Episode 123: Light the Wicks
The crew returns from gathering at a wedding as the Cubs win two more series, first in Pittsburgh, followed by a massive series win against the Brewers at Wrigley. Top pitching prospect Jordan Wicks impresses in his debut against the Pirates, while Justin Steele and Kyle Hendricks follow suit against the Brewers. Find out who is on their way up for expanded September rosters, who might yet still be on their way, and the aftermath of the waiver bomb dropped on MLB by the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the week.
Episode 122: Not so Smyly
A week after a thrilling walk-off win against the White Sox, the Cubs continue their trek through the bottom of the AL Central. But a make-or-break week looms to close out August and begin September. Where will the Cubs stand when the dust settles? Discussing the starting rotation woes of Drew Smyly and Marcus Stroman, and the struggle to return to consistency for Jameson Taillon. Also: who will be added when rosters expand on September 1, and will there - should there - be any roster surprises before then?
Episode 121: North of the Border
Despite a terrible showing in Queens, the Cubs are in their best August position in years. The crew breaks down the addition of Jeimer Candelario, issues with Drew Smyly and the rest of the rotation, and praiseworthy performances from the bullpen, while looking ahead to the matchup in Toronto. A great showing for the Cubs on the updated MLB Pipeline prospect rankings, massive dysfunction on the South Side of town, and the @CubsWeather forecast for Toronto.
Episode 120: Buy? Buy! Buy!
Ronan returns from his transatlantic jaunt and the whole crew reunites to break down a 5-game winning streak against the Cardinals and White Sox. The Cubs have played well enough (fingers crossed) to potentially add - who should they be targeting? Also, the final Cubs draft pick puts ink to paper, Marquee launches their DTC service, trade season is underway, including a White Sox fan favorite on his way out of town, and a hellacious @CubsWeather forecast for St. Louis.
Episode 119: Must Win
Randall and Jeremy reconvene to discuss the All-Star break and the Cubs out of the gate into the second half. Do the Cubs have it in them to make a sustained run at the division, and if it all goes south one last time, who of ownership, the front office, and the manager are to blame the most? Also, a look at the Cubs' 2023 draft and 2024 schedule, and the @CubsWeather forecast for the four-game Cardinals series at Wrigley.