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Hosted by Brendan Miller and Corey Freedman of CubsInsider.com, Cubs Related is a Chicago Cubs podcast that features analysis, news, and series recaps and previews. Recordings are published before every regular season series, immediately after big news, and weekly during the offseason. This podcast…

Cubs Related


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    Lockout Continues, Revisiting Cubs Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 59:47

    - MLB lockout continues without sides talking - Nick Madrigal updates - Revisiting early Cubs fan memories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MLBN Fires Ken Rosenthal Over Lockout, Correa Cubs Connection, Red Sox 2013

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 51:40

    - MLB Network fired Ken Rosenthal over Rob Manfred criticism - MLBPA and owners are not talking - Correa expected to get 10 year contract in - Red Sox 2013 as a model for the 2022 Cubs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Carlos Correa and Cubs Mutual Interest

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 52:40

    - Bruce Levine reports mutual interest between Carlos Correa and Cubs - Eric Hosmer previously connected to Cubs during last trade deadline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Weren't Seriously "In" On Javy Báez, Hoyer Emphasizes Need To Bolster Positional Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 59:50

    - Cubs weren't seriously in negotiation talks with Javy Báez - Jed Hoyer says starting pitching spending might be finished - Cubs top 49 prospects list announced by FanGraphs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MLB Lockout Begins And Its Implications For Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 58:35

    - The MLB lockout has begun - Cubs outfield situation crowded with Michael Hermosillo signing - MLB rules likely to stay the same in 2022 season (i.e., no DH) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Sign Marcus Stroman, Lockout Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 54:27

    - Cubs sign Marcus Stroman to 3-year deal worth $71 million - MLB lockout begins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 1/2: Soft MLB Free Agent "Deadline" Due To Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 39:21

    - Free agent pitchers coming off the board - Cubs sign Yan Gomes and Clint Frazier - Looking ahead to potentially busy December 1 "Lockout Eve" day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Starting Pitching Market Is Hot, Nelson Velazquez Wins AFL MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 61:40

    - At the time of this recording, Steven Matz has an offer from the Cubs - Caleb Kilian shines in AFL championship game - Nelson Velazquez wins AFL MVP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pitching Market Heating Up, Cubs Connected To Corey Seager

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 59:18

    - Cubs hire new assistant pitching coach - Several starting pitchers signed to contracts - Cubs connected to Corey Seager Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Acquire Wade Miley, Several Pitchers Not Given Qualifying Offer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 62:12

    - Cubs get Wade Miley off waivers for $10 million - Jon Gray, Stephen Matz among others not offered a qualifying offer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Hire New Hitting Coach And Assistant GM

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 65:23

    - The implications of new-age pitching utilization for the 2022 Cubs - Cubs hire former Tampa Bay Rays' Greg Brown as new hitting coach - Previously with Houston Astros, Ehsan Bokhari named Assistant GM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Prospects With Bleacher Nation's Bryan Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 69:37

    - Bryan Smith of Bleacher Nation joins to break down the 2021 prospect season - Ed Howard, Cristian Hernandez, Owen Caissie, Caleb Kilian, Kevin Alcantara, Miguel Amaya, Brailyn Márquez, and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    New GM Carter Hawkins Introduced

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 56:58

    - Cubs introduce their new GM Carter Hawkins - Potential changes to player development following Hawkins hiring - Highlighting first week of Cubs top prospects in Arizona instructs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Season Review Part 2: Pitchers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 66:00

    - Jed Hoyer end-of-season press conference - Cubs name 4 GM candidates - 2021 pitching recap Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Season Review Part 1: Hitters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 67:21

    Reviewing Cubs hitters from the 2021 season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    David Ross Will Be Extended, Jed Hoyer Says Team Will Spend "Intelligently"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 58:17

    - Keegan Thompson's cutter usage increase - Adbert Alzolay continues to impress out of bullpen - David Ross likely will be extended - Jed Hoyer said that the team will be active in free agency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September Stats

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 50:23

    - All Cubs hitters and pitchers' September numbers are summarized - Adbert Alzolay is not walking batters out of the bullpen - Frank Schwindel is insane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Nico Hoerner And Keegan Thompson Activated, NL Central Could Gain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 65:08

    - Nico Hoerner, coming off the IL, starts at SS - Keegan Thompson, also activated off the IL, pitches 2 innings with no whiffs against Brewers - The NL Central could actually send two teams to playoffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brennen Davis Promoted to AAA, Frank Schwindel Keeps Hitting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 60:07

    - Brennen Davis' promotion to AAA - Frank Schwindel's adjustments against offspeed pitches - Patrick Wisdom's slump - David Bote's extremely underwhelming numbers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kris Bryant Returns To Wrigley, Willson Contreras' Offensive Funk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 61:55

    - Kris Bryant returns to Wrigley after being traded to Giants - Willson Contreras offense has been down significantly amidst injuries - Justin Steele throws >100 pitches for first time in career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Frank Schwindel MLB's Best Hitter, Ian Happ's Streak Continues, And Alec Mills Impressing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 60:10

    - Frank Schwindel has the highest wRC+ in a 150 plate appearance sample - Ian Happ has dominated fastballs during hot stretch - Alec Mills perhaps cementing role in starting rotation next season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ian Happ's Hot Streak, Willson Contreras' Comments On Extension

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 60:47

    - Ian Happ's wOBA since July has been ~.380 - Willson Contreras is open to extending with a competitive Cubs team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Frank Schwindel And Alfonso Rivas At First Base, Adbert Alzolay Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 60:10

    - Frank Schwindel continues 400 wOBA hot stretch - Justine Steele goes back to sinkers - Adbert Alzolay returns but will pitch out of the bullpen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Patrick Wisdom 2022 Starter, Keegan Thompson's Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 65:38

    - Patrick Wisdom as a potential starter in 2022 - Keegan Thompson's rough start against White Sox - Alec Mills' success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Viewership Dramatically Dips, Kyle Hendricks' Changeup, And Update On Cubs Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 61:35

    - Cubs TV viewership down ~30% since 2019 and ~20% from last year - Justin Steele's 3rd start - Kyle Hendricks' reduced changeup whiff rate - Update on Cubs top prospects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Keegan Thompson Starts, Nico Hoerner Reaggravates Oblique

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 62:46

    - Keegan Thompson settled down after a rough first inning in his start - Nico Hoerner re-injures his oblique during rehab stint Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Frank Schwindel Crushing It, Justin Steele Impressing, Michael Hermosillo Debuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 63:42

    - Frank Schwindel has literally been one of the best hitters in MLB - Justin Steele average ~95 mph in his recent start - Michael Hermosillo finally debuts with lots of tools Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    11-Game Losing Streak And Counting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 62:54

    - Cubs lose 11 games in a row for the second time this season - Adbert Alzolay to IL with hammy injurie - Frank Schwindel is hitting tanks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jake Arrieta Released, Patrick Wisdom Adjusting, and Justin Steele Impresses

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 62:23

    - Jake Arrieta's has been released - Patrick Wisdom's contact rate is improving - Justin Steel showcased 5 pitches as a starter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Starter Justin Steele To Debut, Rafael Ortega's Launch Angle, Post Trade-Deadline Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 61:43

    -Justin Steele's starting debut on Tuesday - Rafael Ortega's launch angle - Ian Happ's confusing numbers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analyzing New Cubs Prospects Acquired At Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 63:51

    We bring in Greg Huss of the 'Growing Cubs Podcast' to comprehensively go over all these new Cubs prospects acquired at the trade deadline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Farewell To That Chicago Cubs Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 80:45

    The Chicago Cubs completely move on from their World Series championship core Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Anthony Rizzo Traded To Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 66:49

    Instant reaction to Cubs trading franchise-altering legend Anthony Rizzo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emotions High As Trade Deadline Looms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 58:21

    Possibly the last home series for the Cubs core David Bote's return from the Injured List Nico Hoerner's power Trevor Williams' four-seam usage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trade Deadline Inching Closer, Adbert Alzolay Showcases 6 Pitches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 65:27

    Feelings as the trade market heats up Adbert Alzolay's 6-pitch start against the Cardinals Trevor Williams fastball usage adjustment Anthony Rizzo's slump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Joc Pederson Traded, Pre-Deadline Negotiations Could Resume For Cubs Core

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 73:07

    Cubs get Bryce Ball -- Braves #11 prospect -- for Joc Pederson Reports suggest Cubs could resume negotiations with Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo Adbert Alzolay's new cutter Ian Happ's playing time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs Second Half Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 73:21

    Cubs draft review Starting rotation possibilities in second half Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, and Anthony Rizzo trade and negotiation possibilities Ian Happ's disappointing season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs "Seller Mode" Becoming Clear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 61:03

    Will Jake Arrieta be removed from the rotation? What will Kimbrel garner on the trade market? Will Nico Hoerner get reps at shortstop? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs 2021 Hopes Vanishing Just Like Their Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 66:46

    Shifting 2021 mindset Reacting to one of the worst offensive stretches in MLB history Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Explicit: Cubs Fall 6 Games Back In Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 66:09

    Cubs are now 6 games back and we are dying Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cubs No Hit Dodgers Despite Series Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 66:14

    Zach Davies and bullpen combine to no hit the Los Angeles Dodgers Jake Arrieta's sinker Kris Bryant's underwhelming June Lineup struggling to make contact and exhibit discipline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    LA Awaits First-Place Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 69:50

    Adbert Alzolay's return from IL Kyle Hendricks increased changeup usage Javy Báez's benching Backup catcher situation

    Confusing Decisions And Performances Lead To Marlins Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 66:38

    Starting rotation inconsistencies persist Confusing lineups and playing time decisions Ian Happ's poor offense

    Cubs Still In First Place Despite Offensive Outage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 58:04

    Jake Arrieta's struggles Cubs blowing away projections Jason Heyward's issues against sliders

    Cubs Sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Vibes At Season High

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 62:47

    Zach Davies' best start of 2021 Cubs' momentum highest of season Surprise depth options with Sergio Alcántara and Patrick Wisdom

    Cubs Win Series In San Diego Ahead Of Cardinals Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 58:40

    Zach Davie's changeup efficiency and sinker command Jake Arrieta's uptick in velocity in rebound start Patrick Wisdom's run value against all pitches Ian Happ's defense as a second baseman

    Cubs Avoid Sweep Against Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 57:21

    Jake Arrieta's struggles Starting rotation inability to go deep into games Jake Marisnick's imminent return Cubs outfield situation with Heyward struggling Eric Sogard really, really...really struggling

    Hot Cubs Sweep Padres With Their Depth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 63:14

    - Kohl Stewart's debut and new cutter - Cubs bullpen dominance continues - Cubs exceeding projections

    Cubs Enter Crucial June With Pile Of Injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 53:28

    - David Bote's separated shoulder - Cubs bullpen good despite scoreless streak snapped - Filling out infield with so many injuries

    Cubs Sweep Pirates, Season-High Five Over .500

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 61:48

    - Javy 'El Mago' Báez's insane base-running - Bullpen continues to be clutch - Injuries continue to add up

    Cubs Win Series Against St. Louis Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 58:00

    - Cubs impressive bullpen cast - Tommy Nance's insane cutter - Javy Báez's huge contact rate improvement - Nico Hoerner is...perfect

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