Cubs Related: A Chicago Cubs Podcast
Summary: 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.
Topics include the tear Willson Contreras went on, Kris Bryant's near perfect play, and the offensive spike over the last week.
Topics include the offensive explosion during the Cubs' sweep of the Marlins and Maddon's comments regarding lineup construction.
It's one of those podcasts. Corey and Brendan vent about the Cubs losing five straight, talk about the weird numbers, and look ahead to the Marlins series.
Topics include the lack of offense, how Maddon might change things going forward, and Yu Darvish's disappointing start. Evan Altman of CubsInsider.com joins Corey and Brendan.
Topics include rumors surrounding Baltimore's Manny Machado, Addison Russell's role with KB and Zobrist back, and the Cubs sweeping the Milwaukee Brewers.
Topics include Theo's praise of Chili Davis and the Cubs newfound approach, nostalgia in Cleveland, and the upcoming series against the Brewers.
Topics discussed include JavyMania, Willson Contreras' dropping F bombs (casually) to the media and talking about Darvish, Jason Heyward's improvements, Almora's superman catches, and the upcoming series in Cleveland.
Corey and Brendan discuss Joe Maddon's comparison of Javy Baez to Manny Ramirez. Maddon also said that Happ will get some time out of the leadoff spot to work on his approach from the left side.
Brendan and Corey discuss Ian Happ struggles at the dish, Cubs insane comeback, and Rizzo's return from the DL.
Clint Hurdle said that Javy Baez and Willson Contreras disrespect baseball. Hurdle, who managed the 2015 team that beaned Jake Arrieta before the Cubs legend finished a complete game shutout, clearly knows about respect...
Ben Zobrist, who looked like his former healthy self, teamed up with Jon Lester to help take three of four against Milwaukee this past weekend. We also have data from the pitching staff's second time through this season. And the Pirates series is previewed ahead of a frigid week in Wrigley.
Corey and Brendan talk about Chatwood's debut -- especially that spin rate -- with the Cubs and the upcoming Brewers series.
Corey and Brendan recap the opening series against the Marlins, breaking down the hitters and pitches during the first and second half of the episode, respectively. Also discussed is the upcoming series against the Reds in which the Cubs will face two young starting pitchers.
Evan Altman of Cubs Insider joins Corey and Brendan to comprehensively break down the Cubs hitting and give their over/under on several players ahead of this week's opening day.
Michael Cerami of Bleacher Nation joins Brendan and Corey to comprehensively break down the entire pitching staff pitcher by pitcher. The trio give their over/under on ZiPS ERA projections and discuss changes pitchers have recently made.