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  1. Sale learns from facing Pujols

    Bruce Levine

    If you're a young pitcher, like Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale, you might as well shake the butterflies out by facing baseball's best hitter. Call the experience a learning curve for Sale who hit Albert Pujols in his first at bat then gave...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  2. A-Ram to Brewers tips scales

    Bruce Levine

    Although the balance of power in the NL Central shifted last week with the St. Louis Cardinals losing Albert Pujols, whatever positives the Chicago Cubs took away from that transaction were tempered by Monday's news that the rival Milwaukee Brewers w...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  3. Pujols deal sets up well for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    DALLAS -- The Chicago Cubs come away from the winter meetings with a couple of little deals on the table but also a sense that they may have gained a stronger hold on returning to prominence in the National League Central without even having made a m...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  4. Epstein focused on smaller moves

    Bruce Levine

    DALLAS - Although the Chicago Cubs have been rumored to be in the Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols sweepstakes for months, president for baseball operations Theo Epstein says he is more interested in focusing on little deals to improve the team. The...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  5. Cubs play it coy on Fielder, Pujols

    Bruce Levine

    DALLAS - The Chicago Cubs were not going to confirm or deny reports that they made an offer to free-agent slugger Albert Pujols on Tuesday. They also wouldn't comment on whether or not they will make an offer to Prince Fielder in the coming days. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  6. Cubs not swinging for fences on first day

    Bruce Levine

    DALLAS -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer talked to Albert Pujols' agent Dan Lozano on Monday at the winter meetings. However, the Cubs fan base should probably hold off on getting Pujols jerse...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  7. Cubs' strategy for Pujols, Fielder is sound

    Bruce Levine

    Perception is the key to all leverage and in the case of the Chicago Cubs' interest in free agents Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the perception that they are interested in both players should help them hone in on the one they really want. Havi...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  8. Chat alert: Levine talks Cubs at 11 a.m.

    Bruce Levine

    Ask Bruce Levine whether he thinks the Cubs will go after Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols when he enters the chat room. Submit questions here and come back for the chat....

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  9. Video: Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle to Marlins?

    Bruce Levine

    The Marlins make offers to free agents Albert Pujols, Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes....

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  10. Hoyer: Cubs must rebuild rotation

    Bruce Levine

    The big-ticket free agents in baseball's 2011 free agent class -- prolific power hitters Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder - are on the offensive side of things, but look for the Chicago Cubs to target pitching when the team begins weighing offseason ...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  11. Theriot: Pujols to Cubs a 'gamechanger'

    Bruce Levine

    St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot is too gratified by the joy of winning a World Series title to lament the loss of manager Tony La Russa, but Theriot did take a moment Tuesday to consider another possible Cardinals loss. Albert Pujols is...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  12. Fielder better choice for Cubs than Pujols

    Bruce Levine

    Looking at a season that appears to be lost, the Chicago Cubs and their fans are already looking forward to 2012. The top two free agents in the marketplace are the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols and the Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder. The int...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  13. Carlos Zambrano lashes out at Chicago Cubs, Carlos Marmol after a...

    Bruce Levine

    Carlos Zambrano called the Cubs a "Triple A team" and called out Carlos Marmol after another loss.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols' second walk-off home run in as many days gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 win and a sweep over the Cubs on Sunday at Busch Stadium. The Cubs have lost six straight. The good: Right-hander Carlos Zambrano kept the Card...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  15. Quade up all night revisiting Pujols HR

    Bruce Levine

    Call it "Sleepless in St. Louis." Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade admitted to rethinking his options all night on Saturday after Albert Pujols' home run in the 12th inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win and sent the Cubs to a fifth strai...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  16. Pitching to Pujols doesn't end well

    Bruce Levine

    ST. LOUIS -- Normally, walking the other team's best hitter with the game on the line and a base open is a no-brainer. However, with two outs and nobody on in the 12th inning on Saturday, Cubs manager Mike Quade chose to have Jeff Samardzija pitch to...

    Blog | June 04, 2011