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  1. Cubs continue search for catching

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - As expected, the Chicago Cubs are in the market for a catcher, according to team president Theo Epstein. After losing out on a free-agent bid for Russell Martin and letting backup John Baker go, the Cubs will head to San Diego for the winte...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. Cubs interested in Jon Lesters catcher David Ross, sources say

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Cubs continue to look for catching help after non-tendering backup John Baker on Tuesday, 13-year veteran David Ross could be in their sights, according to sources familiar with the situation. Ross, 37, was free-agent pit...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. Cubs non-tender John Baker, Wesley Wright

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday, while they non-tendered catcher John Baker and lefty reliever Wesley Wright, making them free agents. Baker, 33, played one season for the Cubs after ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  4. Expect Wood to be tendered by deadline

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Despite his down year in 2014, expect Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood to be tendered a contract before a Tuesday night deadline, according to a source familiar with the situation. Wood, 27, is one of 10 Cubs players who are arbitra...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  5. Coaching the next step for Baker

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The stairs up to the Wrigley Field press box are lined with pictures of the Chicago Cubs' current roster. Right after a few images of the coaching staff, the first player shown is John Baker. It's nothing but a coincidence, but it's an int...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  6. Hoyer: 'They get a fair shot now'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- In an unusual twist, the Chicago Cubs advocated for their opponent as the San Francisco Giants were able to win a protest of Tuesday's game, which had originally been called after 4 1/2 innings and declared a Cubs victory. "The idea of...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. Scouting the Under Armour All-Americans

    Keith Law

    The Under Armour All-American Game took place Saturday at Wrigley Field, featuring many of the top high school prospects for the 2015 draft, with Bill Ripken and Sean Casey serving as managers. It was dominated by pitchers, as these showcase games us...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  8. Cubs' Wada making a pitch for 2015 rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago Cubs will search for pitching this offseason, they may have found a couple of hurlers for their starting staff already. Rookie right-hander Kyle Hendricks is garnering most of the headlines -- as he should be -- but 34-ye...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  9. Podcast: C John Baker describes relief win

    paulyb

    ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker, who was the winning pitcher and scored the winning run in Tuesday's 16-inning marathon against the Colorado Rockies. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago....

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Rockies 3, (F/16)

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look at a long game: How it happened: Starlin Castro drove home catcher-turned-relief pitcher John Baker with a sacrifice fly in the 16th to e...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. Starlin Castro fly in 16th shakes Rockies, ends Cubs' longest gam...

    Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  12. Cubs' Bonifacio keeping trade value high

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- With Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the value of Chicago Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio may never be higher since he started the season as one of the hottest hitters in baseball. "I'm not focused on that," Bonifaci...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  13. Wada earns first career win -- at age 33

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- His age screams trade candidate, but his body of work is likely too small for the Chicago Cubs to move starter Tsuyoshi Wada by Thursday's trade deadline. So the 33-year-old will have to settle for his first career win and move on from the...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  14. Maddux starts at head of Hall rotation

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Just like he carved up opponents from 60 feet, 6 inches away, Greg Maddux moved through his Hall of Fame speech Sunday with deft precision. There was family to thank, teammates and coaches he appreciated and a few people who w...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  15. Dallas Beeler impresses in debut

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If Chicago Cubs pitcher Dallas Beeler was nervous before or during his major league debut Saturday against the Washington Nationals he never showed it. Beeler, 25, threw 91 pitches in a six-inning stint, allowing just one unearned run -...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  16. Despite win, too little too late for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker was asked if he wishes this version of his team was around at the beginning of the season. The Cubs are playing good baseball after beating the Washington Nationals again on Friday, 7-2, in another well-play...

    Blog | June 27, 2014