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  1. Dempster's value to Cubs goes beyond field

    Bruce Levine

    At first take, the Chicago Cubs should be elated that Ryan Dempster chose to pick up his $14 million option for 2012. Looking at Dempster's 2011 season, you might not think that a 10-14 record with a 4.80 ERA warrants that big of a deal. But look...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  2. A day of firsts for catcher Lopez

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- When Chicago Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo injured his rib in the first inning of Friday's 14-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it opened the door for rookie Rafael Lopez to take over. The only problem? All world lefty Clayt...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Brewers-Cubs Preview

    Brewers-Cubs Preview

    Preview | August 10, 2014
  4. Nationals-Cubs Preview

    Nationals-Cubs Preview

    Preview | June 27, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5 Mets 4

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: The Cubs rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to take their first lead of the game. The eventual winning run cam...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Lessons learned from 50 years of MLB drafts - ESPN The Magazine

    Ken Woolums

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ken Woolums writes that the 50th MLB draft offers us the chance to take a look at half a century of lessons learned. Or in the Cubs' case, lessons not learned.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  8. Samardzija not judging his season on wins

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- When he takes the mound Thursday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals for his ninth start of the season, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija knows all eyes will be on him as he attempts to win his first game of the year. More i...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. Keith Law's first mock draft

    The Astros take prep lefty Brady Aiken at No. 1 in Keith Law's first mock draft

    Power Ranking | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 17, Cardinals 5

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 17-5 on Monday night to take the first game of the four-game series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: The Cubs jumped all over Cardinals starter Tyler Lyons, putting up four r...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-5 on Friday to take Game 1 of the series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: The Cubs jumped on Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright for two runs in the first inning, snapping his 25-inning scoreless st...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  13. Ignore record: April wasn't a bad month

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- This is one of those times in the Chicago Cubs season when you need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Actually, that's every day in the Cubs season, but especially now, with the first month in the rearview mirror. The ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Tuesday night to take the first two games of the series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Mike Olt broke open a close contest with a three-run home run in the fifth inning while...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  16. Series preview: Reds at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season as they begin a stretch of 13 straight days of games. The series: • Friday, 1:20 p.m. CT: Jeff Samardzija vs. Reds' Alfredo Simon • Saturday, 1:20 ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014