Rizzo named Cubs' minor league player of the month

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Rizzo named Cubs' minor league player of the month

With the Cubs hovering around last place, many fans have already been clamoring for the organization to call up top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson.

Those critics only figure to get louder with the news Wednesday that the Cubs named Rizzo minor league player of the month for April. Right-handed reliever Frank Batista was named the organization's pitcher of the month.

Rizzo hit .384 in April with three doubles, seven homers and 23 RBI in just 22 games while posting a 1.093 OPS. He tore up Triple-A for the Padres last season (1.056 OPS), too, but the 22-year-old struggled horribly in his cup of coffee in the big leagues (.141 AVG, 46 Ks in 128 at-bats).

Batista, 23, did not surrender a run in 9.2 innings while pitching for both Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. He also notched five saves at Tennessee.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's Dwyane Wade's future with the Bulls?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's Dwyane Wade's future with the Bulls?

Chris Hine (Chicago Tribune) and Brian Hedger (nhl.com) join Kap on the panel.  Dwyane Wade talks about his future with the Bulls. Will he exercise his player option and return next year if the Bulls’ struggle continue? The guys talk NBA with CSNChicago.com’s Vincent Goodwill.

How can Stan Bowman help Jonathan Toews at the deadline? And Dabo Swinney compares Deshaun Watson to Michael Jordan.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Jose Quintana trade rumors and SoxFest preview

White Sox Talk Podcast: Jose Quintana trade rumors and SoxFest preview

When will a possible Jose Quintana trade go from a watch to a warning?

Chuck Garfien, Dan Hayes, Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka break down the Quintana trade talks and what it will be like for him this weekend at SoxFest after months of trade rumors.

The guys also discuss what the White Sox roster might look like on Opening Day, and Hayes reveals his 2016 Hall of Fame ballot.

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Plus listen for a special White Sox Talk Podcast giveaway: two free passes to SoxFest and the chance to play bags with Garfien and Todd Frazier at SoxFest.

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