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  1. Sox again could be better than sum of parts

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The element of human connectivity on every ball club is something baseball prognosticators forget to apply when they make their predications for a new season. The Chicago White Sox were picked by one sports magazine to win just 69 games...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  2. Preparation big difference with these Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The difference between the Mike Quade-run Chicago Cubs and Dale Sveum's group might be in preparation. This season's team got used to extra fielding and hitting practice after Cactus League games early in March. "This manager and coa...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  3. Season preview: Outfield

    Bruce Levine

    The White Sox may have the most underwhelming group of outfielders in the major leagues after trading Carlos Quentin and not bringing back leadoff man free agent Juan Pierre. Cost-cutting put GM Kenny Williams in an unenviable position; he's now u...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  4. Season preview: Infield

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox's infield should be the strength of the team this season. Comeback seasons from Adam Dunn (DH-1B) and second baseman Gordon Beckham will be key elements to the club's success. The infield returns in tact from last season's gr...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Season preview: Bullpen

    Bruce Levine

    The question most baseball people have about the 2012 White Sox is what to really expect from a bullpen that for all intents and purposes has four rookie pitchers as part of a seven-man group. Manager Robin Ventura has taken his time as far as han...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  6. Season preview: Starting rotation

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox will begin the season with a rotation that includes one former Cy Young award winner and four former No. 1 draft picks. Sox general manager Kenny Williams decided to let iconic left-hander Mark Buehrle leave as a free agent and ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  7. Season preview: Bullpen

    Bruce Levine

    The strength of the Chicago Cubs might be in their veteran bullpen led by closer Carlos Marmol. At 28, Marmol is one of the elite bullpen pitchers in the game. The difference for the Cubs this season in the pen may be the addition of Kerry Wood and t...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  8. Season preview: Outfield

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have been chasing outfield production since Sammy Sosa and Moises Alou left the team half a decade ago. This year's outfield could be the key to the team's offensive and defensive success. Right field has been a black hole for the ...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  9. Video: BBTN's White Sox season preview

    Bruce Levine

    Baseball Tonight's Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin preview the White Sox's season....

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  10. Video: BBTN's Cubs season preview

    Bruce Levine

    Baseball Tonight's Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin preview the 2011 Cubs season....

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  11. Season preview: Infield

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs' revamped infield will be a nice combination of veteran presence and youthful enthusiasm this season. As always, the key to the offense will be the power positions at first and third base. Aramis Ramirez returns for his ninth and ...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  12. Season preview: Starting pitching

    Bruce Levine

    It always seems as Carlos Zambrano goes, so go the Chicago Cubs' chances of winning a division. The three phases of Zambrano's 2010 season, included middling results as a starter to begin the season; an incomplete record as a relief pitcher from l...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  13. Video: Cubs-Brewers preview

    Bruce Levine

    Baseball Tonight previews the Cubs' first game of the season against the Brewers at 6 p.m. CT Monday on ESPN....

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  14. Cubs spring preview: Catchers

    Bruce Levine

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, Bruce Levine previews the Cubs roster by position this week. The Chicago Cubs have three receivers who can catch in the majors this season. Geovany Soto is the incumbent and will be...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  15. Cubs spring preview: Starting rotation

    Bruce Levine

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, Bruce Levine previews the Cubs roster by position this week. 1. Matt Garza, RHP: The 28-year-old is the new ace of the Cubs' staff. He had a 3.32 ERA in 31 starts last season and wo...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. Video: Opening Day preview

    Bruce Levine

    Baseball Tonight's Steve Berthiaume and Chris Singleton preview the White Sox season....

    Blog | March 22, 2011