Levine: Rick Hahn Believes White Sox Fans Are Buying Into Rebuild"The support has been fantastic," Hahn says. "There seems to be a lot of optimism about were this thing is headed."
Levine: Cubs Hold Preliminary Discussions With Orioles About Zach BrittonIncumbent Cubs closer Wade Davis is a free agent and drawing interest from the Mariners and Twins.
Levine: Cubs, White Sox Intrigued By Shohei Otani, As Is EveryoneA 23-year-old pitcher and outfielder from Japan, Otani will soon be posted and become an international free agent.
Levine: White Sox Will Be Patient On Trade Market But Have No UntouchablesJose Abreu and Avisail Garcia are the White Sox's two prime trade candidates.
Levine: Cubs Vow To Be Aggressive In Pursuit Of PitchingEarly on, the free agent the Cubs are most associated with is right-hander Alex Cobb.
Levine: Cubs, White Sox Ready To Deal As GM Meetings OpenThe Cubs need pitching help, and the White Sox will listen to offers for Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.
Levine: White Sox Know Eloy Jimenez Could Force Their Hand Amid His Progression Plan"The good ones have a way of changing those plans," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn says.
Levine: White Sox Ponder Whether To Sell High On Avisail GarciaGarcia, 26, is under team control through 2019. The question is whether he fits into the plan beyond that.
Levine: White Sox's Free Agency Needs Are Primarily Bullpen-RelatedThe White Sox are looking to protect their young starting pitching staff by fortifying their bullpen.
Levine: Could Wade Davis Take Qualifying Offer From Cubs?The qualifying offer is set at $17.4 million this offseason.
Levine: Crucial Free Agency Period Awaits For CubsThe Cubs have eight pending free agents, headlined by Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis.
Levine: Pitching The Priority For The Cubs This Offseason"We have tough choices to make," Theo Epstein says of the Cubs' upcoming offseason.