Monday, August 1, 2011

Random Happenings

     Well, there isn't a whole lot to talk about or break news about.  The White Sox ended a home series against the Boston Red Sox, losing the series 1-2. They open up a 4 game set at U.S. Cellular Field with the New York Yankees. I'm glad to still see Gavin Floyd and John Danks still on the Southside. GM Kenny Williams was thinking of trading the two before the trade deadline on July 31st, something I don't quite understand as they have been the key to the teams success as they are only 4 games out first place in the AL Central. 
     The Cubs FINALLY won their first game on this current road trip against arch-rival St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs were on a 5 game skid prior to the 6-3 victory. According to Jayson Stark of, the Cubs are one of the biggest losers (surprise,surprise) when it came to this years trading before the deadline. The Cubs ranked as one of the lowest teams, biggest losers, only sending Kosuke Fukudome to Cleveland, taking most of his salary and getting nothing instant in return. This feels about right.
     Over to the Bears, negotiations are still going on between the Bears and running back Matt Forte. Forte, 26, is looking for a contract extension from his rookie contract. If the Bears blow this one, Jerry Angelo better pack up and hide the rest of his life since every Bears fan in the nation will probably riot and seek the GM with all of past week's headaches. 
     This one is a little late but took a back-burner to all of the Bears news, the Blackhawks are interested in goaltender Ray Emery, who they invited to their training camp and have until October to sign him or not. Emery is making a comeback into the NHL since he was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, where blood stops flowing to the ball of the hip. Since then, Emery has recovered and recorded 7-2 record with a .926 save percentage last season with the Anaheim Ducks. The Blackhawks will most likely go with Corey Crawford to goal tend this season. Alexander Salak, who the Blackhawks signed in May will most likely contend with Emery for the number 2 spot as goalie. The Blackhawks should be wise on sign their backup goalie since Crawford has not fully proven himself in full season in the NHL as a starter. 
     Also, in the NFL, WR Randy Moss hung up the cleats today and is leaving the NFL.

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