Addison Russell spoke to the media for first time since being suspended, the White Sox have serious competition for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado and Corey Crawford said he's ready to return. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:
Our Cubs beat reporters Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki were in the room for Russell's press conference. They provide their thoughts on Russell's comments on this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast.
What did Joe Maddon think about Russell's press conference?
Hamels went through a similar journey as the young Cubs core while coming up with the Phillies. The veteran left-hander said the Cubs can use that knowledge to get back to the promised land.
Albert Almora Jr. knew he'd be asked about Manny Machado, so he showed up to Cubs spring training with a savvy plan.
On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss what the expect from David Bote and Victor Caratini in 2019.
According to multiple reports Sunday, the Padres have offered Manny Machado at least, if not more than, $250 million. The news came a few hours after a report said talks between Bryce Harper and the Phillies are intensifying.
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Jimenez discussed how he, Micker Adolfo and Luis Basabe talk everyday about winning a World Series.
In other White Sox prospect news, 2019 is an all-important year for Luis Robert.
Carlos Rodon's run-up to the 2019 season has been abnormal, and that's a good thing for him. Meanwhile, Daniel Palka has worked all offseason on his defense, but he still feels like the same stud as before.
Tim Anderson may be just 25 years old, but he has quickly become one of the team's leaders. Also, the White Sox bullpen could be nasty this season following the additions of Alex Colomé and Kelvin Herrera.
Friday, Corey Crawford said that he is healthy and ready to play. Crawford has been out since Dec. 16 with a concussion.
Although his numbers don't look great, Cam Ward has been better in net than it may show on any stat sheet.
Despite their recent successful stretch, Blackhawks are still trying to put together a full 60-minute effort.
Lauri Markkanen shined in Friday night's NBA Rising Stars Challenge.