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  1. 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
  2. Yadier Molina's injury hurts the Cardinals' NLCS chances

    Jesse Rogers

    If Yadier Molina is out for the rest of the series, the Cardinals will have a huge hole to fill, Jesse Rogers writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  3. Adam Wainwright's struggles threaten Cardinals' NLCS chances

    Jesse Rogers

    With ace Adam Wainwright struggling after two poor postseason starts, finding a way to win the NLCS won't be easy for the Cardinals, Jesse Rogers writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2014
  4. Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have powered the Cardinals' surpri...

    Jesse Rogers

    Kolten Wong redeemed last year's World Series embarrassment by striking a decisive homer for the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  5. Will Theo's plan for Cubs in 2015 work?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein's year-end press conference Tuesday went about as you would think. The Cubs are in a "compete and development" mode. It means they have a very outside chance at the postseason in 2015, but it's better th...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  6. Theo Epstein says Chicago Cubs' goal for 2015 season is NL Centra...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  7. Cubs merit optimism, but playoffs in 2015 still a longshot

    Jesse Rogers

    Optimism was the key word emerging from the Chicago Cubs locker room as the offseason began, 106 years since their last championship. But optimism alone won't end that title drought. It's going to take a lot of hard work and, yes, some more patien...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  8. Starlin Castro to be ready for 2015

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the playoff hunt right now, shortstop Starlin Castro says he would be playing, not still rehabbing an injury. Never one to sit out a game -- let alone three weeks -- the Cubs and Castro aren't taking any chanc...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  9. Barney relishing chance with winner

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Holding no grudges for being demoted -- and then traded -- former Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney returned to Wrigley Field for the first time with the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, happy for the chance at postseason baseball. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  10. Cubs will play a part in playoff push

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the pennant race, the final six weeks of the season would be chock-full of intense games. It will be anyway -- but only for the opponent, as everyone the Cubs play has postseason aspirations, beginning Tuesday n...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. Call-ups affected by playoff race

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs haven't decided who they will call up from Triple-A Iowa or when as the calendar inches towards September. The playoff race in the minors will have an effect on those decisions. "In a situation where we're not in a penn...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Will Cup hero Bolland be on the move?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Could the player who scored the winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals be headed out of town? Sources tell ESPN.com's Pierre Lebrun the Hawks are shopping veteran center Dave Bolland. "We've had some...

    Blog | June 27, 2013