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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Chicago Cubs designated Jose Veras for assignment; Welington Cast...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs designated Opening Day closer Jose Veras for assignment and placed catcher Welington Castillo on the disabled list with a left rib cage injury, the club announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  5. Jason Hammel outduels Cubs' first choice

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Throwing with a bruise on his hand nearly as big as a golf ball, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel outpitched Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees on Tuesday well aware that Tanaka was the Cubs' first choice as a free-agent signing this...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Cubs get first look at Tanaka, the foe

    Jesse Rogers

    NEW YORK -- All of that scouting of New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka might finally pay off for the Chicago Cubs. They didn't land him as their big free-agent signing over the winter, but at least they have detailed reports they can use in try...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. Notes: Villanueva eyes Cubs turnaround

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Carlos Villanueva has become somewhat of a de facto leader on the Chicago Cubs as the pitcher enters his free-agent season after a respectable first year in Chicago (7-8, 4.06 ERA) in which he started 15 games for the Cubs and relieve...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. Cubs sign Jason Hammel reports say

    Jesse Rogers

    Free agent pitcher Jason Hammel agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth $6 million on Friday, according to multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  9. Can the Cubs get Masahiro Tanaka?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- "We wish there was a free-agent market for young players." -- Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, Nov. 8, 2013. Epstein and the Cubs got what they wanted -- sort of -- when Major League baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball finally...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. The case against Cubs signing Ellsbury

    Jesse Rogers

    The shocking mega-trade of Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler is a good example why the Chicago Cubs should not sign free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a long-term deal. Fielder i...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Zambrano still wants to play in majors

    Jesse Rogers

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is still hoping to continue his career, according to his agent Barry Praver. Zambrano, 32, last pitched in the major leagues for the Miami Marlins in 2012. He's a free agent and throwing...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  12. Yanks up first for Girardi, then what?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the storylines start to unfold regarding the Chicago Cubs' managerial position, there's at least one thing we know about free-agent-to-be manager, Joe Girardi: The New York Yankees want him back. And, according to Yankees general manage...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. Edwin Jackson ends rough first season

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- It might go down as the worst first season of any Chicago Cubs free agent in history. Pitcher Edwin Jackson barely finished the year with a below-5.00 (4.98) ERA in losing his 18th game of the season on Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinal...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  14. Edwin Jackson: One of my worst starts

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson is supposed to be a mainstay. He was the first major free-agent signing in the Theo Epstein era, someone who wasn't just brought in as a stop-gap. He's here for the long haul, supposedly to help lead ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  15. Jackson could fill two needs for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs veered from their recent conservative path by signing free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal on Thursday, according to sources. It's the first contract longer than two years they've given out this offse...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  16. Cubs announce deal with OF Schierholtz

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs announced the signing of free-agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a one-year deal on Friday. The announcement comes after an agreement was reached at the winter meetings in Nashville earlier this month. Schierholtz...

    Blog | December 21, 2012