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  1. It's Maddon time: 'Our fans are entitled to get excited,' Cubs pr...

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- If there is one place new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't want to be in October, it's at home. "I do not like the baseball playoffs starting and I'm in the backyard cooking steaks," Maddon said as the Cubs opened spring trai...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. Rizzo first to speak at camp: 'Higher bar' this year

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- On the first day of spring training, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo opted not to up the ante on his winter prediction the team would make the playoffs. Forecasting postseason play for the historically bad Cubs is bold enough....

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  3. Cubs ready to win, or are they a year away?

    Jesse Rogers

    The victory window for the Chicago Cubs in 2015 is very wide. Some believe this is a potential 90-win team that's going to the playoffs. Others think the Cubs are a year away and getting to 80 wins would be a satisfactory season. One thing is for sur...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  4. Anthony Rizzo says Chicago Cubs will win NL Central

    Jesse Rogers

    Not only did Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo not back down from his end of season comments about the Cubs making the playoffs in 2015, he upped the ante on Thursday, declaring them World Series worthy.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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