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Chicago: Ring chasers only

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The GIST: With both the WNBA and the MLB in their free agency periods, the Sky and the Cubs are shaking up their rosters.

February 01, 2021
Source: Ned Dishman/Getty Images
Source: Ned Dishman/Getty Images

๐Ÿ€WNBA: ICYMI, forward Candace Parker is coming home to Chicago and joining the Sky after 13 years with the LA Sparks. The news broke on Wednesday, but the deal wasnโ€™t official until now. Welcome home. 

  • Although the two-time MVP is a great addition to the roster, signing Parker means Chicago doesnโ€™t have the cap space to keep Cheyenne Parker, whoโ€™s reportedly heading to the Atlanta Dream. A nightmare. 

โšพ๏ธMLB: The Cubs have added some heavy hitters during this past week of free agency, including LA Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Trevor Williams. Pederson brings some serious power behind the plate, so much so that his Dodgers teammates renamed the month in which they won the 2020 World Series โ€œJoctober.โ€ 

  • Meanwhile, Williamsโ€™ father might be just as pumped to welcome him to Chicagoland as fans are. Sโ€™cute. Williams adds depth to the mound that the North Siders desperately need. 

In less official news, rumor has it that the team is looking at bringing back former Cub Jake Arrietta after his three-season stint with the Philadelphia Phillies. Arrietta was a starting pitcher during the Cubsโ€™ World Series run in 2016. Is the Ricketts family trying to bring the band back together?