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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Starlin Castro wants to close strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although two-time All-Star Starlin Castro has appeared lost at the plate for most of the season, the Chicago Cubs' shortstop says he feels his salvation may come in September. Castro hit what proved to be the winning home run in the six...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Rizzo is bright spot in loss to Nats

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum made a key move before Wednesday's game by moving up struggling shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the top of the batting order. The move paid off, as Rizzo hit two home runs and ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Nationals 11, Cubs 6

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 11-6 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field: How it happened: Former Cub Scott Hairston hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning off worn-out left-h...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  15. Castro, Rizzo moved back to top of lineup

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Trying to come up with some solution for his impotent offense, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum has decided to put his slumping young players at the top of the lineup. After dropping Starlin Castro to eighth in the batting order on Tuesday,...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. Luis Valbuena headed to DL

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Dale Sveum said that infielder Luis Valbuena will officially go on the disabled list with a right oblique strain on Sunday. Sveum said Valbuena was unavailable for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 27-ye...

    Blog | August 03, 2013