Kane, Bryant, Butler: Results from the 'Best of 2016' Chicago sports polls


Kane, Bryant, Butler: Results from the 'Best of 2016' Chicago sports polls

Check out the results below from our 'Best of 2016' polls on everything that happened this past year in the Chicago sports world.

Blackhawks MVP

Patrick Kane – 48%

Corey Crawford – 20%

Jonathan Toews – 11%

Duncan Keith – 8%

Other – 13%

Bulls MVP

Jimmy Butler – 54%

Dwyane Wade – 16%

Derrick Rose – 16%

Taj Gibson – 8%

Other – 6%

Cubs MVP

Kris Bryant – 51%

Anthony Rizzo – 19%

David Ross – 16%

Jon Lester – 7%

Other – 7%

White Sox MVP

Chris Sale – 45%

Adam Eaton – 19%

Jose Quintana – 12%

Jose Abreu – 11%

Other – 13%

Bears MVP

Jordan Howard – 54%

Leonard Floyd – 13%

Akiem Hicks – 11%

Cody Whitehair – 10%

Other – 12%

Fire MVP

Arturo Alvarez – 34%

David Accam – 23%

Michael de Leeuw – 15%

Johan Kappelhof – 13%

Other – 15%

Breakout Player of the Year

Kyle Hendricks – 48%

Artemi Panarin – 28%

Jordan Howard – 13%

Tim Anderson – 6%

Other – 5%

Best New Addition

Artem Anisimov – 39%

Aroldis Chapman – 33%

Todd Frazier – 13%

Akiem Hicks – 7%

Other – 8%

Best Twitter Follow

Jon Lester – 36%

Kyle Long – 24%

Dwyane Wade – 17%

Robin Lopez – 8%

Other – 15%

Best Social Moment

Rossy Retirement Gift from Ellen – 46%

LeBron’s Cubs bet – 29%

David Robertson’s Spidey Son – 9%

Bears Mannequin Challenge – 8%

Other – 8%

Wrigley Field Concert

Pearl Jam – 50%

Luke Bryan – 18%

Billy Joel – 16%

Phish – 8%

Other – 8%

Stadium Concert (Not at Wrigley)

Bruce Springsteen – 35%

Guns N’ Roses – 23%

Chance the Rapper – 19%

Beyonce – 10%

Other – 13%

Cubs recall Jeimer Candelario, option Dylan Floro to Triple-A

Cubs recall Jeimer Candelario, option Dylan Floro to Triple-A

With injuries piling up on the infield, the Cubs recalled Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa on Monday. 

Candelario will be immediately available as the Cubs begin a four-game set with the Washington Nationals, but he isn't slated to start in the opener. The move gives the North Siders needed depth as Addison Russell, who left Sunday's game with shoulder pain, and Ben Zobrist (wrist) remain sidelined. 

This is the 23-year-old's second stint with the big league club. He hit .143 with two RBI last month. In the minors, Candelario is a career .270 hitter with 65 homers and 402 RBI. 

To make room, the Cubs optioned Dylan Floro to Triple-A. Floro has surrendered six earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in the majors. 

Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update

Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update

The Cubs are down to only one starter in next month's All-Star Game in Miami: reigning MVP Kris Bryant.

Jason Heyward lost his grip on the final starting outfielder spot to Marlins star Marcell Ozuna in the latest All-Star balloting update released by the MLB:

That may be for the best, as the Cubs are currently banged up (Heyward. Ben Zobrist and Kyle Hendricks are on the disabled list) and slogging through a season where they've hovered around .500. So maybe four days off in a row would be beneficial for the defending champs.

Heyward is 29,270 votes behind Ozuna and Zobrist is 118,248 votes behind Heyward. It appears as if Washington's Bryce Harper and Colorado's Charlie Blackmon are sure things for the top two outfielder spots in the NL.

Bryant is only 58,082 votes ahead of Nolan Arenado at third base. Anthony Rizzo trails Ryan Zimmerman at first base, Javy Baez comes in well behind Daniel Murphy at second base and Buster Posey has more than twice as many votes as runner-up Willson Contreras at catcher.

Addison Russell is third among shortstops. Kyle Schwarber — despite being demoted to the minors last week — is eighth among NL outfielders.

It's a far cry from 2016, when the Cubs made up all four infield spots in the NL starting lineup.

Voting ends in four days. Fans can head to MLB.com to vote.