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  1. Cubs make pitch to Jon Lester

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a day and night of courting by the Chicago Cubs, free-agent hurler Jon Lester is moving on, presumably to talk with the Atlanta Braves and possibly the St. Louis Cardinals, according to various reports. The Cubs made their big pit...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Cubs trade for Braves IF La Stella

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs acquired left-handed hitting infielder Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, the team announced on Sunday. Additionally, the Cubs received the Braves' No. 4 international signing bonus slot w...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Beyond K's, Cubs seek on-base formula

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should know all about high-strikeout teams. They ran the Boston Red Sox when they won the World Series in 2004 while leading the American League with 1,189 strikeouts. In a ...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  5. Cubs notes: Fallout from trade deadline

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Another trade deadline has come and gone and, predictably, the Chicago Cubs were sellers. Their trade of reliever James Russell and versatile position player Emilio Bonifacio to the Atlanta Braves for Class A catcher Victor Caratini went do...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  6. Chicago Cubs send James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio to Atlanta Brav...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs have traded left-hander James Russell and infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio along with cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves for Class A catcher Victor Caratini, the Cubs announced Thursday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  7. Baez homers, prospects have their day

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs' prospects made noise all over the country on Sunday as Triple-A Iowa shortstop Javier Baez led the way with a two-run home run in the Futures Game in Minnesota where the major league All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday. Baez went...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Braves 10, Cubs 7

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs lost 10-7 to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in the first-half finale. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: Like Edwin Jackson on Saturday, Travis Wood didn't fool the Braves much as they scored seven times in the fir...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  9. Cubs announce top of second-half rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At least one thing is known about the Chicago Cubs for the start of the second half of the season next Friday in Arizona. Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta will start the three games against the Diamondbacks before the Cubs come ...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  10. An easy decision: Alcantara should stay

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The best new storyline to a dismal Chicago Cubs season showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday in the team's 11-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Arismendy Alcantara played a flawless center field -- just his 12th time playing there this s...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Braves 11, Cubs 6

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, 11-6. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: Edwin Jackson didn't get out of the fourth inning as he gave up nine runs, seven hits and four walks. Three hits left the p...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  12. Starlin Castro an All-Star for third time

    Jesse Rogers

    There might not be a more meaningful All-Star selection than Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who made it for the third time in five big league seasons. It was a year ago on this date Castro was hitting just .234 with an on-base percentage ...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  13. Samardzija just a big-game pitcher no more

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija admits he heard the criticism that he was only a big-game pitcher. In fact, his former manager told him so. "I remember Dale [Sveum] getting on me because he came out and told me sometimes in the big ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. Samardzija looks for 1st win since August

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, winless in nine starts, leads the major leagues with a 1.62 ERA as he heads into his start against the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon. As the scouts start to line up for his final 12 or 13...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Better off signing, not trading Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- You might think the time to trade Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has come. Contending teams with previous interest in the right-hander are losing pitchers on a near-daily basis. The Atlanta Braves are scrambling, as ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014