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  1. The (not-so-) Friendly Confines in 2013

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have set few records over the past three seasons, but on Tuesday they broke one for home losses in a season, racking up their 50th after an 8-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The previous record was 49 home losses in...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Leury Garcia to take his shots in the infield

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Leury Garcia has a chance to show off his skills for the next two nights for the Chicago White Sox. The versatile infielder-outfielder plays second base tonight and will get a shot at shortstop on Wednesday. Garcia was acquired in the J...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  3. Alex Rios of Chicago White Sox awaits fate after Texas Rangers' w...

    Bruce Levine

    The Texas Rangers have put in a claim on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, a source told ESPN Insider Jim Bowden.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  4. Tragedy part of trying season for Ramirez

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The 2013 season has been a challenge for Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez on many different levels. Part of his struggles can be attributed to a family tragedy that occurred near the end of spring training when his father-in-...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. 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
  6. White Soxs future could be on line

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The next 20 hours could determine the fate of the Chicago White Sox's not-too-distant future. Sox GM Rick Hahn has been in deep negotiations with many teams as baseballs non-waiver trading deadline approaches at 3 p.m. CST on Wednesd...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. Rios vents about false trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- This time of year baseball players hear their names in trade rumors and are usually able to laugh it off. In the case of Alex Rios, the viral world of Twitter caught him off guard on Friday. Numerous reports circulated that the New Yo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Division woes continue for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs continue to run into the brick wall known as the National League Central. Coming off a solid road trip, winning five out of nine in a three-city trip, their division losses continue to mount. The Cubs' record in the Cen...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano not only threw a complete game, he looped an RBI base hit to left field to produce th...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  11. Wrigley Field braces for Stanley Cup

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Wrigley Field is the next stop for the Chicago Blackhawks on their championship celebration tour. The Stanley Cup will be on display as part of the Chicago Cubs' pregame ceremonies Saturday at Wrigley. On Friday, Blackhawks Bryan Bickel...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Let's take a quick look at the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field: How it happened: The Cubs were dominated by A.J. Burnett, who allowed just two hits through eight innings. Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  13. Pierzynski unlikley to return to White Sox

    Bruce Levine

    The future destination of catcher A.J. Pierzynski is unknown, however a return to the Chicago White Sox appears doubtful. The durable receiver appears more likely to end up with a one- or two-year deal from one of three American League clubs. Teams ...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Ramirez to Castro: Be cautious with cash

    Bruce Levine

    Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is hoping that Starlin Castro is cautious in how he handles his soon-to-be millionaire status. The Brewers veteran infielder was in the same position as his ex-teammate Castro, who is expected to si...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  15. Source -- Alfonso Soriano now part of Ryan Dempster trade talks w...

    Bruce Levine

    Talks have intensified over the past 24 hours between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers in a potential trade for pitcher Ryan Dempster that now includes outfielder Alfonso Soriano, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. 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