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  1. Konerko: Sale 'tough kid, wants to be great'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox team captain Paul Konerko takes special pride in beating the contenders this time of the season. The 37-year-old first baseman drove in two runs in support of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale, who dominated against the defe...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. Sveum keeps staff and players motivated

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' formula for becoming a perennial contender has had its impact on the club's manager and coaching staff. For the second consecutive season Dale Sveum and his supporting group of coaches have had to watch the front office t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  3. Dunn's teammates want him to stay, win in Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Once the word was out that Adam Dunn had cleared waivers, many people -- including some in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse -- were hoping he would get an opportunity to play for a contender. The affable gentle giant has played more than 12...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Theo: Revenue will help baseball plan

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday he will need more revenue streams if he is to make the Cubs a consistent contender, echoing what chairman Tom Ricketts said the previous day. Ricketts said that wit...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rays 3, White Sox 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. How it happened: The White Sox and Rays were doing battle in must-win games for both playoff contenders. Jake Peavy and James Shields match...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  7. Dunn thrilled to be on contender

    Bruce Levine

    No one involved in the Chicago White Sox's run for a playoff spot is enjoying the hunt more than Adam Dunn. The happy-go-lucky 12-year veteran has never even been close to playing on a playoff contender. Dunn experienced disappointing endings in ...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  8. Numerous teams scouting the Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The list of scouts in attendance at Chicago Cubs games continues to grow as baseball's July 31 trade deadline approaches. While many reports have the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves emerging at the leading contenders to land th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  9. Konerko, Thornton fans of Dempster

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs are working toward moving Ryan Dempster to a contender, and if that results in Dempster being able to stay in Chicago with the surprising White Sox, at least two South Siders would welcome him to the clubhouse. And with three chil...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. Paul Konerko sees Sox as a contender

    Bruce Levine

    Most baseball experts were ready to hand the AL Central championship to the Detroit Tigers in spring training, but Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko believes that his team can play with Detroit. "The key for us is that we came out of the gat...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  11. Alfonso Soriano says Chicago Cubs can only deal him to contender

    Bruce Levine

    Alfonso Soriano says the Cubs can only deal him to a contending team.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  12. Chicago Cubs' Kosuke Fukudome drawing trade interest from multipl...

    Bruce Levine

    Multiple teams are interested in Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  13. Five Cubs most likely on contenders' radar

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry should be a busy man, fielding calls on some of his more desirable players, as the trading deadline quickly approaches on July 31. Here's a list of players who are most likely to be sought after by contendin...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  14. Cubs ready to find their place in division

    Bruce Levine

    We'll get a clue as to whether the Chicago Cubs will be contenders in the NL Central over the next seven days as they host division rivals Cincinnati for a three-game set starting Friday, followed by three games with St. Louis, beginning Tuesday. ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  15. Cubs could make room for Albert Pujols

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs chairman of the board Tom Ricketts didn't exactly diffuse the idea that the Cubs could be a viable contender for the services of Albert Pujols when he becomes a free agent in 2012. Read the entire story....

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  16. Spring training 2011: Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts didn't d...

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts didn't discount the possibilty of pursuing Albert Pujols.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2011