the league has ever seen. Superstar Derrick Rose is obviously in the forefront for Chicago-bred acts but Anthony Davis and Jabari Parker are also two players on the rise who were born and raised in Chicago and will soon become two of the NBA's most phenomenal players. Davis, who has ...

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Cubs trade Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves

The Cubs announced Sunday that they have traded pitcher. Arodys Vizcaino, to the Atlanta Braves for infielder, Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also received Braves' No. 4 international signing bonus slot while Atlanta acquired slots 2, 3, and 4 from the Cubs. La Stella is left-handed hitting infielder who played in 93 games in 2014 as a rookie with the Braves. He batted .251 with a .328 on-base percentage. After ...

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Chicago Cubs year in review – Starting pitching

Cubs pitching had a little bit of everything in 2014. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good with Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks, the bad with Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson continued to be ugly. I would say something about the progress of Jeff Samardzija, but he pitched his way out of my piece. Here are my thoughts on Jason Hammel, thanks for being a top-10 for the Cubs and helping us get Addison Russel ...

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Chicago Cubs Year in review – Outfield

One of the biggest turnovers this season came in the outfield. Two out of three opening day starters ended on different teams while the third was nonexistent. What went from a weak spot something to look forward to. Over the off season, the Cubs signed four outfielders in hope that they could find the potential that other teams gave up on. Chris Coghlan (former Rookie of the Year winner) along with Ryan Swe ...

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Marian Hossa Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Marian Hossa could not have asked for a better way to get his 1000 career point then against his first team. Per the Ottawa Sun, "It definitely would be really meaningful to get a milestone here," Hossa said after the morning skate. "But first thing is, we have to win the hockey game." He got his wish. The 35-year-old winger got his 1000 point late in the third period on a goal to give the Chicago Blackhawk ...

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Bulls win season opener 104-80

The 2014-15 edition of the Running of the Chicago Bulls is back, and boy did they look good against the New York Knicks. Their 104-80 win had many positive points and if you did not notice, the minutes were spread out evenly. Coming into the season the biggest concerns were Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah’s legs. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that they would be monitored to start the season and he stuck by his word ...

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Year in Review – Infield

Year in Review –Infield With another year in the books, the Chicago Cubs end with another losing season. Though this is most optimistic last place season you may ever find. Here is a look back on the 73-89 season, beginning with the infield. Catcher – Cubs catchers did well behind the plate, but not with the bat. As a group they hit .221, which was the lowest average among Cub position players. Welington Ca ...

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