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  1. 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
  2. If Jays want Duquette, they should ante up

    Buster Olney

    The compensation for the trade of non-uniform personnel in the major leagues has never been that much, with the most recent example being the relatively paltry return that the Red Sox received when Theo Epstein moved from Boston to the Cubs. The retu...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The Red Sox blew it with Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- When David Cone pitched for the Yankees, he had some savvy advice for young pitchers as they tried to cope with the frustration of talking with reporters after a terrible performance -- you know, one of those situations when every choice...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. 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
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  13. Cubs targeting a veteran backstop

    Joe Kaiser

    The Chicago Cubs missed on Russell Martin, but that hasn't ended their pursuit of help behind the plate. Cubs GM Theo Epstein talked about that at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego on Friday. "We're confident going forward with Wely [Welingt...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Ryan Dempster announces retirement, joins Chicago Cubs front offi...

    Jesse Rogers

    Veteran pitcher Ryan Dempster retired as a member of the Chicago Cubs and will stay on with the team's front office, it was announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  16. Dodgers at a crossroads with Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    If the Dodgers really want Jon Lester and he doesn't have any personal objections to playing in Los Angeles, a rival evaluator mused Thursday, then the Dodgers will get him. Plain and simple. Their pile of money is much larger than any team other tha...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  17. 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
  18. 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