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  1. Rios vents about false trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- This time of year baseball players hear their names in trade rumors and are usually able to laugh it off. In the case of Alex Rios, the viral world of Twitter caught him off guard on Friday. Numerous reports circulated that the New Yo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  2. Matt Garza waiting out rumor mill

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- The rumor mill isn't getting to Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza -- at least not yet. Garza had to endure a day of endless tweets and texts Friday speculating he'd be dealt to the Texas Rangers for prospects. "It's been a rough morning," ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  3. Players hope Cubs extend Garza

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- To a man Monday, every Cub who heard about a possible contract extension for Matt Garza was hopeful the rumors were true. With numerous scouts in the stands and Garza pitching what was presumed to be his last game for the Cubs on Mond...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Marmol not concerned with trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol has stopped wondering about what team he will be pitching for in 2013. "My mind is clear," said Marmol, who has been the subject of trade rumors. "I don't worry about what is being said now. At the ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Video: Dempster joins BBTN

    Bruce Levine

    Tim Kurkjian chats with Ryan Dempster on Baseball Tonight about his consecutive scoreless innings streak and the trade rumors....

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  6. Players waiting to see if Sox add Youkilis

    Bruce Levine

    While Chicago White Sox management continues to monitor the Kevin Youkilis trade talks, the players and manager Robin Ventura can only go about their business and wait for a decision to be made. "You hear [the rumors] and guys will sit around and ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  7. White Sox pondering a trade for Youkilis

    Bruce Levine

    The reports of the Chicago White Sox's interest in Kevin Youkilis are accurate.'s Buster Olney first reported that the White Sox are one of four major league teams which have talked to the Red Sox about trading for the 33-year-old third ...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  8. Q&A: Byrd talks favorites, trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd is one of the most honest and out-spoken players in baseball. I had a chance to sit down with him and talk about some different subjects. Who is your favorite teammate of all time? Lots of guys I ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Thornton glad to get another chance

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton would have been devastated if he had been traded in the offseason. "It was crazy during the winter, hearing all the rumors," Thornton said Wednesday. "One came from Gavin Floyd's wife's cousin's friend twee...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  10. Matt Garza used to hearing trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza has not let the rumor mill disturb his offseason. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has been transparent about the fact that he's listened to offers for Garza, although he clarified on Wednesday tha...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. Alfonso Soriano might OK deal to winner

    Bruce Levine

    Although Alfonso Soriano said more than once last season that he likely wouldn't try to block a trade if the Chicago Cubs attempted to deal him, he seems to have had a change of heart. "They can do whatever they want," Soriano said Friday at the C...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  12. Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza not bothered by trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs starter Matt Garza says he's not bothered by trade rumors.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  13. Epstein: Cubs not shopping Garza

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday that the team is not shopping pitcher Matt Garza. Read the entire story....

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. GM: Signing not precursor to Garza trade

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the addition of free agent pitcher Paul Maholm does not mean a rumored trade of Matt Garza is coming. "As a rule of thumb we aren't going to comment on trade discussions," Hoyer said on Tuesday after ann...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  15. Cubs have big decision to make on Garza

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have a big decision to make in the next few weeks about the status of starting pitcher Matt Garza. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have been in contact with a number of teams, including ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  16. Boras: It takes more than 3 to get Fielder

    Bruce Levine

    A report that Prince Fielder may take a three-year deal at $26 million per season was shot down by his agent Scott Boras. "Not only is that inaccurate and delusional, but it seems that some people have gotten into their New Year's Eve stash just a...

    Blog | December 27, 2011