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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Wada earns first career win -- at age 33

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- His age screams trade candidate, but his body of work is likely too small for the Chicago Cubs to move starter Tsuyoshi Wada by Thursday's trade deadline. So the 33-year-old will have to settle for his first career win and move on from the...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Russell debuts; Soler, Bryant, Baez homer

    Jesse Rogers

    As former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was making his debut for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, so was the key player the Cubs got in return in the weekend trade for the All-Star right-hander. Addison Russell went 0-for-5 with two strike...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Edwin Jackson's struggles look familiar

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a season and a half of Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson trying to capture some of his past success, it might simply be time to admit that he is what he is: a starter that can't do much better than allow four to five runs per game. ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Rapid Reaction: Reds 6, Cubs 1

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs lost 6-1 to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: Billy Hamilton drove home Chris Heisey with the go-ahead run off of Hector Rondon in the top of the ninth inning ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. Series preview: Reds at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs open a series with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Monday: Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.60) vs. Alfredo Simon (10-3, 3.05), 7:05 p.m. Tuesday: Jake Arrieta (3-1, 1.98) vs. Homer Bailey (7-3, 4.68), 7:05 p.m. Wednesday...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Reds 3, Cubs 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs lost 3-2 to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: The teams exchanged leads several times before the Reds pushed across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth ju...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  11. Cubs-Reds postponed

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- Monday night's Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds game has been postponed due to rain. The contest was initially delayed 57 minutes before being called off. No make-up date has been announced. Both the Cubs and Reds will keep their pla...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. Will Samardzija's start affect Cubs' plan?

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- Based on Jeff Samardzija's five starts this season, one question is inevitable when the Chicago Cubs face the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night: How are the Cubs going to blow this one? That question might cross your mind often these d...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. Series preview: Cubs at Reds

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs visit the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season. Here's a preview. The series: • Monday, 6:10 p.m.: Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 1.53 ERA) vs. Alfredo Simon (3-1, 1.30) • Tuesday, 6:10 p.m.: Edwin Jack...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  14. Series preview: Reds at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season as they begin a stretch of 13 straight days of games. The series: • Friday, 1:20 p.m. CT: Jeff Samardzija vs. Reds' Alfredo Simon • Saturday, 1:20 ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Wood to make spring debut Saturday

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- As All-Star pitcher Travis Wood makes his spring debut Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, he says he's as hungry as ever. "I'm going into [the spring] like I'm fighting for a job," Wood said this week. "Stay sharp and hungry...

    Blog | February 28, 2014