It might be the most unpredictable offseason for the Cubs and the rest of baseball in at least a generation.
But that hasn’t stopped our Cubs coverage team from putting their expertise together — and on the line — for some especially bold predictions that might not be bold enough for what’s sure to be a winter of dramatic cost-cutting while “threading the needle” to try to stay competitive for 2021.
Cubs Talk Podcast host David Kaplan, Cubs Insider Gordon Wittenmyer, Cubs reporter Maddie Lee and Cubs writer Tim Stebbins break down everything from Jon Lester’s destination to Anthony Rizzo’s 2021 contract option, all against the backdrop of steep revenue losses for the sport that already have led to more than 100 layoffs in the Cubs’ organization alone.
Check out who raised the ludicrous notion of acquiring Francisco Lindor to pair with Javy Báez — and then listen to the podcast for the, ahem, spirited, high-volume banter that resulted.
These are some of the highlights from that Bold Predictions podcast.