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  1. Samardzija still has work to do

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments in 2013 and appears to have taken a step up toward the elite starters in the National League. While his 8-12 record with a 4.33 ERA doesn't seem impressive...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Twins 4, White Sox 3

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday: How it happened: The Twins took a 4-0 lead on the White Sox and starter John Danks after two innings. But Danks pitched five shutout innings fr...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  3. Run support continues to dog Quintana

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bad luck appears to be the residue of poor offensive support for starter Jose Quintana. The impressive Chicago White Sox pitcher continues to throw outstanding games, with nothing to show for it. Quintana tossed seven shutout innings We...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  4. At 7-15, Edwin Jackson expects to rebound

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Losing 15 big league games in one season is not an easy accomplishment. In his first season of a four-year, $52 million contract, Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson has dealt with that adversity about as well as any professional pitcher...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost a 6-2 decision to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Edwin Jackson was seeking his first victory since July 31. The 29-year-old starter was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in August. (Marlins start...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  6. No reason to believe Ryno won't succeed

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- I have known Ryne Sandberg since that September day in 1981 when he got his first and only hit as a Philadelphia Phillie. Sandberg, who had just turned 22, singled against Cubs starter Mike Krukow at Wrigley Field. Sandberg was traded ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 6, Tigers 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: White Sox starter Chris Sale had been getting just 2.11 runs of offensive support in his last 12 starts, ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, Cubs 0

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija was looking to build his resume off his previous start (seven inning...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Jake Peavy preparing for likely trade from Chicago White Sox

    Bruce Levine

    Jake Peavy is preparing for what seems to be inevitable, a trade that would end his four-year tenure with the White Sox.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: D-backs 3, Cubs 1

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs RHP Carlos Villanueva was looking to rebound in Phoenix from a poor start on July 20, but instead surrendered seven runs over four innings in a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The Cubs starter got off on the wrong fo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  13. Edwin Jackson's win streak ends

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Just before the All Star break it appeared that Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson had turned the corner on what was a bad first half of the season. Sunday, the 29-year-old veteran pitched well enough to win his fourth straight outing, ...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  14. Carlos Villanueva snakebitten vs. Rockies

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Every pitcher seems to have one team that has his number, and Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva has certainly found the Colorado Rockies to be that team. The veteran pitcher was ambushed by the Rockies for the second time in 2013 on...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  15. Garza on hold as Cubs ponder options

    Bruce Levine

    The future of Matt Garza remained unclear Saturday as the pitcher continued to prepare for his upcoming start on Monday. Pitching coach Chris Bosio worked with the Chicago Cubs starter during his side session on Friday . "He did his side work...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  16. Samardzija shines in second-half start

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija gave up his All-Star break in order to get himself turned around for the second half of the season. The hard work he did with pitching coach Chris Bosio paid big dividends on Friday night when he allowed...

    Blog | July 20, 2013