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84-78, 3rd in NL Cent

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brian Cashman said "a lot of clubs" asked for permission to interview Carlos Mendoza for a bench coach position before the Yankees gave him the job. Sources told ESPN that the Cubs, who hired Andy Green, were one of them.

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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17d

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)
17d
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18d

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)
18d
Will Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant be traded? (1:58)
18d

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).

22d

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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23dJesse 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)
23d
26d

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)
27d
27d

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).

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs81410th
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.3338th
Slugging Percentage.4529th
Earned Run Average4.107th
Quality Starts0Tied-27th
WHIP0.191st
BAA.24912th