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Enderle waived, closing another Martz chapter

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Enderle waived, closing another Martz chapter

Former offensive coordinator Mike Martz gushed when he talked about quarterback Nathan Enderle. Martz had personally gone to the University of Idaho to work Enderle out and was a voice for the Bears drafting him last year.

Just as he was for signing tight end Brandon Manumaleuna. Just as he was with being OK with Caleb Hanie as the No. 2 quarterback last season. Just as he was for trading away pass-catching tight end Greg Olsen.

Enderle has gone the way of Manumaleuna and Hanie (and Martz) as the Bears waived the 2011 fifth-round pick as minicamp ended on Thursday.

In a year when rookie quarterbacks at least played and some made impact debuts in the NFL Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, Blaine Gabbert Enderle was active for only four games and did not see the field in a time of quarterback freefall for the Bears after Jay Cutlers injury.

Enderles release means that the Bears will go to camp with four quarterbacks Cutler, Jason Campbell, Josh McCown and rookie undrafted free agent Matt Blanchard from Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The Bears also waived reserve guard Mansfield Wrotto, signed earlier this offseason.

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

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

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

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