The Mailbag: When Is Robin Ventura Going To Be Fired?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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One Dance With Ozzie Was More Than Enough

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You honestly didn’t think the Chicago Sun-Times would have Joe Cowley covering baseball for three days and we wouldn’t get a story about Ozzie Guillen, did you? You new to Chicago sports?

Cowley was in Minneapolis to help cover the All-Star Game, and sure enough, an interview with Ozzie Guillen suddenly materialized – and guess who wants to come back to the White Sox!

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Report: Bulls A Favorite To Land Carmelo Anthony

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There aren’t many reporters more in tune with the inner-workings of the NBA than Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and that could be either very good or very bad news for you, Bulls fan, depending on your perspective or preference.

The word right now is that Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward opting out of his deal with the Knicks and leaving New York. According to Woj, Chicago is one of the two favorites to land him.

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Jerry Reinsdorf Isn’t Happy With Where The Search For A Commissioner Is Going

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Ever since Bud Selig replaced Fay Vincent as MLB commissioner, he and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf have been seen as allies. It was Reinsdorf who helped Selig take over the job in the first place, and it was Reinsdorf standing right by Selig’s side supporting him during the 1994 player’s strike that cost everybody a World Series.

Since then, Jerry has always had a direct line to the commissioner’s office, but Bud Selig is scheduled to retire in January, and his succession plan is causing some cracks to show in the foundation of their relationship.

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The White Sox Middle Infield Glut Loses Some Dead Weight

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On Tuesday the White Sox announced that they’d promoted prospect Micah Johnson from Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte. Considering Johnson’s performance in Birmingham — a slash line of .329/.414/.466 with 10 stolen bases — the move certainly made sense.

But it also raised some questions.

The White Sox have a lot of middle infield options right now, and Johnson was adding to what was already a somewhat crowded situation in Charlotte, a situation that would only get worse when Jeff Keppinger was activated and the Sox likely sent Marcus Semien down to Charlotte.

But we don’t have to worry about that situation anymore.

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The Mailbag: Would Tom Thibodeau Really Go To The Lakers?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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The Bulls Are Reportedly Trying To Trade Carlos Boozer

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Throughout history mankind has made a habit of attempting to do the impossible. Many times, Man has failed, but there have been other times when, despite all the odds against him, Man has succeeded.

We learned how to fly. We not only sent people into space, but we put them on the moon. We deep fried a Twinkie.

And now, for our latest attempt to tell the laws of physics and nature to fuck off, the Bulls will attempt to trade Carlos Boozer.

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What Should Be The Bulls Priority This Summer?

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You’re Jerry Reinsdorf and Gar Forman, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

The Bulls season ended last night, and while I’ll have a post up on the season later today, right now I was interested in getting your thoughts. We all know everything Bulls fans want the team to do this winter, but what if they can only do one thing?

What’s more important to you: getting Carmelo or amnestying Boozer? A healthy Derrick Rose, or Nikola Mirotic?

So if the Bulls were allowed to do only one thing this summer — hey, maybe Adam Silver will go mad with power after banning Donald Sterling — what would you do?

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Jerry Reinsdorf Has Made Some Wise Decisions

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Here’s something for you to think about the next time you’re told that the Bulls don’t want to go into luxury tax territory. Forbes released its 2014 valuations of every NBA franchise, and it turns out there are three NBA teams currently worth $1 billion — with a B — or more.

And the Bulls are one of them.

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