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Cubs Talk Podcast: NLDS preview of Cubs-Giants MLB Postseason matchup

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Cubs Talk Podcast: NLDS preview of Cubs-Giants MLB Postseason matchup

On the inaugural Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull and Ryan McGuffey preview the NLDS matchup between the Cubs and Giants.

Reason for concern? Is the even year fix in for San Francisco? They analyze why baseball’s best team is ready for the Giants or whoever else they have to play going forward.

[SHOP: Gear up, Cubs fans!]

Kaplan and the crew also go over what jumps off the page between the two teams and provide series predictions, including one that might surprise you.

Check out the first edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast here:

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.