1. Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein Should Find Spot on Roster for Red Sox Castoff Bowden

    On March 15, the Red Sox designated a pair 25-year-olds for assignment . Former supplemental first-rounder Michael Bowden and catcher Luis Exposito were cleared from Boston's 40-man ...

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  2. NHL Playoffs 2012: Can the Chicago Blackhawks Fight Back to Win the Series?

    Surely, this is where nobody thought the Chicago Blackhawks would be right now. Yes, the Hawks were the No...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks: Hawks Call Up 5 from Rockford, One from OHL

    In the wake of a trio of harsh blows to the Blackhawks on Tuesday (Andrew Shaw's suspension, Marian Hossa's injury, and the OT loss), perhaps us Hawks fans need a bit of a lighter story to help balance everything out today...

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  4. Chicago Blackhawks: 1st-Round Matchup vs Phoenix; Emery Re-Signed

    On Thursday, the Blackhawks will start the first round of the playoffs in Phoenix against the Coyotes , marking the Hawks' fourth straight playoff appearance...

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  5. MLB: Selig Shows His Hypocrisy Again with the Ozzie/Castro Situation

    By now, we all know the story here: Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen made some questionable comments about Cuban president/dictator Fidel Castro, and the media was livid about it...

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  6. Chicago Cubs: Getting to Know the Opening Day Roster

    Coming off a 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Opening Day, the Cubs didn't exactly have a perfect opener. However, Dempster was strong in his debut, striking out ten, and only allowing two hits over 7...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks: Why the Last Line Change Has Killed Them on the Road

    Sitting at a mark of 17-18-5 on the road heading into the last game of the regular season in Detroit , the Chicago Blackhawks have had major issues playing away from the United ...

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  8. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Weaknesses to Address Before the Playoffs

    Though the Hawks have found a new gear since the calendar turned to March, the team still has issues, and still seems to be stuck with the sixth seed in the Western Conference...

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  9. MLB: Chicago Cubs Reportedly Offered Yoenis Cespedes 6 Years, $36 Million

    In a very interesting piece by Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times , former Cuban league stud Yoenis Cespedes said that the Cubs offered him a six-year, $36 million deal ...

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  10. Chicago Blackhawks: Stan Bowman Should Explore Trade for the No. 1 Overall Pick

    When this offseason began, the Columbus Blue Jackets made it apparent they were tired of their losing ways. They traded for Jeff Carter, hoping he would finally be the No. 1 center that Rick Nash had sought for years...

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  11. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons Johnny Oduya Will Help in the Playoffs

    All season long, it was apparent that the Blackhawks needed a second-pairing defenseman. Nick Leddy wasn't ready to carry the load, and Niklas Hjalmarsson has proven to be a shot blocker first, and all else second...

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  12. Chicago Bears: Day 1 of Free Agency and a Mock Draft

    Day one of Free Agency saw new Bears GM Phil Emery firing on all cylinders. Addressing multiple areas of need, Emery was clearly motivated to prove he was the man for the job...

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  13. Chicago Blackhawks: The Top 10 IceHogs Likely to Be Black Aces

    For the past three seasons, when the Blackhawks have made the playoffs, a number of minor leaguers get recalled to join the team as insurance. These players have been lovingly named the Black Aces...

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  14. Chicago Blackhawks: Reviewing Stan Bowman's Performance Since Winning the Cup

    It will be hard for any Blackhawks fan to forget June 9, 2010, the day the 'Hawks won the Cup. Celebrations seemed to last from that night through the ever-so-muggy day of the Stanley Cup Parade...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews Involved in Car Accident, How to Replace Him?

    Just when it looked like things were turning around for the Blackhawks following an ugly 0-8-1 skid, Jonathan Toews' "upper body" injury has been speculated to possibly be a concussion ...

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  16. Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein Compensation Saga Over...Sort of

    The Cubs and Red Sox finally made a decision on the compensation for Theo Epstein ...at least, part of a decision...

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  17. Chicago Cubs: Recapping Their Offseason Moves Thus Far

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, the Chicago Cubs will welcome a small army of new faces to the organization from the top to the bottom...

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  18. Chicago Blackhawks: Why the Hawks Should Target Vinny Prospal, Not Rick Nash

    Things are looking bleak for the Blackhawks right now. A month ago, they were a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. Now, they're looking square in the face of their longest winless streak since 1998 ...

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  19. Tampa Bay Rays: Joe Maddon Extended, and What He Means to the Team

    On Tuesday, Mark Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Twitter that Rays manager Joe Maddon had been given a three-year contract extension, which will keep him as the Tampa Bay skipper through the 2015 season...

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  20. Chicago Blackhawks: Are the Hawks in the Midst of a Player Mutiny?

    The Blackhawks ' struggles of late are well documented. The team is drawing dangerously close to going a full month without a win, there look to be no changes on the horizon and ...

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  21. Yoenis Cespedes: Oakland Athletics on Verge of Contract with Cuban Star

    Nobody saw this one coming. Yahoo! Sports's Tim Brown reported on Twitter that Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to terms with the Oakland Athletics ...

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  22. Report: Chicago Cubs Likely Out on Yoenis Cespedes, in Hard on Jorge Soler

    Following their signing of Gerardo Concepcion, MLB .com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Cubs are effectively out on Yoenis Cespedes, but willing to spend big on Jorge Soler. The trio of Cuban defectors have riled up a lot of interest...

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  23. Chicago Blackhawks: Should the 'Hawks Sell at the Trade Deadline?

    Mired in the depths of an 0-7-1 skid, the only thing the 'Hawks have to look forward to is their February 18th game in Columbus , as that looks like their only realistic chance to avoid a month-long winless streak...

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  24. Chicago Blackhawks: Why It's Time to Fire Mike Kitchen

    Lost in the chaos of the post-Cup fire sale for the Chicago Blackhawks was the departure of assistant coach John Torchetti ...

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  25. Tampa Bay Rays: Five Catchers the Rays Could Trade for

    With their signing of Jeff Keppinger, the Rays filled one of their two glaring holes at the time, shortstop and catcher. As it stands now, the only thing keeping Tampa Bay from fielding a very competitive, complete lineup is the catcher's spot...

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