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Cubs finalize Byrd deal

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Cubs finalize Byrd deal

Well, that was a whole lot easier than the Theo Epstein compensation.

The Cubs and Red Sox finalized the Marlon Byrd deal Tuesday, as Boston sent 22-year-old left-hander Hunter Cervenka to the Cubs as the player to be named. This is in addition to local product Michael Bowden, whom the Cubs received immediately.

Cervenka, the Red Sox 27th round pick int he '08 draft, has never pitched above Class-A. He does boast a stellar 13.8 K9 in nine games (15.2 innings) this year, but has a bloated 6.9 BB9 to go along with an 8.04 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.

Cervenka has started 23 games in his minor-league career, but only five since 2010. He carries a career 6-19 record.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Daniel Gafford brings it all in his first meaningful game

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Daniel Gafford brings it all in his first meaningful game

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue join Kevin Anderson to discuss Daniel Gafford, Lauri Markkanen’s prolonged slump, and adjusting expectations.

1:30 - Reaction to Daniel Gafford’s breakout game and what he brings to the Bulls

7:10 - The best way to use Gafford moving forward

9:45 - How Gafford and Wendell Carter playing together helps Wendell

10:50 - On Lauri Markkanen’s extended slump and is it time for a lineup change?

14:40 - Will and Kendall on advice they would give Lauri

17:20 - On importance of LaVine and Markkanen and inconsistent minutes

19:30 - Would a game off be a good idea to help Markkanen?

22:15 - Is it time to adjust our expectations for the Bulls this season?

27:00 - At what points will Bulls know what kind of team they are?

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Daniel Gafford breaks out in loss to Bucks

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Daniel Gafford breaks out in loss to Bucks

On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders podcast, Matt Peck, Dave Watson, and John Sabine react to the Bulls 115-101 loss to the Bucks.

0:45                        Reaction to breakout game from Daniel Gafford

3:30                        On Gafford getting limited minutes and not playing in the 4th quarter

7:00                        Viewer comment on sitting Markkanen

8:55                        Viewer comment on on Zach and Lauri

10:15                     On the rotations and bench play

12:45                     Viewer comment on Coby White long-term potential

14:30                     Dave needs to do a show with no hat?

16:15                     Viewer comment on Zach LaVine

18:00                     Viewer trade idea with Warriors

19:45                     Viewer comment brings back Rose memories

20:05                     Change the starting lineup?

22:05                     Viewer makes Sabine happy by referencing Doncic

23:10                     Matt Peck breaks his mic

25:00                     On the Bucks having fun before the Bulls game

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