Cubs Related: A Chicago Cubs Podcast

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Cubs Related is a Chicago Cubs podcast hosted by Brendan Miller and Corey Freedman, featuring analysis, news, and series recaps and previews. The twice-a-week show is unaffiliated with MLB and the Chicago Cubs.
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2019-11-12 06:41
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2019-11-12 05:59
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Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant Trade Rumors

Topics:- Yu Darvish's Twitter game- Coaching hires- Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant trade rumors
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Cubs 2020 Payroll, Free Agency Begins

Topics:- World series nostalgia- Cubs decline several player options- Cubs 2020 payroll projections- Free agency begins
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David Ross Introduced As Cubs Manager

Topics:- David Ross' introductory press conference- Kris Bryant's grievance case against Cubs- Important deadlines immediately after the World Series ends
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Emergency Pod: David Ross Is Your New Chicago Cubs Manager

Topic:- Gut reactions to the David Ross hire- Ross' in-game managerial philosophies- Reasons Ross was chosen over Espada
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Cubs Interview Joe Espada A Second Time, Front Office Massively Overhaueld

Topics:- Cubs three-year pennant anniversary- Joe Espada's second interview- Cubs massive front office overhaul
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Cubs Interview Potential Managers Joe Girardi, David Ross, and Joe Espada

Topics: - Cubs manager search- Joe Espada's interview- Carlos Beltran's declining Cubs interview
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Cubs Start Manager Interviews, Mark Loretta Says Cubs Need Structure

Topics:- Theo Epstein's end-of-season press conference- Cubs started interviewing potential managers- Mark Loretta said Cubs need more structure- Joe Girardi scheduled for an interview
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Thank You, Joe Maddon

Topics:- Joe Maddon's departure- David Ross' managerial candidacy
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The Explicit Episode: Cubs Eliminated From Playoffs

Topics:- Front office failures- Hundreds of millions of dollars lost in development- Theo Epstein's thoughts about missing the playoffs
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Cubs Maximize Pain, Swept By Cardinals

Topic:- Instant reaction to last season series at Wrigley Field
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Cubs Lose Another Series Against Reds, Fall 3 Games Back in Division With Cardinals Series Next

Topics:- Frustration over losing Reds series- Cardinals four-game series preview
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Cubs' 47 Runs Sweep Pirates Despite Anthony Rizzo's Ankle Injury

Topics: - 47-run franchise series record - Anthony Rizzo's ankle injury - 2 game division deficit
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Theo Epstein Voices Frustration After 'Uninspiring' Cubs Blow Padres Series

Topics: - Theo Epstein's comments about Cubs' underachieving season - Nico Hoerner's MLB debut - Cubs' blown chances against Padres
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Cubs Fall 4.5 Games Back In NL Central After Losing Three Straight Against Milwaukee

Topics: - Emotions of Cubs 4.5 falling games back of St. Louis - Javy Báez's fractured thumb - Kris Bryant's lingering knee injury - Joe Maddon's decisions
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Ben Zobrist & Willson Contreras Return Ahead Of Milwaukee Brewers Series

Topics: - Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist's return - Kris Bryant's knee injury - Kyle Schwarber's adjustment that led to hot stretch - Milwaukee Brewers series preview
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Cubs Shut Out In Back-to-Back Games & Rosters Expand

Topics: - Ben Zobrist (on 7 others) back - Cubs shutout in final two games of Brewers series - Jason Heyward's massive slump - Yu Darvish and Javy Báez's injury - Fan confidence
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Cubs Sweep Stroman, Syndergaard, and DeGrom

Topics: - Yu Darvish's 8-inning gem and new curveball - Javy Báez's hot bat against the Mets - Kyle Schwarber's opposite-field approach - Cubs bullpen picture - Milwaukee Brewers series preview
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Cubs Swept 2.5 Games Back In Division By Nationals

Topics include: - Javy Báez's slump - Anthony Rizzo's back injury - Willson Contreras' effect on offense - Upcoming Mets series
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First-Place Cubs Sweep Giants And Get A "Season-Defining" Win

Topics: - Anthony Rizzo's power - Clutch Kris Bryant's game-winning homer - Cubs 12-11 "season-defining" win - Nicholas Castellanos' love for the Cubs - Yu Darvish breaking MLB history - Kyle Hendricks' lecture
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Cubs Win First Road Series In 3 Months

Topics include: - Jose Quintana's improvements - Anthony Rizzo's power - Albert Almora's demotion - Bullpen injury updates
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Cubs Get Swept By Bryce Harper's Grand Slam

Topics include: - Yu Darvish's excellent 92-pitch outing - Joe Maddon's bullpen management - Cubs persisting roster problems - The Statcast era and the Cubs
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Clutch Kris Bryant's Home Run Splits Reds, More Bullpen Injuries

Topics include: - Clutch Kris Bryant - Cole Hamels post-injury​ - Our confidence in Cubs starting pitching - Rowan Wick and Duane Underwood Jr.'s bullpen roles - Steve Cishek's injury
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Ian Happ And Kyle Schwarber Heating Up, Cubs 3 Games Ahead In First Place

Topics include: - Ian Happ's grand slam - Kyle Schwarber's last 50 plate appearances - Craig Kimbrel and Brandon Kintzler's injuries - Jon Lester's dud - Reds series preview
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Jason Heyward Leads Cubs Sweep Over Milwaukee Brewers

Topics include: - Jason Heyward's success at leadoff - Yu Darvish's ace-like outings - Willson Contreras' injury and Cubs catching depth - Ben Zobrist's games in South Bend Class A
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Joe Maddon Says It's "Big Boy Time," Cubs Lose Another Road Series

Topics include: - Joe Maddon's decisions not matching his talk - Strong starting pitching - Cubs road series woes - Corey and Brendan venting
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Emergency Pod: Cubs Acquire Nick Castellanos, Tony Kemp, David Phelps, and Brad Wieck

Topics include: - Trade deadline chaos - Nick Castellanos' role - Tony Kemp's utility - David Phelp's post-surgery performance - Carl Edwards Jr.'s need for a change of scenery
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Kyle Schwarber's Grand Slam Salvages Brewers Series, Trade Deadline Looms

Topics include: - Kyle Schwarber's two-homer game - Ian Happ's promotion - Looming trade deadline - Upcoming vital series against the St. Louis Cardinals
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Ian Happ On Fire In AAA, Addison Russell Demoted

Topics include: - Addison Russell's demotion - Kris Bryant's injury update - Albert Almora batting fifth - Cubs bullpen depth
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Cubs Targeting Outfielder Nick Castellanos and Closer Shane Greene

- Cubs targeting Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene - Albert Almora, David Bote, and Addison Russell's miscues - Ian Happ's timeline - Joe Maddon feelings that Addison Russell needs to "straighten things out" - San Francisco Giants series preview $...
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Yuuuu Darvish & Kris Bryant Deliver Cubs Series Win Over Reds

Topics include: - Yu Darvish's first win at Wrigley field - Kris Bryant's clutch hits against Reds - Albert Almora batting leadoff - Adbert Alzolay injured
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Emergency Pod: Cubs Acquire Martín Maldonado for Mike Montgomery, Contreras to IL

Corey goes solo for a quick special edition to provide a reaction to the news that Mike Montgomery was traded to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for catcher Martín Maldonado, as well as Willson Contreras hitting the injured list. Never forget, Mike ...
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The Jon Lester Show, Cubs Sweep Pirates

Topics include: - Jon Lester's homer and winning effort against Pirates - Yu Darvish's ace-like attitude - Jason Heyward's consistently good offense - Schwarber's role at leadoff - Reds series preview
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First-Half Recap Part 2 of 2: Pitchers

Topics include: - Starting pitching depth - Yu Darvish's command - Injury updates - Bullpen needs
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First-Half Recap Part 1 of 2: Hitters

Topics include: - Recap of Cubs top offensive performers - First-half positives - Kris Bryant's pace to match MVP year and numbers with runners in scoring position - Likelihood that Heyward continues quality offense
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Cubs Minor League Breakdown With Bryan Smith Of Bleacher Nation

Topics include: - Adbert Alzolay's changeup - Nico Hoerner's timeline and increased power - Brailyn Marquez's future as a starting pitcher - Miguel Amaya's ability to play above his age - Brennen Davis' imminent rise to top of prospect leaderboard - C...
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Cubs Offense Lacks "Edge" Going Into All-Star Break

Topics include: - Joe Maddon's harsh words about offense lacking "edge" - Transactional solutions for the offense - Reactions to the first half
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Theo Epstein Says "Changes Obviously Called For" If Losing Continues

Topics include: - Theo Epstein's harsh words about the losing streak - Joe Maddon's hot seat - Cubs answering with a win in the last game of their series against the Pirates - White Sox series preview
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Reconciling 'Production Over Talent' With Daniel Descalso's Playing Time, Third Straight Year of Poor Hitting with RISP

Topics include: - Daniel Descalso's performance is worse than replacement level, but he keeps playing - Cubs lack of hitting with runners in scoring position - Jason Heyward is on fire - Pirates series preview
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Willson Contreras Named All-Star While Tyler Flowers Can't Stop Commenting

Topics include: - Craig Kimbrel's Cubs debut and save - Willson Contreras and Javy Báez named All-Star starters - Tyler Flowers acts like a putz and gets in confrontation with Contreras - Cubs offensive inconsistencies persist
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Adbert Alzolay Tips Cap in MLB Debut, Javy Báez's Homer Splits Mets Series

Topics include: 1. Adbert Alzolay's impressive MLB debut 2. Javy Báez's three-run homer to salvage Mets series split 3. Bullpen with Kimbrel arriving soon and Brad Brach struggling 4. Braves series preview
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Adbert Alzolay Called Up, Bottom Of The Order Inconsistencies

Topics include: - Adbert Alzolay called up and likely to make MLB debut against the New York Mets - Willson Contreras' grand slam to propel Cubs towards split with White Sox - Kyle Schwarber's aggressive approach at leadoff - Jon Lester's 114-pitch out...
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Yu Darvish Excels Despite Cubs Dropping 3 of 4 Against Dodgers

Topics include: - Yu Darvish's excellent outing against the Dodgers - Anthony Rizzo's clutch two-run blast that gave the Cubs a 2-1 win - Adbert Alzolay tearing through AAA and potential spot start approaching - Addison Russell's offensive struggles ...
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Cole Hamels' Gem and Javy Báez's Stare-Down Homer Salvages Rockies Series

Topics include: - Cole Hamels' successful stretch - Cubs/Rockies exchanging hit by pitches - Javy Báez's pimp-job homer - Dodgers series preview
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Cubs Sweep Cardinals Ahead of West 'Jon Lester Theme' Road Trip

Topics include: - Cubs sweeping the now below .500 St. Louis Cardinals - Cole Hamels brilliant 10K outing - Jon Lester's rebound outing in the second game of the series - Kyle Schwarber continuing to perform at leadoff - Jon Lester themed trip
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Cubs Debut Carlos Gonzalez, Sign Craig Kimbrel, and Get Back Pedro Strop

Topics include: - Carlos Gonzalez's Cubs debut - Signing of Craig Kimbrel - Yu Darvish's impressive outing - Continued success by starting rotation
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Special Edition: Cubs Sign Craig Kimbrel

Corey is joined by Evan Altman, EIC of, to for an instant reaction to the Cubs signing Craig Kimbrel. The regular episode breaking down the Angels/Rockies games will air normally after the Rockies series, but the signing of Kimbrel nece...
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Starters Solid But Offense Falls Short As Cubs Swept By Cardinals

Topics include: - Poor offense against Cardinals - Lack of hitting with runners in scoring position - Craig Kimbrel rumors - Strong pitching performances by Quintana, Darvish, and Hamels
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Bote Stays Hot, Schwarber's Stability at Leadoff, and Hamels/Lester Struggle in Houston

Topics include: - Kris Bryant's return from a scary collision with Jason Heyward - Kyle Schwarber's stability atop the lineup and its effects - David Bote's two-homer game and hot stretch - Albert Almora's power - Jon Lester and Cole Hamels' recent poo...
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Cubs Drop Another Series to Reds, Bullpen Problems Persist

Topics include: - Cubs defensive mishaps - Yu Darvish's 108-pitch, 7+ inning outing against the Reds - Updates to Kris Bryant's injury - Reds recap - Astros preview
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Albert Almora Heats Up, Javy Walks It Off, Rizzo Hits The D,

Topics include: - Jake Arrieta's return to Wrigley Field - Javy Báez's walk-off hit - Yu Darvish's solid outing - Kyle Schwarber's success at leadoff - Albert Almora's hot stretch
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