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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host Luke Stuckmeyer and a rotating cast, including David Kaplan, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship.

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    Get to know Cubs' top prospects Peter Crow-Armstrong and Kohl Franklin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 19:59

    If you are a Cubs fan, you need to get to know these two prospects that plan on one day leading the big league squad to another World Series win. David Kaplan goes to South Bend Indiana to interview outfielder Peter Crow-Armstrong and starting pitcher Kohl Franklin. Later in the pod, Kap interviews the owner of the South Bend Cubs, Andrew Berlin.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs keep Willson Contreras and Ian Happ at the end of the trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 26:15

    In a frustrating turn of events for all involved including fans, the trade deadline has come and gone and the two players that were predicted to be traded are awkwardly still in Chicago, Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. David Kaplan relays some harsh words about the Cubs with Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins about the Cubs being unable to move Contreras and breaking down the other move the Cubs did make.(1:50) - It's a joke the Cubs didn't move Willson Contreras(6:36) - Will they give Contreras the qualifying offer?(12:05) - What was Jed's thought process behind not trading Contreras or Happ(19:30) - Are the Cubs building up the arms in the organization?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trade deadline updates and an interview with Carlos Rodón

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 30:30

    On this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the latest rumors and reports on the Cubs as the trade deadline gets closer including updates on potential trade partners, who are the Cubs willing to move and will Jason Heyward be transitioned to a non-playing role with the Cubs. Later in the podcast, the crew discusses if left-hander Carlos Rodón would be a good fit as a Cub and Gordon goes 1-on-1 to discuss his free agency.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Willson Contreras, Ian Happ savor likely last home game with Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 41:30

    Watch this episode on YouTube HERE to see all the shenanigans in our brand NEW PODCAST STUDIO! Subscribe to the page HERE to watch all of our video content.Willson Contreras was given multiple standing ovations at Wrigley Field on Tuesday — likely his last home game with the Cubs. Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Contreras and Ian Happ as they most likely will be traded before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. The guys also discuss who else could be dealt and how the Cubs will build after the deadline. Plus, is a peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable a sandwich?(2:30) - Willson Contreras and Ian Happ soak up their final days with the Cubs(13:30) - How did the Cubs go from one of the youngest teams to win a World Series to this?(20:50) - Should the Cubs keep Happ?(27:40) - How many players will the Cubs trade?(35:45) - Is an Uncrustable a sandwich?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Looking ahead to trade deadline, Cubs' second half

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 31:11

    David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the upcoming trade deadline and give updates on Willson Contreras and Ian Happ's trade possibilities, could the Cubs go after Juan Soto, and other rumors and tidbits. Later in the pod, the crew previews the second half of the season and where they think the Cubs will finish.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    MLB Draft recap, should Cubs trade for Juan Soto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 25:49

    In the 2022 MLB Draft, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Cade Horton 7th overall. Are they looking to correct past mistakes by building up the pitching talent? David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins break down the Cubs draft class and what the organization is trying to build. Later in the pod, the guys discuss if the Cubs should trade for Washington Nationals superstar Juan Soto.(2:00) - Are the Cubs healthier as an organization today than when Theo Epstein took over in 2011?(8:22) - Should the Cubs pursue a Juan Soto trade?(15:00) -What would it take to get Soto?(20:00) - Fixing the pitching in the organizationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs 1st half round up, 2nd half look ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 23:51

    The first half is done and its time to recap what the Cubs have done so far and predict what the expectations should be for the second half. David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins discuss what they saw from the Cubs in the first half including have the Cubs underperformed and if so how can they be better. They also predict what will happen in the second half of the season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is this Willson Contreras' last homestand with Cubs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 31:18

    Willson Contreras has had one of the best seasons of his career this year and it could be his last with the Cubs. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss Willson's season and predict where he could be as the trade deadline looms closer. The crew also discusses the anniversary of the Jose Quintana trade to the Cubs for Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease, and the upcoming MLB Draft.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs players on the Highland Park tragedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 26:37

    After Monday's tragedy in Highland Park, members of the Cubs spoke out on gun violence. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss what the team said as it processed the tragedy. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the trade deadline and what the Cubs should do with Ian Happ.(1:42) - Cubs players on the Highland Park tragedy(13:37) - Will the Cubs trade Ian Happ for pitching?(17:47) - Is there a chance Happ stays with the Cubs?(22:47) - Who are the Cubs looking at in the draft?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Carlos Correa "I didn't want to to be part of no rebuilding"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 32:09

    There are pros and cons to a rebuild. Among the pros, you get to build the foundation for long-term success. Among the cons, well, you may miss out on star talents in free agency, i.e. Carlos Correa. Gordon Wittenmyer — who caught up with Correa — David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins discuss the shortstop's thoughts on the Cubs during his free agency last winter, and if such sentiments will hinder the Cubs from landing top free agents this coming offseason as well.(2:00) - Cubs are playing a lot better as of late(10:00) - Potential starting pitchers available in free agency(14:30) - Who would you sign: Carlos Correa or Xander Bogaerts?(22:06) - How will the Cubs pitch a rebuild to star free agents?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jason Heyward heads to the IL, will he put on Cubs uniform again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 33:47

    As the Cubs rebuild, the remaining pieces of the 2016 World Series team are slowly going away. With Jason Heyward landing on the injured list, will this be the last time we see him in a Cubs uniform?David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer break down the Heyward IL move and whether he'll be a Cub going forward. The guys also discuss the status of pitcher Kyle Hendricks and if a decision is looming on him at the trade deadline.(1:40) - Jason Heyward heads to the injured list, has he played his last game with the Cubs?(6:00) - How will fans remember Jason Heyward?(15:04) - Will any of Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, or Willson Contreras still be here after the trade deadline?(20:00) - Should the Cubs keep Hendricks as a veteran presence?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs vs. Cardinals recap, Jason Heyward status, Contreras bros All-Star Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 32:45

    On this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the future of Jason Heyward with the Cubs, the series win over the rival St. Louis Cardinals, and the increasing possibility William and Willson Contreras each make the All-Star team.(1:30) - Reaction to the series win vs. the Cards(9:15) - Willson Contreras leads NL catchers in All-Star votes. Are he and his brother William headed to the Midsummer Classic?(23:00) - Jason Heyward's future as a Cub(30:00) - What will the Cubs do at the trade deadline?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pirates series takeaways, early trade deadline speculation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 23:12

    The Cubs lost another series, this time to the Pirates, and it's looking like they're headed into another selloff at the trade deadline. David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss their takeaways from the Pirates series and the trade speculation around Kyle Hendricks, Willson Contreras, and David Robertson.(1:55) - Takeaways from the series loss to the Pirates(9:16) - If the Cubs spend more, does it fix the issues?(14:20) - What trade will bring back a haul for the Cubs?(21:00) - Should the Cubs wait until close to the deadline to trade Willson Contreras?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jed Hoyer talks state of Cubs and future outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 27:48

    Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer joined David Kaplan on his radio show to discuss the struggling Cubs and the process of rebuilding a big market team. Kap, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins react to the Hoyer interview and if he is going about the rebuild the right way.(3:15) - Is Jed Hoyer being transparent about the rebuild?(8:35) - Were the Ricketts withholding money from Theo Epstein and now Hoyer?(14:00) - Is the chance to re-sign Willson Contreras down to zero?(20:20) - What should the Cubs get in return for Willson Contreras if they trade him?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs President of Baseball Jed Hoyer speaks to the media amidst tough losing streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:15

    The Cubs are spiraling right now after losing another game and increasing the losing streak to 9. What is being done to fix the issues? Cubs President of Baseball Jed Hoyer sits at the dugout with the local media to discuss the Cubs' failings this season, injury issues, ownership concerns, and a lot more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What are the expectations for the rest of the season for the Cubs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:54

    The Cubs have lost 8 straight and seem to be in a spiral they can't shake and fans are not happy. David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the current state of the Cubs and where they think the team is headed as the trade deadline gets closer, and are the Cubs in danger of losing the fan. Later in the pod, David Kaplan has been suggesting that Yankee star Aaron Judge might be a target for the Cubs in the offseason, so Gordon Wittenmyer went to New York to discuss with Judge his upcoming free agency.(2:00) - Expectations for the Cubs for the rest of the season(5:30) - How are fans reacting to the slumping Cubs(11:40) - Could the Cubs have been more competitive this year?(21:22) - Gordon goes 1-on-1 with Aaron JudgeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs avoid arbitration but can they agree on extension?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 21:04

    Willson Contreras is a Cub, for now after he and the Cubs agree on a deal that will pay the All-Star catcher $9.625 million dollars for this season but can they agree on a long-term deal? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the settlement and if this means that the Cubs will extend Contreras.(1:50) - Why did it take so long for the Cubs to settle with Contreras?(6:30) - Cubs pitching prospects review(12:30) - Are there any other prospects that will make their MLB debut?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Are Caleb Killian and Matt Swarmer the pitching stars the Cubs hoped for?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 26:06

    The Cubs are looking to get younger and grow talent as they rebuild for another run at a World Series and they might have a couple of starting pitchers to help get them there. David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the debuts of pitching prospects Caleb Killan and Matt Swarmer and if they are the building blocks for the Cubs' future. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the injuries to other Cub prospects, Willson Contreras' contract negotiations, and other Cub's moves.(1:50) - Caleb Killian handled himself well in his first start(9:20) - Breaking down Matt Swarmer's debut(17:20) - Is there a better chance the Cubs will keep Willson Contreras?(21:00) - Will the Cubs sign a star at shortstop this offseason?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Caleb Kilian could get the call this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 20:03

    David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the hottest rumor in the Cubs world, the best pitching prospect in the organization, Caleb Kilian could be on his way to the big leagues sooner rather than later. The guys break down the prospect and if he's ready to take the next step and their thoughts on how good Kilian is.(1:49) - When will we see Caleb Kilian play in the big leagues?(6:42) - Who will be the core pieces for the Cubs going forward?(12:30) - Will the Cubs be looking to compete next season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will Jed Hoyer admit that the Cubs are rebuilding?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 32:43

    The Cubs are in s slump losing 3 straight. Which, depending on how you look at it is a horrible stretch for a team with expectations or a learning process for a young rebuilding team. Which perspective do you think Cubs management has? David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss and debate the Cubs season and if Jed Hoyer will ever admit that the Cubs are under construction and in the midst of a rebuild.(4:30) - Is Jed Hoyer ever going to admit that this is a rebuild?(16:36) - What should the Cubs do with Jason Heyward?(23:00) - If you were Jed Hoyer, how would you address Cubs fansSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kaplan vs Wittenmyer: Were the Cubs right by trading Bryant, Rizzo, and Baez?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 24:05

    Come one, come all to see a fierce bout of competitors. In one corner, David Kaplan. A man whose takes have scorched the earth. And in the other corner, a beat writer's beat writer, Gordon Wittenmyer. The two duke it out on if ultimately was it the right decision for the Cubs to let go of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Javy Baez. Let the debate BEGIN!(3:00) - Looking at the seasons Bryant, Baez, and Rizzo are having now, did the Cubs make the right decision?(10:30) - Did the former core produce towards the end before they were traded?(14:00) - Are the Cubs healthier now than before the trade?(17:00) - Are the next 3 years going to be successful for the Cubs?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jed Hoyer speaks on the state of Cubs, Willson Contreras, and Ed Howard's injury

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 20:47

    Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer speaks to the media to discuss the season so far. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins react to the comments made by the Cubs executive. They react to Jed's updated news on Cubs prospect Ed Howard, Jed's comments on the future of Willson Contreras, and a lot more.(1:45) - Jed Hoyer gives update on Ed Howard(6:20) - Will Jed trade Willson Contreras?(10:35) - Are the Cubs starting to figure it out?(15:46) - Will the Cubs trade Stroman back to the Mets?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Christopher Morel and Brandon Hughes surprising debuts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 38:25

    The Cubs have a couple of new faces and they certainly made their presence known. Christopher Morel and Brandon Hughes help the Cubs pick up a 7-0 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer break down the Cubs' two newest players and what they see going forward from them. They also discuss the future of red hot Willson Contreras and the injury to Cubs prospect Ed Howard.(2:00) - 2 surprising debut's for the Cubs(12:00) - Brandon Hughes might have had the story of the night(16:36) - What will become of Willson Contreras?(33:13) - Ed Howard injures hipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    David Kaplan's plan to fix the Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:06

    It sucks when your team is in a rebuild. Can it go faster? David Kaplan has a plan that will get the Cubs back to being competitive but could it work? Kap, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the current state of the Cubs and debate is Kap's plan should be the direction the Cubs go in to get the Northsiders back in contention for the division and a World Series. (1:30) - Recapping the recent Cubs games(4:00) - Kap saves the Cubs(14:40) - Will getting 2 star players fix the Cubs?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What is the core of this Cubs team and how fast do they have to win?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 28:59

    The Cubs are in a transition phase and looking to see how they will compete and who they will compete with going forward. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss who are the core players on this team, will they be kept or traded, and once the core is decided, how soon with fans be expecting them to compete for the division and for a World Series.(2:00) - Will the Cubs win 70 games this year?(4:30) - Who are the core players for this team?(14:00) - How soon are the Cubs expected to compete and end the rebuild phase?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Seiya Suzuki struggles, Cubs drop Sox series, and preparing for the Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 32:15

    The Cubs have hit a slump after dropping the series vs the White Sox. Can they get it right before playing the World Series favorite Los Angels Dodgers? Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the slump of the Cubs and Seiya Suzuki and what they need to address to fix their issues. The guys also discuss Craig Kimbrel coming back with the Dodgers.(1:40) - Cubs continue downward stretch after loss to the White Sox(7:00) - Seiya Suzuki struggles(15:00) - Should fans be worried about Kyle Hendricks?(22:20) - Will Kyle Hendricks be on the trading block?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dylan Cease trade review, crosstown series, Ian Happ and Willson Contreras trades

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 29:24

    The annual tradition of Cubs vs White Sox began this week with both teams having similar records to begin the season. Where are both teams trending? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the two Chicago squads and review the trades between them, and debate if the Cubs will regret losing Dylan Cease even more than Eloy Jimenez. Later, they also discuss the possible trade scenarios for Ian Happ and Willson Contreras.(1:50) - Where are the two teams trending so far this season?(8:15) - Which is worse for the Cubs letting go of Eloy or Dylan?(14:00) - Breaking down the Cubs roster(18:20) - What does the future look like for Ian Happ and Willson Contreras?(26:54) - Bold predictions for the cross town seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kris Bryant on why he chose the Rockies, and the truth about his Cubs career

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 31:44

    David Kaplan has long said that Theo Epstein and the Cubs made an offer to Kris Bryant to have him stay, but Kris hasn't confirmed this. On this pod, Kap and Gordon discuss the ending to Kris Bryant's career as a Cub and if something could have been done to keep him. Later in the pod, Gordon Wittenmyer does an exclusive 1-on-1 with Kris Bryant about why he chose the Rockies, how his career ended in Chicago and could something have been done to keep him here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Seiya Suzuki quickly becoming a fan favorite amidst Cubs struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 25:41

    The Cubs are struggling right now but star rookie Seiya Suzuki is growing in popularity with the Northside fans. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss Suzuki's recent play and how he's gaining popularity among Cub fans. The crew also breaks down the team's recent struggles, what they think Jed Hoyer will do with the roster this year, and if they think Willson Contreras will be traded.(3:12) - Seiya Suzuki is the most popular Cub this season(8:10) - Cubs are trying to find their footing after a good start to the season(14:32) - Have there been any surprises so far this year?(17:00) - Will the Cubs trade Willson Contreras this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can Cubs add star talent Rōki Sasaki and are the Cubs better than we thought?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 24:50

    The Cubs are still above .500 and look like a real solid team, can they keep it up, and if they can, will they be better than we all expected? David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the current play of the Cubs and will they surpass expectations, and do they have enough in the entire organization to be a winner in the next couple of years. They also discuss the possibility that the Cubs can add another Japanese prospect in star pitching talent Rōki Sasaki.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs third base coach Willie Harris on the importance of Jackie Robinson Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 17:31

    Jackie Robinson Day in baseball is an important day in baseball. It's when every team around the league wears the number 42 to honor the courage of Jackie Robinson in helping to break the color barrier in baseball. Gordon Wittenmyer sits down with Cubs' third base coach Willie Harris to discuss growing up in the same town of Cairo, Georgia, the importance of Jackie Robinson and Jackie Robinson day, and the impact Jackie had on the game.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs start 3-1 while Seiya Suzuki dominates early

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 21:54

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves but the Cubs are tied for the division lead and look good. And as a nice bonus, Seiya Suzuki is already making history with his performance. He is now the only MLB player with eight-plus RBIs and four-plus walks in his first four career games since RBIs became an official stat in 1920. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the hot start and Suzuki's history-making start.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs get W on opening day vs the Milwaukee Brewers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 27:21

    Go Cubs GO! The Cubs pick up the first win of the season in fun fashion. Can they keep it up? David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins break down the win including the play of ace pitcher Kyle Hendricks, the play of rookie Seiya Suzuki, and what to expect in the series vs the Brewers. Later in the pod, Kap discusses New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge as a potential target for the Cubs if they are willing to give him a $300 million dollar deal.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs predictions and expectations for the 2022 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 29:35

    David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the 2022 Cubs season and predict what the Cubs will do, will any Cub win awards, and who will be the breakout player for the Cubs this year. The guys break all this down and more!(2:00) - Will this team be better than people expect?(10:00) - Who will be the breakout player for the Cubs?(15:24) - What will be the starting lineup for the Cubs?(21:44) - Will Suzuki will rookie of the year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Predicting the Cubs season and interview with prospect Pete-Crow Armstrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 33:00

    As the Cubs get ready for the season next week, it's predicting time. How well do you think the Cubs will play this year? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the upcoming season and if the Cubs can win 80 games this year. Later in the podcast, Gordon Wittenmyer interviews a Cubs prospect with potential, Pete Crow-Armstrong on expectations and his famous family.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    More questions than answers for the Cubs with 1 week til Opening Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 36:24

    Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss and break down the Cubs roster and what's left to do before the season starts including, who starts day one, who will make the expanded roster, will core players be traded, what direction are the team going in this year and a lot more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs' Clint Frazier on his concussion: 'I felt slowed down, a step behind'

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 20:28

    Cubs' Clint Frazier sat down with NBC Sports Chicago's Gordon Wittenmyer and revealed he played through lingering concussion symptoms last year after suffering his second career concussion. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing Suzuki, Correa deals and if the Cubs are moving more core players

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 33:32

    David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins discuss the Cubs' introduction of Seiya Suzuki and dive into the contract details of the newest Cub and the newest Minnesota Twin Carlos Correa. They also break down the new MLB rules that will be implemented this season and the bobblehead schedule was released with no promotion materials showing Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward, or Kyle Hendricks. Are they preparing to move on?(2:00) - Breaking down the Seiya Suzuki signing(8:35) - Carlos Correa signs only a 3yr deal with opt-outs, could the Cubs have signed him?(17:32) - No bobbleheads this year for Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward, or Kyle Hendricks. Is this a sign that the Cubs are looking to move them?(21:00) - MLB rule changes(26:24) - The Ricketts are looking to buy Chelsea F.C.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Former Cub Matt Szczur retires from baseball with no regrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 22:13

    During the lockout, players had to wait for what their futures will be, but some took their futures into their own hands. Matt Szczur did just that and retired after 5 years in the league. Matt joins Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss why he chose retirement, what he plans to do post leaving the game he loves, and his passion for art.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs sign Seiya Suzuki, ex-Cubs core find new homes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 20:08

    Now that baseball is back the free agents are signing their deals and the Cubs get a big one. 27 year old Seiya Suzuki signs with the Cubs for the next 5 years and we have all the details. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins break down the signing and what it means for the Cubs. Also, the crew discusses the former core of the Cubs signing deals for other teams. Kris Bryant signs with the Colorado Rockies, Anthony Rizzo signs with the New York Yankees, and Kyle Schwarber with the Philadelphia Phillies.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How will Cubs fill the roster and what is the vision for this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 36:35

    Now that the season is set to go, the Cubs need to address some issues with the roster. Who should they go after? What positions need to be filled on the main roster? And the big question, is this another rebuilding season or can they go big for the division? David Kaplan returns with Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss the upcoming season and Jed Hoyer's vision for this season.(2:04) -Cubs are projected for 70 wins this season, will they be better than that?(7:40) - Should the Cubs look to add to the roster in trades or continue to fill the farm system?(18:00) - Free agents on the market the Cubs could pursue(26:00) - What is Jed's vision for this team this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Play ball: Baseball is back

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 33:55

    It's finally here! Baseball is back after the owners and players union agree to a deal now the Cubs can start making moves. Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins react to the news, including the terms of the new labor deal, what they mean for the Cubs, and what's next for the Cubs with the season right around the corner.(2:20) - Reaction to MLB lockout being officially over(10:25) - What will the Cubs look like with the DH for the first time ever(16:20) - New arbitration rules allow more money to younger players(23:20) - Where will the top free agents go?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    MLB delivers another blow to Wrigleyville businesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 27:42

    The baseball lockout is hurting the players and fans, but there hasn't been more real-life impact than Wrigleyville, where dozens of businesses rely on the baseball season for most of their annual revenues. Gordon Wittenmyer talks with Sluggers bar, Murphy's Bleachers, Nisei Lounge, and Obvious Shirts to discuss how the lockout has impacted their business. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cubs VP of Player Development Jared Banner on the new Cubs talent

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 30:18

    As the Cubs rebuild for the next era of winning, a key component is developing talent that will contribute to winning baseball in-house, and the person overseeing that for the Cubs is Jared Banner. Jared joins Davis Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss his philosophy on growing talent, the specifics of finding and coaching a young pitcher and hitter, and where he sees the Cubs in the next couple of seasons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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