1. NHL Trade Rumors: Breaking Down the Hawks 5 Rumored Targets

    Yesterday, Hockey Buzz's Eklund named five players the Hawks may be aggressively targeting in the very near future. With no win since mid-January, the Hawks are in desperate need of fresh blood that Rockford has proven unable to provide thus far...

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  2. Chicago Blackhawks: An Open Letter to GM Stan Bowman

    Dear Mr. Bowman, I understand that you did get the Blackhawks out of cap purgatory this offseason by trading Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers , and I respect that. However, you had a mountain of cap space and did nothing with it...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks: 9 Trades with Non-Contenders to Revitalize the Hawks

    As the days wear on toward the NHL trade deadline, it becomes clear that the Hawks, while good, have a flawed roster. A supposed Stanley Cup contender, the Chicago Blackhawks haven't had a victory since a 3-1 win over Florida back on January 20...

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  4. MLB Free Agency: Why the Rays Forced the Tigers' Hand on Prince Fielder

    Barring a massive lottery win by Stuart Sternberg, Andrew Friedman or Joe Maddon, Prince Fielder was never going to suit up for the Rays ...

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  5. MLB Free Agency: Rays Complete Their Infield with Jeff Keppinger Signing

    In an effort to make a cost-efficent upgrade to his team, Rays GM Andrew Friedman is reportedly near a major league contract with Jeff Keppinger , according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times ...

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  6. Chicago Cubs: Jackson, Baez, Rizzo, Vogelbach Named Top Prospects by Position

    MLB .com's Jonathan Mayo released his top-10 prospect list by position. Making the cuts at their positions for the Chicago Cubs were Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Dan Vogelbach and Brett Jackson...

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  7. Tampa Bay Rays: Nine Bold Predictions for 2012

    With the recent news that Carlos Pena has rejoined the Rays on a one-year deal after spending a year with the Chicago Cubs , the team's dynamic has seemingly changed for the better...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: Rodrigo Lopez Re-Signed, Rotation Depth Further Bolstered

    On Thursday, Mexican baseball writer Fernando Ballestros tweeted that the Cubs had signed Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training...

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  9. Reports: Indians' Pitcher Fausto Carmona Has Been Using False Identity

    The Cleveland Indians are surely in for a shock today, as it has been revealed by Dominican Police that their would-be ace, Fausto Carmona , is not who he claims to be...

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  10. MLB Free Agency: Why Edwin Jackson Is Needed to Keep the Cardinals on Top

    Free agency is two months old this offseason and a few surprise free agents are still on the market. Namely, Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson , both of whom were the subject of much speculation about signing quickly, and for large sums of money...

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  11. NHL Trade Rumors: Top 10 Players the Blackhawks Should Target

    The NHL trade rumor mill is going at full blast, with talks of superstars on the verge of being moved. The struggles of teams such as the Anaheim Ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: The Top 5 Songs About the Cubs

    In the Cubs' long and storied history, many pieces of media have been made about them. Starting with the still well-known poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," the Cubs have often inspired creativity in many various forms...

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  13. Chicago Bears: 4 Players from 2011-12 That Should Never Have NFL Jobs Again

    The 2011-12 Bears season was essentially the tale of two football teams. At first, there were the good, complete Bears...

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  14. Cubs Convention Day 2: Front Office, Sveum Talk, RF Patio Coming to Wrigley

    The second day of the three-day Cubs Convention did not have quite the excitement as the first , though there were a few noteworthy items to come out on Saturday...

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  15. Cubs Convention Day 1: Kerry Wood Re-Signed, Cubs Not out on Fielder?

    Day 1 of the Cubs Convention had no shortage of events. Players from Hall of Famer Andre Dawson to Jose Cardenal to Todd Walker all were introduced with various levels of reaction...

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  16. MLB Free Agency: Analyzing Yoenis Cespedes' Top 6 Suitors

    With Prince Fielder seen as the lone impact bat left on the free agent market, a lot of focus has turned to Yoenis Cespedes' impending free agency...

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  17. Chicago Blackhawks: Why It's Time to Trade Duncan Keith

    There's no two ways around this: The Chicago Blackhawks need to make some changes—big ones. This is not the same team that won the Stanley Cup, nor what we were promised in the offseason...

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  18. Report: Cubs, Tigers Working on Trade for Matt Garza

    According to CSN Chicago's David Kaplan on Twitter and his blog , the Cubs and Tigers are "down the road" in discussions of a trade that would send Matt Garza to the Tigers for a package of top prospects...

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  19. MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs Reportedly Nearing Deal with Paul Maholm

    According to both ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Chicago Cubs have nearly completed a deal with free-agent left-hander Paul Maholm ...

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  20. Chicago Bears Speculation: Could Brett Favre Join Chicago's Coaching Staff?

    With the recent shake-up at Halas Hall, the Bears find themselves needing a "Passing Coach," Quarterbacks Coach, Offensive Line Coach and a General Manager...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: How Jeff Samardzija Made Andrew Cashner Expendable

    Just one day after finalizing the terms of their trade with the Miami Marlins that sent Carlos Zambrano and cash for Chris Volstad, the Cubs pulled off another major trade...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: Chris Volstad and the 2012 Pitching Staff

    The news is out: Carlos Zambrano and roughly $15 million are headed to the Miami Marlins for Chris Volstad...

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  23. Reports: Zambrano Trade to Miami Marlins Nearing Completion

    We all knew it was coming. According to Ken Rosenthal of MSN Sports, the Cubs and Marlins are in the final stages of a deal which would send Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins for Chris Volstad...

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  24. Chicago Cubs: Why 2013 Free-Agent Class Lowers Chances for Prince Fielder

    The 2011-12 offseason's free-agent list made roars over the top-end talent sure to make headlines when they signed. Two of the best first basemen in the game, Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder , were both on the market at the same time...

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  25. Chicago Bears: Despite Loss to Green Bay Packers, Backups Shine

    Before this article begins, the obvious has to be gotten out of the way: The Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers and are now eliminated from the playoff picture...

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