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  1. Inside the pursuit of Russell Martin

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Though the Chicago Cubs lost out on their bid for free-agent catcher Russell Martin early last week, it doesn't mean they weren't in the hunt until the end. Martin's Chicago-based agent, Matt Colleran, says it was neck-and-neck between the...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  2. Regardless of additions, Rizzo likes what Cubs have

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hasn't talked to pitcher Jon Lester or any other potential free agents but he has a simple message for them: "The best sales pitch I have is: This is an exciting team and this is Chicago," Rizzo ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
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  4. Edwards added to 40-man roster as search for pitching continues

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Cubs search for starting pitching, they made sure they wouldn't lose one of their own as they added top prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster Thursday. It was an important formality as Thursday was a deadline in ad...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  5. Cubs make pitch to Jon Lester

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a day and night of courting by the Chicago Cubs, free-agent hurler Jon Lester is moving on, presumably to talk with the Atlanta Braves and possibly the St. Louis Cardinals, according to various reports. The Cubs made their big pit...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  6. Cubs miss on Martin; time to move on

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Don't say Chicago Cubs boss Theo Epstein didn't warn you. It was the day after the season ended and Epstein was discussing his plans for adding talent to the big league club over the next two winters. "Like most teams, we'll always miss...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
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  8. Kluber rewarded for hard work, big finish

    Buster Olney

    Accolades for a teammate are always a good thing, but after Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, the joy that others within the Indians organization experienced ran deep. Because of the person that Kluber is, and because of his wor...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. GM Meetings: Rumors, chatter and analysis

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- The general managers meetings wrapped up here as three days of baseball conversation with media, GMs and agents produced plenty of rumors and storylines. For example, big news came in the form of free-agent pitcher Jon Lester starting a t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  10. Martin looking even better for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The general managers meetings in Arizona end where they began for the Chicago Cubs: with free-agent catcher Russell Martin. News that the Pittsburgh Pirates traded for backstop Francisco Cervelli underscores that they're more than like...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  11. Agent Scott Boras: 'There are grand incentives to tank a season'

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - It was a simple question, but baseball mega-agent Scott Boras doesn't do simple. Boras usually makes one public appearance for the media at events like this week's general managers meetings and will entertain questions about his star cl...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  12. Source: Lester to meet with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - Free-agent pitcher Jon Lester will meet with the Chicago Cubs in Chicago sometime next week, according to a source familiar with the situation. Lester, 30, is one of the top free-agent pitchers on the market and has been linked to the Cu...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  13. Cubs claim pitcher Roach from Padres

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Donn Roach off of waivers from the San Diego Padres, the team announced Wednesday. Roach, 24, appeared in 16 games for San Diego mostly out of the bullpen in 2014 and produced a 4.75 ERA. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  14. Epstein: Cubs 'no longer runt of the litter'

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The Chicago Cubs' return to relevance continues to take shape, with team president Theo Epstein saying Monday that he's receiving more calls from opposing executives than has been typical at this point in past offseasons, while top free age...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  15. Cubs head to Arizona with 'momentum'

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- It all starts here. The most important offseason -- to this point, at least -- of Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein's regime begins in earnest at the posh Arizona Biltmore hotel, where general managers will meet this week to discuss e...

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  16. Maddon's arrival doesn't change Cubs' offseason plans

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- How many press conferences, radio shows and other media interviews does Cubs president Theo Epstein have to do for people to understand one simple point: his plan for the team hasn't changed even after hiring an elite manager like Joe Madd...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  17. Joe Maddon's hiring can convert even harshest critics to believe ...

    Scoop Jackson

    Joe Maddon's hiring can convert even the harshest critics to believe in the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014
  18. Chicago Cubs introduce Joe Maddon as manager

    The Cubs think Joe Maddon is the right manager for their promising roster, agreeing to terms with the former Rays skipper on a five-year deal.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
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