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  1. Cubs' pitching competition should heat up

    Jesse Rogers

    Now that three Triple-A Iowa pitchers have made their major league debuts, the Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make after the All-Star break. The early results from Dallas Beeler, Tsuyoshi Wada and Kyle Hendricks are meaningless. Judging a st...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Starlin Castro rebounds nicely

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Sometimes it's better to judge a player by looking at his slumps rather than his hot streaks. Every hitter is going to have some issues -- even the most successful get hits about only three times out of 10. For Chicago Cubs shortstop St...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Rizzo finds new way to get on base

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS - It's easy to find the silver lining in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday: Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro continue to be consistent bats in an otherwise very ordinary lineup. They combined to reach base...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 5, Cubs 3

    Jesse Rogers

    ST.LOUIS -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon: How it happened: The Cardinals jumped on starter Jason Hammel for four runs in the second inning after Hammel struck out the side in th...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  5. Cautious approach with Olt is misguided

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer defended how the team has used third baseman Mike Olt through the first six weeks of the season. Despite leading the team in home runs, Olt isn't an everyday player. Including Thur...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. Bryant producing but staying patient

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- A rainy night off for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was also a night off for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as their game against the Jackson Generals in the Southern League was postponed as well. A rainout is about the only thing tha...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Hoyer on Baez: 'He's in a big slump'

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says top prospect Javier Baez needs to "figure his way out" of a season-long funk that has him hitting only .147 after 27 games and 114 plate appearances at Triple-A Iowa before Wednesday night. ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. Jose Veras of Chicago Cubs activated from disabled list

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Veras has been activated from the disabled list while reliever Zac Rosscup will go on it with shoulder soreness, the team announced before its game with the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  9. Samardzija not judging his season on wins

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- When he takes the mound Thursday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals for his ninth start of the season, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija knows all eyes will be on him as he attempts to win his first game of the year. More i...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Arrieta's early exit puts stress on pen

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- If you're a fan of Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, the good news is he wasn't happy with his four-inning, one-run performance on Tuesday night in the Cubs' 4-3, 12-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The bad news is Arrieta cam...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Cards 4, Cubs 3 (F/12)

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs lost 4-3 to the Cardinals in 12 innings on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Justin Grimm walked two in the bottom of the 12th inning before Greg Garcia won the game when Grimm hit him with a pitch with the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Olt happy with approach, recent results

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt's strange season continues as he leads all National League rookies in home runs (eight) and RBIs (19) despite a .187 batting average. In fact, next best in the power department is the Washington Nat...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  13. Wood feels for winless Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS - The irony of the Chicago Cubs' offensive output Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals wasn't lost on winning pitcher Travis Wood. He was the beneficiary of a season-high 20 hits and 17 runs, numbers rotation-mate Jeff Samardzija ca...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. Junior Lake breaks out in rout of Cards

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Despite sagging ratings this season, "The Lake Show" hasn't been canceled just yet. Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake had a career night Monday, driving in six runs on a homer and two doubles to help his team, and pitcher Travis Wood, ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 17, Cardinals 5

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 17-5 on Monday night to take the first game of the four-game series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: The Cubs jumped all over Cardinals starter Tyler Lyons, putting up four r...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. Minors: Bryant player of week; Baez labors

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- While Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez continues to struggle at Triple-A Iowa, their second-ranked minor leaguer just won Player of the Week honors in Double-A. Kris Bryant had a monster seven days for the Tennessee Smokies in th...

    Blog | May 12, 2014