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  1. Starlin Castro an All-Star for third time

    Jesse Rogers

    There might not be a more meaningful All-Star selection than Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who made it for the third time in five big league seasons. It was a year ago on this date Castro was hitting just .234 with an on-base percentage ...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. Barney wants to stay a Cub

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was supposed to get the chance that fellow infield teammates Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo are getting. A chance for a rebound season. Right or wrong, former manager Dale Sveum took a lot...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Samardzija just a big-game pitcher no more

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija admits he heard the criticism that he was only a big-game pitcher. In fact, his former manager told him so. "I remember Dale [Sveum] getting on me because he came out and told me sometimes in the big ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Renteria judged on 'tone,' not wins, for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Not that we didn't know it already, but as with his predecessor, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't being judged on wins and losses. Not with the team whose best talent base resides in the minor leagues. "It's no different than it...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. 5 for '14: Will Renteria's optimism waver?

    Jesse Rogers

    The job in front of new Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is even tougher than what his predecessor, Dale Sveum, faced. And as we know, it didn't work out well for Sveum, who was dismissed after two years in charge. The ever-optimistic nature of ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  6. Sveum wants to manage again

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum wants to manage again after reiterating his "shock" at being fired last October. "I walked away with my head up with the understanding I knew what I wanted to do and did it (that) way, to get g...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  7. Sveum thinks Castro can rebound

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum thinks shortstop Starlin Castro can return to All-Star form and admits the Cubs may have tried to change Castro's hitting style too much. "He was asked to take a lot of pitches and do all those...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  8. In fan Q & A, Epstein defends ownership

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein came to the strong defense of team ownership near the end of an hour-long question-and-answer session with fans on Day 2 of the Cubs Convention on Saturday. "Here's the best thing about the Ricketts an...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  9. Tendering Barney was the right move

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs made the right choice in tendering second baseman Darwin Barney a contract for 2014. If there was any angst over the decision, there shouldn't have been, because Barney deserves another chance. Make no mistake, if No. 1...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Coaching staff makes more sense now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Time will tell if the new Chicago Cubs coaching staff will lead the organization to better days, but on the surface, the collection of coaches under new manager Rick Renteria simply makes more sense than the previous staff under Dale Sveum...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  11. Bill Mueller named Chicago Cubs hitting coach

    Jesse Rogers

    Former Chicago Cubs infielder Bill Mueller was named the team's hitting coach Friday, while pitching coach Chris Bosio was retained as part of new manager Rick Renteria's staff, the team announced.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  12. Offseason questions: Who's the manager?

    Jesse Rogers

    With the conclusion of the World Series begins the official offseason for Major League Baseball, though the Chicago Cubs' winter started the day after their year ended with the firing of manager Dale Sveum. Undoubtedly, hiring his replacement is t...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  13. Eric Wedge interviews for Chicago Cubs managerial position

    Jesse Rogers

    Former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge on Tuesday became the fifth candidate to interview for the Chicago Cubs managerial position, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  14. Cubs' rebuilding plan showing progress

    Jesse Rogers

    This World Series is a tough watch for a Chicago Cubs fan. The rival St. Louis Cardinals continue to show off why they're the most respected organization in the game, while Cubs president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer's former team, the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. Sources: Cubs eye Latin American presence

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs lacked a prominent Latin American coaching presence in their dugout the past two seasons, and they will look to address the issue as they hire a new manager and coaches, according to sources familiar with the situation. Several La...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  16. Mike Maddux interested in Chicago Cubs job, source says

    Jesse Rogers

    Mike Maddux, the Texas Rangers pitching coach and a former managerial candidate for the Chicago Cubs, is "more interested" in the job this time after pulling out of the process before the Cubs hired Dale Sveum in 2011, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013