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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cubs show they won't tolerate bad baseball

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The message was heard loud and clear throughout the Chicago Cubs organization: Bad baseball decisions, such as the one former Cub Julio Borbon made on Friday, will not be tolerated. Borbon tried to advance on a ball thrown in the dirt ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Hoyer: Cubs in position to deal, compete

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs brass are confident in their present plan to move more players for young talent and stay competitive. As the trading deadline approaches, Chicago president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have been in a state of constant c...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. Injured RHP Baker on road back to Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    Rehabbing right-handed pitcher Scott Baker will make an appearance at Wrigley Field on Thursday for a tuneup side session. Baker, who signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs in the fall of 2012, is recovering from elbow ligament replacement surg...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  7. Chicago Cubs to suspend Ian Stewart for Twitter rant, discussing ...

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart will try to find some common ground in ending their relationship, but in the meantime Stewart will be suspended without pay for his critical tweets of the organization.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  8. Matt Garza throws pain-free bullpen session

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs' prospects for a solid pitching rotation were enhanced on Monday when Matt Garza threw a bullpen session for the first time since the end of July and had no complications. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and pitch...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  9. Cubs leave meetings with few new pieces

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Cubs leave baseball's winter meetings with a slight sense of accomplishment after adding some depth to their 2013 team. The Cubs will announce at a Friday news conference that they have come to terms with Japanese ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  10. Cubs might not be done adding to rotation

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have done a nice job of plugging in a couple of veteran starters into a rotation that was mostly void of major league-caliber talent at the end of the season. The additions of Scott Baker and Scott Feldman gives the front office ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  11. Theo, Hoyer use Beane method to improve

    Bruce Levine

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The Chicago Cubs will try to make a run at improving on a 101-loss team in the short term, with an eye on the future. Taking a page out of the Billy Beane playbook, Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are approaching...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  12. Castro deal fits the Epstein mold

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- At first glance, the Starlin Castro deal may look like just another young ballplayer becoming rich at age 22. But it's more than that. The fact of the matter is Cubs executivesTheo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are making a policy statement for...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. Two obstacles hindered deadline dealings

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- If you were giving a letter grade for the Chicago Cubs' first trading deadline results under Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer an incomplete probably would be fair. Trapped by Ryan Dempster's veto rights and Matt Garza's injury, the new Cubs f...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  14. More moves could be in the works for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' clubhouse will have an infusion of new faces if management completes the much-anticipated pre-trade-deadline roster overhaul on Tuesday. The beginning of a new Cubs' era started to take shape during Monday's contest ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Sveum's early faith in Rizzo is paying off

    Bruce Levine

    ATLANTA -- The faith manager Dale Sveum placed in Anthony Rizzo is paying off quickly. When Rizzo was called up to the Cubs last week, general manager Jed Hoyer suggested that Rizzo could wind up moving around in the lineup until he settles into a...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  16. Travis Wood continues to prove his worth

    Bruce Levine

    The resurgent pitching of Travis Wood has been a nice surprise for the Chicago Cubs and their front office. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stuck their necks out by trading top-of-the-line setup man Sean Marshall for him and were second-guessed by the bas...

    Blog | July 01, 2012