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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. Fans flock to relocated statue to pay respects to Chicago Cubs le...

    Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  3. Game tickets go on sale Feb. 27

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Individual game tickets for all Chicago White Sox games in the 2015 season will go on sale Feb. 27. The club announced Wednesday that the first day of sales only will take place online (whitesox.com) and by phone (866-SOX-GAME). From Fe...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. Jon Lester of Chicago Cubs takes to Twitter day after agreeing to...

    Jon Lester took to Twitter to interact with teammates and fans one day after agreeing to join the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  5. Cubs hire Astros' Mallee as hitting coach

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hired former Houston Astros hitting coach John Mallee to fill the same role for them after Bill Mueller quit earlier this week, the team announced on Thursday. First base coach Eric Hinske will take over as the new ass...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Brewers-Cubs Preview

    Brewers-Cubs Preview

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

    Nationals-Cubs Preview

    Preview | June 27, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. 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