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  1. Another close call not enough for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- There is an old adage in baseball that the only teams that talk about how they came close to winning are losing teams. Although the Cubs have been in most of their games this season, the record of 11-18 speaks for itself. A valiant comebac...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. Axelrod makes most of rotation opportunity

    Bruce Levine

    A 27-year-old baseball vagabond without a dominant pitch rarely has a chance to stay on a major league roster. Dylan Axelrod is trying to beat those odds as he replaces rehabbing starter John Danks in the White Sox rotation. Axelrod has had a few...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Chicago Cubs to work out potential No. 1 pick Carlos Correa

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs worked out potential No. 1 draft pick Carlos Correa at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the workout.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  5. Breakthrough effort for Cubs, Stewart

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart's slump and that of the Cubs' offense really mirrored each other over the past two weeks of losing baseball. Stewart, who broke out of a 3-for-22 skid with a home run and three RBIs on Monday, believes this cou...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  6. Source: Hoyer, McLeod set for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Jason McLeod have been in Chicago the past three days and are expected to be added to the staff of new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein no later than Mon...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  7. Source: Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod set to join Chicago Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Jason McLeod have been in Chicago the past three days and are expected to be added to the staff of new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  8. Epstein lunch breaks into song

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Theo Epstein scored major points with his new front office on Monday. The Chicago Cubs new president of baseball operations took his staff out to lunch at Vines in Wrigleyville, and according to sources, asked each front office person abou...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. 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
  10. Source -- Chicago Cubs may announce Theo Epstein hire during Worl...

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs may be able to announce the hiring of their new baseball executive during off days of the World Series despite Major League Baseball's traditional ban, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  11. Cubs going for back-to-back winning series

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have played their best baseball of the season this last week at Wrigley Field. However, the question remains as to whether they can sustain this level of play beyond the seven-game homestand. The New York Yankees are always a mea...

    Blog | June 19, 2011
  12. New York Mets will interview Chicago White Sox assistant general ...

    Bruce Levine

    New York Mets will interview Chicago White Sox assistant general manager Rick Hahn for general manager's job next week, according to a Major League Baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  13. San Diego Padres Ted Simmons interested in Chicago Cubs manager j...

    Bruce Levine

    Padres bench coach Ted Simmons is interested in the Cubs managerial opening.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  14. 'Time well spent'

    Bruce Levine

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry was in a euphoric mood after participating in a meeting with 27 of the 30 general managers in baseball Wednesday at baseball's quarterly meetings here. Commissioner Bud Selig spoke to t...

    Blog | January 13, 2010