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  1. Regardless of additions, Rizzo likes what Cubs have

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hasn't talked to pitcher Jon Lester or any other potential free agents but he has a simple message for them: "The best sales pitch I have is: This is an exciting team and this is Chicago," Rizzo ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Hoyer: 'Super-charged offseason ... is overstated'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- With rumors already swirling that the Chicago Cubs are interested in some of the game's biggest free agents, general manager Jed Hoyer explained Friday where some of that rhetoric is coming from. "We're literally linked to every free ag...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  3. Arrieta high on Maddon, free agents

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn't get a chance to watch new manager Joe Maddon's introductory news conference live on Monday, but he made sure to see a replay of it later. Having played in the American League East for the Baltimore ...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  4. Cubs: Free agents see past losses

    Jesse Rogers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While last season's 101 losses certainly aren't a selling point, they won't necessarily keep free agents from deciding to join the Chicago Cubs, according to club president Theo Epstein. "We've been pleased with the expresse...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  5. Chicago Cubs still attractive free-agent destination, according t...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs are still an attractive free-agent destination, according to president Theo Epstein.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  6. Inside the pursuit of Russell Martin

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Though the Chicago Cubs lost out on their bid for free-agent catcher Russell Martin early last week, it doesn't mean they weren't in the hunt until the end. Martin's Chicago-based agent, Matt Colleran, says it was neck-and-neck between the...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  7. Cubs make pitch to Jon Lester

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a day and night of courting by the Chicago Cubs, free-agent hurler Jon Lester is moving on, presumably to talk with the Atlanta Braves and possibly the St. Louis Cardinals, according to various reports. The Cubs made their big pit...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  8. GM Meetings: Rumors, chatter and analysis

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- The general managers meetings wrapped up here as three days of baseball conversation with media, GMs and agents produced plenty of rumors and storylines. For example, big news came in the form of free-agent pitcher Jon Lester starting a t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. Martin looking even better for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The general managers meetings in Arizona end where they began for the Chicago Cubs: with free-agent catcher Russell Martin. News that the Pittsburgh Pirates traded for backstop Francisco Cervelli underscores that they're more than like...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  10. Source: Lester to meet with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - Free-agent pitcher Jon Lester will meet with the Chicago Cubs in Chicago sometime next week, according to a source familiar with the situation. Lester, 30, is one of the top free-agent pitchers on the market and has been linked to the Cu...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  11. Chat wrap: Free-agent targets

    Jesse Rogers

    Which players are the Chicago Cubs most likely to sign this offseason? Jesse Rogers talks about this and more in his weekly Cubs chat here....

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Source: Cubs met with Martin last week

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs met with Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin last week in Chicago, according to a source familiar with the situation, with Martin set to become a free agent after he rejects the Pirates qualifying offer on Monday. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  13. Cubs decline '15 option on Fujikawa

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs declined a 2015 team option on right-handed relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, the organization announced Thursday, making him a free agent. Fujikawa spent two seasons in a Cubs uniform but underwent Tommy John surgery afte...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  14. Offseason begins; Villanueva lone FA

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva was one of 121 players that became eligible for free agency Thursday as the Major League Baseball offseason officially began. Villanueva is the lone Cubs free agent and isn't expected back after a two...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  15. Free-agent focus: Veteran OF Jonny Gomes would fit with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - While the free-agent frenzy is close to beginning for big-name pitchers such as Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, the Chicago Cubs are on record saying they want to bring in some veteran position-player leadership along with a top-of-the-line hu...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. Hammel open to returning to Cubs if traded

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If and when Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel is traded, the 31-year-old right-hander says it doesn't mean he's closing the door on his Cubs career. The would-be free agent is open to returning. "I would assume they are pretty happy wit...

    Blog | June 23, 2014