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  1. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 12, Twins 1

    Bruce Levine

    Home at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox were hoping to break a horrendous slump that had them reeling in a six-game losing skid. How it happened: Rookie Erik Johnson was making his third major league start. RHP Liam Hendricks was on th...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Ventura learns from a lost season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Managing a major league team through a lost season was not what Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura signed up for. Ventura, 47, finished third in manager of the year voting last season, coming off an 85-win season in his first year ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  3. Ventura: Fine time to assess younger talent

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Maybe the White Sox's veteran players should expect the unexpected in a season during which seemingly little has gone right. Manager Robin Ventura has made it clear that evaluation of the team's young players will be of major importance...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Error-filled game leads to loss

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bad defense has been one of the major reasons for the Chicago White Sox's tough season in 2013. Four errors helped bring the team down in a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The four miscues gave the Sox a major league-hi...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Hitting coach Manto unsure about future

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have had a disappointing season to say the least. A major part of this season's failure falls on an offense that has been one of the least productive in baseball. The White Sox have scored 536 runs, second lowest i...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  6. Avisail Garcia has big upside for Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- By trading Jake Peavy, the Chicago White Sox may have picked up their next impact outfielder, according to two major league scouts who often have seen Avisail Garcia play. "This young man has a tremendous tool set," said an American Lea...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  7. Nate Schierholtz on radar of scouts for trade

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- The trade winds continue to blow around the Chicago Cubs' veteran players. Although the major trade story centers on Alfonso Soriano and a possible return to the New York Yankees, other potential pieces for playoff-contending teams are ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Rockies 1

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night at Coors Field. How it happened: Junior Lake had three hits in four at-bats in his major league debut and Alfonso Soriano continued his run production ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  9. Scott Boras criticizes leaking of names associated with Biogenesi...

    Bruce Levine

    Agent Scott Boras said on Friday the leaking of names associated with Major League Baseball's investigation into Biogenesis does a disservice to the game and violates the collective bargaining agreement.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  10. Soriano's trade value increasing

    Bruce Levine

    A sudden hot streak by Alfonso Soriano might have increased the value of his services to major league teams looking for offensive help. Soriano's bat began heating up on the Cubs recently concluded trip to Seattle and Oakland. The 37-year-old vet...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  11. Revamped Gordon Beckham hits first HR

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago -- No one in Major League Baseball has struggled trying to find a consistent batting stroke more than Gordon Beckham over the past three campaigns. The 26-year-old Georgia native has watched his batting average fall from .270 in his rookie...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  12. Morel's stint with Sox likely to be short

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday to replace Conor Gillaspie, who is on paternity leave. The former Sox starting third baseman has been trying to work his way back to the major le...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. Cubs exploring their trade options

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs front office is in the midst of developing a second half plan after completing their draft signings. The first piece of business will be to sign free agent players from Latin America. Major league clubs have a deadline...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  14. Cubs add Raley, send Putnam to DL

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Brooks Raley from Triple A Iowa. In a corresponding move the team put Zach Putnam on the disabled list with right elbow soreness. Raley was 5-4 with a 4.92 ERA at Iowa this season. He had his first major ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  15. This year's Classic lacking personality

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen would instigate a near riot between Cubs and Sox fans before the Crosstown Classic. The major buzz that once was a part of this 16-year-old interleague rivalry has be...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  16. Feldman's string of strong starts continues

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have not had much to brag about through the first 32 games of the season, but excellent starting pitching has been one major area to be proud of for this rebuilding franchise. Chicago carried a 3.30 ERA by the rotation ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013