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  1. Lester only one topic of note at winter meetings

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- As the saga of free-agent pitcher Jon Lester presumably winds down to a final decision soon, the baseball offseason kicks into high gear at the winter meetings this week in southern California. This is where both free-agent and trade ...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. Jackson to the bullpen for final week

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will start three rookies in their season finale series with the Milwaukee Brewers as veteran Edwin Jackson has been relegated to the bullpen for the final days of the year. "He understands and is willing to do whatever ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  3. Injuries opening door for young talent

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- A slew of injuries to the Chicago Cubs have opened the door for even more young players to take the field in the final month of the season. If you are keeping track at home, Anthony Rizzo (back) and Starlin Castro (ankle) are down. Both...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Backups take center stage after injuries

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Just as the Chicago Cubs' offense is starting to come together, there's a good chance they'll be without first baseman Anthony Rizzo and shortstop Starlin Castro for at least part of the final month of the regular season. Rizzo is out w...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Cubs' 2015 arms audition to expand soon

    Jesse Rogers

    With major league rosters expanding Monday, the Chicago Cubs intend to see as much of their young pitching as possible in the final month of the season. General manager Jed Hoyer intimated in a radio interview Friday the Cubs could simply go to a ...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  6. Cubs will play a part in playoff push

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the pennant race, the final six weeks of the season would be chock-full of intense games. It will be anyway -- but only for the opponent, as everyone the Cubs play has postseason aspirations, beginning Tuesday n...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. 6 things we'd like to see in final 6 weeks

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs begin the final six weeks of the season on Monday and, at 53-70 going into their game against the New York Mets, it's all about getting ready for next season. They might play spoiler along the way, but that's secondary to finding out...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. Jackson's job could be in jeopardy

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson says he's not concerned with losing his starting job in the final weeks of the season because it's not something he can control. He's only half right. He doesn't make the decisions, but if he was pitching...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  9. Arrieta making his claim as a No. 1

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Is Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta an ace? The final six weeks of the season could answer that question as the Cubs attempt to play a spoiler role in the National and American Leagues. Milwaukee, Toronto, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  10. Cubs playing spoilers with a purpose

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The pennant race has begun. Not so much for the Chicago Cubs, but for almost every opponent they'll face in the final weeks of the season. Fourteen series remain in 2014 and all but one --- against the New York Mets on the road this we...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  11. Blackhawks get their cuts in at Wrigley

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It took a few days but the Chicago Blackhawks came out of hibernation to take some batting practice at Wrigley Field after their crushing Game 7 overtime defeat to the Los Angeles Kings last Sunday in the Western Conference Finals. Pat...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  12. Series preview: Cubs at Brewers

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers for three games this weekend in the final leg of their 10-game road trip. They're 3-4 in the first seven games. Friday: Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) vs. Marco Estrada (4-2, 3.98), 7:10 p.m. CT...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  13. Samardzija looks for 1st win since August

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, winless in nine starts, leads the major leagues with a 1.62 ERA as he heads into his start against the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon. As the scouts start to line up for his final 12 or 13...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 12, White Sox 5

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs salvaged the final contest of their four-game crosstown series with the Chicago White Sox, beating them 12-5 on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Mike Olt capped a big ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. Series preview: White Sox at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs take on the Chicago White Sox in a four-game series starting on Monday with the first two games at Wrigley Field and the final two at U.S. Cellular Field. The series Monday, 7:05 p.m.: Jeff Samardzija (0-3, 1.98) vs. J...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  16. Garza trade to be revisited in Milwaukee

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If the Chicago Cubs want to turn the page on the final two games of their just-completed homestand, there's no better way than to take on the first-place Milwaukee Brewers and former Cub Matt Garza on Friday night in Milwaukee. The Cubs...

    Blog | April 24, 2014