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  1. A (potentially) memorable winter meetings comes to a close for Cu...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - They came. They negotiated. They conquered. OK, maybe it wasn't that dramatic for the Chicago Cubs, but the 2014 winter meetings might someday be looked back upon as the start of something special. "We have a plan and we hope this...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Cubs grab pitching, might add catching in form of D-backs' Monter...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - The Chicago Cubs began Monday at the winter meetings agreeing to terms with a pitcher and ended it by being on the verge of trading for a catcher, according to various media reports. These are not your rebuilding Cubs anymore. They're bus...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Winter meetings Day 1: All Lester all the time

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - By all accounts here in Southern California, the endgame for free-agent pitcher Jon Lester is upon us -- or at least we think it is. Throughout the first day of the winter meetings Monday, reports came and went that the left-hander was on...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. Ryan Dempster announces retirement, joins Chicago Cubs front offi...

    Jesse Rogers

    Veteran pitcher Ryan Dempster retired as a member of the Chicago Cubs and will stay on with the team's front office, it was announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Heyward a fit, but Cubs might have to wait

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- They might have to wait a year to grab him, but Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward would be a perfect fit for the Chicago Cubs as they move into their contending phase. Besides being a very good player, Heyward fits the profile of ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Epstein: Cubs 'no longer runt of the litter'

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The Chicago Cubs' return to relevance continues to take shape, with team president Theo Epstein saying Monday that he's receiving more calls from opposing executives than has been typical at this point in past offseasons, while top free age...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  8. Major League Baseball investigating Chicago Cubs' hiring of Joe M...

    Jesse Rogers

    Both the Cubs and the agent for new manager Joe Maddon have been contacted by MLB as an investigation into his hiring has commenced.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  9. Cubs head to Arizona with 'momentum'

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- It all starts here. The most important offseason -- to this point, at least -- of Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein's regime begins in earnest at the posh Arizona Biltmore hotel, where general managers will meet this week to discuss e...

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Baseball executive on potential Maddon hiring: 'There is no scrip...

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If in fact the Chicago Cubs are looking into hiring former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon for the job that current skipper Rick Renteria occupies they're heading into some unchartered baseball territory, at least according to one longti...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  12. GM: Cubs' needs include veteran leadership

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer gave insight Monday into the team's offseason needs -- other than pitching -- in saying that veteran leadership will be a priority. "We need to add some guys to our roster that can help provide tha...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. GM Jed Hoyer on Kris Bryant in 2015: 'Too early to speculate'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- By now it shouldn't come as any surprise the Chicago Cubs aren't necessarily ready to hand the organization's minor league player of the year, Kris Bryant, a starting job -- at least not on April 6 when the 2015 season begins. When gene...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Starlin Castro proved '13 season was fluke

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Even if he doesn't play another game this season, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has already proved again he's a near-elite player at his position. Castro, who has a high ankle sprain but might not be finished for 2014, rebounde...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro expected to miss remainder of seas...

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has a high left ankle sprain and is likely to miss the rest of the regular season, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014