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Past articles by Phil:

Cubs Add Power Hitter Matt Shaw, Who Seeks Quick Trip To Chicago

There’s comfort for the Cubs in drafting college hitters. The success of Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner made it easy for them to add Matt Shaw. → Read More

White Sox Look To Life After Anderson, Drafting Jacob Gonzalez

With eight-year regular Tim Anderson seemingly in decline, the White Sox are looking for shortstops. They took Ole Miss' Jacob Gonzalez in the first round of the draft. → Read More

Will Poles Find A “Blue” Player Waiting At 9 Or Trade Down Again?

Once poised atop the upcoming draft, the Bears sent the first overall pick to Indianapolis for wide receiver D.J. Moore as well as four draft picks, including the ninth overall. But nobody knows if GM Ryan Poles will use No. 9 or trade down again, which could give him five of the top 64 choices. → Read More

Chicago Cubs Claim Wade Miley, Start Spending Money Again

Having shed almost $150 million in salaries over the last year, the Cubs were positioned to add veteran left-hander Wade Miley for only the waiver price. → Read More

After Picking Kmet, Johnson, Will Bears Reach To Add A Quarterback?

The Bears have pretty much played it by the book in selecting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet and Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson with their first two draft picks. They have five picks in the final four rounds, and one of them could be spent on a quarterback to groom as a possible long-term fit. → Read More

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Mickelson Isn’t Eligible For US Open And Says He Won’t Accept Special Exemption, If One Is Offered

Phil Mickelson has slid to 72nd in world rankings, leaving him in danger of not being exempt for the US Open at Winged Foot in June. He says he won't accept a special exemption if the USGA offers him one, as he'd rather attempt to qualify alongside other pros and top amateurs. → Read More

After The Padres Claim Manny Machado, The White Sox May Pursue Bryce Harper More Aggressively

Where do the White Sox go after failing to land Manny Machado? The obvious move is to become even more aggressive trying to sign Bryce Harper. There are other intriguing names still on the market but no one could do more to make the Sox interesting than Harper. → Read More

Financial Cost Was Right On Quintana But Cubs Will Regret Giving Up Jimenez, Cease

From 2013 through '16, Jose Quintana was overshadowed by White Sox teammate Chris Sale yet quietly ranked seventh among major-league starters in WAR, tied with Madison Bumgarner. Along with his team-friendly contract that's why the Cubs spent heavily to get him but he hasn't produced as expected. → Read More

Ricketts Says Unproductive Darvish, Chatwood Deals Kept Cubs Out Of Bryce Harper Market

While the Cubs are a high-revenue team, they are conspicuously absent in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, instead keeping a close eye on the budget this winter. Team chairman Tom Ricketts points to the team's unproductive spending on free agents Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood last winter. → Read More

White Sox Work Toward Getting A Deal With Machado While Keeping An Eye On Harper

The White Sox are attempting to sign Manny Machado and could still play a major role in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes as the market boils down to what happens between a handful of teams, with the Phillies and White Sox front and center. → Read More

White Sox Appear To Be Building Around Machado Even Before Signing Machado

The White Sox continue to recruit Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, and have been busy adding veterans to the roster to make the team appear more competitive next season. The cast of players added includes two who are among Machado's best friends, Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay. → Read More

For Bears, Swapping Playoff Goat Cody Parkey For Another Kicker Would Be Expensive

The Bears have struggled at placekicker since releasing Robbie Gould after a poor preseason performance in 2016, with Cody Parkey's critical miss on Sunday the latest example. But they invested so heavily in Parkey that making another change will be an expensive proposition. → Read More

Cubs Should Continue To Value Addison Russell If He Shows Growth In His Personal Life

Theo Epstein signed Daniel Descalso on Tuesday, adding to middle infield depth that was already a strength for the Cubs. Epstein could trade from this depth but must be mindful that the Cubs have a .617 winning percentage since 2015 when Addison Russell is the starting shortstop. → Read More

Driven To Create Buzz In A Challenging Marketplace, White Sox Could Sign Harper And Machado

With their regional cable television future in flux because the Cubs will apparently abandon the crosstown partnership, the White Sox have extremely motivated to make a splash in free agency. They have so little money committed long term they can afford to sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. → Read More

White Sox Hope Their Pursuit of Harper, Machado Ends Differently Than Rodriguez Sweepstakes

The White Sox have surprisingly become serious players in bidding for the two top free agents, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. They have the motivation and the payroll flexibility to land the big fish, which they couldn't do when they pursued Alex Rodriguez 18 years ago. → Read More

Cubs Might Have To Consider Dealing Quintana For Hicks To Add A Quality Hitter

There's been little interesting speculation about what the Cubs can do to improve their lineup. Here are some suggestions, topped by the Yankees' switch-hitting center fielder, who is only a year away from free agency and possibly available in a trade. → Read More

Theo Epstein's Hands Are Tied By Spending In Previous Years

With their payroll already headed beyond MLB's Competitive Balance Tax threshold, the Cubs may not be able to add a big bat from outside the organization, let alone seriously chase Bryce Harper. → Read More

White Sox roster outlook for 2019: Who's likely to return and who's likely to depart

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn always is looking for upgrades but the 2019 roster figures to be built around the players who were at Guaranteed Rate Field this season. → Read More

White Sox roster outlook for 2019: Who's likely to return and who's likely to depart

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn always is looking for upgrades but the 2019 roster figures to be built around the players who were at Guaranteed Rate Field this season. → Read More