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  1. Girardi right choice for Cubs' credibility

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The firing of Dale Sveum had very little to do with what the former Chicago Cubs manager did wrong. Sveum and his bosses knew when he was hired that the team would be varying degrees of bad for three or four seasons. The player develop...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. Beckham ready for leadership role

    Bruce Levine

    The role of team leader might be open with the unknown status of White Sox team captain Paul Konerko. The veteran free agent will not decide until November if he will play next season. Regardless of his decision, a changing of the guard in the Sox lo...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  3. Konerko to return part-time in 2014? Maybe

    Bruce Levine

    The fate of Paul Konerko and his future in Chicago is not any clearer now than it was before he completed a 23-minute news conference on Friday. Winding down a forgettable season on a personal and team basis has the 15-year White Sox veteran contempl...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  4. Chicago White Sox GM says Robin Ventura will return next season

    Bruce Levine

    Despite a brutal season for the Chicago White Sox that does not show any signs of improvement in the near future, manager Robin Ventura's job is not in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Royals 3, White Sox 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here is a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field: How it happened: Catcher Bryan Anderson threw away a bunt allowing the Royals to score what proved to be the winning ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. Ventura learns from lost season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Coming into 2013, White Sox manager Robin Ventura was riding the wave of an 85-win season in 2012 and accolades from industry experts on his success as a rookie manager. The reactions to the Sox's last-place finish in the AL Central hav...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  7. Cubs have long way to go in tough division

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs ended their home season on a positive note, putting a crimp into Pittsburgh's quest for a division title. The Pirates, who clinched a playoff berth with a win Monday, are on the verge of being eliminated from the division race aft...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  8. Samardzija still has work to do

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments in 2013 and appears to have taken a step up toward the elite starters in the National League. While his 8-12 record with a 4.33 ERA doesn't seem impressive...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. 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
  10. The future is now for Semien and Garcia

    Bruce Levine

    The results of a meaningless September are rarely overanalyzed, but White Sox brass are paying close attention to their young core of players. Solo home runs by Marcus Semien and Avisail Garcia on Monday might be a snapshot of the future core of the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 3, Blue Jays 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The White Sox used a pair of home runs and strong starting pitching to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: The White Sox and Jays were making up a game rained out on June 12. Jose Qu...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko won't decide on future unt...

    Bruce Levine

    White Sox veteran Paul Konerko will not make any decision on his future until after the 2013 season, a source with knowledge of the subject told ESPNChicago.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  13. Cubs put Braves' celebration on hold

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The best laid plans of pennant-bound teams must defer to certain detours along the way. The Atlanta Braves with a magic number of one, were unable to hold on to a late lead, losing 3-1 to the Cubs. First baseman Anthony Rizzo drove in t...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Braves 1

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs scored three late runs to overtake the Atlanta Braves for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Braves were on the cusp of winning the National League East division. Their magic number ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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