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2020 Schedule
32-25, 1st in NL Cent
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6hJesse Rogers

Sources: Cubs expect Wrigley crowd limits in '21

With uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.


BBTN: Sarah Langs discusses Trevor Bauer taking hold of the NL Cy Young

Sarah Langs joins Buster to talk about Trevor Bauer taking the NL Cy Young mantle, what Jacob deGrom needs to do in his last start to surpass Bauer, another gem from Shane Bieber, Sandy Alderson’s return to the Mets under Steve Cohen, Mike Clevinger’s injury and the fight for the final playoff spots in the NL (6:02).


Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1

Adam Frazier and Ke'Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they'd need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Pirates edge Cubs for 2nd straight win (1:08)
Rizzo crushes two-run HR to tie game (0:23)

BBTN: David Schoenfield on Alejandro Kirk's debut, the Astros window closing and the Rockies possibly dumping Nolan Arenado. Plus, HEMBO KNOWS!

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss, Alejandro Kirk’s spectacular debut for the Blue Jays, why Justin Verlander’s injury may mark the beginning of the end of the Astros’ window and if the Rockies will try to dump Nolan Arenado’s salary in the offseason (7:12). Later, Hembo drops by to talk about why Jacob deGrom should be the NL Cy Young winner, a troubling trend for Gerrit Cole and what the loss of Matt Chapman means for the A’s.


Fantasy Focus Baseball:

Eric and Tristan discuss bold moves that could decide your league, preview outfielders for 2021 and take swings at 20/20 trivia!

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3dJesse Rogers

Cubs' Bryant out of lineup with oblique tightness

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a right oblique muscle injury suffered during an at-bat on Monday.

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3dJesse Rogers

Cubs set to welcome Quintana back to rotation

After missing time with a lat injury, Jose Quintana will be activated and start for the Cubs on Tuesday vs. the Pirates, as Chicago eyes its postseason pitching rotation.


BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on why he can't take his eyes off the Marlins and the NL Cy Young race. Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss why he can’t take his eyes off the Marlins, why the Reds are the Indians of the NL, the NL Cy Young Race, anemic hitting across the league, night games at Wrigley, Josh Donaldson going off on umpires, Ron Gardenhire’s abrupt retirement and Justin Verlander undergoing Tommy John surgery. Later, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers Game with notes on the Padres’ postseason drought, Luke Voit leading the league in homers and Garret Crochet’s debut.

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4dJesse Rogers

Cubs sit OF Schwarber after poor defensive play

Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber said he put his team in a bad spot when he played a double into a triple in the second inning of Sunday's loss to the Twins. Cubs manager David Ross pulled Schwarber from the game afterward.

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Longtime baseball pro scout Hughes dies at 79

Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after having cancer. He was 79.


BBTN: Jesse Rogers has an interesting idea for how teams should use their pitchers in the first round. Plus, Todd Radom on Kauffman Stadium

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss his pitching strategy for the first round of the playoffs, Josh Donaldson’s ejection after hitting a home run and kicking dirt on home plate, the White Sox clinching a playoff spot, Javier Baez rounding into form, the end of Jon Lester’s time with the Cubs, and another possible Yankees-Twins matchup in the postseason. Later, Todd Radom joins the show to talk about Kauffman Stadium and to administer the weekly quiz.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22227th
On Base Percentage.31818th
Slugging Percentage.38424th
Earned Run Average3.838th
Quality Starts292nd