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Julius Peppers: Cut or Pay Cut?

The topic of the young 2014 Chicago Bears off season has been, Julius Peppers. In 2010, former General Manager Jerry Angelo used the un-capped year to splurge on what was the season's biggest and most expensive acquisition. What has been an excellent investment, has now, sadly come to an end. With Peppers counting for $18,183,333 against the 2014 cap, current General Manager Phil Emery is faced with a tough ...

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Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Valbuena, Strop and Schierholtz

Today was the day where players agree to a 1-year contract to avoid arbitration or agree to extensions. If no contract is reached, the player and the team file their numbers. If the player and team cannot come to an agreement, they will go to an arbitrator anywhere from February 1st to the 21st. The Cubs signed infielder Luis Valbuena to a 1-year contract worth 1.71 million in his second year of arbitration ...

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Should the White Sox Pursue Curtis Granderson?

With the season ending almost a week ago, I can tell you that no fan on the South Side of Chicago was happy with the way the Pale Hose season went. 2013 saw great pitching, some young players show their high potential, and Chris Sale continue to dominate and bud into a star. However, the team's hitting and defense was among the worst in the league, and still on his first contract, Robin Ventura, may be on t ...

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Pure conjecture — three cures for the 2012 off-season

I genuinely have no idea why Cubs fans acted mourned the 2012 season. Our two-headed monster of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made it abundantly clear that their number one goal was to build a sustainable roster that can compete year in and year out. This is a change in philosophy from the previous regime. No instant gratification, no horrific extension for non-homegrown players. Ultimately, the next few years ...

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Could Reggie Williams Be the Answer at SG?

With Caron Butler now officially out of the picture as the Chicago Bulls hunt for a starting shooting guard, the attention seems to have turned to a number of different players, among them Jason Richardson and Vince Carter. One player receiving some of the Bulls' attention but very little of the media's attention is Reggie Williams. Williams, a restricted free agent guard/forward from the Golden State Warri ...

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C.J. Watson Is Not an Option for Shooting Guard

One of the more perplexing rumors to come out of the Chicago Bulls offseason originated from Chicago Tribune report K.C. Johnson who wrote that guard C.J. Watsonmay be an option at shooting guard. Don't get me wrong. I think Watson is a fine backup point guard, but a starting shooting guard on a team looking to win an NBA championship he is not. Watson, in his first year with the Bulls after three seasons w ...

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Keys to Please: Crucial Factors That Will Decide the Chicago Bears’ 2010 Season

Intro | Following an up-and-down training camp, pre-season, and off-season, the Chicago Bears look forward to trotting onto Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon versus the youthful Detroit Lions. Criticism has been abundant for Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo, as questionable moves have put the couple's hot-seat under even more fire. After scrutiny, Angelo and the Bears have constructed a fairly good few months o ...

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Grading The Chicago Bulls Offseason

Checkout this article on the Chicago Bulls offseason by Luke Stanczyk of Bleacher Report. Kyle brings up some good points and this serves as quality reading for fans anticipating the season. Going into the 2010 off-season, Chicago Bulls fans had visions of LeBron James running the floor with Chris Bosh and/or Dwayne Wade vividly present in their minds. With the big contracts of Brad Miller and Jerome James ...

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