2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
Why Kris Bryant isn't enjoying baseball as much as in the past (0:51)
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4dBy Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan

Mets GM acknowledges sending explicit images

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN.

Mets GM fired for sending explicit texts, images to reporter (5:38)

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Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with a mutual option, pending physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.

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8dJesse Rogers

MLB hires ex-Cubs' prez Epstein as consultant

Former three-time World Series-winning executive Theo Epstein was hired by Major League Baseball on Thursday as a consultant to "on-field matters" as the sport contemplates rule changes to create more action and pace to the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein's role with MLB is "consultant regarding on-field matters." MLB says he'll "work with baseball analytics experts from the Commissioner's Office to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes." Part of Epstein's statement: "As the game evolves, we all have an interest in ensuring the changes we see on the field makes the game as entertaining and action-packed as possible for the fans, while preserving al that makes baseball so special."


I'm Going to Say Dumb Sh*t: Boog Sciambi

The new look TWSS is here and along with an array of new features Sarah talks to Jon "Boog" Sciambi about taking over as the play-by-play announcer for the Cubs, why he's never been on a cruise, how he got his nickname, and the side job he worked for only one day.

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Slugger Schwarber, Nationals reach 1-year deal

Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals. A source told ESPN that it is for $10 million.


BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story

Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.

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22dJesse Rogers

Emotional Darvish caught off guard by Cubs trade

An emotional Yu Darvish said he "wasn't thinking about being traded" and that he thought the Cubs "would be able to compete," but he's excited to land with a young, exciting Padres team that should contend in 2021.

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23dJesse Rogers

Hoyer made Darvish deal to kick-start Cubs reset

The Chicago Cubs made the Yu Darvish trade in an effort to reset and avoid falling into the cellar, team president Jed Hoyer said. "There are teams that never had that opportunity or chose not to take it," he said.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22027th
On Base Percentage.31818th
Slugging Percentage.38724th
Earned Run Average3.9910th
Quality Starts0Tied-21st