Theo Epstein is not blaming Manager Dave Sveum for the Cubs' disappointing season but is instead applauding the culture that he's maintained in the clubhouse this year.
"Dale’s done a fantastic job," Epstein said before Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field. "The hundred losses are not his fault in the least bit. He’s done a really good job of maintaining as much of a winning culture as he possibly can during a season like this."
The Cubs have clinched the second-worst record in baseball this year with a record of 60-101 with one game left to play. Chicago will conclude their series with the Houston Astros who are the only team worse than the Cubs with a record of 55-106, on Wednesday.
The Astros have won the first two games in the series and the Cubs have lost nine of their last 10 games overall.