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The Bernstein Brief: Cubs Splurging Again On International Prospects

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Experts agree an MLB international draft is coming, but until then, the flawed system remains, and the Cubs just exploited it again with another big-money binge. 160 more words

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Bernstein: Two Leagues, Two Cap Realities

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) At first glance, it looks surprising that the NHL has a higher salary cap number than the NBA for the upcoming season. 617 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Still Need Another Guard

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) If the Bulls really are positioning themselves to contend for the NBA title in 2015-’16, they are still missing a critical piece and may not have the needed resources to acquire it. 270 more words

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Bernstein: Jackie Robinson West Officials Just Making It Worse

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Thrashing around in the rubble of their crumbled fraud, the purported adults behind the Jackie Robinson West baseball fiasco don’t seem to know when to stop. 618 more words

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Bernstein: Kris Bryant's Season Is Night And Day

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Cubs rookie Kris Bryant has put up solid numbers at the outset of what promises to be a successful big league career. 255 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: 22nd Pick Is Usually Bad

By Dan Bernstein–

(CBS) Drafts are fun because new is fun. Disbursement of talent is inherently exciting merely due to the unknowns in another class of NBA wannabees, grabbing their team logo caps and gushing about their new team and city, only to be traded five minutes later for the rights to a different seven-foot Montenegrin. 161 more words

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Bernstein: 3-On-3 NHL Overtime? Why Not?

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Anything that decreases the frequency of something as silly as the NHL shootout is fine by me.

We can table the discussion of the loser-point for another day, but the idea that just being tied at the end of regulation merits better position in the standings is itself a recognition that what comes after 60 minutes of hard-fought hockey is already somewhat superfluous. 574 more words

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