CHICAGO BEARS

The Chicago Bears sign Omar Bolden

The Chicago Bears have signed 27-year old safety Omar Bolden.  Bolden played in 9 games for the Denver Broncos last year and he had 5 tackles. Bolden also returned 5 punts for 123 yards (24.6 avg) with 1 TD return and he also returned 15 kickoffs for 342 yards (22.8 avg) last year for the […]

April 25, 2016 12:42 pm read more

The Chicago Bears sign Ted Larsen

The Chicago Bears have signed 28-year old G/C Ted Larsen.  Larsen played in 10 games (all starts) for the Arizona Cardinals last year.  He has now played in 86 games (57 starts) in his first six years in the NFL.  Larsen will provided depth on the interior of the offensive line for the Bears in […]

April 25, 2016 12:36 pm read more

The Chicago Bears sign Manny Ramirez

The Chicago Bears have signed 33-year old G/C Manny Ramirez.  Ramirez played in 16 games (7 starts) for the Detroit Lions last year.  He has now played in 83 games (65 starts) in his first 8 years in the NFL.  Head coach John Fox coached Ramirez in Denver, so that probably had a role in […]

April 25, 2016 12:34 pm read more

The Chicago Bears deal Martellus Bennett to the Patriots

The Chicago Bears have dealt 29-year old TE Martellus Bennett and a 6th round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots for a 4th round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.  Bennett played in 11 games (all starts) for the Bears last year and he caught 53 passes for 439 yards […]

March 17, 2016 12:26 am read more

The Chicago Bears sign Aaron Brewer

The Chicago Bears have signed 25-year old long snapper Aaron Brewer.  Brewer played in 16 games (0 starts) for the Broncos last year.  He has now played in 64 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the NFL.  This was head coach John Fox getting a guy he knows pretty well from his […]

March 16, 2016 8:18 pm read more

The Chicago Bears re-sign Zach Miller

The Chicago Bears have re-signed 32-year old TE Zach Miller to a 2-year, $4 million dollar deal.  Miller played in 15 games (14 starts) for the Bears last year and he caught 34 passes for 439 yards (12.9 avg) with 5 TD grabs.  Miller has now played in 48 games (19 starts) in his first […]

March 15, 2016 2:44 am read more

CHICAGO CUBS

The Chicago Cubs place Miguel Montero on the D.L.

The Chicago Cubs have placed 32-year old lefty swinging catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day D.L., retroactive to April 25th due to a back injury.  Montero has played in 13 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 10 for 48 (.208 avg, .649 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer and […]

April 28, 2016 7:00 pm read more

Jason Hammel has been lights out so far this year for the Chicago Cubs

33-year old righty starting pitcher Jason Hammel has been lights out so far this year for the Chicago Cubs.  Hammel has started 4 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  He has only given up 16 hits and 9 walks while whiffing […]

April 27, 2016 7:21 pm read more

The Chicago Cubs release Jonathan Pettibone

The Chicago Cubs have released 25-year old righty starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone.  Pettibone didn’t pitch for the Cubs in the minors this year.  He had shoulder surgery in both 2014 and 2015, so the Cubs were just taking a flier on him this spring.  He has pitched in 20 games (all starts) in his two […]

April 26, 2016 3:32 am read more

Dexter Fowler sure looks happy to be back with the Chicago Cubs

30-year old switch-hitting CF Dexter Fowler was a free agent over the winter and after not finding a deal to his liking, he re-signed with the Chicago Cubs.  Boy does he look happy about it so far.  He has played in 17 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 23 of […]

April 23, 2016 5:34 pm read more

Jake Arrieta tosses a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs!

30-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was brilliant tonight in Cincinnati as he threw the second no-hitter of his Major League Career!  He threw 71 of his 119 pitches (59.7%) for strikes tonight, as he did walk 4 batters while whiffing 6.  He also helped himself with the bat as he was 2 for […]

April 22, 2016 3:22 am read more

Neil Ramirez continues to roll for the Chicago Cubs

26-year old righty reliever Neil Ramirez continues to roll for the Chicago Cubs.  He has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 72 games (0 starts) in his first three years with […]

April 18, 2016 2:51 pm read more

CHICAGO BULLS

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

Doug McDermott is stepping up lately for the Chicago Bulls

24-year old small forward Doug McDermott has been stepping up lately for the Chicago Bulls.  In his last seven games, McDermott is averaging 17.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  He has now played in 59 games (4 starts) so far this year for the Bulls and he is averaging 23.2 minutes, 9.2 […]

March 3, 2016 6:09 pm read more