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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cubs' cut 40-man roster down to 37

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- In advance of free agency beginning next week the Chicago Cubs cleared room off their 40-man roster by outrighting three players to Triple-A Iowa, including former 2007 first round pick Josh Vitters. Vitters, outfielder Ryan Kalish and ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  4. Addison Russell to play 'wherever' needed

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a week that saw top draft picks Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant make appearances at Wrigley Field, it was only natural that another top Chicago Cubs prospect, Addison Russell, found his way to Chicago as well. Russell, 20, watched ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. Kyle Schwarber committed to catching

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are all-in for 2014 first-round pick Kyle Schwarber continuing his career behind the plate. At the very least, they're going to give it their best shot. "Ultimately, for us, that's where the greatest impact lies," Cubs ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. Kris Bryant eyes '15 with 'chip on shoulder'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Despite a monster year in the minor leagues, 2013 No. 2 overall pick Kris Bryant is back at home in Las Vegas while many of his Triple-A Iowa teammates are playing with the Chicago Cubs this month. "I think now more than ever, I'm reali...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Fan options for suspended game

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants will complete their suspended game from Tuesday night before their regularly scheduled game Thursday. The suspended game will begin at 4:05 p.m. CT and pick up in the bottom of the fifth inning ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Chicago Cubs demote Dan Straily, bring up Matt Szczur

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs optioned pitcher Dan Straily to Triple-A Iowa while recalling outfielder Matt Szczur, the team announced on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  9. Cubs trade OF Jackson for RHP Cooper

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded former first-round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper, the team announced Thursday night. Cooper, 26, was a 12th-round pick of South Carolina in 2010. He was 4-2 ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  10. Despite trade, Baez isn't coming up yet

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Admit it. The moment you heard the Chicago Cubs had traded Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to the Atlanta Braves for Class-A catcher Victor Caratini you thought of one name. Javier Baez. The Cubs' first-round pick of 2011 won't be ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Albert Almora, Jorge Soler promoted

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Cubs promoted two of their top prospects on Tuesday, with 2012 first-round pick Albert Almora heading to Double-A Tennessee while Cuban slugger Jorge Soler will move up to Triple-A Iowa. Almora had been red hot for Single-A Daytona s...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  12. First-rounders stand out over weekend

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- While the major league team was getting swept in Phoenix, the Chicago Cubs' recent first-round prospects were cleaning up. The Cubs' top picks over the last four drafts are a combined 28-for-78 (.359) since last Thursday when the Triple-A ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Schwarber joins surging Almora at Daytona

    Jesse Rogers

    GENEVA, Ill. -- On Monday afternoon, Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs' first-round pick in June, was talking about just getting comfortable in his new surroundings not too far from Wrigley Field. "Being at Indiana and losing on a walk-off in the [...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. Chicago Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel to Oakland Athle...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  15. Epstein: Almora's struggles echo Castro's

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - With some of the Chicago Cubs' top prospects getting promoted this past week, one has to wonder where 2012 first-round pick Albert Almora fits into the picture. Almora, 20, is stuck at the High A level, with the Daytona Cubs, and hitting...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  16. Kyle Schwarber moves up quickly

    Jesse Rogers

    It took all of five games for Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs' 2014 first-round pick, to get a promotion. Schwarber dominated Northwest League pitching, racking up four home runs and 10 RBIs to go along with a .600 batting average. While last yea...

    Blog | June 18, 2014