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Chicago Blackhawks send Antti Raanta to Rangers for Ryan Haggerty

The Chicago Blackhawks have sent goalie Antti Raanta to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Ryan Haggerty. The 26-year old Finnish goalie signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks in 2013. Raanta played with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs before making his NHL debut in November 2013 to fill in for the Blackhawks injured backup goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. Raanta was named Rookie ...

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Chicago Blackhawks look to trade Patrick Sharp to free up salary

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp has been a big part of the Blackhawks recent success that includes winning the Stanley Cup three times in six seasons. The Blackhawks front office knew long before the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs began that they would have to move players this off-season to free up salary cap and Sharp was at the top of that list. Sharp's name has been part of trade rumors since last ...

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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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Bulls trade Deng for Bynum and picks

The Deng era is over in Chicago. The Bulls have official traded Loul Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and 3 future draft picks. After contract talks never came to a head most saw this move coming from Chicago. Deng was willing to test the FA market, and we all know teams overpaid for talent through free agency. Deng was already as good as gone. Chicago was not willing to let him walk for not ...

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White Sox Acquire Avisail Garcia, 3 others for Peavy

The White Sox finally pulled the trigger on a deal sending Jake Peavy to Boston in a three team trade that also included Central division rival Detroit. Boston sent prospects J.B. Wendelken, Francellus Montas, and Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox and top shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. The Tigers sent out Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and Bryan Villareal to the Red Sox in the deal. Avisail ...

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White Sox Deal Jesse Crain to Rays

The White Sox have made the first move since dealing Matt Thornton to the Red Sox by trading stud reliever, Jesse Crain, to the Rays for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Jesse Crain was about two days away from being activated from the disabled list and beginning a throwing program. He will continue his rehab in Florida. As for the move itself, White Sox fans will not get what they were h ...

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White Sox Trade Matt Thornton

Friday evening the White Sox took the first step in their rebuilding process by trading away veteran left-handed reliever Matt Thornton. Thornton, an eight year veteran of the White Sox who was acquired in 2006 for Joe Borchard, will head to the Boston Red Sox. Thornton will fill a need in the Red Sox bullpen for pitchers who can eat innings and provide another lefty reliever for manager John Farrell to use ...

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Chicago Bulls Trade Rumors: Don’t Trade For J.R. Smith or Rip Hamilton

The Chicago Bulls definitely have their shares of woes offensively at the shooting guard position.  The team has been subjected to trade rumors and GM Gar Forman is said to be very active in scoping out potential trade deals. Among the names, which appear to be two of the most sought by the Bulls' front-office, are Richard Hamilton and J.R. Smith. While it may seem tempting to go after a veteran wing scorer ...

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Boozer: ‘I Want Noah to Stay’

New Bulls' forward, Carlos Boozer, made an appearance for the "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.  His opinion on whether or not the Bulls' organization should trade Noah was a clear 'no.' "I want Joakim Noah to stay. I don't want to see him in any uniform but a Bulls uniform." "Jo loves being a Chicago Bull, so for him, he'll be excited at camp. I've known him for three, four months now, and his ex ...

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Bullseye View: Let’s Not Jump The ‘Trade Gun’ Too Fast

Let's face it. Now that the season is over, we Bulls' fans are overly eager to stare into the abyss that waits ahead of us. It is destined to be weeks of chaos, as the NBA gives itself a make-over this summer. This is definitely an exciting time in Chicago Bulls' history, and there is a lot of optimism and confidence around the city. Starting with the 7-game war [...] ...

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