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Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine Bruce Levine covers both the Cubs and the White Sox for CBSChicago.com and 670 The Score. He has been covering baseball in Chicago for over 30 years and has written for both the Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News.

Bruce co-hosts “The Hot Stove Show” on Saturday mornings from 8am-9am on 670 The Score.

Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.

Cubs right-hander Neil Ramirez. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Ramirez Could Be Missing Link In Cubs Rotation

The Cubs have to decide whether Neil Ramirez’s future is in the rotation or bullpen.

CBS Chicago–18 hours ago

Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Begin 1st Phase Of Rehab On Wrigley Field

The new videoboard is set to be ready for Opening Day in 2015.

CBS Chicago–22 hours ago

Adam Dunn. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Levine: Dunn Has Decision To Make

(CBS) – Adam Dunn has had a fine career, hitting tons of home runs and making many friends along the way. As the season starts to wind down, the affable slugger must contemplate whether or [...]

08/18/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Get Good News On Bryant Injury

Kris Bryant has a bone bruise on his foot and is day-to-day.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2014

Mark Buehrle reacts after after being removed from the game against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Buehrle-Danks A Draw In White Sox Loss

The first game Mark Buehrle pitched at as a visitor in Chicago Saturday night turned out to be a no decision.

08/17/2014

Avisail Garcia. (Getty Images)

Levine: Garcia Doubles In First At-Bat Since April

The Chicago White Sox have activated Avisail Garcia from the disabled list following a rehab stint at Triple A Charlotte.

08/16/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu, White Sox Slump In August

(CBS) – The Chicago White Sox and slugger Jose Abreu have fallen on hard times the last couple of weeks. Chicago has lost four straight series and have a 4-8 record to show for it. [...]

08/15/2014

Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Pitching Plan Might Include Run At Lester

Acquiring pitching will be Chicago’s main offseason objective.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants was originally ruled out but upon video review called safe on this play because White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers blocked the plate. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Levine: Essence Of The Game Ignored In Home Plate Rules

Rule 7.13 has everyone in baseball confused and angry.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, left, gets a fist bump from teammate Anthony Rizzo after homering. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez’s 1st Wrigley Blast Ignites Cubs

“He is a young man that is trying to show everybody he belongs here,” Cubs manager Rickey Renteria says.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Pedro Strop. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group

“There have been a lot of good individual performances out here,” GM Jed Hoyer said.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Beckham Better Off With Change Of Address

All signs point to Gordon Beckham’s future being outside of Chicago soon.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Hendricks Continues To Be Dominant

Kyle Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA this season.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 4: Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of the game on June 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 6-4.

Levine: Ramirez Likes Young Cubs Players

Aramis Ramirez is happy to see former teammate Starlin Castro’s resurgence.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Levine: Offense At A Premium In MLB

Strikeouts are at an all-time high, and only 22 hitters are batting over .300.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Having Better At-Bats

Javy Baez is already focusing on particular zones better, manager Rickey Renteria said.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Renteria’s Handling Of Bullpen His Greatest Challenge

Rick Renteria has to weigh winning games with protecting the future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Levine: Soler Likely In September, But Not Bryant

“I still don’t foresee Kris getting called up this year,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Enjoying The Spotlight

“I just have to … slow everything down,” Javy Baez says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Levine: Hamels Makes Sense, But Deal Would Be Difficult

The Phillies’ asking price is sky high, and the Cubs won’t part with a Baez or Bryant.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

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