Report: Cubs jump into chase for Angels' Haren

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Report: Cubs jump into chase for Angels' Haren

Per CSN Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney, Jed Hoyer didn't comment on Angels starter Dan Haren yesterday, but the Cubs could be interested in acquiring a rental pitcher. Haren fits that bill, and on Friday morning, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported the Cubs are among the teams interested in dealing for the right-hander.

The Angels are attempting to trade Haren in advance of today's deadline to pick up his 15.5 million option for 2013. The 32-year-old dealt with a back injury and was ineffective by his standards, throwing 176 23 innings with a 4.33 ERA -- both the lowest innings mark and highest ERA of his career. From 2007-2011, Haren threw at least 215 innings with an ERA under 4 in each season, making three All-Star teams and finishing among the top 10 Cy Young vote-getters twice.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles dealt starter Ervin Santana -- also facing an option deadline -- to Kansas City for a 27-year-old Triple-A reliever. While Santana struggled in 2012, that's still a low return for a starter, so perhaps Haren could be had on the cheap.

We'll get a resolution on this sometime today, so stay tuned.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: How long will Mike Glennon last as the starting QB?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: How long will Mike Glennon last as the starting QB?

In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, Dan Cahill and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on the panel. 

The Cubs lineup changes continue. So which young Cub need to play every day? The guys discuss. Plus, Jim Deshaies joins the show live to discuss the state of the Cubs’ rotation.

Mike Glennon is told that this season is his. How long will that last? 

Later, Scott Paddock discusses NASCAR’s big schedule changes for 2018 and how it affects racing at Chicagoland Speedway.

Listen to this edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast here:

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Vinnie Hinostroza talks rookie season and new wrinkle to offseason training

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Vinnie Hinostroza talks rookie season and new wrinkle to offseason training

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, forward Vinnie Hinostroza joins Pat Boyle and evaluates his rookie season, tells us how he has added MMA and Ju-jitsu to his offseason training and is he going to room with Ryan Hartman next season?

Plus, Tracey Myers joins Pat to discuss Patrick Kane’s first interview this offseason, the latest on the Blackhawks coaching moves and tournament fall-out for Artemi Panarin, Marcus Kruger and Alex DeBrincat.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.