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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu, White Sox Slump In August

(CBS) – The Chicago White Sox and slugger Jose Abreu have fallen on hard times the last couple of weeks. Chicago has lost four straight series and have a 4-8 record to show for it. […]

08/15/2014

Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Pitching Plan Might Include Run At Lester

Acquiring pitching will be Chicago’s main offseason objective.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

In an Aug. 13 game, Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants was originally ruled out but upon video review called safe on this play because White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers blocked the plate. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Levine: Essence Of The Game Ignored In Home Plate Rules

Rule 7.13 has everyone in baseball confused and angry.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, left, gets a fist bump from teammate Anthony Rizzo after homering. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez’s 1st Wrigley Blast Ignites Cubs

“He is a young man that is trying to show everybody he belongs here,” Cubs manager Rickey Renteria says.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Pedro Strop. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group

“There have been a lot of good individual performances out here,” GM Jed Hoyer said.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Renteria’s Handling Of Bullpen His Greatest Challenge

Rick Renteria has to weigh winning games with protecting the future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Levine: Soler Likely In September, But Not Bryant

“I still don’t foresee Kris getting called up this year,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Enjoying The Spotlight

“I just have to … slow everything down,” Javy Baez says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Emotional Crossroads Of The Cubs’ Plan Taking Shape

With a tragic past and vast potential, how are Cubs fans to find a middle ground nowadays?

CBS Chicago–08/05/2014

Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu Keeps Raking In Honors

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu now leads the major leagues with 86 RBIs.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Javier Baez.  (CHristian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Calling Up Javier Baez

One of the Cubs’ cookies is here.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Chris Sale. (Getty Images)

Levine: Are White Sox Playoff Contenders Or Pretenders?

At 54-58, Chicago is 5 1/2 games out of the second-wild card spot.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Darwin Barney. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Cubs To Trade Barney To Dodgers

Chicago will receive a player to be named later for Darwin Barney.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

White Sox ace Chris Sale. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Sale In The Cy Young Conversation

Chris Sale is 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 0.86 WHIP.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Trading Deadline Creates Tension For White Sox Players

(CBS) – With countless “deals on the table” around Major League Baseball, the uncertainty of where a man and his family will be on Aug. 1 weighs heavy on players. White Sox players such as […]

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Listening To Offers

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) – The White Sox may not be the aggressors in any trade talks that are going on, but they won’t back away from any possible deals that make sense. With just 10 […]

07/19/2014

Ozzie Guillen.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Levine: Ozzie’s Comments About Returning Are Met With Polite Indifference

Ozzie Guillen was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday stating that when Robin Ventura was finished managing the team he would be interested in returning.

07/18/2014

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Levine: Multiple Teams Looking To Deal For Cub Pitchers

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) – Multiple teams are double-teaming the Chicago Cubs with scouting coverage as the trading deadline grows closer. Numerous scouts from Boston, the New York Yankees, Toronto and San Francisco have watched […]

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Manny Ramirez Retires After Testing Positive For 2nd Time

Ramirez Moving Up To Triple A Iowa Next Week

(CBS) – The Chicago Cubs plan to promote former All Star slugger Manny Ramirez to Triple A Iowa next week. President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein on Friday said Ramirez, who has been getting in […]

06/20/2014

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

Levine: Epstein Doesn’t See Bryant In Majors This Year

The Cubs are content with letting Kris Bryant dominate Triple-A this year, too.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

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