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  1. First-half positives: The kids can play

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the first half of the Chicago Cubs' season comes to an end, it might go down as the most positive of the three under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. And that's with a 40-54 record. The positives extend from the majors dow...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Veras back to where he was: struggling

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Just when you thought it might be all right to allow Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Veras back on the mound in a high-leverage situation, the reliever self-destructed in a 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees in 13 innings on Wednesday. After t...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Jose Veras out as Chicago Cubs' closer following latest blown sav...

    Jesse Rogers

    On second thought, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria has decided to pull Jose Veras from the closer's role.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  4. Renteria on closer Veras: 'He's still our guy'

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is sticking with Jose Veras as his closer despite Veras' second blown save in as many chances this season. "Shaky outing, but he's still our guy," Renteria said after the Cubs eventually won 6-3 in 1...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 (11)

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs won a seesaw game with the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3 in 11 innings. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Welington Castillo hit a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the 11th after Jose Veras blew a save in the bo...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Veras still the closer ... for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Veras has already lasted longer in his role this season than former Cub Carlos Marmol did a year ago, but the leash could be tightening on the current closer. Veras struggled in spring training and then in the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. Week in review: Closer, lineup questions

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The first day off for the Chicago Cubs on Monday gives us a chance to review the first week of the season. No conclusions can be drawn from their 2-4 start, for the team or individual players. The most we can examine is whether there a...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. When does spring performance matter?

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Someone needs to explain to me when exactly spring training performance matters. For the second consecutive year the Chicago Cubs have a closer who had a bad spring training and then went out and blew his first save attempt. The Cub...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  9. More intrigue in Cubs roster than year ago

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs' 25-man roster includes seven new position players compared to Opening Day a year ago, as well as eight new pitchers, including the injured Jake Arrieta and James McDonald. Both were placed on the disabled list to start...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  10. Under the radar storylines: Eye on Veras

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- You've heard about some of the major storylines in Chicago Cubs camp this year like Mike Olt's attempt to win a roster spot and Javier Baez' extraordinary power. Here are three storylines that have flown under the radar: Closer Jose...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  11. Veras looks to solidify closer job

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- If things go right for the Chicago Cubs, new closer Jose Veras will solidify a much maligned bullpen of a year ago. The dye was cast early last spring. Although the Cubs believed the back end of their pen was going to be fine once ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. Countdown to Camp: The bullpen

    Jesse Rogers

    With Chicago Cubs spring training set to begin Feb. 14 in Mesa, Ariz., we're taking an early look around the diamond. Major additions since Opening Day 2013: Pedro Strop, Blake Parker, Justin Grimm, Jose Veras, Wesley Wright Subtractions: Shawn...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  13. Veras just a small piece for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- He may end up making the most money of all the relievers, but the addition of potential closer Jose Veras to the Chicago Cubs' bullpen is just one small move to improve on a part of the team that wasn't very good in 2013. Veras agreed t...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. 50 home losses: What did you expect?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- You might see a headline or two highlighting the fact the Chicago Cubs lost their 50th home game of the season on Tuesday night when they dropped an 8-2 decision to the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs snuck No. 50 in just under ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  15. Cubs bullpen keeps surprising

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At the beginning of the season, the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was a mess causing upheaval throughout the season. Yes, the occasional blown game still occurs but just as the season is winding down, the relief corps might be coming together....

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  16. Navarro out after collision; C called up

    Jesse Rogers

    One day after absorbing a collision at the plate by Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro was declared out for Thursday's matinee finale between the teams with a right ankle contusion, according to Comc...

    Blog | August 08, 2013