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  1. 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
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  3. Cubs' brimming potential brought a disturbing strikeout trend in ...

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- Unless the Houston Astros set a record for strikeouts in a single game on Sunday -- they're 29 behind -- the Chicago Cubs will finish the season with the most K's in baseball. If you think it's unfair to compare the Cubs to an Americ...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Mike Olt to work in the outfield

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs aren't giving up on Mike Olt, but they might change their strategy with him after the 26-year-old struggled through much of his first year with the club. Cubs president Theo Epstein said the team will talk with Olt ab...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  6. Epstein: Renteria to return for 2015

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE - A year ago this month, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein opened the door for the possibility of then-manager Dale Sveum being dismissed after the season. The Cubs did indeed fire Sveum, but there's no such talk this year about his r...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Jake Arrieta proves worthy 'ace,' wants to share knowledge with '...

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- All indications point to major changes coming to Wrigley Field in 2015. It's not just the addition of a JumboTron, revenue-building advertisements and other additions to the 100-year-old ballpark. The actual product on the field might h...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  8. Cubs turn back Cardinals as Jake Arrieta outduels John Lackey

    Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  9. Castillo making September push

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - As if he's heard the chatter about the Chicago Cubs possibly searching for a new catcher this winter, Welington Castillo is leaving a good impression before the end of the season. Castillo continued a hot month by getting the game-winnin...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  10. Starlin Castro's season is done

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As much as he wanted to return from an injury, Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro's season is officially over. "It would be very difficult to be back before the end of the season," manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday afternoo...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  11. Jackson to the bullpen for final week

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will start three rookies in their season finale series with the Milwaukee Brewers as veteran Edwin Jackson has been relegated to the bullpen for the final days of the year. "He understands and is willing to do whatever ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Who's leading off for the Cubs in 2015?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Leading off for the Chicago Cubs in 2015 will be Chris Coghlan. Or will it be Arismendy Alcantara? In fact, both might be considered leadoff hitters: One is for the here-and-now, and one might be for the future. "If you're asking me, to...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Travis Wood finishes forgettable year

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood summed up his 2014 season, one which followed his first All-Star selection. "It wasn't a good year for me, overall," Wood said after the Cubs lost 8-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. "You can't...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  14. Cubs come across ideal offensive blueprint

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Over one long weekend series, the Chicago Cubs caught an in-your-face glimpse of who they aspire to be one day one day in the future. The playoff-contending Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way to a series victory, even when their top ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  15. In lieu of speed, Renteria will take smarts

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While team speed at the top of the order seems to be an obvious target for the Chicago Cubs this winter, manager Rick Renteria would be satisfied with improved base running. In that sense, Renteria would be less dependent on personnel a...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  16. Coghlan shows (again) he belongs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan has been around too long and struggled too much since winning Rookie of the Year in 2009 to assume anything is guaranteed for him next season. But after a signature day for the left fielder in a come-fr...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  17. Jackson's fate was sealed before meltdown

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson still believes in himself, but he might be the lone person in town with those feelings. It wouldn't be a shock, by any means, if Jackson pitched his last game in a Cubs uniform Friday in their 14-5 loss t...

    Blog | September 19, 2014