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Cubs Talk Podcast

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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan, Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, and beat writer Tim Stebbins, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.

The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan, Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, and beat writer Tim Stebbins, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.

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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan, Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, and beat writer Tim Stebbins, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jason Heyward speaks on his Cubs legacy and his time in Chicago

9/30/2022
Jason Heyward makes his final appearance before the Chicago media as the World Series champion and discusses his time in Chicago, his career as a Cub, and what may lie in his future. Give your final hat tips to Jason Heyward. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The prospects that won the Minor League Championship for the South Bend Cubs

9/28/2022
Cubs fans should be excited because the prospects for the South Bend Cubs won the High-A Championship. Could these prospects be ready to win one for the Big League club? David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer are joined by the play-by-play voice for the Midwest League Champion South Bend Cubs. They discuss the play of the Cubs minor league team and which prospects have the chance to bring their winning ways to the big league roster in the coming years. See Privacy Policy at...

Do the Cubs have a good foundation to be competitive soon?

9/25/2022
David Kaplan is joined by Chicago Sun-Times Cubs beat reporter Maddie Lee, as they discuss the foundation and future of the Cubs. They discuss Hayden Wesneski's immaculate inning, the future of the pitching staff, are the Cubs gonna be players in free agency this off-season, and is David Ross the right leader for this team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:16

Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen breaks down Cubs prospects

9/21/2022
With the 2022 season winding down, it's not too early to look toward the Cubs' future in 2023 and beyond, especially with talent coming up through the farm system. To break down what the Cubs have and how they are performing in the minors, Iowa Cubs broadcaster, Alex Cohen joins David Kaplan to discuss prospects including Matt Mervis, Pete Crow-Armstrong and others. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:35

Matt Mervis could be Cubs' answer to replace Anthony Rizzo

9/16/2022
The Cubs are re-tooling the roster and that means finding and building talent. Matt Mervis could be one of those players who becomes a building block. David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Mervis and if he could be the first baseman the Cubs need to replace Anthony Rizzo. The guys also discuss the future of the starting rotation and why Drew Smyly should be in those plans. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Tom Ricketts and the Cubs could be big players in free agency

9/14/2022
The Cubs' 2022 season is almost over, but an interesting winter could be ahead. Tom Ricketts and the Cubs could be major players in the offseason. David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the upcoming offseason and what they think the Cubs might do as they set their sights on making a splash. Make sure to check out the Cubs Talk Podcast on YouTube. You don’t want to miss it! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:26:12

MLB to implement major rule changes for 2023 season

9/9/2022
Baseball is making big changes and will implement three major rule changes next season: a pitch clock, larger bases, and restricting the shift. How will these changes impact the game? David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss each rule and how they feel about them. Get ready, Cubs fans, a new era is on its way in baseball. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:25:15

Cubs call up Hayden Wesneski and what’s next for Matt Mervis

9/7/2022
As we enter the last month of the season, the Cubs are bringing up and working out prospects on the big league stage and the newest member is pitcher Hayden Wesneski. The Cubs are also analyzing rising first basemen, Matt Mervis. Who are they and what are they projected to be on the big league stage? Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the young prospects and where they fit in the future of the Cubs. (1:50) - Gordon interviews first basemen slugger Matt Mervis (5:30) - Mervis went...

Duration:00:27:10

Could Willson Contreras, Cardinals be match this offseason?

9/2/2022
With Willson Contreras set to become a free agent, could the St. Louis Cardinals come calling this winter? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss whether Cubs fans could see Contreras in Cardinal red next season. Plus, the guys discuss Ian Happ as an extension candidate this offseason and what that deal could look like. Finally, the guys debate if the Cubs will set a record for players used in a single season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

Duration:00:28:42

Why the Cubs should or shouldn't go after Angels star Shohei Ohtani

8/31/2022
The trade deadline is over but that doesn't stop speculation. There have been rumors around the league that the Angels could be willing to part ways with superstar pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani. With a rare star rumored to be attainable, should the Cubs place their bid? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins debate the legitimacy of the rumor and if the Cubs should make a bid for one of the best players in baseball. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and...

Duration:00:32:44

Jed Hoyer meets the media and Cubs/Cards series review

8/26/2022
Live from Wrigley Field Cubs beat writers, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the latest on the Cubs including their review of the Cardinals series and how the Cubs handled 700 home run chaser, Albert Pujols. They also discuss the new faces the Cubs are bringing up, and they discuss Jed Hoyer meeting the media. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:45

The 700 home run club and assessing Cubs' future bats

8/24/2022
The Cubs' biggest rival has a hitter approaching a rare feat: 700 home runs. With Albert Pujols nearing the milestone, David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss if we will see anyone outside of Pujols hit the 700-mark soon or if anyone ever will again. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the future bats for this team, including the infield beyond Nico Hoerner, and Cubs top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong. (1:30) - Will we see anyone hit 700 home runs if Albert Pujols gets...

Duration:00:33:00

Trea Turner as a potential Cub and adding pitching depth to the organization

8/19/2022
As the season winds down on the Cubs season a position that needs to be addressed is shortstop. David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the options for the Cubs and if Trea Turner could be the guy that can fix their shortstop problems. They also discuss the Cubs adding more pitching to the organization. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:16

What should Cub fans look for over the final two months

8/17/2022
It has been a rough season for Cub fans everywhere but there are things fans should be taking note of as the season winds down. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins break down what every fan should be looking out for this season including which players to watch, what will Jed Hoyer say in the coming days, how will David Ross manage the final games, who will the Cubs bring up from the minors and a lot more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:28:32

Recapping the Field of Dreams win and the Ricketts' plan for the Cubs

8/13/2022
The Cubs get a premiere win in a premiere game against the Cincinnati Reds in the Field of Dreams game. David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins break down the game and some positives fans can take from it. Later in the pod, the guys discuss what's next for the Cubs this year as they continue to rebuild for the future. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:27:22

Cubs claim Franmil Reyes from the Cleveland Guardians

8/9/2022
David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins discuss the newest Cub, Franmil Reyes, and what the Cubs want to do with him in the last stretch of the season. The guys also discuss the prospects in the minor leagues and who's ready to come up to the Bigs, they look at the future, the chances the Cubs can get an impactful player in the draft, and a lot more. (1:42) - Reaction to the Cubs claiming Franmil Reyes (7:50) - What does the future of the Cubs look like? (11:43) - The Cubs have its highest ranked...

Duration:00:18:29

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

8/5/2022
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 Pete 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

8/3/2022
Make sure to watch this episode on our YouTube page by clicking HERE! 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...

Duration:00:26:14

Trade deadline updates and an interview with Carlos Rodón

7/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:30:30

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

7/27/2022
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...

Duration:00:41:29