Cubs Talk Podcast

Cubs Talk Podcast: Ned Colletti interview

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Ned Colletti interview

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan talks with former Cubs front office executive and Dodgers GM Ned Colletti on how to fix a major league roster, when to deal a player who is heading into free agency, and more

01:30 How he moved from MLB to being a scout in the NHL

04:30 How to fix a major league roster

06:40 On building the roster when other teams know your weaknesses

09:30 When to deal a player who is facing free agency

11:30 Balancing trying to win now vs. building a team for a sustained run

14:30 On how a GM can't depend only on signing a big free agent

18:00 On his time with the Cubs in the 1980s

19:45 On how a GM deals with Scott Boras

22:00 On how a GM deals with talk radio and the media

26:00 On how he almost got CC Sabathia on the Dodgers for 2008 playoff run

28:00 On how not trading for Ryan Dempster helped bring Kyle Hendricks to the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Assistant coaches and 2020 budget

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Assistant coaches and 2020 budget

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Tony Andracki and Jeff Nelson discuss the assistant coaches under David Ross, how the Cubs aren't the only NL Central team facing budget constraints, and Yu Darvish-social media darling.

02:00 - David Ross filling out his coaching staff

07:30 - What to expect from next week's GM Meetings

10:00 - Cardinals facing budget issues

13:00 - Can the Reds be the surprise team in the division?

17:30 - Possible offseason moves the Cubs could make

20:30 - Which Cub do you most want to see stick with the team?

22:00 - Yu Darvish-Social Media star

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Ryan Dempster interview

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Ryan Dempster interview

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, former Cub Ryan Dempster joins David Kaplan to discuss how David Ross will handle managing his former teammates, why the Cubs can turn things around quickly, and being part of the trade that brought Kyle Hendricks to the Cubs.

03:30 Will David Ross hold his teammates accountable

05:00 Why can Cubs turn things around quickly

06:00 On a free agent's decision on where to play

07:30 On being traded for Kyle Hendricks

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