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Being a Cubs Fan is Torture, so WHY do we do it?

The Cubs lost 9-8 after leading the Padres 8-0. This is the largest lead the Cubs have blown since 2002 vs. the White Sox. And it begs the question,...

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Cubs’ Fantastic Home Stand: April 1-7 Recap

The Cubs had a phenomenal 5-1 home stand with a sweep of the Rockies and a series win against the Dodgers. Here is the recap, plus a look ahead...

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The Pitch that will Change the Cubs Pitching Staff – Lance Brozdowski

What is the best pitch for the Cubs in 2024? Well, they now have a decent number of pitchers throwing the splitter. Why is this pitch so effective, who...

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Shota Imanaga’s Electric Cubs Debut – A Breakdown

Shota Imanaga had an electric debut at Wrigley Field. Let’s break down the pitch selection, conditions, and how that impacted the results. Check out more Setup Man Content: •CubsgettheirFirstWinof2024!Wee…...

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Cubs get their First Win of 2024! Week 1 Recap

After a rough start to the season, the Cubs salvage one game in Arlington, TX. Let’s break down the series and the upcoming home-opener. Check out more content on...

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Justin Steele Injured! What will the Cubs do now?

After a terrible blow to Justin Steele on Opening Day, where do the Cubs go from here? Get a 15% discount to Obvious Shirts. Click on the link and...

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5 Big Stats to Know Before Cubs Opening Day 2024

Does Opening Day really matter? Here are 5 stats you will want to know before you watch the Cubs play the Rangers to start the 2024 season. Let us...

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Weekly Cubs Recap: March 18-24, 2024

Shota Imanaga will make history at Wrigley Field. Justin Steele is set to be the Opening Day starter after his injury. And the roster has a few minor adjustments...

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What will the Cubs’ Opening Day Rotation Look Like?

With Jameson Taillon likely to miss 2-3 starts to start the season, what will the Cubs starting rotation look like by Opening Day? We also discuss: -Seiya Suzuki’s huge...

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The Cubs will Win in 2024 if they…..

If the Cubs are serious about winning in 2024, they wil….. I have 12 signs that the Cubs front office is serious about winning in 2024. Also, check out...

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Reaction: Steele Opening Day Starter, Pitcher Injuries, 3rd Base Questions, and More

Here is my take on all of the Cubs news and action from March 3-9, 2024. Watch some of our interviews with current and former Cubs players: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvlnZVjbKXaBdPZuhFiglf-1YPK-kjo2w Get...

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MLB.com’s New Cubs Top 30 Prospect List Released!

MLB.com released their Cubs Top 30 Prospect List. What are your thoughts on it? We also talk about Cody Bellinger making his Spring Training Debut and some of the...

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Kohl Franklin’s Pursuit of the MLB in 2024

Kohl Franklin has been in the Cubs’ organization since 2018, but injuries have held him back from making his debut. Kohl talks about how he has made adjustments and...

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Predicting the Chicago Cubs 2024 Position Players’ Numbers

Christopher Morel will flirt with 40 homers, Pete Crow Armstrong will win a Gold Glove, and Nico Hoerner will regress! These are a few of my predictions for the...

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David Bote – The Most Tenured Chicago Cub in 2024

Did you know that David Bote is the most tenured Chicago Cub? Bote joined the organization 10 days before Kyle Hendricks, making him the most-experienced Chicago Cub in the...

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Is Brennen Davis Back?! Cubs Spring Training Interview

Brennen Davis has gone through plenty of injuries and trials, but the Cubs outfielder says he’s back and feels stronger than ever. Watch all of our coverage of Cubs...

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Cubs Spring Training Report: Day 7

It’s Day 7 of the Cubs Spring Training at Sloan Park. After a couple perplexing minor league signings of David Peralta and Dom Smith, there are questions looming at...

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Will Luke Little make the Big League Team out of Camp?

Luke Little is on a mission to prove he belongs on the Cubs roster for the entire season. Listen to how Luke is approaching Spring Training to meet that...

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Obvious Shirts and their Die-Hard Cubs Owner

Joe Johnson had no choice but to be a Cubs’ fan. He was born into it. But what he did next is any Cubs’ fan dream. Through Obvious Shirts,...

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Cubs Spring Training Vibes! Day 1 & 2 w/Rich Biesterfeld

Rich Biesterfeld, friend of the channel, is out at Spring Training for the Cubs. I checked in with him to see what the vibes are like, who is looking...

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Biggest Surprise of 2024 Cubs Spring Training! w/Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson, creator of Obvious Shirts, joins us to talk about 2024 Cubs Spring Training. Also, here are the details are the Obvious Shirts Contest: 1. Email Joe: joe@obviousshirts.com...

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Should the Cubs Sign Trevor Bauer?

Is Trevor Bauer and his drama worth it for the Cubs? I examine a few factors to make a decision. Share your opinion in the comments! Watch More from...

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Guarantee: 2 More Moves Coming for the Cubs

The Cubs will make at least 2 more moves before the start of the 2024 season in Texas. I’m so confident of this that I’m willing to giveaway my...

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Predicting the Chicago Cubs 2024 Starting Rotation Numbers

How will the Cubs’ starting pitchers perform in 2024? Will Justin Steele make a run at the Cy Young again? Will Jameson Taillon bounce back? Will Shota Imanaga emerge...

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Will the Cubs Lean Heavily on Prospects in 2024 – Bruce Levine

Will the Cubs lean heavily on prospects in 2024? Or will they get Bellinger, another bat, or more arms before the season starts? 670 The Score’s baseball analyst Bruce...

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Cubs Sign Hector Neris – Will he be the closer?

The Cubs needed a late-inning, high-leverage reliever, and they got him! Hector Neris signs a 1-year $9 Million deal (with an option for a 2nd year). Will he be...

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Jim Deshaies Discusses the Cubs Slow Offseason

Why has this MLB offseason been so slow? Is it Boras? Is it something else? Jim Deshaies, Cubs color commentator on Marquee, joins me to discuss this and much...

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Emmanuel Clase to Cubs Rumors Re-Surface

The Cubs and Guardians have been in trade rumors all off-season long. Does this Emmanuel Clase rumor have legs to it? Will the Cubs have to give up too...

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Michael Busch Trade Breakdown (Did the Cubs give up too much?)

Michael Busch and Yency Almonte are headed to the Cubs and Jackson Farris and Zyhir Hope are headed to the Dodgers. Is that a steal for the Cubs? Or...

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Shota Imanaga’s Contract and the Doors it Opens for the Cubs

Reports are saying that Shota Imanaga’s contract is only $15 million average annual value. If these reports are true, this opens many doors for the Cubs now and in...

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Cubs Agree to Deal with Shota Imanaga!

The Cubs have made their first deal of the off-season! They are in agreement with Japanese left-handed pitcher Shota Imanaga. Check out this live emergency podcast, and make sure...

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Cody Bellinger’s Impact on the Chicago Cubs

Should the Cubs re-sign Cody Bellinger? Is this a no-brainer, or is there a serious risk with signing Bellinger to a long-term contract? I examine a few scenarios and...

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2024 Chicago Cubs Predictions

The Cubs are now one of a select few teams that has made little to no moves. Are there big moves on the horizon? Will this team outperform the...

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Potential Reasons the Cubs have Signed No One (from Jed Hoyer)

I had a dream I asked Jed Hoyer: “Why haven’t you signed anyone after your big splash with Craig Counsell?” Let’s talk about some potential transparent answers. Check out...

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Christopher Morel Trailer

Check out the full episode to see what I think about Christopher Morel’s future with the Cubs

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Should the Cubs Trade Christopher Morel?

I personally don’t want to see him go! But should the Cubs keep or trade Christopher Morel? I look at both sides. Also, is Morel on pace to be...

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The Cubs Need more Bats! – Jordan Bastian

Will PCA be the opening day centerfielder? Will Christopher Morel get a shot at third base? Will Cody Bellinger re-sign with the Cubs? Will the Cubs sign Rhys Hoskins?...

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How will the Cubs fix the Bullpen in 2024?

Is the Cubs bullpen good enough as it stands? Will Jed add a few guys or will he rely on the farm system to fill the holes? Go to...

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When will the Cubs Make a Move?

The Cubs are yet to make a move (aside from Craig Consell), and we are 6 weeks into the offseason. This team has tons of gaps to fill, so...

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Is Shohei Ohtani’s $700 Million Contract Bad for Baseball?

Is Shohei Ohtani worth $700 million? Is his contract going to “crash” the baseball market? What are some possible negatives and positives that come from this contract? Go to...

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My Experience at the 2023 Winter Meetings in Nashville

While everyone was focused on where Shohei Ohtani was going to sign, I was focused on breathing in my very first Winter Meetings. I had wanted to go for...

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Untouchable Cubs Prospects – Lance Brozdowski

Are Cade Horton and Pete-Crow Armstrong untouchable? Or should Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins listen to teams’ interest? What about other Cubs prospects? Player Development Analyst Lance Brozdowski weighs...

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2023 Winter Meetings Cubs Rumors – Cody Delmendo

From Shohei, to Soto, to Bellinger, the bullpen, and more! Cody tells us where he thinks the Cubs are heading, and what lake he might jump in if they...

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Do the Astros have the Money to Make some Moves?

The Astros are saying goodbye to a big part of their bullpen this offseason. And with the looming contracts of Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker coming up, there’s reason...

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Will the Cubs make a Big Splash this Off-Season?

I sat down with The Athletic Senior Writer Patrick Mooney to talk Chicago Cubs off-season rumors. Will they exceed the luxury tax threshold? Is Shohei Ohtani headed to Chicago?...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2023 Hot Stove

When will Paul Skenes get the call-up? Is Trevor Bauer a reasonable fit for the Pirates? Where else will this team find starting pitching? These are some of the...

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Are the Diamondbacks Serious Contenders for Yamamoto?

Nick Piecoro, Diamondbacks beat reporter with the Arizona Republic, sat down with me to talk about the D’Backs offseason needs. Here were some of the questions I asked: -Who...

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Are the Dodgers an Easy Choice for Shohei?

Bill Plunkett, beat writer for the LA Dodgers, shares his thoughts about the Dodgers priorities this offseason, including the likelihood of Shohei Ohtani ending up in Hollywood. Check out...

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Will the Angels Lose Ohtani and Trout?!

Rhett Bollinger, mlb.com beat reporter for the LA Angels, talks Angels hot stove, and addresses the rumors of Mike Trout being traded to the rival LA Dodgers. Check out...

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Jason Cannon – The Unexpected Ties of Billy Williams and Willie McCovey

Jason Cannon, author of “A Time for Reflection: The Parallel Legacies of Baseball Icons Willie McCovey and Billy Williams” talks about his new book and some amazing stories between...

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Are the Brewers Shopping Burnes and Adames?

I checked in with Todd Rosiak, the Brewers beat reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to discuss the already crazy 2023 offseason. Free agency has only been open for...

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2023 MLB Hot Stove – Rumor Has It

Join us as we get the inside scoop from MLB beat reporters for all 30 teams this offseason. Trades, free agency, arbitration… who is staying, who is going? We...

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Joe Migliaccio – Prospect Talk with Yankees Hitting Coordinator

Joe Migliaccio has a lot of Yankees prospects that he is excited about on the horizon. He shared some names and a lot more about how the Yankees are...

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Chip Caray – Harry Caray, Family Ties, and Cubs/Cardinals Talk

Chip Caray, grandson of Harry Caray, thought he was starting a new job with his grandfather Harry Caray and the Chicago Cubs in 1998. Then, when Harry shockingly passed...

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Len Kasper – Following his Heart and Re-Living Heart the ‘03 Marlins & ‘16 Cubs

Len Kasper and Harry Caray have something in common. They both broadcasted the Cubs on TV for exactly 16 seasons. Len has since moved on to become the voice...

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Matt Vasgersian – Trout & Ohtani, Ridiculous Contracts & the State of Baseball

Matt Vasgersian joined me for week 2 of our 4-week broadcaster series. Matt is currently the voice of the LA Angels, one of the head broadcasters at MLB Network,...

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Boog Sciambi – Ronald Acuna, Torey Lovullo, and ALS

Boog Sciambi is the current Chicago Cubs broadcaster. He, and his partner Jim Deshaies, were in some hot water from how they reacted on live TV when Ronald Acuna...

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Ted Lilly – Small-Town Lefty, Barry Bonds, and a Bulldog Mentality

Ted Lilly played for 6 teams spanning over a 15-year MLB career. But did you know that this unassuming lefty from Oakhurst, California barely threw 75mph in his senior...

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Rachel Balkovec – First-Ever Female MiLB Manager

Rachel Balkovec is the first female MiLB manager in the history of the sport. How did she get there? Who hired her? Are there more like her? These are...

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Troy Glaus – 2002 World Series, Brain Health, and Puzzles

I had the pleasure of having Troy Glaus in my home to talk about the 2002 World Series, how he improved his brain health, eye sight issues, and more....

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Matt Strahm – Injuries, Underdogs, and Baseball Cards

Matt Strahm, LHP for the Philadelphia Phillies, has not had an easy path to success. Low fastball velo, injuries, and setbacks were all part of the road bumps he...

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The Setup Man: Coming September 2023

Don’t miss the first episode of the Setup Man podcast. We are dropping it in September of 2023! For now, here’s a taste of what you are in store...

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Welcome to The Setup Man Podcast

If you are a huge MLB fan like me, you are going to love this podcast. In this interview-style podcast, I talk to yesterday’s and today’s MLB stars. We...

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