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  1. Cubs sign Doubront, six others still arbitration-eligible

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront on Thursday, signing him to a one-year deal worth $1.925 million, the team confirmed. Doubront was acquired from the Boston Red Sox last July, going 2-1 with a...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Best of 2014: Major strides off the field

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Fortunately for the Chicago Cubs, the best moments of 2014 extend beyond the regular season as the final three months of the calendar year brought as much excitement as anything that happened on the diamond. That's not to say there were...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  3. Managing expectations for the 2015 Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Before a break for the holidays, I feel the need to rain on everyone's parade. Specifically, the parade Chicago Cubs fans are planning down Michigan Avenue next October. That might be overstating the case, but the fact remains: People ar...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Cubs pitchers, opponents react to Lester signing

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likened acquiring pitcher Jon Lester to "winning the lottery." The left-hander's new teammates are feeling nearly the same way. "I'm giddy to get going right now," pitcher Jake Arrieta said Wednesda...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. Jon Lester to sign with Chicago Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, with the free-agent left-hander agreeing late Tuesday night to sign with the team.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Jason Hammel to sign with Chicago Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs are bringing back right-handed starting pitcher Jason Hammel, a source confirmed on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  8. Edwards added to 40-man roster as search for pitching continues

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Cubs search for starting pitching, they made sure they wouldn't lose one of their own as they added top prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster Thursday. It was an important formality as Thursday was a deadline in ad...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Maddon's arrival doesn't change Cubs' offseason plans

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- How many press conferences, radio shows and other media interviews does Cubs president Theo Epstein have to do for people to understand one simple point: his plan for the team hasn't changed even after hiring an elite manager like Joe Madd...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. How will the Cubs fare in free agency?

    Jesse Rogers

    ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Cubs during the offseason. Will it be Jon Lester or Russell Martin? Will James Shields end up a Cub? What about those veteran-leader types the club wants to bring in,...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  13. Theo Epstein says Chicago Cubs' goal for 2015 season is NL Centra...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  14. Addison Russell to play 'wherever' needed

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a week that saw top draft picks Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant make appearances at Wrigley Field, it was only natural that another top Chicago Cubs prospect, Addison Russell, found his way to Chicago as well. Russell, 20, watched ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  15. As time flies for Kyle Hendricks, confidence builds for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Two of the most humble of Chicago Cubs prospects took center stage on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. First, slugger Kris Bryant was honored as the team's minor league player of the year. Then, last year's minor league pitcher of the year, ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. Why Jon Lester makes sense for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    While watching the Chicago Cubs take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, you might want to change the television channel to get a glimpse of Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester as he pitches against the White Sox. Could Lester return to C...

    Blog | September 09, 2014