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  1. Fowler, and a little Banks inspiration, could do wonders for Cubs...

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- OK, Anthony Rizzo, you have my attention. Same with you, Sporting News. Well, sort of. The aforementioned publication picked the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series in 2015. Some would say that's bold. I'd call it stupid. Then agai...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. Banks memorial to include Williams, Jenkins, Torre, others

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Lou Brock and Joe Torre are scheduled to be among 11 speakers at the memorial for Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Saturday, the team announced Thursday. Banks, 83, passed away from a heart attac...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  3. No surprise: Bryant ranked No.1 among prospects

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Adding to an already impressive amateur and minor league resume, Kris Bryant was ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com's annual preseason prospect player rankings released on Thursday. Bryant moved up from No. 15 in 2014 after taking home minor leag...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  4. Cubs farm ranked best by ESPN

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Despite several prospects finally reaching the major leagues last season, the Chicago Cubs still have the top-ranked farm system in baseball, according to ESPN.com's prospect guru Keith Law. Law released his yearly preseason team rankin...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  5. Twitter mailbag: Who's up first?

    Jesse Rogers

    @ESPNChiCubs who hits 1-2 on opening day? #Cubschat- Silly Scoey (@slingblade6925) January 27, 2015 Rogers: Fun question. Will be examining that in the coming weeks. The obvious answer at the top is Dexter Fowler. I think that's a big pick...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  6. Visitation, memorial set for Ernie Banks

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The public visitation and memorial service for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in Chicago, the team announced late Monday. The visitation will go from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at Fourth Presbyterian Churc...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  7. "Let's play two" to honor Banks

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- For once, social media is in near agreement. The Chicago Cubs should make "Let's Play Two" a reality in honor of the late Ernie Banks. It can't necessarily happen for the 2015 season, but there is no reason -- besides money -- the Cubs...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  8. Cubs, Dexter Fowler agree to terms

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and newly-acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Friday. The Cubs picked up Fowler, 28, in a trade with the Houston Astros earlier this week for infielde...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  9. Twitter mailbag: More pitching?

    Jesse Rogers

    Welcome to our Cubs Twitter mailbag. Let's get right to your questions. @ESPNChiCubs chances of adding one more SP before the season starts? #Cubschat- Nikola Stokowski (@TheStow_GoesOn) January 20, 2015 Rogers: I don't think that's goi...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  10. Are the Cubs still fishing for a big name?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - OK, who's it going to be? Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister or Stephen Strasburg? The Washington Nationals seemingly would be ready to deal one of their starters in the wake of the reported agreement with fellow righty Max Scherzer. Or may...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  11. Notes from Fowler deal: No change for Bryant

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Let's get the obvious out of the way in the wake of the Chicago Cubs' acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler: This means nothing for Kris Bryant. The subtraction of sometimes third baseman Luis Valbuena, who left for Houston in the Fow...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  12. Rapid Reaction: Fowler a big addition

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Make no mistake, the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler by the Chicago Cubs on Monday elevates their offense more than any other move this offseason. Fowler's impressive .366 career on-base percentage is exactly the same number he pro...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  13. Maddon lives up to his billing early on

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At the 30th annual Chicago Cubs fan convention this weekend, new manager Joe Maddon was every bit the charismatic personality everyone knew he would be, giving renewed hope to desperate Cubs fans. Maddon commanded every room he entered ...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  14. Ricketts pokes fun at White Sox attendance

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts fired off a hefty volley -- and got the biggest laugh -- in what should be renewed intensity to the Cubs/White Sox rivalry. During Saturday morning's Ricketts Family Forum at his team's annual fan conventi...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  15. Crane Kenney: There are viewing options for fans outside Chicagol...

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- There might be hope for Chicago Cubs fans who want to watch games but live outside the Chicagoland viewing area. President of business operations Crane Kenney detailed two avenues the team and its television partners are exploring to allow...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  16. Jon Lester of Chicago Cubs does not want pitch clock in Major Lea...

    Jesse Rogers

    New Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is not in favor of a pitch clock in order to speed up games.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015