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  1. 5 Questions: Is Hendricks the real deal?

    Jesse Rogers

    So much news so little time. As the Chicago Cubs were beating the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night they were also in the midst of a roster reshuffling. Veteran Darwin Barney (designated for assignment) and rookie Mike Olt (optioned to Triple-A Io...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Barney wants to stay a Cub

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was supposed to get the chance that fellow infield teammates Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo are getting. A chance for a rebound season. Right or wrong, former manager Dale Sveum took a lot...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. Key to Castro's rebound? Play, don't think

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- It's only been a month, but what a month it's been for Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. With his critics lining up after a down season in 2013, Castro has shown the baseball world he can still play the game at a high level. Tha...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. What to do with struggling Edwin Jackson?

    Jesse Rogers

    ST.LOUIS -- It might be premature right now, but the time could be approaching for the Chicago Cubs to consider doing something with pitcher Edwin Jackson besides letting him start a game every five days. He has picked up where he left off last se...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  6. Happy with a loss? You should be

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- OK, happy might be a strong term, but there were plenty of positives in the Chicago Cubs' just-completed 2-4 homestand. You simply need to ignore the negatives, because most of them don't matter. First off, Starlin Castro just might be ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 5 for '14: Will Renteria's optimism waver?

    Jesse Rogers

    The job in front of new Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is even tougher than what his predecessor, Dale Sveum, faced. And as we know, it didn't work out well for Sveum, who was dismissed after two years in charge. The ever-optimistic nature of ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  9. Cubs offense: More of same in spring

    Jesse Rogers

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't worried about his team's offense heading into the final week of spring training. But maybe he should. Spring statistics don't mean a lot but when they mirror the problems the Cubs had las...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  10. Sveum wants to manage again

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum wants to manage again after reiterating his "shock" at being fired last October. "I walked away with my head up with the understanding I knew what I wanted to do and did it (that) way, to get g...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  11. Sveum thinks Castro can rebound

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum thinks shortstop Starlin Castro can return to All-Star form and admits the Cubs may have tried to change Castro's hitting style too much. "He was asked to take a lot of pitches and do all those...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  12. Wood should get Opening Day start

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't revealing an Opening Day starter yet presumably because he hasn't made up his mind. After all, he has yet to see any of his pitchers on the mound other than as an opponent when he was a San ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  13. Day 1 Notes: Renteria preaches optimism

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria oversaw his first official workout Friday as pitchers and catchers hit the practice fields and mounds to run the usual spring drills while a couple of groups threw bullpen sessions. This all ca...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  14. Countdown to Camp: The bench

    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: Donnie Murphy, Ryan Sweeney, Justin Ruggiano, George Kottaras Subtractions: Dioner Nav...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  15. In fan Q & A, Epstein defends ownership

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein came to the strong defense of team ownership near the end of an hour-long question-and-answer session with fans on Day 2 of the Cubs Convention on Saturday. "Here's the best thing about the Ricketts an...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  16. Year in review: Best and worst of 2013

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As you might expect with a 66-96 team, there were as many positives off the field -- or in the minors -- as there were on the playing diamond for the Chicago Cubs in 2013. By far the starting staff was the brightest spot on the big-leag...

    Blog | December 30, 2013