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Bad news, Bears: Rodgers wants to be a Packer for life


Bad news, Bears: Rodgers wants to be a Packer for life

There was a time when Brett Favre was more a scourge of Chicago than Mrs. OLearys cow. Then Lovie Smith came and the Bears owned Favre (6-2).

Then Favre left and darkness (spelled A-a-r-o-n-R-o-d-g-e-r-s) once again descended over the land. The Bears are 2-7 against Green Bay Packers teams led by Rodgers.

More worrisome is that it could be getting worse. Green Bays winning margins have been 7, 7, 10 and 14 over the last four games. The Packers have scored 10, 21, 27 and 35 points in those games, point totals having nothing to do with Jay Cutlers thumb or knee.

The problem for the Bears is that, unlike Favre, Rodgers is giving no indication of leaving.

Where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are engaged in a potentially damaging taffy pull involving a franchise tag as well Rogers made clear in an exclusive interview with Mike Vandermause up at the Green Bay Press Gazette that he doesnt see himself having Brees problems, or leaving.

I want to be a Packer for life and I dont see myself going anywhere else, Rodgers told Mike. I dont think the Packers would even get close to that.

When the negotiation time does come I have confidence in my representation and I know were going to do a fair deal, its fair for them and for me. And hopefully Ill feel good about it.

If he does, chances are the Bears and Chicago wont.

Dallas Keuchel frustrated with White Sox' effort in loss to Tigers

Dallas Keuchel frustrated with White Sox' effort in loss to Tigers

Dallas Keuchel took his teammates to task after Monday’s uninspiring 5-1 loss at the hands of the Detroit Tigers.

The White Sox arrived in Detroit in the wee hours Monday morning after losing a hard-fought, extra innings, rain-delayed game vs. the Indians on Sunday, and Keuchel says the team let that carry over into Monday’s game.

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“I would’ve liked to see the team play better tonight,” Keuchel said. “We just came out flat, and I feel like we stayed flat the whole game.

“We’ve got some guys coming out and taking professional at-bats, being professional on the mound, and doing what it takes to win, and we’ve got some guys kinda going through the motions. So, we need to clean a lot of things up.

“If we wanna be in this thing at the end of the season, we’re going to have to start that now. When you have enough talent to potentially win every game it’s very frustrating when you have games like this and it just seems like we were out of it from the get go... Today was one of the first games I've seen subpar play from everybody."

While that is obviously not the assessment fans want to hear from one of the top free agents the White Sox brought in this season, it’s that leadership that the team coveted so much from Keuchel in the first place. Leading is easy during a hot streak, but it’s more important during losing skids. Keuchel seems to understand that’s what the White Sox need as they try to transition from rebuilding team to playoff contenders.

“There’s going to be a lot of learning curves for this team, just because of the process that this team has been under for the last two or three years, and this is one of them. We faced a challenge tonight and hopefully we can come out tomorrow and strap it up and play some White Sox baseball.”

Tuesday’s expected return of Tim Anderson, whose energy has been noticeably missing since he suffered a groin strain on July 31, should help the team regain that spark. As one of the Sox’ most consistent hitters he should also help the sluggish offense, which has only mustered 11 runs over the last six games.

“We have a great opportunity these next couple of games to get some wins and keep moving the wagons forward,” Keuchel said. “As frustrating as it is tonight, we could very well easily come out tomorrow and play like we’re supposed to and then win the series on Wednesday.”

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Cubs' Javier Báez, wife Irmarie are expecting a second child

Cubs' Javier Báez, wife Irmarie are expecting a second child

Cubs shortstop Javier Báez made a big announcement on Monday: he and his wife, Irmarie, are expecting a second child. 

Báez revealed the news in an adorable social media post with the help of his 2-year-old son, Adrian.

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Congrats to the Báez family!

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