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Ex-Cub David Ross has ‘interest’ in succeeding Joe Maddon as manager

[ad_1] 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."I think it's one of the best jobs in baseball," said Ross, who currently works as an analyst for ESPN. "I've got a lot of close ties with those guys. I think
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From savior to scapegoat — Why the Cubs are moving on from Joe Maddon

[ad_1] From savior to saying goodbye, the Joe Maddon story in Chicago has had all the elements of a good drama -- but it doesn't have the happiest of endings for the manager who was in the dugout for the most successful stretch in franchise history, highlighted by the Cubs' 2016 World Series victory.Maddon's tenure is coming to the end at the same time a disappointing season does. On Sunday,
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Don’t care if Cubs’ lineup irks Brewers

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs will have a say in the National League Central race after all -- albeit as spoilers only.The Cubs finish their regular season this weekend in St. Louis, where the first-place Cardinals are holding on to a one-game lead on the surging Milwaukee Brewers.Already eliminated from the postseason this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked if he'll play his regular lineup against the Cards."We're
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Don’t care if Cubs’ lineup irks Brewers

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs will have a say in the NL Central race after all -- albeit as spoilers only.The Cubs finish their regular season this weekend in St. Louis, where the first-place Cardinals are holding on to a one-game lead on the surging Milwaukee Brewers.Already eliminated from the postseason this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked if he'll play his regular lineup against the Cards."We're going
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Brewers seal playoff spot, eliminating Cubs, Mets

[ad_1] The Milwaukee Brewers continued their scorching September with their 19th win of the month Wednesday, clinching a postseason berth and eliminating both the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs in the process.The Crew's 9-2 victory at Cincinnati brought the team to 88-70, a far cry from Sept. 5, when Milwaukee was only three games over .500 -- with the same 71-68 record as the Mets and five games behind
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Epstein dispels Boston rumors, ‘focused on’ Cubs

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Theo Epstein said he is staying with the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations and dismissed speculation that he could return to the Boston Red Sox, with whom he was general manager from 2002 to 2011."I'm here [with the Cubs]," Epstein said Wednesday afternoon from PNC Park, where the Cubs were playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. "We have a lot we need to work on to get
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Boras rips MLB over wet bases after Bryant injury

[ad_1] The Chicago Cubs enter the final week of the regular season still holding out hope that they can chase down an NL wild-card spot but knowing they likely will have to do it without slugger Kris Bryant.Bryant's agent, Scott Boras, wishes that weren't the case and believes Major League Baseball is to blame.Bryant sprained his right ankle after landing awkwardly on a wet first-base bag while trying to beat
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Power Rankings — Who starred for each team in 2019

[ad_1] Heading into the last week of the season, the division races are almost all won, leaving the wild-card races to provide a bit of drama. You'll find some of that same balance between certainty and anticipation in this week's rankings. The voters unanimously selected the newly crowned American League West champion Astros our unanimous No. 1 over the challenges from the Dodgers and Yankees. They also rewarded the teams