Bruce Levine

Jason Motte. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Levine: Motte Could Add Veteran Leadership In Cubs Bullpen

Not too long ago Jason Motte was pitching in the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Today, Motte is making his way back from injury and hoping to re-establish himself as a quality bullpen man again.

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Javier Baez  hits a single in the 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Not Intimidated By Pitchers

Standing in the batter’s box against one of the top five pitchers in baseball really didn’t faze Javier Baez.

CBS Chicago–4 hours ago

White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton crashes into the wall in 2014. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Adam Eaton Aims To Stay Healthy For Full Season

Eaton goes all-out in center field, sometimes to his detriment.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

White Sox reliever Jake Petricka. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jake Petricka Finding A New Bullpen Role

After closing last season, Petricka will likely be the lead right-handed setup man.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2015

Manny Ramirez. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Levine: Manny Will Be Manny In Cubs Camp

Suiting up for the first day of practice, the former All Star outfielder will retain the title of consultant for major and minor league hitting.


Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tom Ricketts Envisions Cubs Playoff Run

“It is about getting out on the field and getting it started,” Ricketts said.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Micah Johnson. (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Levine: Micah Johnson Has Leg Up On Competiton

The main battle to be won in White Sox camp will be the second base position.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Starlin Castro swings at a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Levine: Staying Healthy On, Off Field A Priority For Starlin Castro

Castro was in the area of two shootings in the Dominican Republic in the offseason.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2015

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

Levine: Cubs’ Bryant Asked To Play Outfield This Spring

Although 23-year-old phenom Kris Bryant will compete for the Cubs third-base job this spring, learning another position will be a part of his experience in Mesa.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu Primed For Big Season

Manager Robin Ventura must split up time for Abreu and Adam LaRoche between first base and DH.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

John Danks. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Levine: Danks An Important Part Of Sox Rotation

The most senior member of the Chicago White Sox pitching staff may have the most to prove going into the 2015 season.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2015

Welington Castillo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Castillo Will Catch On Somewhere

Having three catchers on a 25-man roster just isn’t realistic for any major league team.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

Cubs prospect Kris Bryant. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Levine: Kris Bryant Won’t Be Distracted By Service Time Issue

“I have a pretty good opportunity in front of me,” Bryant says.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Levine: Let’s Remember Jackie Robinson West The Right Way

In time, the JRW kids will be the true judges of the wrongdoers, writes Bruce Levine.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

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

Levine: Cubs Want Jake Arrieta To Be Innings-Eater In 2015

The goal is for Arrieta to hit the 200-inning mark this upcoming season.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Levine: After James Shields Chase, Could Cubs Pursue Cole Hamels?

Ace left-hander Hamels remains on the trade block for the Phillies, Bruce Levine writes.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

Chris Sale. (Getty Images)

Cooper: Best Is Yet To Come For Chris Sale

The White Sox will continue to handle Sale’s workload with the utmost care.


James Shields. (Getty Images)

Levine: Shields, Cubs Could Be A Match If Padres Offer Fails

Will the James Shields free agent drama end soon?

CBS Chicago–02/08/2015

James Shields. (Getty Images)

Levine: James Shields Could Be A Fit With Cubs

For the past eight years, Shields has averaged nearly 224 innings pitched.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2015

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