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  1. Cubs hire Deer as assistant hitting coach

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs hired former major league slugger Rob Deer as assistant hitting coach. Deer will work with the Cubs' current batting instructor James Rowson, who replaced Rudy Jaramillo in June. Deer, 52, has been out of baseball the past fo...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  2. GM Williams won't discuss president report

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams declined to discuss a USA Today report that he will be promoted to vice president of baseball operations and assistant GM Rich Hahn will become general manager at the end of their sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Sale getting first taste of pennant pressure

    Bruce Levine

    DETROIT -- Many baseball people are looking at Chris Sale's coming of age in September as the ultimate test of the Chicago White Sox left-hander's young career. To the 23-year-old's credit, he chooses to ignore all the hype that goes along with the ...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  4. Hot-handed Maholm has suitors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball the past three weeks, and contributions from Paul Maholm have been a big part of that recent surge. Maholm was again on target for the Cubs on Thursday, pitching eight innings of one-run b...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  5. Garza's trade value rising rapidly

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Like his teammate Ryan Dempster, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza saved his best outing since April for some of baseball's top talent evaluators to watch during Sunday's 3-1 win over Arizona. The Cubs have talented starting pitching to t...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Matt Garza used to hearing trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza has not let the rumor mill disturb his offseason. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has been transparent about the fact that he's listened to offers for Garza, although he clarified on Wednesday tha...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  8. Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza not bothered by trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs starter Matt Garza says he's not bothered by trade rumors.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  9. Theo Epstein: Chicago Cubs not shopping Matt Garza

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday that the team is not shopping pitcher Matt Garza.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  10. 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
  11. How do Fleita, Wilken fit in new regime?

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has added his No. 2 and No. 3 front office executives with former Padres general manager Jed Hoyer leaving to become the executive vice president/GM with the Cubs and scouting guru Jason McLe...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  12. Chicago Cubs say that contrary to a published report, they are in...

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs say that contrary to a published report, they are in good financial standing with MLB.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  13. Cubs played 1918 World Series at Comiskey

    Bruce Levine

    A lot has happened in baseball -- and the real world -- since the Chicago Cubs last played the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 1918 season was abbreviated because of World War I. That year also marked the last time Babe Ruth played in a World S...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  14. White Sox react to Twins' loss of Nathan

    Bruce Levine

    The impact of Joe Nathan 's arm injury is being talked about everywhere in baseball, including the Chicago White Sox clubhouse. The South Siders and Detroit Tigers have to feel the Minnesota Twins are vulnerable in the late innings with the loss ...

    Blog | March 09, 2010