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  1. Cubs trade Justin Ruggiano to Seattle

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners for minor league pitcher Matt Brazis, the team announced Wednesday. Brazis, 25, is 8-6 with a 2.89 ERA in 100 minor league relief appearances since being drafted...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. After Lester: More decisions for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Alright, now that the Chicago Cubs have their ace in Jon Lester, let's take a look at three other pending issues, as it's been a busy couple weeks: Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte It's not a surprise the Cubs signed a veteran reliever...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Lester chooses to wear No. 34 with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has chosen to wear No. 34 in honor of several athletes, including a former Cub. "The Chicago tie of Kerry Wood," Lester said Monday at a news conference. "I remember watching him as a young pitcher --...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. For Cubs, Jon Lester, it was all about belief

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At the end of the day, one word can describe the pursuit and acquisition of lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs: Belief. The Cubs believed in Lester enough to give him the richest contract in team history. Lester b...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Cubs to intro Lester on Monday

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will officially announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Jon Lester at a downtown news conference Monday afternoon. When: 1 p.m. CT Where: Spiaggia restaurant The media-only event will be carried live by ESPN Radio ...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  6. ABC7/WLS-TV to air 25 Cubs games

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and ABC7/WLS-TV have agreed to a five-year deal to air 25 Cubs games per season, the two sides announced in a Friday press release. Starting in April 2015 and continuing through the 2019 season when the Cubs' television...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Six degrees of Jason Hammel

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Maybe the link to everything happening with the Chicago Cubs these days is right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. Hammel, 32, officially signed-on with the team for at least two more years Friday and he has ties to the most bold and current...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  8. A (potentially) memorable winter meetings comes to a close for Cu...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - They came. They negotiated. They conquered. OK, maybe it wasn't that dramatic for the Chicago Cubs, but the 2014 winter meetings might someday be looked back upon as the start of something special. "We have a plan and we hope this...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  9. Cubs lose lefty McKirahan in Rule 5 draft

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs selected Colorado Rockies shortstop Taylor Featherston in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning and then traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for monetary considerations. Meanwhile, the Cubs lost Double-A lefty Andrew McK...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  10. After Lester signing, buzz picks up on Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - It was "dig me" day for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at the winter meetings in Southern California. The phrase was coined by pitching great Greg Maddux, in reference to the day after a stellar start: Everyone digs the pitcher who just th...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. Cubs pitchers, opponents react to Lester signing

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likened acquiring pitcher Jon Lester to "winning the lottery." The left-hander's new teammates are feeling nearly the same way. "I'm giddy to get going right now," pitcher Jake Arrieta said Wednesda...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year? Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with his addition, along with the additions of 31-year-...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Cubs get Jon Lester

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs agreed with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester on a six-year, $155 million deal, according to sources close to the situation, ending the offseason saga for one of the best pitchers in the game. How it happened: The Cubs we...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. Cubs continue pitch for Lester as Giants say they're in the 'back...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- Everything suddenly changed in the Jon Lester sweepstakes Tuesday afternoon when a San Francisco Giants official said he thought his team was behind the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox in the bidding for the star left-hander. "I feel ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  15. Cubs grab pitching, might add catching in form of D-backs' Monter...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - The Chicago Cubs began Monday at the winter meetings agreeing to terms with a pitcher and ended it by being on the verge of trading for a catcher, according to various media reports. These are not your rebuilding Cubs anymore. They're bus...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  16. Winter meetings Day 1: All Lester all the time

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - By all accounts here in Southern California, the endgame for free-agent pitcher Jon Lester is upon us -- or at least we think it is. Throughout the first day of the winter meetings Monday, reports came and went that the left-hander was on...

    Blog | December 08, 2014