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  1. Kevin Gregg of Chicago Cubs won't face discipline from team

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg was told Friday night by president of baseball operations Theo Epstein his status would remain the same and he would not be released despite the reliever's outspoken public criticism of the team.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  2. Cubs right to consider all options with staff

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- What the Chicago Cubs front office, led By Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, is doing with Dale Sveum and the coaching staff is not out of the ordinary. Epstein and Co. are interested in hiring the best baseball players and instructors to attain...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  3. Reed moving closer to elite closer status

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The White Sox's lost season has had a few positive twists despite the disappointment of one of the worst records in baseball. The ascension of closer Addison Reed toward elite status has gone under the radar for most of the season. Ree...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  4. Hitting coach Manto unsure about future

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have had a disappointing season to say the least. A major part of this season's failure falls on an offense that has been one of the least productive in baseball. The White Sox have scored 536 runs, second lowest i...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Motivating bottom-feeders tough in Sept.

    Bruce Levine

    Motivation for bad ball clubs in September is a challenge for every coaching staff. Most baseball lifers will tell you never to evaluate numbers or look for true talent in the last month of the baseball season. "You can throw all of those Septembe...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  6. Ryne Sandberg of Philadelphia Phillies says PED users should get ...

    Bruce Levine

    Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg said Friday he believes performance-enhancing drug users should receive two- to three-year suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  7. Nats president: Cubs doing it right

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Washington Nationals president and GM Mike Rizzo has built two contending teams from scratch. First as scouting director of the Arizona Diamondbacks and now as an executive of the Nationals, Rizzo has received baseball-wide acclaim for his...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Epstein: International market is strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein thinks 2013 was a very good year for signing international players. The Cubs spent a great deal of money on foreign players and will continue to explore the amateur marketplace thr...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Sale gets rare run support in win

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After receiving the least amount of offensive run support per start (2.57) of any rotation pitcher in baseball this season, Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale's ship came in on Monday evening. Chicago scored six runs for the left-handed pitc...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  10. Sox players have to get used to change

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The loss of teammates due to a lost season on the field was no surprise to the Chicago White Sox players who remain on the club. Alex Rios is the latest casualty of a horrendous baseball campaign that has management changing the fabric...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. Sox GM Hahn has more deals to make

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday he has more work to do changing the personnel of his underachieving team. The ballclub that Hahn must turn around has been among the worst in baseball this season with a 40-69 rec...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  12. Cubs show they won't tolerate bad baseball

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The message was heard loud and clear throughout the Chicago Cubs organization: Bad baseball decisions, such as the one former Cub Julio Borbon made on Friday, will not be tolerated. Borbon tried to advance on a ball thrown in the dirt ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  13. Theo not ready to forecast title contender

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is not quite ready to tell the world when his team will contend for a championship. "It is easier to pinpoint when our prospects might get here than it is when we have a winnin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. Cubs listened to offers for Jeff Samardzija

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although trade conversations really didn't go anywhere, the Chicago Cubs did listen to offers for starter Jeff Samardzija before the non-waiver deadline expired Wednesday. In the real world of baseball business, it is incumbent upon top...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  15. White Soxs future could be on line

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The next 20 hours could determine the fate of the Chicago White Sox's not-too-distant future. Sox GM Rick Hahn has been in deep negotiations with many teams as baseballs non-waiver trading deadline approaches at 3 p.m. CST on Wednesd...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  16. Rios vents about false trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- This time of year baseball players hear their names in trade rumors and are usually able to laugh it off. In the case of Alex Rios, the viral world of Twitter caught him off guard on Friday. Numerous reports circulated that the New Yo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013