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  1. Tragedy part of trying season for Ramirez

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The 2013 season has been a challenge for Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez on many different levels. Part of his struggles can be attributed to a family tragedy that occurred near the end of spring training when his father-in-...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  2. Jackson's struggles at Wrigley continue

    Bruce Levine

    Edwin Jackson, who signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Cubs last winter, continued to struggle at Wrigley Field on Friday despite turning in his longest performance of the season. Jackson pitched into the seventh inning for the first...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  3. Danks continues to struggle with velocity

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The road back to a major league mound appears unstable at best for Chicago White Sox starter John Danks. The left-hander had another rough outing on Sunday against Sox minor leaguers. Danks, who is coming off of shoulder surgery...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  4. Sox need better focus down the stretch

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When a team struggles to score runs, it is always the little things that stand out. The White Sox lost two potential runs on the bases during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Alex Rios was thrown out at the plate ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  5. Liriano the latest Sox stater to struggle

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox's starting rotation is still under a microscope after another below average outing by right-hander Francisco Liriano in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Royals. Liriano allowed five runs in 5 innings as a follow up to an e...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 5, White Sox 1

    Bruce Levine

    DETROIT -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Comerica Park. How it happened: White Sox starter Francisco Liriano continued to struggle with walks and pitch count. The left-hander allowed s...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  7. Manto quick to make his mark with Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto was put in a strange situation replacing veteran hitting coach Greg Walker in 2012. Walker, who at times took heat for the White Sox's struggles at the plate, announced his resignation from h...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  8. Cubs accepting of Jackson's struggles

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The recent struggles of rookie outfielder Brett Jackson has the full attention of Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. Part of the rebuilding of the organization is the parade of farm system hopefuls making their...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  9. Video: Konerko not worried by struggles

    Bruce Levine

    Paul Konerko talks about the White Sox recent slump and discusses how much say the players have in transactions the team may make before the trade deadline....

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. Ramirez: Stay positive with Castro

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez can relate to the struggles of Starlin Castro and said the team should stay positive with the 22-year-old shortstop. Ramirez, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Milwauke...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. SweetSpot: Are White Sox for Real?

    Bruce Levine

    David Schoenfield and Eric Karabell on the Tigers' struggles and whether the White Sox are for real....

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  12. Ventura keeps eye on Morel, Beckham

    Bruce Levine

    Patience had been Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura's mantra as he watched both Brent Morel and Gordon Beckham struggle with the bats this season. On Tuesday the manager admitted, at that some point, his patience may wear thin if his pair o...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  13. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura would consider benching B...

    Bruce Levine

    Sox manager Robin Ventura says he would consider benching slumping Brent Morel and Gordon Beckham.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  14. Slumping Sox need to rethink approach

    Bruce Levine

    The early-season struggles of Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel continue to be focal points, and some of the Chicago White Sox coaching staff are throwing extra batting practice every day in an attempt to get them out of their slumps. Part of the sol...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. White Sox struggle to hit in the clutch

    Bruce Levine

    ARLINGTON, Texas-- The White Sox can point to lost opportunities at the plate, rather than poor pitching, as to why they lost two out of three games to start the 2012 season. The South- Siders stranded 17 of 19 runners in scoring position during ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  16. Dayan Viciedo's spring struggles continue

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dayan Viciedo has had a spring training to forget, now hitting a lowly .100 without a home run or RBI. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura knows a little about slumps, having begun his career 4-for-44. "He has had some good ...

    Blog | March 25, 2012