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2019 Schedule
84-78, 3rd in NL Cent

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Multiple teams in search of catching help believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available this winter. The Cubs will get creative this winter, and with a deep catching free agent market, they could trade Contreras and begin retooling under new manager David Ross.

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8d

Rockies 3B Arenado wins 7th straight Gold Glove

Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.

Rizzo gives credit to dad after winning Gold Glove Award (1:00)
8d
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9d

Darvish, Heyward decide to remain with Cubs

Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward, who both had the right to opt out of their contracts and become free agents, have decided to remain with the Cubs.

Yankees, Cubs face crucial offseason decisions (2:14)
9d
Will Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant be traded? (1:58)
9d

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The 8 finalists for the HoF's 2020 Ford Frick excellence in baseball broadcasting award were announced Friday - Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Ned Martin, Mike Shannon & Dewayne Staats. More than 200 broadcasters were eligible for the award, to be announced Dec. 11 (awarded this & every 3rd year to team-specific announcers — the other 2 years' winners are "national voices" & "broadcast beginnings" historic figures).

13d

BBTN: Washington's Game 6 Strategy

Justin Verlander has never won a World Series start, and Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to give his thoughts on how Verlander will fare tonight, if he expects to see Max Scherzer in Game 6 or in a potential Game 7, the need for an electronic strike zone and much more (7:45). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (24:43) and ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton previews tonight's game (30:57).

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14dJesse Rogers

Ross won't be front-office 'puppet,' says Epstein

At his introductory news conference, David Ross said he'll be the type of manager who will let the game tell him what he needs to do. "I think managers that go in with a preset notion can sometimes get in trouble," he said.

Ross: Always had an eye on being a manager (0:41)
14d
17d

BBTN: Can Astros Get Back On Track In Game 3 Tonight?

With Zack Greinke on the hill fighting to save Houston's championship hopes tonight, ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton talks with Buster about the pitching matchup, why Houston's offense has struggled, how the Astros can steal Game 3 and more (12:57). Plus, Karl Ravech on the biggest challenge facing David Ross and the Cubs and if Joe Girardi will be able to connect with his players in Philadelphia (35:28). And, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (30:02).

Maddon wishes Cubs the best, except vs. Angels (1:31)
18d
18d

BBTN: How The Astros Have Collapsed In October

With the Astros collapsing both on and off the field, Buster and Keith Law discuss Houston's underwhelming performance so far and the organization's lack-luster response to the incident involving assistant GM Brandon Taubman (39:59). But before that, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (25:00) and Jessica Mendoza on the World Series and some new manager hires (11:10). Plus, Buster's interviews with Max Scherzer (30:45) and George Springer (56:40) and an excerpt from today's ESPN Daily podcast on the Astros' front office situation (35:45).

Teixeira: Ross is a great hire for the Cubs (1:09)
19d
Ross retires a champion (0:39)
19d
EPA/Tannen Maury
19dJesse Rogers

Cubs bring back former catcher Ross as manager

The Cubs have named David Ross, who helped them win the 2016 World Series, as their manager. He will be officially introduced at a news conference Monday.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs81410th
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.3318th
Slugging Percentage.4529th
Earned Run Average4.107th
Quality Starts699th
WHIP1.3316th
BAA.25113th