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 “Inside The Clubhouse” on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. on 670 The Score.

Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Getty Images)

Levine: Big Offseason Moves Spice Up Cubs-White Sox Rivalry

“Rivalry games are always fun,” Jeff Samardzija says.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2015

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Hendricks Gearing Up For April 10 Start

The way pitcher Kyle Hendricks goes about his business has been impressive to new manager Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Joe Maddon Doesn’t Know What To Expect Out Of Cubs’ Defense

With scoring down down across MLB, defense has become more important.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.(Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Jake Arrieta Not Concerned About Bad Outing

Arrieta is aiming to carry a big innings load in 2015.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

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

Levine: Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon Talk It Out

Braynt’s been in the middle of many subplots at Cubs camp.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Gets Extra Work In Outing

On pace to start Opening Day, Samardzija pitched into the fifth inning for the first time this spring.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Welington Castillo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Welington Castillo: ‘Who Knows’ About Future With Cubs

Castillo remains the third catcher in a likely two-man rotation.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Challenging Himself To Be Better

Lester had a poor outing Monday, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

White Sox reliever David Robertson. (Getty Images)

Levine: David Robertson Not Worried About Cactus League Numbers

Robertson replaced Mariano Rivera in 2014, so he’s not going to sweat anything in a new city.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Danks’ Craft Still A Work In Progress

The once hard-throwing, left-handed stud of the White Sox rotation, John Danks is still in search of a new formula for getting hitters out.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2015

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

Levine: Bryant The Talk Of The Baseball World

Kris Bryant has six home runs in 20 at-bats during Cactus League play to lead all spring hitters.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardizija, Cooper Spend Day Bonding

Choosing a practice day over pitching in a Cactus League game created valuable bonding time for Jeff Samardzija and pitching coach Don Cooper.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Levine: Sale Doing Better, But No Return Date Set

Chris Sale is still a ways away from pitching in a game for the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

Cubs catcher David Ross. (Getty Images)

Levine: Contributions Of David Ross Go Beyond The Numbers

Ross will be ace Jon Lester’s personal catcher.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Hide Starting Pitchers When Necessary

Back in the early 2000s, when Kenny Williams took over as general manager, Chicago began putting its starters in B games and simulated practice sessions.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Ready If Called On For Opening Day

Samardzija could become the second pitcher to start Opening Day for the Cubs and White Sox in consecutive years.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

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

Levine: Jake Arrieta Looks For Complete Season Of Excellence

“I have learned a lot about myself,” Arrieta says.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Levine: Rodon Hit Early In Second Start, Sale Out For Opener

If Carlos Rodon is going to slip into the White Sox starting rotation while ace Chris Sale is on the mend, better outings than Wednesday’s will be required.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Anthony Rizzo Envisions Powerful Cubs Lineup

Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu’s Much More Comfortable In 2nd Year With White Sox

Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche are content with however playing time is split up at first base and DH.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

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