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

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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%

Jake Arrieta gives up five runs in first, Cubs fall in series-opener with Red Sox

Jake Arrieta gives up five runs in first, Cubs fall in series-opener with Red Sox

BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning, and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Cubs 5-4 on Friday night.

Every Boston starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez drove in a run each.

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz got the win with six innings of two-run ball, surrendering solo homers to Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. in the early innings before settling in. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Boston has won its last nine interleague games at Fenway Park.

Arrieta logged his shortest start since Aug. 28, 2014, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and giving up 10 hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

Mick Gillispie — the broadcaster for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as well as the Cubs' spring training broadcaster — joins Tony Andracki to break down some of the organization's top prospects, analyzing the beginning of the 2017 season for guys Ian Happ, Duane Underwood, Eloy Jimenez, Chesny Young, Victor Caratini and Trevor Clifton.

Mick also explains the wackiest game in Smokies history, how a winning culture has disseminated throughout the Cubs minor-league teams and what the World Series ring ceremony was like in Tennessee.

Check out the latest edition of the CubsTalk Podcast: