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Pace of play pablum. Plus: Flaming Fastballs & Exploding Bats; Spring Cubs; The Ex-Cub Factor; The White Sox Are Also Participating In Spring Training; The Bulls Are The New White Sox Who Are The New Cubs; Blackhawks Even Sadder This Week Than Last Week; The Bears' Deja Rebuild; and Arch Madness!
:55: Flaming Fastballs, Exploding Bats And Mic'd-Up Caps.
* Ghost viewers!
* TV take:
And when TV contracts are driving that large a portion of your revenues, that motivates change.— Mat Germain (@MatGermain76) February 20, 2018
20:22: Spring Cubs.
* Ian Happ: The Fourth Beatle.
* Buddy Bryce.
33:47: The Ex-Cub Factor.
* Junior Lake sighting!
Chatwood induces a ground ball double play from Junior Lake with two on to end the top of the first.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 26, 2018
* Detroit Free Press: Tigers' Travis Wood Out For Season With Torn ACL, Meniscus.
37:03: The White Sox Are Also Participating In Spring Training.
45:10:The Bulls Are The New White Sox Who Are The New Cubs.
50:41: Blackhawks Even Sadder This Week Than Last Week.
Per a source, the #CBJ did indeed inquire about Artem Anisimov's availability, but only offered a third-round pick, and wanted the Blackhawks to retain half Anisimov's salary. Went nowhere. Anisimov was approached about waiving his NMC, though.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 26, 2018
56:55: The Bears' Deja Rebuild.
* Pace restarts the clock:
Hard to imagine many other teams in the league that would have that many captains exiting at once.— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) February 26, 2018
Bears have cut OLB Pernell McPhee and S Quintin Demps. Not shocking. Still notable.— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) February 26, 2018
Pace also reveals that the team is letting Willie Young go.— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) February 28, 2018
Ryan Pace on Jan. 1: "As we continue to build more through the draft, we can continue to be a little more selective in free agency. ... We will get better in that area. But primarily our goal is to build through the draft and develop those players."— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) February 26, 2018
1:03:35: Arch Madness!
Note: After this podcast was recorded but before it was posted, Loyola beat UNI 54-40 in the opening round of their conference tournament.
* Meanwhile, about that DePaul arena . . .
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Posted on May 13, 2018