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2019 Schedule
84-78, 3rd in NL Cent
1d

BBTN: How Jose Altuve's Calmness Led Astros To World Series

Calling it "one of the craziest ninth innings" he's ever seen, USA Today's Bob Nightengale talks with Buster about ALCS Game 6, Jose Altuve's ability to stay calm in big moments, if Aaron Judge is right to label the Yankees season a "failure" and more (11:25). Plus, "Hembo Knows" featuring a shocking proclamation (30:31) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom, the man behind the design of the Nationals logo (37:05).

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5d

Cubs shake up player-development operation

The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed.

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8dJesse Rogers

Cubs set to interview Kapler, Astros' Espada

Astros bench coach Joe Espada is expected to interview with the Cubs Monday, and Gabe Kapler will also talk to the team about the manager's job.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán said he was approached by the Padres and Cubs to interview for their managerial vacancies, but that he declined because he's focused on his job with the Yankees as special advisor to GM Brian Cashman.

0:40

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Braves coach Ron Washington work with Ozzie Albies on reacting to the sound of the ball off the bat. His eyes are closed during this drill.

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18dJesse Rogers

Cubs set interviews with Girardi, Ross, Venable

The Cubs plan to interview Joe Girardi and David Ross next week as they continue their search for a successor to Joe Maddon. First-base coach Will Venable also is expected to interview next week.

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19dEddie Matz

Nats' Strasburg gets Game 2 nod vs. Dodgers

Stephen Strasburg will get the start in Game 2 of the National League Division Series for the Washington Nationals, manager Davey Martinez said. Strasburg pitched three innings in relief during Tuesday's wild-card game.

21d

BBTN: Brewers Injuries, Nationals Pitching, Numbers Game

With the Brewers and Nationals set to face off in tonight's winner-take-all NL Wild Card game, Buster speaks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak about Milwauke's swath of injuries (27:43) and MASN's Mark Zuckerman about Washington's pitching approach (34:01). But before that, Buster and Jon Sciambi discuss what kind of deal Anthony Rendon will command in the offseason, the firing of Brad Ausmus and more (3:37). Plus, Sarah Langs and a NL Wild Card-centric "Numbers Game" (22:50).

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22dJesse Rogers

Theo outlines Cubs' plan; 3 internal candidates set

Theo Epstein confirmed the Cubs' interest in David Ross, but also said at least one member of a playoff team's staff and candidates already within the organization will be eyed to replace the departed Joe Maddon.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have fired Brad Ausmus after only one season as their manager, as first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney. This strikes me as a decision made above Billy Eppler, who is heading into the final year of his contract as Angels GM. Joe Maddon seems like the logical replacement.

22d

BBTN: Maddon's Exit, Globe Life Park, Manager Changes

Buster and Tim Kurkjian relive the top 10 moments from an emotional weekend in baseball (5:48). They also discuss Joe Maddon's firing, the future of Brad Ausmus in Anaheim and some other names linked to managerial vacancies. Plus, Todd Radom rejoins Buster and Troy for "Cap Talk" (29:28) and an American figure says goodbye to a great American ballpark (36:19).

Ross: Cubs manager 'one of the best jobs in baseball' (0:27)
22d
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23d

Ex-Cub Ross has 'interest' in succeeding Maddon

Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross, who is considered a leading candidate to succeed Joe Maddon as the team's manager, was asked during Sunday's Baseball Tonight show if he'd be interested in the job if the Cubs called.

Dear Joe Maddon, thank you (1:28)
23d
1:13

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his final moments as Cubs manager.

23d

Cardinals clinch NL Central; Cubs lose in Maddon's finale

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty's arm and Matt Carpenter's bat Sunday to win their first division title since 2015 with a 9-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

2:10

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss Joe Maddon's exit from the Cubs.

Maddon on time with Cubs: 'It's been fabulous' (1:00)
23d

Team Stats

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