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  1. 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
  2. Scouts: A lot to like about Keppinger

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The imminent signing of Jeff Keppinger by the Chicago White Sox gives the team plenty of latitude when it comes to their infield mix in 2013. I polled five top baseball talent evaluators at the winter meetings about Keppinger's...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  3. Podsednik, LaHair stuck to their dreams

    Bruce Levine

    Perseverance is word often used to point out the depth of what the human spirit can drive a person to become. In the case of both Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair and Boston Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik, a love of baseball and a belief i...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  4. Paul Konerko sees Sox as a contender

    Bruce Levine

    Most baseball experts were ready to hand the AL Central championship to the Detroit Tigers in spring training, but Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko believes that his team can play with Detroit. "The key for us is that we came out of the gat...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. Cost was too high for Theo compensation

    Bruce Levine

    The fact that it took almost four months to agree on compensation for Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein shows a general disconnect between the Boston Red Sox and Cubs. Larry Lucchino, the very bright and overbearing Red So...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  6. Theo: Compensation talks might need help

    Bruce Levine

    Theo Epstein said Thursday he is not sure if the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox can resolve their compensation issue without the help of Major League Baseball. The two clubs agreed there would be some sort of compensation for Epstein, who left hi...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  7. Source -- Chicago Cubs and Kerry Wood close on one-year deal

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Kerry Wood are close on a one-year deal with an option for 2013, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  8. Cubs have big decision to make on Garza

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have a big decision to make in the next few weeks about the status of starting pitcher Matt Garza. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have been in contact with a number of teams, including ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  9. 2011 in Review: Top 5 Cubs stories

    Bruce Levine

    1. Theo Epstein hired: In a franchise-altering decision, Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts decided to create a new position, president of baseball operations, in order to interview and hire Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. Epstein, who h...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. With manager in place, time to pick team

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have $58,500,000 coming off their 2011 payroll. How will president of baseball operations Theo Epstein divvy up his baseball budget in 2012? A team's baseball budget and baseball payroll are two different things. The Cubs will ha...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  11. Cubs talked to DeMarlo Hale about job

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein dropped a new name into the conversation about candidates for the Cubs manager job on Monday night. Epstein, who already interviewed four people during an eight-day span, said...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  12. Theo Epstein mentions Boston Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale as ...

    Bruce Levine

    Theo Epstein mentions Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale as potential candidate for Cubs job.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  13. No mystery why Cubs will consider Sveum

    Bruce Levine

    Dale Sveum may be a mystery man to the Chicago Cubs fan base, however, among baseball people he is looked at as a top-flight candidate to manage in the big leagues. On Monday, the soon-to-be 48-year-old Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach will become ...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  14. Hendry feels relaxed, praises Theo hire

    Bruce Levine

    Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry was an interested observer to the recent rage of "Theo-Mania" that has hit Wrigley Field since the Cubs hired Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations on Oct. 21. Hendry, who was fired as gene...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  15. Source: Cubs set to hire Theo on Thursday

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are expected to have an agreement on compensation that would make Theo Epstein the Cubs' president of baseball operations at some point Thursday morning, according to a major league baseball source. Read the ent...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  16. Source -- Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox finalizing deal for Theo E...

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs and Red Sox are expected to have an agreement on compensation that would make Theo Epstein the Cubs' president of baseball operations, according to a major league baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011