Left: White Sox general manager Rick Hahn; Right: Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein

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5@5: How Does MLB-MLBPA Deal Affect Cubs, Sox?

The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Mully & Haugh Show
March 30, 2020 - 10:40 am

(670 The Score) On its daily 5 at 5 segment Monday morning, the Mully & Haugh crew debated a variety of questions.

-- What effect does the new MLB-MLBPA deal addressing labor concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic have on the Cubs and White Sox? Which team is more impacted by it and why? Which team will be in better shape if and when the season resumes and why?

-- Which sports league will be the first to return to action with or without fans: the NBA, NHL, MLB or NFL?

-- After the trade to acquire Nick Foles to compete with Mitchell Trubisky for the starting quarterback job and with third-stringer Tyler Bray returning, are the Bears out of the player procurement business at the most important position on the field? Will they draft one? If not, who represents the future at the position?

-- The NFL general manager subcommittee recommended pushing back the April 23 start of the draft in order to have more time to evaluate prospects and have the chance to interview them, but the league chose to move forward as scheduled. In place of in-person interviews, the league will allow teams to contact an unlimited number of prospects up to three times per week for one hour at a time via phone calls or video conference. Does that potentially give teams even more time to talk to these prospects and thus mitigate the lack of an in-person visit? Will teams be more or less prepared for the draft?

-- Quarterback Cam Newton posted an Instagram video over the weekend in which he looked strong, healthy and fluid throwing the ball and dropping back. Did the Bears err in passing on Newton? Should they reconsider based on the potential suggested in the video? Which team will sign Newton?

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