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  1. Tanaka worth the money so far

    Jesse Rogers

    NEW YORK -- He says he won't know for sure that choosing the New York Yankees was the right decision until "the end" but pitcher Masahiro Tanaka seems to be fitting in nicely for the team that bid the highest for the former Japanese star. The Cub...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Renteria's style proving to be unpredictable

    Jesse Rogers

    After two weeks on the job, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria might best be described by one word: unpredictable. Maybe he realizes he doesn't exactly have a roster full of All-Stars or maybe this is how he's always going to be as a manager. But...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. C.J. Edwards debuts, nerves and all

    Jesse Rogers

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- If Chicago Cubs prospect C.J. Edwards' pitching ability catches up to his personality, the team might have a star on its hands. Edwards sailed through an easy first inning -- despite some serious nerves -- before giving up three ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. Sveum thinks Castro can rebound

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum thinks shortstop Starlin Castro can return to All-Star form and admits the Cubs may have tried to change Castro's hitting style too much. "He was asked to take a lot of pitches and do all those...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  5. Wood to make spring debut Saturday

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- As All-Star pitcher Travis Wood makes his spring debut Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, he says he's as hungry as ever. "I'm going into [the spring] like I'm fighting for a job," Wood said this week. "Stay sharp and hungry...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Countdown to Camp: Who needs big year?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- There is little doubt the Chicago Cubs need shortstop Starlin Castro to have a big year -- more so than anyone else on the roster. And it has nothing to do with wins and losses. If Castro can return to All-Star form, it settles ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Cubs lose out on Tanaka

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a seven-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, according to a source, spurning the Chicago Cubs and several other teams. What it means: The Cubs were a finalist but t...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  8. Little buzz, but Tanaka can change that

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Looking back, it was a bit of a subdued Chicago Cubs convention this year as the weekend didn't have a marquee player or moment to seize upon. There were no big introductions of new star players, nor even the buzz of a recent Hall of Fa...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  9. Questions abound as convention kicks off

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The annual Cubs Convention kicks off with an unusual amount of uncertainty surrounding the team. Questions abound both on and off the field: Will the Cubs' pursuit of Japanese star pitcher Masahrio Tanaka end with the right-hander wear...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  10. Time is here for Cubs to pitch to Tanaka

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Here comes the pitch. No, not the type that put former Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, it's the one the current front office will be throwing towards Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Can the Cu...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  11. Cubs add Alcantara and Beeler to 40-man

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs added infielder Arismendy Alcantara and pitcher Dallas Beeler to their 40-man roster on Wednesday, the final day such moves can be made before the Rule 5 draft next month. Alcantara, 21, made the all-star team for Doub...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. Expect more inexpensive additions to Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the Chicago Cubs lay the groundwork for their offseason, don't expect major dollars to be spent -- unless of course they land Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka -- as their rebuilding plan simply doesn't call for it yet. Even a sig...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  13. Chicago Cubs have interest in Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says the team has interest in acquiring Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka after the right-hander went 24-0 in the regular season for Tohoku Rakuten.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Who's on third next season?

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- Even though the Chicago Cubs have used three different third baseman this year (and none are budding stars), you might be surprised by the production they've gotten from the hot corner both on offense and defense. "We have 28 home ru...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  16. Rizzo watched Cubs win on rare day off

    Jesse Rogers

    As the Chicago Cubs were beating Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, on Tuesday night, their star first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, was on the bench watching. Rizzo did pinch hit in the seventh inning, getting into his 130th game of the...

    Blog | August 28, 2013