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  1. 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
  2. Age and injuries catching up to Konerko

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Even the best baseball player can't dodge the cruel impact of injuries and attrition that comes with a long career forever. Such seems to be the case of Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko, who will miss his second straight game on Wedn...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  3. Barney's defense inspires Castro

    Bruce Levine

    The Gold Glove that was awarded Tuesday to Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney extends beyond the essence of what an individual award really means. In this case, a team player such as Barney found ways of sharing the honors with coaches who hav...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  4. Comeback story: Rios is White Sox's MVP

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- There have been many important contributions to the Chicago White Sox's success story this season. You can probably make a case for any number of players being the key to the team's position atop the American League Central. These days...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  5. Ump too quick to toss Pierzynski

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO --- When you a team loses its starting catcher to a third-inning ejection, it is incumbent upon the manager to also get ejected. Such was the case during Saturday night's contest between the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners when A.J. P...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  6. Sox defy baseball logic with win

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Baseball logic will tell you that when a team blows a big lead in the ninth inning, it rarely comes back to win. As has been the case so many times this season, the White Sox proved logic has little to do with their success during Frida...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. A.J. Pierzynski playing like an MVP

    Bruce Levine

    With just seven weeks left in the baseball season, White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is making a case for MVP honors. Normally the smart money is on a position player who puts up 40 home runs and 115 RBIs to be the eventual winner. This season, t...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  8. Cubs to use Wilken at 'greater capacity'

    Bruce Levine

    In most circumstances when an executive is hired above your management level, it is time to send out your resume. In the case of 30-year veteran scouting director Tim Wilken, it meant a kick upstairs. Chicago Cubs vice president of scouting and p...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  9. Humber hoping to contribute in new role

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Most people would tell you that coming out of the starting rotation and moving into a bullpen is a demotion. In the case of RHP Phil Humber and the first-place White Sox, no one is looking at it that way. Humber made his first relief app...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  10. Teams showing interest in Soriano

    Bruce Levine

    As the trading deadline approaches, conversations between teams start to take on a more serious tone as offers and counter-offers begin to be more substantial. In the case of Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, teams have shown some interest over the...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  11. Konerko rewarded with sixth All-Star nod

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The road doesn't get easier for veterans like Paul Konerko as the years and injuries continue to build up. For the 36-year-old Konerko, however, that road usually ends up at an All-Star Game, in this case at Kauffman Stadium. ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  12. Did Sox's De Aza deserve to get hit?

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- In the convoluted game of baseball you sometimes see hitters get hit by a pitch and have no way of decoding the message. Such was the case in the 8th inning Wednesday when Cubs reliever Manny Corpas started the frame by throwing a 90 MPH...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  13. Sox's Hudson experiment failing

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Give Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams credit for trying, but in the case of Orlando Hudson, this experiment has not worked out. The Sox were desperate for any offense out of the hot corner, so they took a flyer on the 3...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  14. Podsednik, LaHair stuck to their dreams

    Bruce Levine

    Perseverance is word often used to point out the depth of what the human spirit can drive a person to become. In the case of both Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair and Boston Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik, a love of baseball and a belief i...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  15. Theo OK with doing business with Boston

    Bruce Levine

    Baseball executives since the 1930s have moved from franchise to franchise to revitalize downtrodden teams. Such is the case in Chicago, where Theo Epstein hopes to perform the same magic that produced two world championships in Boston. In order t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  16. Hoyer: Rizzo callup not a certainty

    Bruce Levine

    Despite speculatation that Anthony Rizzo will make his Chicago Cubs debut as early as June, don't be surprised if that is not the case. The Cubs' current 12-game losing streak and the lack of offensive punch during that skid may make them cautious to...

    Blog | May 28, 2012