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December 7, 2016 View email in browser

Don’t stop now, boys

Message received: White Sox GM Rick Hahn said we’d know the direction of the team after the first offseason move and after yesterday’s trade of Chris Sale … it’s rebuild to win later. “This is an effort to move more toward being able to sustain ourselves at that higher echelon,” Hahn said. Did the White Sox get four can’t-miss prospects from the Red Sox, asks Paul Sullivan? Or two guaranteed major leaguers (one with a tie to reality TV) and a couple of maybes? Let the debate (and work for new manager Rick Renteria) begin. As for the departed ace, he’s looking forward to joining a serious contender in the Red Sox. Sale’s time in Chicago was full of strikeouts – and a little controversy (remember when he tried to get into the Royals clubhouse?). “It didn’t work out the way we wanted it to in Chicago,” he said today, “but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of great moments.”

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Sun sets

The Cubs acquired closer Wade Davis for outfielder Jorge Soler (we’ll miss you, sun puns). That’s one less piece in Joe Maddon’s position-player roulette, writes Steve Rosenbloom.

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Sharing is caring

As first reported here, the Cubs won the World Series. Curse smurse, what’s the playoff share? $368,871.59 apiece. Oh wow. But second-guessing Joe Maddon? Still? Priceless.

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‘This is a tough one to handle’

Rashaan Salaam, the Bears’ first-round pick in 1995, was found dead on Monday. He was 42. Dave Wannstedt: “It’s so saddening, such a tragedy. He loved football.”

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Rumor has it

Is Vic Fangio on his way out? “It’s so out of left field, it might be absolutely correct.” One of his guys just earned a defensive honor. As for the offense … questions, so many questions.

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Bad news, good news

Bad news: After last night’s 102-91 loss, that’s four defeats in five games and six in nine for the Bulls. Good news: Dwyane Wade joined a superfun statistical group.

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Good news, bad news

Good news: Marian Hossa scored twice, as the Hawks blanked the Coyotes. Bad news: Brent Seabrook injured, joining Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford as question marks.

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