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  1. Happy with a loss? You should be

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- OK, happy might be a strong term, but there were plenty of positives in the Chicago Cubs' just-completed 2-4 homestand. You simply need to ignore the negatives, because most of them don't matter. First off, Starlin Castro just might be ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 5, Cubs 4

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost the rubber game of the series to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, 5-4. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: The Cubs bullpen ruined a nice effort by Travis Wood as the Pirates scored five runs in ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. Series preview: Cubs vs. Phillies

    Jesse Rogers

    After record spring training crowds and an opening series in Pittsburgh, the Chicago Cubs begin the 100th-anniversary season at Wrigley Field with a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The series: • Friday: 1:20 p.m....

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. Travis Wood to start home opener

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria announced his starting rotation for the first week of the season, tabbing lefty Travis Wood to pitch in the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 4. Previously, it was annou...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Travis Wood 'ready now' after best showing

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood had his best outing of the spring in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians Sunday. The good: Wood gave up two runs in the first inning, but only after outfielder Brett Jackson botched a fly bal...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  6. Cubs fall, set another attendance record

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- It was yet another Cactus League record crowd -- this time 14,840 -- that saw the Chicago Cubs fall to the Colorado Rockies 13-0 on Tuesday. The good: There wasn't much as the Cubs managed only five hits. Anthony Rizzo had a couple ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. Wood should get Opening Day start

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't revealing an Opening Day starter yet presumably because he hasn't made up his mind. After all, he has yet to see any of his pitchers on the mound other than as an opponent when he was a San ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. Cactus League rotation set through 5 games

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria announced his initial pitching rotation for Cactus League games following Thursday's opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeff Samardzija will take the mound that day as the Cubs open their new sp...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  9. Countdown to Camp: Starting rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    With Chicago Cubs spring training set to begin Feb. 14 in Mesa, Ariz., we're taking an early look around the diamond. Major additions since Opening Day 2013: Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta Subtractions: Scott Feldman, Matt Garza Holdovers: Jeff ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  10. Cubs could still to add to pitching staff

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' search for their No. 1 starter of the future continues after they lost out on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, but they still need to field a starting staff for 2014. They've made it pretty clear they won't replace Ta...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  11. Jeff Samardzija confident he can remain with Chicago Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija is still confident he can remain a Cub. At the very least, that's his desire.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  12. Samardzija, Wood file for arbitration

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood were among eight players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday. Other Cubs to file were infielders Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena, outfielders Justin Ruggiano and Nate Schierholt...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  13. Year in review: Best and worst of 2013

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As you might expect with a 66-96 team, there were as many positives off the field -- or in the minors -- as there were on the playing diamond for the Chicago Cubs in 2013. By far the starting staff was the brightest spot on the big-leag...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  14. The case to keep Jeff Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For the first time since the rebuilding process began, Chicago Cubs team President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have a decision to make - if it hasn't been made already - on a core player. Make no mistake, a...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  15. Cubs season review: Rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers recaps the Cubs by position and looks at what changes might be in store for 2014. Simply put, the starting rotation kept the Chicago Cubs from being a complete embarrassment in 2013. They're the one group who earned their paychecks, ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 7, Cubs 0

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 7-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday: How it happened: Travis Wood got the first two outs in the opening inning, then promptly gave up three runs on four hits and two walks before his...

    Blog | September 27, 2013