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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Kris Bryant avoids arbitration, will he sign an extension?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Kris Bryant avoids arbitration, will he sign an extension?

Anthony Herron, Jason Lieser, and Justin Roman join Laurence Holmes on the show.

0:00 - The Bulls will be without Wendell Carter, Jr. for four-to-six weeks. How does that affect that diminishing playoff chances?

8:00 - The Ryan Pace Bowl is Sunday. Will Bears face be watching DeShaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes square off in KC?

13:00 - Do the Vikings have a chance in San Francisco? And who wins the Packers-Seahawks showdown at Lambeau? The guys predict Divisional Weekend.

19:00 - Kris Bryant avoids arbitration. So does this boost the chances he signs an extension with the Cubs?

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Baseball Prospectus takes shot at Addison Russell in their latest annual

Baseball Prospectus takes shot at Addison Russell in their latest annual

Addison Russell is no longer with the Cubs and he hasn’t yet found a new home in baseball, but he hasn’t escaped being on the receiving end of some tough shots.

Baseball Prospectus, which produces a book each year with team and player capsules, breakdowns and projections, took such a shot. Their blurb for Russell is short and direct.


“The 24-hour national domestic violence hotline number is 800-799-7233.”

Russell was infamously suspended for domestic abuse late in 2018. He returned to the Cubs in 2019, but was not tendered a contract after the season, making him a free agent.

Russell hasn’t found a new landing place with spring training already underway. With this still hanging over his head, it’s no secret as to why.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: What will David Ross' impact on the Cubs be like in 2020?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: What will David Ross' impact on the Cubs be like in 2020?

As new manager David Ross takes over for Joe Maddon, he intends to tweak the culture of the Cubs and set his own mark on the team. Jeff Nelson is joined by Outside the Ivy and Bleacher Nation's Michael Cerami to discuss what kind of impact David Ross will have on the 2020 Cubs, what should be expected from the pitching staff and bullpen, and the uncertainty of who plays in the outfield.

(1:36) - What does Ross' impact look like?

(8:28) - Concerns with the pitching staff

(16:00) - Will Craig Kimbrel be better this year?

(20:00) - Will Kris Bryant have enough rope to get used to leading off?

(25:05) - Who do you trust to play the outfield every day?

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