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  1. 6 things we'd like to see in final 6 weeks

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs begin the final six weeks of the season on Monday and, at 53-70 going into their game against the New York Mets, it's all about getting ready for next season. They might play spoiler along the way, but that's secondary to finding out...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Junior Lake's chance is now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Could this be Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake's last real chance this season at showing he belongs in a platoon or as an everyday starter going into 2015? The right-handed-hitting Lake is scheduled to play a lot during the next couple o...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Mike Olt optioned by Chicago Cubs to Triple-A Iowa

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs optioned third baseman Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa late Tuesday to make room on the roster for Wednesday night's starter, Tsuyoshi Wada.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  5. Second half preview: Baez's time nearing?

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs' second half begins in Phoenix on Friday night with two questions in mind: How many more prospects will make it to the major leagues this season, and who will grab starting jobs heading into 2015? The addition of Arismendy Alcanta...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  6. First-half lows: Wood, Baez struggle

    Jesse Rogers

    Before we spin things forward to the second half of the Chicago Cubs' season, let's examine five players who didn't exactly move their careers in the right direction in the first half. These are players who matter in the Cubs organization (which mean...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  7. Barney, Olt break out in sweep of Red Sox

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON -- It all came together in one evening for the Chicago Cubs on offense, especially for a couple of struggling players. Darwin Barney nearly hit for the cycle and Mike Olt had a rare two-hit game as the Cubs swept the defending world champs ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Cubs complete sweep of scuffling Red Sox

    Cubs complete sweep over Red Sox, 16-9

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  9. Hoyer on Arrieta: 'I'm glad we have him'

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer met with reporters on Wednesday before the Cubs played the Boston Red Sox. Here are some of the highlights: Jake Arrieta There's been some talk the Cubs' rising star could be on the trade block, al...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction Game 1: Nationals 3, Cubs 0

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs lost to the Nationals, 3-0, in Game 1 of their day/night doubleheader Saturday afternoon. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: The winning run scored on a wild pitch after Anthony Rendon doubled and got to third on...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  11. Cubs content to stick with Olt?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs are certainly not operating under the delusion that they're going to be battling for a playoff spot come September, but they also aren't actively trying to lose games in 2014. That's why, even though there's room to let players battl...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  12. Bryant gets a promotion

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs gave 2013 first round draft pick Kris Bryant a promotion on Wednesday, however it wasn't exactly what some fans of the team may have had in mind. As Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports, the third baseman who "led the Southern Lea...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  13. Mike Olt not thinking about a demotion

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- On the same night Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was expressing his confidence at the plate, teammate Mike Olt's body language wasn't revealing anything close to it. Olt didn't start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wedne...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7 Pirates 3

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the first inning as the Cubs jumped on starter Francisco Liriano. It was Riz...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  15. Cubs send Olt to the bench, not minors

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH - After appearing in 17 consecutive games during mid-May, Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt's playing time has been reduced again amid an 0-for-16 slump over his past six games that has dropped his batting average to .153. Olt, who didn'...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  16. Series preview: Mets at Cubs

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesThe Mets face Jake Arrieta, Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood at Wrigley Field.METS (28-29, third place/NL East) vs. CHICAGO CUBS (20-34, fifth place/NL Central) Tuesday: RHP Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.31) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (1-1, 3.20), 8:05 ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014