1. We Have a Confession To Make: The San Diego Padres Rotation Will Be Competitive in 2010

    With the trade of Jake Peavy many believed that the San Diego Padres were going to be thin in their rotation for a few years until the prospects they recieve are able to mature...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 459 reads 4 comments

  2. San Diego Padres: Smoke, But No Fire, On Trade Front

    For the San Diego Padres, there has been a lot of trade talk, but no moves have been made. It doesn't look like any trade is eminent at the moment, but here are some rumblings from today...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 78 reads 3 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs Add Left Handed Reliever John Grabow to Bullpen

    The Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio, and third baseman Josh Harrison to the Pittsburgh Pirates for left handed reliever John Grabow and left handed AAA starter Tom Gorzelanny...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  4. Time for Jim Hendry To Give Aaron Heilman His Walking Papers

    After tonight's disappointing loss to the Houston Astros, general manager Jim Hendry should consider designating pitcher Aaron Heilman for assignment...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 242 reads 5 comments

  5. Is Trading Adrian Gonzalez in the Best Interest of the San Diego Padres?

    If you were to ask me last week if the San Diego Padres would trade first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, my answer would have been a resounding no. But as we near closer to the trade deadline I continue to become less confident...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 395 reads 2 comments

  6. Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

    It was made official today by the Chicago Blackhawks that forward Marian Hossa will undergo surgery tomorrow, June 24, to repair a small tear in his rotator cuff...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 177 reads 7 comments

  7. With Marian Hossa Aching, Chicago May Need Someone To Shoulder the Burden

    With the recent news that newly signed Chicago Blackhawk Marian Hossa might miss the start of the season, Blackhawk fans were sent into a ridiculous frenzy...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about 5 years ago 373 reads 3 comments

  8. Report: Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa Has Shoulder Injury

    Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald is reporting that Marian Hossa has a "shoulder or rotator cuff injury", this according to a source close to the situation...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 1,424 reads 8 comments

  9. Radim Vrbata Returns to the Desert with Something to Prove

    Today the Phoenix Coyotes acquired a forward that many Coyotes fans will remember, Radim Vrbata. Vrabata was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning for veteran defenseman David Hale and fourth line winger Todd Fedoruk...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 143 reads 5 comments

  10. San Diego Padres Trade Deadline Preview: Staying or Going?

    Coming into the 2009 season the San Diego Padres knew that they were not going to compete for a playoff berth this season but knew that they were in a stage of rebuilding under a new owner...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 190 reads 0 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs Targeting Lefty B.J. Ryan to Bolster Bullpen

    Various media outlets have confirmed that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Toronto Blue Jays left-hander and former closer B.J. Ryan. Last week Ryan was placed on waivers by the Blue Jays and the Cubs will wait for him to clear waivers to pursue him...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 212 reads 8 comments

  12. Should Jake Fox Get Time As The Chicago Cubs' Starting Catcher?

    When Chicago Cubs catcher Geovanny Soto went down with a left oblique strain after Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves, I assumed that this would be the perfect opportunity for rookie standout Jake Fox to find his way back into the lineup...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 451 reads 5 comments

  13. Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs: A Match Made In Heaven?

    Since the Chicago Blackhawks re-signed restricted free agents Cam Barker and Kris Versteeg, trade rumors have swirled around the team and their need to add a gritty defenseman to play with Brian Campbell...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 2,233 reads 13 comments

  14. NEWS: Chicago Blackhawks Resign Kris Versteeg

    According to Chicago Tribune Chicago Blackhawks columnist, Chris Kuc, the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with Calder Trophy finalist Kris Versteeg. The exact money value is not know yet but we do know that it will be a three year deal...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 208 reads 7 comments

  15. Cam Barker Re-Signs with Chicago Blackhawks

    The NHL has been investigating the Chicago Blackhawks for the mishandling of their restricted free agents. Today the Chicago Blackhawks locked up six of those seven restricted free agents with new deals...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 238 reads 1 comments

  16. Five Story Lines To Follow During the Chicago Blackhawks' Offseason

    With the free agency frenzy over and the Chicago Blackhawks under a microscope about how they handled their restricted free agents it is time to take a look at story lines to watch for during the 'Hawks 2009 offseason...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  17. Report: Ryan Smyth Traded To Los Angeles Kings

    Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Colorado Avalanche have traded Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings will be sending defenseman Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth round pick to Colorado in exchange of Smyth...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 77 reads 0 comments

  18. Chicago Blackhawks Still Have Plenty of Work To Do After July 1

    Who would have thought on July 1 that the Chicago Blackhawks would be major players in the free agent market? At the end of the day, the Blackhawks added the most dynamic free agent ...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 423 reads 6 comments

  19. Marian Hossa Signs 12-Year Deal with Chicago Blackhawks

    Many media outlets are reporting that the Chicago Blackhawks have signed wing Marian Hossa to a 12-year deal worth around $62.4 million, a cap hit around $5.2 million...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 873 reads 17 comments

  20. Chicago Blackhawks Look for Depth in 2009 NHL Draft

    With the 28th pick the Chicago Blackhawks select... For the first time in quite a long while the Chicago Blackhawks will be picking outside the NHL lottery, actually far from it...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 439 reads 8 comments

  21. Is Martin Havlat's Departure from the Blackhawks a Necessary One?

    Going into the offseason, the major priority of the Chicago Blackhawks was to re-sign dynamic forward Martin Havlat. But, as the free-agency deadline continues to get closer, the likelihood of re-signing Havlat continues to diminish...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 228 reads 18 comments

  22. Top Five Chicago Blackhawks Prospects to Watch in 2009

    With the NHL Draft just a week away many begin to wonder where the holes lie with their team and the young Chicago Blackhawks are no different...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 992 reads 11 comments

  23. Chicago Blackhawks' Offseason Agenda: The Goaltending

    *Third and final piece of a three part series of the Chicago Blackhawks offseason agenda* In my final preview of the Chicago Blackhawks offseason I will focus on the Chicago Blackhawks goaltending ...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 321 reads 5 comments

  24. Are the Chicago Blackhawks Targeting Disgruntled Sniper Dany Heatley?

    Now that the Stanley Cup playoffs have come to their dramatic conclusion, we now turn our attention to the NHL offseason and, more importantly, rumors...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 2,019 reads 14 comments

  25. Chicago Blackhawks' Offseason Agenda: Defense

    *Part two of a three part series of the Chicago Blackhawks offseason agenda* In this second part of my three part series on the Chicago Blackhawks offseason agenda we will focus on the Chicago ...

    Michael Wagner Written by Michael Wagner about over 5 years ago 407 reads 5 comments