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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. Chicago White Sox GM says Robin Ventura will return next season

    Bruce Levine

    Despite a brutal season for the Chicago White Sox that does not show any signs of improvement in the near future, manager Robin Ventura's job is not in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  3. Ventura learns from lost season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Coming into 2013, White Sox manager Robin Ventura was riding the wave of an 85-win season in 2012 and accolades from industry experts on his success as a rookie manager. The reactions to the Sox's last-place finish in the AL Central hav...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Hahn sees changes being made

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn did not see the disaster of 2013 coming when he signed a three-year contract to run the team last October. Nonetheless, the 39-year-old Chicago area native is ready to roll up his sleeves and sta...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Homers part of the equation for Sox success

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- When Ken Williams took over as general manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2001, he believed the way to win in a ballpark that played small was to hit home runs and outpitch other clubs. If that equation is still true, then a good portion ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Sandberg made impression on Cub players

    Bruce Levine

    The naming of Ryne Sandberg as interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies was not much of a surprise to some of the Chicago Cubs players he managed in the minor leagues. Sandberg spent five years in the Cubs' system, managing at all levels befo...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  12. Dunn: Blame players for rough season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A day after manager Robin Ventura and general manager Rick Hahn took the blame for the Chicago White Sox's disappointing season, Adam Dunn said it's the players' fault. "I view that as what good leaders do when times are tough," Dunn sa...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  13. Sox GM Hahn has more deals to make

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday he has more work to do changing the personnel of his underachieving team. The ballclub that Hahn must turn around has been among the worst in baseball this season with a 40-69 rec...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Sveum: Garza will pitch Monday

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum expects Matt Garza to pitch for his team on Monday evening. "I would say 100 percent he will be pitching tomorrow," Sveum said before Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Garza last pitched on Ju...

    Blog | July 21, 2013