Cubs Talk Podcast

Cubs Talk Podcast: How can the Cubs fix their closing problem?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: How can the Cubs fix their closing problem?

The Cubs are 10-2 but they still have a glaring issue that needs to be addressed in order to make a significant run to the playoffs: the closer.

David Kaplan is joined by NBCS Chicago Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer as they discuss ways and options the Cubs can address their closing situation. Later on, they discuss if Theo Epstein took a shot at Joe Maddon and how the Cubs are leading the charge in baseball for safety protocols.

(1:20) - Should José Quintana be the closer?

(7:05) - Are the Cubs as good as their record?

(13:00) - Debate on the three-batter rule for pitching changes

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(17:00) - Cubs are among one of the safest teams in the MLB

(22:00) - Did Theo Epstein take a shot at Joe Maddon?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Should Cubs play Cardinals this week after St. Louis' outbreak?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Should Cubs play Cardinals this week after St. Louis' outbreak?

The Cubs have the second best record in baseball, but the biggest story is that a second team has had a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cardinals, who the Cubs play this weekend.

David Kaplan is joined by the NBCS Chicago Cubs coverage team of Gordon Wittenmyer, Maddie Lee and Tim Stebbins as they discuss the Cardinals outbreak and what MLB is doing to combat it. Later on, they discuss the Cubs hot start and if their record is a result of a soft early schedule.

(1:30) - 13 Cardinals contract the coronavirus

(6:29) - MLB's response to a second team's outbreak

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(12:30) - How real is the Cubs record?

(19:30) - Is there something more to the Cubs core than we thought?

(26:40) - Is Rizzo the face of the Cubs?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: NL Central Roundtable — Cardinals, Pirates edition

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Cubs Talk Podcast: NL Central Roundtable — Cardinals, Pirates edition

In the first installment of the NL Central roundtable, David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer were joined by beat writers from the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers. In Part 2, they discuss the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with Derrick Goold, Cardinals beat writer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Pirates beat writer John Perrotto.

The group discusses the NL Central's early standings and if the season will be able to continue if there's another outbreak like the Marlins.

(2:00) - Early thoughts on the Cubs, Cards and Pirates

(9:19) - Chances MLB finishes the season

(23:00) - Will the championship be legitimate if the season finishes?

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(27:10) - Could a team be dropped from the league if there is another outbreak?

(31:55) - Should Rob Manfred still be MLB commissioner?

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