Lost in another Edwin Jackson disappointing outing and any rage caused by seeing ESPN’s Colin Cowherd do the 7th inning stretch was the fact that the Cubs bullpen was pretty good in backing up Jackson’s 4-inning, 105 pitch effort.
There was no denying Tony La Russa a spot in Cooperstown.
His teams racked up 2,728 wins under his watch. Those squads won six pennants and three World Series titles. He was a four-time Manager of the Year award winner who finished in the top 3 eight other times.
Yet, something doesn’t sit quite right with me. Continue reading
As predicted by anyone with a pulse and a hint of basketball IQ, the dominoes began to fall in NBA free agency shortly after LeBron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And, as predicted by some, the Bulls were left holding the bag at the end of free agency.
After the jump, a look at the Bulls after their offseason transactions.
If one thing annoys me more than anything else about the Cubs’ rebuild is the idea that the Cubs’ lack of spending in the free agent market has had a negative influence on the team.
It’s as if Cubs GM Jed Hoyer saw that all eyes in Chicago were in the skies, focused on fireworks and knew then was the time to make the deal.
While fireworks provided distraction, the Cubs and Athletics made a game-changing deal which sent the Cubs’ two best starting pitchers — Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel — to the Athletics in exchange for their two best prospects — Addison Russell and Billy McKinney.
Analysis after the jump.
If Jay Cutler pulled was Derrick Rose is pulling, Chicago sports fans & certain media members would rail him harder than you would believe. If LeBron James pulled what Derrick Rose is pulling, he would be lit up by the national media so fast it would make your head spin.
On the eve of free agency, Derrick Rose is being stubborn and aloof.