Mike Mulligan and David Haugh conducted the daily 5 at 5 segment, debating a variety of questions.
-- Both the Cubs and White Sox swept their weekend series. What does that tell you about each team? Do you see more similarities or weaknesses?
-- The Cubs have been winning despite a shaky bullpen. Are they working through that issue or running in place? If the season can continue, will the Cubs be haunted by their bullpen issues? Is it avoidable or inevitable that the bullpen will struggle?
-- The White Sox's rookie class is making an impact. What stands out to you about the group? Is center fielder Luis Robert leading off for good or will that change when shortstop Tim Anderson returns? Do you see second baseman Nick Madrigal as a mainstay in the lineup?
-- What was your biggest takeaway from the Blackhawks' win against the Oilers in Game 1 of their qualifying-round series? How will it impact Game 2 on Monday night? Will this be a short series or is it going the distance?
-- Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and center Kofi Cockburn each withdrew from the NBA Draft and are returning to school. Are the Illini now a legitimate NCAA title contender?
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