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  1. Cubs notes: Spring rotation set

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- After announcing Chicago Cubs lefty Jon Lester would be his Opening Day starter in April, manager Joe Maddon revealed his pitching rotation for the first five days of Cactus League play. Travis Wood will start at home on Thursday ag...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. Jon Lester named to start Chicago Cubs' season opener

    Jesse Rogers

    New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the new baseball season April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Joe Maddon announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2015
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  4. Jon Lester isn't playing games

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- There's one notion that keeps coming to mind whenever Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talks or someone talks about him: This is one serious man. Or at least he's serious about winning baseball games. He may or may not be a ball-of-l...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  5. Cubs Notes: Will Ross catch Lester?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- After hearing Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon talk after workouts on Friday, it sounds like he's indeed leaning toward having newcomer David Ross behind the plate whenever ace lefty Jon Lester is on the mound, though the final decision...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  6. Lester takes mound, cameras start clicking

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Most of the time, live batting practice sessions in spring training aren't as exciting as you might think. It's the first time batters and pitchers are facing each other since last season, so sometimes there's little contact or action....

    Blog | February 27, 2015
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  9. CJ Edwards spring diary: 'I'm just taking notes'

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Az. -- Chicago Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is experiencing his first big league camp after spending last spring on the minor league side. Edwards was acquired in 2013 from Texas as part of the deal that sent Matt Garza to the Rangers. H...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  10. Spring Training Day 2: Eovaldi evolving

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees passed on Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields this winter, but they are all in on Nathan Eovaldi, and the newest addition to their starting rotation was on display this morning, throwing 25 pitches in a live BP sessi...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  11. Cubs notes: Some pitchers will bat eighth

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ari. -- Expect some pitchers to bat eighth instead of ninth for the Chicago Cubs this season, but the determining factor isn't how that pitcher fares in the batter's box, according to manager Joe Maddon. "If you have a pitcher that you belie...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  12. Lester an ace on the mound and golf course

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein may have put it best in talking about the new ace of his pitching staff. "It's good to be Jon Lester," Epstein said with a smile on the first day of spring training on Thursday. It is indeed. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  13. Maddon relishes Cubs' high hopes

    ESPN.com

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses what Jon Lester brings to the pitching staff and the expectations facing the Cubs....

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  14. Spring training preview: Pitching

    Jesse Rogers

    On Day 3 of spring previews, we take a look at what the Chicago Cubs have on the mound this year. Most of the bullpen is returning as it performed well as a group last year while the starting staff has a new ace in Jon Lester. Holdovers: Starters...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  15. Who's better: White Sox or Cubs?

    David Schoenfield

    Two of the most interesting offseasons in baseball belonged to the White Sox and Cubs. The White Sox made the big trade for Jeff Samardzija and signed free agents Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche and David Robertson. The Cubs signed Jon Lester and Jason H...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Chicago Cubs announce signing of Chris Denorfia to one-year deal

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs announced the signing of outfielder Chris Denorfia to a one-year deal on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  19. Cubs Convention features Lester, Maddon, but still no Sosa

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester and new manager Joe Maddon headline the list of current and former players, along with coaches and front office personnel, attending the sold out 30th annual Cubs Convention Jan. 16-18 at the Chicago She...

    Blog | January 09, 2015