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.

Jeff Samardzija. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Still Likely To Test Free-Agent Market

Talks will occur in 2015, but there won’t be a hometown discount for Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Baseball Hall-Of-Famer Ernie Banks Hits Golf Balls From The Stands At Wrigley Field To Kick-Off The 2011 BMW Championship at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)

Levine: No End Of Tributes To ‘Mr. Cub’

Everyone 40 or older has an Ernie Banks meet-and-greet story. Nobody apparently ever came away disappointed, Bruce Levine writes.

01/30/2015

Dayan Viciedo reacts after striking out. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Levine: Dayan Viciedo Runs Out Of Time In Chicago

The White Sox are in win-now mode and couldn’t wait on Viciedo’s development.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Gordon Beckham. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Beckham Returns, Viciedo Shown The Door

Gordon Beckham will provide depth and versatility in the infield.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

Astros catcher Jason tags out White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton as he tried to tag up and score from third base on a fly ball on July 18, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Seeking Faster, Smarter Baserunning

Better baserunning should lead to more runs in 2015.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

Ernie Banks speaks before he throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Wrigley Field on March 31, 2008. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Banks Much More Than A Great Ballplayer

Banks was much more than one of the all-time great ball players.

01/24/2015

Carlos Rodon (Courtesy Chicago White Sox)

Levine: Rodon Could Be Key Addition To White Sox Rotation

A rookie starting pitcher may be the missing link to a World Series run this year, Bruce Levine writes.

01/23/2015

Geovany Soto. (Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Add Geovany Soto To Catcher Competition

Soto’s overall game is superior to the other backup catcher candidates in Sox camp.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Geovany Soto. (Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Sign Geovany Soto To Minor League Deal

Soto has an injury-plagued 2014 season, hitting just .250 with 11 RBIs.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Cubs prospect Kris Bryant. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Dexter Fowler Deal ‘Independent’ Of Kris Bryant Situation

With Luis Valbuena traded to Houston, third base is open for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2015

Dexter Fowler. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Acqurie OF Dexter Fowler From Astros

Fowler has a career .366 on-base percentage.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2015

wrigley Bleachers

Levine: Wrigley Field Bleachers Closed Until May

If you were planning to take in a Cubs game in the warm April sun via the bleachers, you are out of luck.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2015

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Rizzo’s Claim Admirable But Still Too Optimistic — For Now

Anthony Rizzo says the Cubs will win the NL Central in 2015. Is he ahead of himself?

CBS Chicago–01/15/2015

Blackhawks president John McDonough. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: John McDonough Invented Team Sports Fanfest Concept 30 Years Ago

This weekend is the 30th version of the Cubs Convention, the first of its kind.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Ready To Get Off To Fast Start

Samardzija gives the White Sox three starters with shutdown potential.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Levine: Predictions Of Cubs’ 2015 World Series Title Are Premature

Chicago still has too many holes to think quite that big.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2015

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: New Deal Allows Cubs, WGN To Have Options

The Cubs and WGN agreed to a deal that runs through 2019.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2015

Matt Davidson. (Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Matt Davidson Entering Make-Or-Break Year With White Sox

Davidson hit just .199 at Triple-A in 2014.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2015

Sammy Sosa. (Getty Images)

Levine: Hall Of Fame Will Include PED Users At Some Point

It’s not right to not acknowledge an era that forever changed the game.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Have Seating Contingency Plan If Renovation Is Delayed

The team will explain its relocation plan at the Cubs Convention that starts Jan. 16.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2015

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