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2015 Schedule
97-65, 3rd in NL Cent
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1hBuster Olney

Joe Maddon's lineup choices pay off for Cubs

The Chicago Cubs manager made some unconventional decisions in the NL wild-card game that were reminiscent of a famous Connie Mack move in 1929.

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3hMLB Vegas Experts

Experts: How to bet Cubs-Cardinals NLDS

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

4hJonah Keri

Grantland: NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Cubs vs. Cardinals and Mets vs. Dodgers

The Mets will try to win their first playoff series in 15 years. The Dodgers hope to claim their first World Series in 27 seasons. As you may have heard, the Cubs haven't won it all since 1908. And meanwhile, Cardinals fans have been made to suffer the outrageous misfortune of a four-year championship drought.

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Longoria: Joe Maddon is a great motivator

Rays 3B Evan Longoria discusses the genius of Joe Maddon and the pressure of playing in a postseason environment. Plus, he makes Week 5 NFL picks with Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons.

Longoria: Joe Maddon is a genius (1:01)

Source: Cuban prospect Martinez, Cubs agree

Cuban center field prospect Eddy Julio Martinez has agreed to terms with the Cubs, a source close to Martinez said. Martinez will receive a $3 million signing bonus, pending a physical.

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Lester vs. Lackey in Game 1

The Cardinals will send 18-game winner John Lackey to the mound opposite Cubs southpaw Jon Lester in Friday's NLDS opener.

Reese Waters' MLB divisional-round predictions (2:02)
Cubs at Cardinals, Game 1 preview (4:02)
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19hJesse Rogers

Cubs to start Hendricks in Game 2 of NLDS

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to start second-year right-hander Kyle Hendricks in Game 2 of their best-of-five NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday

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Kris Bryant slugs his way to the top

Among rookies, Bryant led in RBIs by a wide margin and tied Joc Pederson in home runs. Expect 35-40 homers a season in his future, but he'll have to lower his strikeout rate to get there. Prospect award winners (Insider)


NL Wild Card, Dolphins, Fisher/Barnes saga

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss the Pirates-Cubs bench clearing game, the Dolphins firing the defensive coordinator, the Derek Fisher /Matt Barnes conflict and Frank Thomas joins the show.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon announced a little surprise in his rotation as 2nd yr player Kyle Hendricks will start Gm.2 of the NLDS in St.Louis. Jon Lester has gm 1, Jake Arrieta takes gm 3. Jason Hammel could be the gm 4 starter if he isn't used up in the bullpen before then.

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Are you about to overdraft the Cubs?

Anthony Rizzo has been one of the NL's best first basemen for a couple years now. But Kris Bryant is a rookie, and, up until last year, Jake Arrieta was mostly subpar. Do all three deserve early fantasy draft picks? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)

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Pirates' Rodriguez apologizes for brawl, to cooler

Sean Rodriguez tweeted an apology for his actions in Wednesday night's bench-clearing scuffle and added an apology to the cooler he pummeled in the Pittsburgh Pirates' dugout after his ejection.

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21hJayson Stark

Commissioner: 'Worth talking about' reseeding

Commissioner Rob Manfred says reseeding playoff teams after the wild-card games is "an idea worth talking about" but added that postseason changes are unlikely.

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Shulman shares an MLB playoff preview

ESPN MLB analyst Dan Shulman shares his thoughts on Jake Arrieta's performance against the Pirates, the atmosphere in Toronto, the upcoming Cubs-Cardinals matchup, if the Royals are still the best team in the postseason and more.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24429th
On Base Percentage.32112th
Slugging Percentage.39819th
Earned Run Average3.363rd
Quality Starts8115th

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