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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. Kevin Gregg of Chicago Cubs won't face discipline from team

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg was told Friday night by president of baseball operations Theo Epstein his status would remain the same and he would not be released despite the reliever's outspoken public criticism of the team.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  3. Cubs right to consider all options with staff

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- What the Chicago Cubs front office, led By Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, is doing with Dale Sveum and the coaching staff is not out of the ordinary. Epstein and Co. are interested in hiring the best baseball players and instructors to attain...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  4. Nats president: Cubs doing it right

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Washington Nationals president and GM Mike Rizzo has built two contending teams from scratch. First as scouting director of the Arizona Diamondbacks and now as an executive of the Nationals, Rizzo has received baseball-wide acclaim for his...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  5. Jorge Soler to sit out rest of season

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said top prospect Jorge Soler will not play again this season due to a stress fracture in his foot. The 21-year-old Cuban outfielder had been wearing a protective boot since the diagnosis. He hasn't played for...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. Epstein: International market is strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein thinks 2013 was a very good year for signing international players. The Cubs spent a great deal of money on foreign players and will continue to explore the amateur marketplace thr...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Theo not ready to forecast title contender

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is not quite ready to tell the world when his team will contend for a championship. "It is easier to pinpoint when our prospects might get here than it is when we have a winnin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  8. Expect Cubs to be active in deadline deals

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- You can count on the Chicago Cubs continuing as sellers on the open baseball market before the window on trading without putting a player through waivers closes six days from now. With many of his players' contracts expiring, president ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. Nate Schierholtz on radar of scouts for trade

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- The trade winds continue to blow around the Chicago Cubs' veteran players. Although the major trade story centers on Alfonso Soriano and a possible return to the New York Yankees, other potential pieces for playoff-contending teams are ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. Soriano would accept trade to Yankees

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano said Wednesday he gave team president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to and it included the New York Yankees. Read the entire story....

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  11. Alfonso Soriano tells Chicago Cubs he would accept New York Yanke...

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano said Wednesday he gave team president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to and that included the New York Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  12. Interest in trading for Garza remains high

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a tra...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  13. Cubs will 'stay true' to their 'vision'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- With the trading deadline coming fast, a 10-5 stretch heading into Friday has not changed the focus of the Chicago Cubs. "We have to stay true to our vision," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday. "You start r...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  14. Hoyer: Cubs in position to deal, compete

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs brass are confident in their present plan to move more players for young talent and stay competitive. As the trading deadline approaches, Chicago president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have been in a state of constant c...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. Epstein sees progress in the Cubs system

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' long-term player development plan appears to be on schedule. The new front office wrapped up its second amateur draft on Saturday and is also seeing good results come in throughout the minor league level. The team's N...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  16. Chicago Cubs to suspend Ian Stewart for Twitter rant, discussing ...

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart will try to find some common ground in ending their relationship, but in the meantime Stewart will be suspended without pay for his critical tweets of the organization.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013