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  1. Is this the Cubs' year ... to take a big step?

    Jesse Rogers

    This is the year for the Chicago Cubs -- that is, if you need to believe their rebuilding strategy is taking the proper steps forward. It is. It's not the year if you think the team's record or a playoff berth is all that matters. They do...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  2. 50 home losses: What did you expect?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- You might see a headline or two highlighting the fact the Chicago Cubs lost their 50th home game of the season on Tuesday night when they dropped an 8-2 decision to the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs snuck No. 50 in just under ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Pirates clinch as Samardzija learns

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's not something Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija or his teammates want to see: back-to-back days on which their opponent is celebrating a playoff berth on the Cubs' home field. The Atlanta Braves did it on Sunday and the Pittsbu...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. Anthony Rizzo's season in his words

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's that time of the year for the Chicago Cubs. No, not time to look forward to the postseason, but time to look back and evaluate. How do the Cubs stars view their season? First baseman Anthony Rizzo sat down for a lengthy discussion ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  5. Theo: 'Postseason or bust' still goal

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's the toughest of questions for Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein to answer: How is the transition or rebuilding process going? To answer it straight out means to admit to it, which means admitting to another season of growth inste...

    Blog | January 16, 2013