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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 more than 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 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. on 670 The Score.

Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.

Catcher Welington Castillo #5 (L) and starting pitcher Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs (R) argue with home plate umpire Mike DiMuro #16 after DiMuro called Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants safe at home, scoring on an RBI single hit by Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The call was not reviewed. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: With Long Baseball Games, TV Ads Are Real Culprit

Major league baseball will take a hard look during the off-season at time of game and eliminating needless delays by both the pitcher and hitter, Bruce Levine writes.

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Addison Russell. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Elite Cub Prospect Russell Gets Tour Of Wrigley

Addison Russell says the Cubs haven’t discussed a position change with him.

CBS Chicago–3 hours ago

Arismendy Alcantara.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Leadoff Man Wanted, Apply At 1060 W Addison

A similar sign is posted in many different clubhouses in baseball — “Wanted: a player who can get on base and steal.”

CBS Chicago–09/21/2014

Cubs infielder Javier Baez. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez’s Struggles May Help His Long-Term Development

Watching Javier Baez swing and miss to the tune of 81 strikeouts in 44 games has brought plenty of scrutiny on both player and organization alike.

09/20/2014

Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Levine: Jackson May Have Made Last Start As A Cub

After another embarrassing start on Friday, any other starting assignments this season or moving forward would appear questionable, Bruce Levine writes.

09/19/2014

Fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Will Have New Clubhouse In 2016

Only the bleachers will get rehabbed this offseason.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Dodgers infielder Darwin Barney. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Levine: Barney Returns To Wrigley As A Dodger

“It’s never easy,” Darwin Barney says of his exit from Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Move Class-A Affiliate From Kane County To South Bend

“These decisions are tough,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Edwin Jackson. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Edwin Jackson Returns To Cubs Rotation

Edwin Jackson faces Clayton Kershaw on Friday at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

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

Levine: Cubs Won’t Commit To Major League Timetable For Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant is ignoring the talk of his major league call-up, which should come in early 2015.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Arrieta Has Career Night, Just Misses No-Hitter

Cubs righty Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out 13.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

Kyle Schwarber. (CBS)

Levine: Schwarber Will Get Chance To Catch In Minors

Kyle Schwarber hit two balls out of Wrigley Field while taking batting practice Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Exceed Ticket Sales Expectations By 250K

When the final numbers come in, the Cubs will have sold close to 2.65 million tickets this season.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

The Cubs celebrate Anthony Rizzo's walk-off homer that gave them a 1-0 victory against the Reds on Monday night at Wrigley Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Rizzo Makes Presence Known In Return

Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off homer Monday night to give the Cubs a 1-0 win.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

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

Levine: Cubs Could Give Bryant A Look In Outfield, Too

With 43 blasts, Kris Bryant was the minor league home run champion.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Levine: Konerko Hopes To Return This Week

“I feel I am in a pretty good spot,” Paul Konerko says.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2014

ose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Soxis greeted by Avisail Garcia #26 after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning in game two of a doubleheader on September 13, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was Abreu's 100th RBI of the season. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu’s 14 Pitch At-Bat Key To Win

The resurgent Jose Abreu had maybe his most memorable at-bat in the White Sox walk-off win against Minnesota Saturday evening.

09/14/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Levine: ‘Wanted, Team Leader’ Sign Going Up At White Sox Clubhouse

The White Sox must deal with a huge void as Team Captain Paul Konerko winds down the last two weeks of his illustrious career, Bruce Levine writes.

09/13/2014

Jose Abreu hits a run scoring single against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Levine: Long Season Taking Toll On Abreu

The numbers certainly don’t lie when looking at Jose Abreu’s season, Bruce Levine writes.

09/13/2014

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cy Young Contender Chris Sale Making His Case

The White Sox may not be involved in any potential postseason play in 2014, but looking at postseason awards may be another story.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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