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  1. Cubs Notes: Manny's in, Sosa next?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- With former PED user Manny Ramirez being hired Tuesday as a hitting consultant for the Chicago Cubs, the conversation at spring training turned to their own controversial former star, Sammy Sosa. Sosa hasn't been welcomed back to th...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. Lester an ace on the mound and golf course

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein may have put it best in talking about the new ace of his pitching staff. "It's good to be Jon Lester," Epstein said with a smile on the first day of spring training on Thursday. It is indeed. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  3. It's Maddon time: 'Our fans are entitled to get excited,' Cubs pr...

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- If there is one place new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't want to be in October, it's at home. "I do not like the baseball playoffs starting and I'm in the backyard cooking steaks," Maddon said as the Cubs opened spring trai...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  4. Spring training preview: The Infield

    Jesse Rogers

    It's finally here. The most anticipated spring training for the Chicago Cubs since Theo Epstein took over as team president. All week we'll preview the team heading into the start of camp, which begins on Thursday when catchers and pitchers report. S...

    Blog | February 15, 2015
  5. Cubs' Javier Baez on 2014: 'I was really confused'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez looked like a different person at Friday night's opening of the team's annual fan convention. After dropping 15 pounds, he's slimmer and fitter. And he hopes his swing is starting to come around after...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  6. Starlin Castro of Chicago Cubs moving family to Arizona after bei...

    Jesse Rogers

    After being near gunfire on two separate occasions this offseason, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has decided to move his family from the Dominican Republic to Arizona.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  7. Cubs Convention: What you might hear

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The 30th annual Cubs Convention is this weekend at the Chicago Sheraton & Towers. Hopes are high for 2015 and optimism is never greater than at the fan convention. While the media gets an hour with players and coaches Friday, the real f...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  8. Cubs claim C Lavarnway, OF Peterson

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs claimed two players off waivers Friday, including former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway and Oakland Athletics first baseman/outfielder Shane Peterson. Lavarnway, 27, was drafted in the sixth round in 2008 by the Red So...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  9. After Lester: More decisions for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Alright, now that the Chicago Cubs have their ace in Jon Lester, let's take a look at three other pending issues, as it's been a busy couple weeks: Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte It's not a surprise the Cubs signed a veteran reliever...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  10. For Cubs, Jon Lester, it was all about belief

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- At the end of the day, one word can describe the pursuit and acquisition of lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs: Belief. The Cubs believed in Lester enough to give him the richest contract in team history. Lester b...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. Six degrees of Jason Hammel

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Maybe the link to everything happening with the Chicago Cubs these days is right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. Hammel, 32, officially signed-on with the team for at least two more years Friday and he has ties to the most bold and current...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. A (potentially) memorable winter meetings comes to a close for Cu...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - They came. They negotiated. They conquered. OK, maybe it wasn't that dramatic for the Chicago Cubs, but the 2014 winter meetings might someday be looked back upon as the start of something special. "We have a plan and we hope this...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  13. After Lester signing, buzz picks up on Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - It was "dig me" day for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at the winter meetings in Southern California. The phrase was coined by pitching great Greg Maddux, in reference to the day after a stellar start: Everyone digs the pitcher who just th...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. Lester signing brings ray of hope to Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- We're used to waking up to snow in December, but on Wednesday morning, Chicago Cubs fans woke up to a rare ray of sunshine. In the toddlin' hours, the Cubs and free agent pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal. At...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  15. Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year? Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with his addition, along with the additions of 31-year-...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. Cubs continue search for catching

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - As expected, the Chicago Cubs are in the market for a catcher, according to team president Theo Epstein. After losing out on a free-agent bid for Russell Martin and letting backup John Baker go, the Cubs will head to San Diego for the winte...

    Blog | December 05, 2014