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  1. Samardzija: Contract talks weigh on you

    Bruce Levine

    Although starter Jeff Samardzija lost for the 10th time this season on Saturday, his value to his team remains off-the-chart. Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said before Saturday's game that conversations have been ongoing between the two side...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  2. Cubs listened to offers for Jeff Samardzija

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although trade conversations really didn't go anywhere, the Chicago Cubs did listen to offers for starter Jeff Samardzija before the non-waiver deadline expired Wednesday. In the real world of baseball business, it is incumbent upon top...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  3. Sale feels right at home at U.S. Cellular

    Bruce Levine

    The early wildness Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale displayed Thursday night -- including two walks in the second inning -- was remedied by a brief conversation with catcher Tyler Flowers. "He came up and met with me on the mound," Sale said. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  4. Source: Sox claimed Campana in August

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox put in a claim on Chicago Cubs outfielder Tony Campana in August, according to a major league source. The Cubs and Sox confirmed the claim but refused to comment any further on the conversations at that time. The ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  5. Sources: Cubs, Dempster talk contract

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The agent for free agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs about a possible return to Chicago, according to major league sources. Read the entire story....

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  6. Ryan Dempster's agent, Chicago Cubs talk deal -- sources

    Bruce Levine

    The agent for free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs on a possible return to Chicago, according to major league sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  7. Cubs unlikely to add big-name outfielder

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don't expect the Chicago Cubs to make a big plunge into the outfield pool to grab a high-profile player. Although a source said last week that the Cubs brass had a conversation with agent Scott Boras about free agent Michael B...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  8. Cubs interested in Michael Bourn?

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have had conversations with free agent centerfielder Michael Bourn's agent, according to a major league source. Bourn, whose agent, Scott Boras, will be seeking more than $100 million for the speedy outfielder, may not be an obvi...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  9. Sale should get Cy Young consideration

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale may not be the frontrunner for the American League Cy Young award, but he is in the conversation. The 23-year-old left-hander won his 14th game of the season on Sunday. He now trails only Jered Weave...

    Blog | August 12, 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. Samardzija poised for another big year

    Bruce Levine

    Although Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be competing with at least seven other pitchers for a rotation slot, the 27-year-old is confident that his time to shine is now. After a conversation with president of baseball operations Th...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  12. Chicago Cubs have talked Matt Garza with Texas Rangers, source sa...

    Bruce Levine

    The Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs have had numerous conversations the past two days that centered around Matt Garza, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  13. Hoyer high on Wood coming back

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Kerry Wood's return to the Chicago Cubs may be a mere formality at this point. The 34-year-old reliever had a conversation with Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein at a Chicago pub last week to discuss his future with...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  14. GM Jed Hoyer spoke glowingly of Chicago Cubs icon Kerry Wood

    Bruce Levine

    GM Jed Hoyer spoke glowingly of Chicago Cubs icon Kerry Wood

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  15. Cubs talked to DeMarlo Hale about job

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein dropped a new name into the conversation about candidates for the Cubs manager job on Monday night. Epstein, who already interviewed four people during an eight-day span, said...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  16. Theo Epstein mentions Boston Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale as ...

    Bruce Levine

    Theo Epstein mentions Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale as potential candidate for Cubs job.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011