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  1. 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
  2. Cubs give Alfonso Soriano moving send-off

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- Although the trade for Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees has not been completed, the Chicago Cubs outfielder was told he could fly to New York on Thursday night by all of the parties involved in the deal. "I talked to my agent thi...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Nate Schierholtz on radar of scouts for trade

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- The trade winds continue to blow around the Chicago Cubs' veteran players. Although the major trade story centers on Alfonso Soriano and a possible return to the New York Yankees, other potential pieces for playoff-contending teams are ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  5. Wood flat again in first start since break

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- After waiting eight days to pitch, Travis Wood appeared to run out of gas in the sixth inning of his start in a 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs' lone All-Star was only able to get through 5.33 inni...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: D-backs 10, Cubs 4

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Chase Field. How it happened: The Diamondbacks blew the game open with three runs in each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. The Diamondb...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday at Chase Field. How it happened: Chris Rusin, who was summoned from Triple A-Iowa to pitch in place of the traded Matt Garza, pitched well, allowing only...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Cubs players will miss Garza

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- Chicago Cubs players who watched teammate Matt Garza get caught in the trade winds this week were not shocked by Monday's deal that sent the pitcher to the Texas Rangers. Garza related to his teammates early last week that he was told by ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. Garza on hold as Cubs ponder options

    Bruce Levine

    The future of Matt Garza remained unclear Saturday as the pitcher continued to prepare for his upcoming start on Monday. Pitching coach Chris Bosio worked with the Chicago Cubs starter during his side session on Friday . "He did his side work...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  10. Matt Garza says Chicago Cubs told agent he will be traded

    The Chicago Cubs told Matt Garza's agent they would trade him to add inventory for the future, the pitcher told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  11. Cubs activate Gillespie, DFA Rodriguez

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs added outfielder Cole Gillespie to their active roster on Sunday, and in a corresponding move to open a spot on the 40-man roster the team designated pitcher Henry Rodriguez for assignment. Gillespie, 29, cleared waive...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  12. Rangers are a front-runner for Garza

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a tra...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  13. Interest in trading for Garza remains high

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a tra...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  14. Rios knows he could be on trade block

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It came as no surprise to Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are asking about his availability in the trade market. One of the messages came from a former teammate. "A.J. (Pierzynski) contacted me the other day...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  15. Cubs' win streak comes to crashing halt

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' bullpen failed to get the job done as the team's season-high five-game winning streak came to an end after Saturday's 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija was removed from the game with o...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 12, Cubs 4

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Let's take a look at the Chicago Cubs' 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, ending their win streak at five games. How it happened: After a rain delay of almost 2.5 hours, Cubs starter Jeff Sama...

    Blog | June 02, 2013