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Mark Prior signs with the Red Sox. Seriously.

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Mark Prior signs with the Red Sox. Seriously.

Yes, Mark Prior is still around.

Seriously.

The oft-injured former Cubs pitcher has apparently caught on with the Boston Red Sox. He will build up arm strength in extended spring training before the organization determines the best place for him.

Prior hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006, when he was with the Cubs. He's had stints with the minor league teams of Rangers, Padres and Yankees but none have panned out. At 31, there is still a lot of time left to turn things around.

If only his arm will cooperate.

Good for him. From a fan who loved watched Prior (when healthy, of course), I hope he can crack the big leagues once again. It would be a huge story. Heck, maybe they'll make a TV movie out of it. They'll probably make one off of Jamie Moyer's 2012 season anyways.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should Bulls use Lauri Markkanen as centerpiece of a trade to bring in a superstar?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should Bulls use Lauri Markkanen as centerpiece of a trade to bring in a superstar?

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly), Danny Parkins (670 The Score) and Lauren Comitor (The Athletic) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Manny Machado Mania continues in Chicago. Do the Cubs even need to trade for him to win the World Series this year?

Ricky Renteria has to bench another player for not hustling. Is this becoming a problem on the South Side?

Plus, Lauri Markkanen is named to the All-Rookie team. Could he be the centerpiece of a trade if the Bulls want to acquire a superstar or move up in the draft? 

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Marlon Byrd discusses his suspensions for PED use and Ozzie Guillen offers a solution to the PED problem

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Marlon Byrd discusses his suspensions for PED use and Ozzie Guillen offers a solution to the PED problem

Ozzie Guillen explains why he thinks Manny Machado is a better fit for the Cubs than the White Sox. Plus, Guillen and Marlon Byrd react to 19-year-old Juan Soto hitting a homer in his first at-bat with the Nationals.

Later in the show the guys debate who had the better rants in front of the media: Guillen or Byrd?

Finally, Byrd opens up about his PED suspensions, relates to the guys caught using PEDs now and Guillen offers up a solution to rid baseball of PEDs entirely.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: