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2018 Schedule
95-68, 2nd in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

I talked with Chili Davis today. He wished the Cubs well and admitted things didn't always "mesh" easily or enough between him and the players. He said there are no hard feelings after being fired as the team's hitting coach on Thursday.

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5dJesse Rogers

Cubs fire hitting coach Davis after one season

The Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis on Thursday following a season in which the team ranked 11th in the NL in home runs after being near the top of the league in 2017.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis has been fired by the Cubs.


Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester

Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester joins Waddle and Silvy to recap the season. He gives his take on Joe Maddon's critics, and looks to what the Cubs can do better next season.


BBTN: Yanks Dominate, Division Series Predictions, Power 8

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Yankees' dominant win over the A's, his Division Series predictions & more (1:32). Plus, a post-mortem on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (25:35), Inside Heat on the Yankees from Coley Harvey (35:29), Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (41:37), and a postseason edition of the "Power 8" (46:15).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Addison Russell's statement re his 40 game suspension: "After gaining a full understanding of the situation I have concluded its in the best interest of my family to accept MLB's proposed resolution of this matter. I wish my ex-wife well and hope we can live in peace for the benefit of our child."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB announces that Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension without pay for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The unpaid suspension of Russell is retroactive to September 21st. Russell has agreed not to appeal the discipline. Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement regarding the discipline: "My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Addison Russell violated Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Russell violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover 40 games."

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13dJesse Rogers

Epstein confirms Maddon to return to Cubs in '19

After losing the NL Central title and the NL wild-card game in back-to-back days, Joe Maddon will be back as Cubs manager in 2019, team president Theo Epstein said.



Josh Macri recaps a very eventful Wild Card matchup between the Rockies and the Cubs then looks ahead to the ALWC game between the A's and Yankees.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
13dJesse Rogers

Eliminated Cubs ready to 'learn from losing'

The Cubs were eliminated from the postseason by the Rockies on Tuesday, and they reflected on what's next. "You can only learn from losing," Jon Lester said.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss losing the wild card game on Tuesday.

Rockies win wild-card classic in extras (1:02)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Pedro Strop told me that he was in severe pain but feigned that he was fine so they wouldn't take him out of the game; told me he wouldn't have been available for the next round.

Could Maddon's job be in jeopardy? (1:14)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Jesse Chavez just told a few of his teammates "If I'm not wearing this next year –points to Cubs logo on shirt– I'm done."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Before the game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon called his friend Bud Black "old school." We might find out just how old school. Kyle Freeland is rolling having set down 12 straight since the second. After an eight-pitch fifth, he's only thrown 58 pitches. How long will the Rockies let him go?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Freeland has retired 12 in a row since a second inning single while the Cubs have failed to even get to three balls in any at-bat so far. They have just a first and second inning hit to account for their base runners as Freeland hasn't issued a walk as well.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cubs have not had a man go past first base tonight. Rockies 1-0, end of 5.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3334th
Slugging Percentage.41013th
Earned Run Average3.653rd
Quality Starts82Tied-15th