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  1. Dempster's value to Cubs goes beyond field

    Bruce Levine

    At first take, the Chicago Cubs should be elated that Ryan Dempster chose to pick up his $14 million option for 2012. Looking at Dempster's 2011 season, you might not think that a 10-14 record with a 4.80 ERA warrants that big of a deal. But look...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  2. Video: Silvy on First Take

    Bruce Levine

    ESPN 1000's Marc Silverman talks Chicago sports with First Take's Dana Jacobson....

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  3. Video: Silvy on First Take

    Bruce Levine

    ESPN 1000's Marc Silverman talks Chicago sports with First Take's Dana Jacobson....

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. First Take debates Ozzie on Hunter

    Bruce Levine

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    Blog | March 12, 2010
  5. 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
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field, pushing their win streak to five games. How it happened: Matt Garza won his first game of the season in his third start. Alfonso Soriano hit hi...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  7. Cubs pick up Fujikawa after 1st blown save

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- What looked like another disaster for the Chicago Cubs bullpen ultimately turned out well for closer Kyuji Fujikawa and his teammates on Friday. After Fujikawa blew his first save, allowing the Giants to take a 3-2 lead with three runs...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  8. Peavy, A.J. among first decisions for Hahn

    Bruce Levine

    The first challenge awaiting new White Sox general manager Rick Hahn will be to decide on the fate of Jake Peavy, Kevin Youkilis, A.J. Pierzynski and Brett Myers. Hahn, who takes over the day-to-day operation from Ken Williams, will get his baseba...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  9. Rizzo impresses former, future teammates

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The ascension of Anthony Rizzo from the minor league's top slugger to Wrigley Field should take place sometime in the next week. As for what to expect from the 23-year-old first baseman, many of his former Iowa teammates are anticipating g...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  10. Epstein's plan underway with first draft

    Bruce Levine

    As president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in his first press conference last October, there will be a "Cub Way" of doing things. That process really began on Monday night when the team decided to take high school outfielder Albert A...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  11. Philadelphia Phillies' Pete Mackanin makes pitch for Chicago Cubs...

    Bruce Levine

    Pete Mackanin fielded so many questions during his interview for the Cubs' managing job that he probably could have used a mitt.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2011
  12. Wednesday lineup: Cubs try to win series

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs will try to win their first series on Wednesday since taking three of four from the Milwaukee Brewers from June 13-16. This is the lineup that will face Vance Worley and try to take two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies: Kosuke Fuku...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  13. Lee: Chicago can be tough place to play

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Derrek Lee will take with him mostly fond memories of his time as the Chicago Cubs first baseman. "Chicago was my home for seven years," said Lee, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves in August and signed a one-year deal with the Baltim...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Baker starts at first base for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    HOUSTON -- Jeff Baker will make his first starting at first base on Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs take on the Houston Astros. Baker will bat fifth against Wandy Rodriquez, marking the first time he hasn't led off against a lefty this season. ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. Family first, Wood's priority was in Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    Love of family brought Kerry Wood back to his Chicago roots on Friday. First and foremost, love of his children -- and secondly the love he has for his Cubs -- helped Wood and his wife Sarah decide to take a lot less money to return to the north side...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  16. Colvin takes his time on move to 1st

    Bruce Levine

    Tyler Colvin and the Cubs will make a joint decision as to when it's time for him to make the move to first base. Although it was assumed that Colvin would begin playing the new position in Washington a week ago, Colvin has told Cubs' coaches that ...

    Blog | August 31, 2010