CHICAGO BEARS

The Chicago Bears are in good shape at QB heading into the 2016 season

The Chicago Bears are in solid shape at QB for the 2016 season.  33-year old Jay Cutler is back as the starter.  He played in 15 games (all starts) for the Bears last year and he completed 311 of 483 passes (64.4%) for 3,659 yards with 21 TD passes and 11 INTs (92.3 QB Rating).  […]

May 22, 2016 6:17 pm read more

The Chicago Bears had a solid all-around 2016 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears drafted to add some muscle to both sides of the football in the 2016 NFL Draft.  They did most of their work in reloading on the defensive side of the football.  Here is who they drafted: 1st round (#9 overall) - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia 2nd round (#56 overall) - Cody Whitehair, […]

May 22, 2016 6:05 pm read more

The Chicago Bears sign Brian Hoyer

The Chicago Bears have signed 30-year old QB Brian Hoyer to a 1-year, $2 million dollar deal.  Hoyer played in 11 games (9 starts) for the Houston Texans last year and he completed 224 of 369 passes (60.7%) for 2,606 yards with 19 TD passes and 7 INTs (91.4 QB Rating).  He also carried the […]

May 11, 2016 10:30 pm read more

The Chicago Bears release Antrel Rolle

The Chicago Bears have released 33-year old safety Antrel Rolle.  Rolle played in 7 games for the Bears last year and he had 35 tackles and 1 pass defensed.  Rolle has now played in 155 games in his first 11 years in the NFL and he has 836 tackles, 4 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 5 […]

May 11, 2016 10:25 pm read more

The Chicago Bears release Matt Slauson

The Chicago Bears have released 30-year old guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson played in 16 games (all starts) for the Bears last year.  He played in 36 games (all starts) in his three years with the Bears.  Slauson became expendable when the Bears took Cody Whitehair in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  Don’t […]

May 11, 2016 10:21 pm read more

The Chicago Bears selected WR Daniel Braverman in the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears selected WR Daniel Braverman with the 230th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.  He is 5’10”, 177 pounds and he runs a 4.5 40.  Braverman does most of his heavy lifting in the middle of the field as he is much quicker than he is fast.  He has a great pair […]

May 11, 2016 10:11 pm read more

CHICAGO CUBS

The Chicago Cubs outright C.J. Riefenhauser to AAA

The Chicago Cubs have outrighted 26-year old lefty reliever C.J. Riefenhauser to AAA.  He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year for the Cubs and he is 0-1 with a 7.30 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He has pitched in 24 games (0 starts) in his first two years […]

May 27, 2016 5:27 am read more

Jason Heyward is stinking it up for the Chicago Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs signed 26-year old lefty swinging RF Jason Heyward to a 8-year, $184 million dollar deal over the winter it made me chuckle.  In his first six years in the majors, Heyward averaged a whopping 74.3 runs scored, 16.2 homers, 59.7 RBIs and 14.3 steals per season!  Wow….those numbers are worth $23 […]

May 24, 2016 1:24 pm read more

The Chicago Cubs release Shane Victorino

The Chicago Cubs have released 35-year old righty swinging outfielder Shane Victorino.  Victorino played in 9 games in AAA-ball for the Cubs this year and he was 7 for 30 (.233 avg, .690 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers, 5 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Victorino has played in 1,299 games in his first […]

May 23, 2016 10:14 pm read more

The Chicago Cubs DFA Neil Ramirez

The Chicago Cubs have designated 26-year old righty reliever Neil Ramirez for assignment.  Ramirez pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Cubs this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.  He gave up 5 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 10 batters in his 7 2/3 innings for […]

May 22, 2016 12:57 pm read more

The Chicago Cubs activate Matt Szczur from the D.L.

The Chicago Cubs have activated 26-year old righty swinging outfielder Matt Szczur from the D.L.  He played in 21 games earlier this year for the Cubs before he was hurt and he was 11 for 30 (.367 avg, 1.041 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now […]

May 22, 2016 12:53 pm read more

Paul Blackburn is looking good in the minors for the Chicago Cubs

22-year old righty starting pitcher Paul Blackburn came into this season as the Chicago Cubs‘ #19 prospect and he’s showing why so far in the minor leagues.  Blackburn has pitched in 8 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Cubs so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 1.08 ERA and a 0.92 […]

May 18, 2016 3:22 pm read more

CHICAGO BULLS

Jimmy Butler is named to the All Defense Second Team

26-year old shooting guard Jimmy Butler has been named to the All Defense Second Team.  Butler played in 67 games (all starts) for the Chicago Bulls in 2015-16 and he averaged 36.9 minutes, 20.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.  Butler has quick hands and he steals the ball quite […]

May 26, 2016 1:13 pm read more

Fred Hoiberg had a so-so first year for the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls replaced Tom Thibodeau with 43-year old Fred Hoiberg for the 2015-16 season.  It didn’t go as well as the Bulls hoped it would, as he finished up with a 42-40 (51.2%) record.  This was the first time the Chicago Bulls missed the playoffs since the 2007-08 season.  In Hoiberg’s defense, the Bulls […]

April 27, 2016 1:06 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls were very disappointing in 2015-16

The Chicago Bulls stumbled to a 42-40 record in 2015-16 and they missed the playoffs.  I know a lot of people will blame the firing of Tom Thibodeau for that, but I blame injuries for a lot of the reason why the Bulls didn’t make the playoffs. MVP:  Paul Gasol, Center –  A lot of […]

April 18, 2016 1:27 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls are getting good work out of their rookies in 2015-16

21-year old power forward Bobby Portis has been really good for the Chicago Bulls this year, when given the chance to play.  He has played in 44 games (0 starts) for the Bulls so far this year and he is averaging 17.0 minutes, 7.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.  He has five […]

March 13, 2016 1:48 pm read more

Mike Dunleavy is looking like his old self for the Chicago Bulls in 2015-16

35-year old small forward Mike Dunleavy missed a large chunk of this season due to his recovery from back surgery.  Dunleavy has looked like he never missed any time in his return to action as he is playing well.  He has played in 15 games (14 starts) for the Chicago Bulls so far this year […]

March 13, 2016 1:43 pm read more

Jimmy Butler is back for the Chicago Bulls

26-year old shooting guard Jimmy Butler returned to action and the Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets 108-100 last night.  Butler played 34 minutes last night and he scored 24 points, snapped up 11 rebounds, dished out 6 assists and he had 1 steal.  Butler has played in 49 games (all starts) for the Bulls […]

March 6, 2016 5:38 pm read more