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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Expect Cubs to be active in deadline deals

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- You can count on the Chicago Cubs continuing as sellers on the open baseball market before the window on trading without putting a player through waivers closes six days from now. With many of his players' contracts expiring, president ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Rockies 9, Cubs 3

    Bruce Levine

    How it happened: The Chicago Cubs were playing their best baseball of the year entering play on Saturday in Denver, having won seven of their past 10 and 14 of the previous 23. Right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva was on the mound facing Colorado...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  11. Cubs see improvement in first half

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have had a solid finish to the first half of the 2013 baseball campaign. In their last 44 games they have a 24-20 record. "We have been talking about this in the clubhouse lately," pitcher Jeff Samardzija said. "We are...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  12. Cubs will 'stay true' to their 'vision'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- With the trading deadline coming fast, a 10-5 stretch heading into Friday has not changed the focus of the Chicago Cubs. "We have to stay true to our vision," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday. "You start r...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  13. Scott Boras criticizes leaking of names associated with Biogenesi...

    Bruce Levine

    Agent Scott Boras said on Friday the leaking of names associated with Major League Baseball's investigation into Biogenesis does a disservice to the game and violates the collective bargaining agreement.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  14. Cubs hope to emulate the 'Cardinal Way'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hope to build a championship-caliber organization that emulates the "Cardinal Way" of winning baseball titles. The term goes back to the 1930s, when legendary baseball executive Branch Rickey helped establish the farm s...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. Former teammates happy for Zambrano

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The news of Carlos Zambrano's return to professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies was not shocking to several former Chicago Cubs teammates. Zambrano signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies on Tuesday. The contract gives...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  16. Cubs unsure how to repair Marmol

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Losing in late-inning meltdowns, may be the most demoralizing circumstance for a baseball team to overcome. The Chicago Cubs have become experts in losing close games that should be going into the win column. The poster child for the t...

    Blog | May 05, 2013