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  1. Hold the ovation for Cubs on lauded system

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The midseason prospect rankings by's Keith Law were released on Thursday and the Chicago Cubs have three of the top eight prospects in the game, including the top-ranked player in third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant went from No. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. First-half positives: The kids can play

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the first half of the Chicago Cubs' season comes to an end, it might go down as the most positive of the three under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. And that's with a 40-54 record. The positives extend from the majors dow...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Blue Jays-Athletics Preview

    Blue Jays-Athletics Preview

    Preview | July 05, 2014
  4. Cubs' sell-off (almost) over

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein chooses his words carefully, and just hours after making a July 4 blockbuster deal that sent popular pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for younger prospects, ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  5. Billy Beane says Oakland Athletics addressed need for pitching de...

    The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  6. Theo Epstein calls Chicago Cubs' trade with Oakland Athletics a '...

    Jesse Rogers

    Theo Epstein said acquiring top shortstop prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics on Friday, for veteran pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, was a "no-brainer" and something the team had to do, despite its need for young pitching.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  7. Greenberg: Future-focused deal good for Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samard...

    Jon Greenberg

    The pitcher goes to a winner in Oakland, while Epstein & Co. score another coup.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  8. Cubs-Red Sox Preview

    Cubs-Red Sox Preview

    Preview | July 01, 2014
  9. David Ortiz of Boston Red Sox has Chicago Cubs' solution -- Oust ...

    Jesse Rogers

    David Ortiz thinks he knows why the Chicago Cubs haven't been able to win consistently over the years.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  10. Cubs' Alcantara getting closer to promotion

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON -- Chicago Cubs infield/outfield prospect Arismendy Alcantara has taken another step in his development at Triple-A Iowa in recent weeks, putting him squarely on the major league club's radar. "He's certainly making himself noticed," vice p...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. Boston success informs, fuels Epstein

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON - If there's one thing Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein brought with him from Boston in 2011 it was an understanding. An understanding of what an iconic sports franchise means to its fan base and to its city. He knew all about it growing up...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. At 2014 midpoint, still about the prospects

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The first scheduled Sunday off for the Chicago Cubs in 82 years comes one game before the midway point of the season. Their record is about the same as this juncture last year, but is the feeling different? It is when you consider that...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  13. Beeler represents a look at the future

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- A potential glimpse of the Chicago Cubs' future will come Saturday afternoon when, in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, right-handed rookie Dallas Beeler is scheduled to take the mound for his major league debut. H...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  14. Cubs attempt to 're-program' Soler

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After hamstring issues in both his legs forced Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler to miss much of this season, the team gave him a "full body assessment," in order to prevent a chronic situation, according to team president Theo Epstein. ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  15. McLeod has Cubs' blessing if Padres call

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If the San Diego Padres are interested in Chicago Cubs executive Jason McLeod for their vacant general manager position his current employer won't stand in his way. "I'm going to let all news on the Padres search come out of San Diego,"...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. Cubs might consider padding on doors

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Cubs President Theo Epstein says the team should consider putting padding on the doors along the outfield wall after centerfielder Junior Lake crashed into one in right-center field Thursday night. "That's something we should probably ta...

    Blog | June 27, 2014