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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon at Closer?

In what would be another instance of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer getting the old band back together, reports have surfaced that the Chicago Cubs have at least a passing interest in Philadelphia Phillies closer, Jonathan Paplebon. While no deal is close, the possibility begs the question of whether the Cubs would be wise to move on this, or if they're simply doing their due diligence on a player the front off ...

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Checking in with the Bears Up Coming Free Agents

Checking in with the Bears Up Coming Free Agents   The Bears have a number of players going into contract years and some tough decisions will have to be made about who stays and who may be allowed to leave. There are limited resources to go around and this assessment is based on what has happened so far this season.   I have also tried to provide a comparable contract from free agency last season. The years ...

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Robin Ventura Turns Down Extension Offer

In a showing of great faith to the still young managerial career of Robin Ventura, General Manager Rick Hahn offered the former Sox third baseman a one year contract extension that would have been added to the two years still left on his current deal. However, Ventura turned down the extension citing that he wants to focus on the team right now. Ventura also noted that it was "flattering and nice," but also ...

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Chicago Bears’ 7-Round Draft Board

In the 2012 NFL offseason, the Chicago Bears have undoubtedly been among the most active in signing and trading players. The arrival of GM Phil Emery has brought new hopes to the face of Chicago, and ended the tenure of Jerry Angelo for the Bears. The wideout, cornerback and offensive line position has been seemingly patched up with multiple overall signings. Depth has been added, along with the superstar r ...

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Deal Done: Rose Signs 5 Year Extension

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls have come to an agreement on Derrick's contract. The deal is being reported to be worth 94 million dollars over the next 5 years. The details of the structure have not been released yet. However, we do know that Derrick took an approximate $6million pay cut, to leave tax room from a potential max salary. The extension was allowed by new rule adjustments. This collective ba ...

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Bulls, Joakim Noah agree on 5-year, $60M extension

The Bulls have extended the contract of their starting center, Joakim Noah.  The team has elected not to let Noah enter restricted free-agency, which would have been the case upon the end of the up-coming season.  The Bulls believe that Noah has fully recovered from his case of plantar fasciitis that aggrevated him in the later portion of last season. It is widely believed that the team discussed the potent ...

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