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  1. Day 5 Notes: Renteria: Eliminate anxiety

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria will address his team for the first time Wednesday as full squad workouts are set to begin. He says his speech won't be that different than the one he gave to pitchers and catchers last week: elim...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Cubs may start to answer questions

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Amidst the tiring back-and-forth of the Wrigley Field renovation project (including a silly dalliance with the city of Rosemont), a greater interest in their minor leaguers and the promise of the upcoming No. 2 overall pick in the draft...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  3. Cubs season preview: Bench

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs could actually have a very productive bench in 2013. Final roster guys who will only get limited at-bats are never a sure bet, but considering the Cubs could employ up to two platoons (in right field and third base) it means the non-...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  4. Cubs season preview: Outfield

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs outfield is where things could come up short for the team this season. There is some hope out there but even if Alfonso Soriano, David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz reasonably max out, they don't compare to other outfields around the ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  5. Cubs season preview: Infield

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs' infield could be one of the better ones in the National League -- at least on defense. Manager Dale Sveum truly believes that, and with a Gold Glove winner at second base in Darwin Barney and a two-time All-Star at shortstop in S...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Cubs season preview: Bullpen

    Jesse Rogers

    Though a few roles are still being worked out, the bullpen could be a strength for the Chicago Cubs this season. It wasn't bad last season and the addition of Japanese import Kyuji Fujikawa could solidify it even more -- that is if Carlos Marmol ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Cubs season preview: Starting rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs' starting rotation looked a lot better on the first day of spring training than on the last. Injuries to Matt Garza and Scott Baker have put major stress on the five who will begin the season starting games on the mound. Jeff Sama...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. Cubs spring training preview: Outfield

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers previews the Cubs by position in the days leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training on Sunday. The Chicago Cubs outfield of 2013 isn't exactly the sexiest part of the team. There are holdovers and newcomers, ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Cubs spring training preview: Infield

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers previews the Cubs by position in the days leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training on Sunday. This could be the year of the infield if all goes right for the Chicago Cubs. There are no newcomers to the startin...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  10. Cubs spring training preview: Catchers

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers previews the Cubs by position in the days leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training on Sunday. There was a hole behind the plate for the Chicago Cubs last season after Geovany Soto was traded to the Texas Range...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  11. Cubs spring training preview: Bullpen

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers previews the Cubs by position in the days leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training on Sunday. If the Chicago Cubs had a strength in 2012 it likely was their bullpen. They were used plenty -- not surprising for...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. Cubs spring preview: Starting rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers previews the Cubs by position in the days leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training on Sunday. The Chicago Cubs' starting staff had a solid start last season, but injuries to Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster and tr...

    Blog | February 04, 2013