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  1. Despite trade, Baez isn't coming up yet

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Admit it. The moment you heard the Chicago Cubs had traded Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to the Atlanta Braves for Class-A catcher Victor Caratini you thought of one name. Javier Baez. The Cubs' first-round pick of 2011 won't be ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Sutcliffe on Hendricks: He's a winner

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe is a big believer in new Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. "There are so many things about Kyle that flash me back to when I first met Greg (Maddux) and when I firs...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Hold the ovation for Cubs on lauded system

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The midseason prospect rankings by ESPN.com's Keith Law were released on Thursday and the Chicago Cubs have three of the top eight prospects in the game, including the top-ranked player in third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant went from No. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. Hendricks next prospect to make debut

    Jesse Rogers

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The march of major league debuts continues as Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks takes the mound Thursday in their series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. "I still don't think it's hit me, 100 percent," Hendricks said before le...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. Source: Hendricks to start against Reds

    Jesse Rogers

    Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will make his major league debut later this week for the Chicago Cubs against the Cincinnati Reds, according to a source close to the situation. Hendricks, 24, started and threw only two innings before being pulled in T...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  6. What to do with struggling Edwin Jackson?

    Jesse Rogers

    ST.LOUIS -- It might be premature right now, but the time could be approaching for the Chicago Cubs to consider doing something with pitcher Edwin Jackson besides letting him start a game every five days. He has picked up where he left off last se...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  7. Is this the Cubs' year ... to take a big step?

    Jesse Rogers

    This is the year for the Chicago Cubs -- that is, if you need to believe their rebuilding strategy is taking the proper steps forward. It is. It's not the year if you think the team's record or a playoff berth is all that matters. They do...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  8. 5 for '14: Who will be the surprise?

    Jesse Rogers

    The surprise of the 2014 Chicago Cubs isn't even on the roster yet. And, no, it's not top prospect Javier Baez. Baez is no surprise anyway, but a player who doesn't make any of the top prospects lists does qualify. Right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendri...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  9. 5 for '14: When will top prospects arrive?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- All the losing the Chicago Cubs have endured over the past few seasons is about to pay off. At least in a small way. If all goes right in 2014, fans should finally be able to see some of the team's heralded prospects, some of whom h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  10. Hendricks sent down, but for how long?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday, sending right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks to minor league camp. He's expected to start the season at Triple-A Iowa but could be an in-season call-up as he was the Cubs minor le...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  11. Halfway through spring, storylines emerge

    Jesse Rogers

    About halfway through spring training a couple of storylines have developed for the Chicago Cubs. One affects 2014 while the other could have longer-range implications. The addition of infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio is the short-term story ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  12. Day 4 Notes: Praise for Ryan Dempster

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- He might be gone, but former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster isn't forgotten, especially by one of his former proteges. Righty Jeff Samardzija reflected on Dempster's time as his teammate one day after Dempster announced he would si...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  13. Cubs Mailbag: Pitcher Kyle Hendricks

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Kyle Hendricks was the team's minor league pitcher of the year last season after going a combined 13-4 with a 2.00 ERA at Double and Triple-A. Despite that success he's still not listed among the top ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  14. Cubs prospects learning professional life

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It might just be a coincidence that the Chicago Cubs instituted a prospect development program at about the same time they started a massive youth movement, but the timing couldn't be better. This year, 15 prospects, some very highly to...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  15. It's the wrong time for a Price trade

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The question has been asked many times this offseason: What would it take for the Chicago Cubs to trade for former Cy Young award winner David Price? He's reportedly on the trade market as the Tampa Bay Rays are looking to keep their co...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  16. The case to keep Jeff Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For the first time since the rebuilding process began, Chicago Cubs team President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have a decision to make - if it hasn't been made already - on a core player. Make no mistake, a...

    Blog | December 08, 2013