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  1. Hoyer on Arrieta: 'I'm glad we have him'

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer met with reporters on Wednesday before the Cubs played the Boston Red Sox. Here are some of the highlights: Jake Arrieta There's been some talk the Cubs' rising star could be on the trade block, al...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Chicago Cubs release relief pitcher Jose Veras

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs released pitcher Jose Veras on Tuesday, the team announced.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  3. Soler still rehabbing in Arizona

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler continues to rehab a sore hamstring in extended spring training in Arizona and his timetable to return to Double-A is undetermined. "He's hitting in the cage and off the tee," general manager Jed Hoyer ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. Cubs bullpen becoming a strength

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - As if on cue, the Chicago Cubs bullpen backed up the faith their bosses had placed in them when they designated for assignment veteran Jose Veras and his $4 million contract on Tuesday. The Cubs are committed to finding the next crop of rel...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. MRI on Edwards comes up clean

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs got good news regarding top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards when his latest MRI on his right shoulder came up clean. "It was positive," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday afternoon. "We're going to ramp up his throwin...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. Kris Bryant (still) staying put

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Is it news when a team simply states a minor league player isn't getting a promotion from Double-A to Triple-A? How about when the team stated the same thing about a week ago, then again on Tuesday? It is when the player is Kris Bryant ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Cubs' success in bullpen forces Veras out

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - For once, a professional sports team did what a fan would have done given the situation the Chicago Cubs faced with their bullpen. Instead of shuttling another young player back to the minor leagues, they decided to give embattled reliever ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Ramirez another (small) part of the rebuild

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Chicago Cubs front office often talks about doing the little things on a day-to-day basis to get "healthier" as an organization. Big or little, that's what the move to bring in Manny Ramirez is all about. He'll report to Triple-A...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  9. Cautious approach with Olt is misguided

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer defended how the team has used third baseman Mike Olt through the first six weeks of the season. Despite leading the team in home runs, Olt isn't an everyday player. Including Thur...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  10. Bryant producing but staying patient

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- A rainy night off for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was also a night off for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as their game against the Jackson Generals in the Southern League was postponed as well. A rainout is about the only thing tha...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  11. Hoyer on Baez: 'He's in a big slump'

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says top prospect Javier Baez needs to "figure his way out" of a season-long funk that has him hitting only .147 after 27 games and 114 plate appearances at Triple-A Iowa before Wednesday night. ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Renteria judged on 'tone,' not wins, for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Not that we didn't know it already, but as with his predecessor, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't being judged on wins and losses. Not with the team whose best talent base resides in the minor leagues. "It's no different than it...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. Hoyer: Pitch count a 'non-story'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Calling it a "non-story," Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said all parties are on the same page when it comes to pitcher Jeff Samardzija's heavy workload Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. Samardzija threw a career-high ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  14. Jeff Samardzija doesn't get pitch-count fuss

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- There might be other people -- perhaps his agent or the Chicago Cubs front office -- concerned with pitcher Jeff Samardzija's pitch count from Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. But he's not worried. Samardzija threw a career-...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  15. One sure thing in draft for Cubs: pitching

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are battling the Chicago White Sox on the field this week, and they'll do the same in next month's amateur draft as the two teams pick one after another. The Sox pick ahead of the Cubs, who are readying themselves for the ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  16. GM: Not a certainty Samardzija will be dealt

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that it's not a certainty that pitcher Jeff Samardzija will be traded, but league sources indicate there hasn't been any progress in contract discussions. After allowing one unearned r...

    Blog | May 06, 2014