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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Cubs to build mock-up sign for renovation

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs will build a short-term mock-up sign that will go up in right field to simulate what rooftop owners will look through when the renovation of Wrigley Field is completed in 2018. The Cubs are hoping to work with their rooftop partne...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  10. Chicago Cubs plan to build mock-up sign for advertiser's approval...

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs will build a short-term mock-up sign that will go up in right field to simulate what rooftop owners will look through when the renovation of Wrigley Field is completed in 2018.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  11. Motivating bottom-feeders tough in Sept.

    Bruce Levine

    Motivation for bad ball clubs in September is a challenge for every coaching staff. Most baseball lifers will tell you never to evaluate numbers or look for true talent in the last month of the baseball season. "You can throw all of those Septembe...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  12. Chris Rusin still a work in progress

    Bruce Levine

    As the Chicago Cubs develop their rotation for the future, certain road bumps will occur for the young pitchers trying to claim a starting spot for 2014 and beyond. Left-hander Chris Rusin, who had been impressive in most of his previous nine majo...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  13. At 7-15, Edwin Jackson expects to rebound

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Losing 15 big league games in one season is not an easy accomplishment. In his first season of a four-year, $52 million contract, Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson has dealt with that adversity about as well as any professional pitcher...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost a 6-2 decision to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Edwin Jackson was seeking his first victory since July 31. The 29-year-old starter was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in August. (Marlins start...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. Samardzija, Wood seeking 200 innings

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although the Chicago Cubs are mostly just playing out the string of September games, starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood both have the goal completing 200 innings on the mound for the season. Both pitchers have been progre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  16. Cubs call up three pitchers and a catcher

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs called up four players from their minor league system on Tuesday. RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan were recalled from Class AAA Iowa. LHP Zach Rosscup was selected from Iowa and added to the 40...

    Blog | September 03, 2013