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Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Suddenly Running Against Sen. Ted Cruz for Something?
"Well it's Fauci You're supposed to be a scientist The guy can never act like a scientist Jim cub cut two we got time It's about 14 seconds Here's Fauci decided to become a full-time political actor What is he running against Ted Cruz for something Check this out Senator Cruz told the attorney general you should be prosecuted Yeah I have to laugh at that I should be prosecuted What happened on January 6th senator What is he in a primary for something He's running against Ted Cruz talking about January 6th Remember there we go we need duke We need Tony from rifle You're supposed to be a scientist a medical professional Can this guy get anything right every time this guy goes on the air He causes
Sweet! Cardinals win 16th in row, go ahead in 9th, top Cubs
"It's Sweet Sixteen for the cardinals they ran their team record winning streak to sixteen games with a four two win over the cubs Andrew Kisner scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning for the cardinals who on the majors longest winning streak since the twenty seventeen Indians one twenty two in a row the toughest thing about the whole play was you know everybody's got a weird weird brick backstop that's kinda angle funny so you just have to make sure kicks off far enough to score and it did and I you know I snuck into scored an error brought in the cardinals final run Harrison betters fifteenth Homer of the season tied it at two with two out in the eighth Paul Goldschmidt also went deep for the guards who connected for a team record thirteen homers in the four game series at Wrigley Field I'm Dave Ferrie
Cardinals set team record with 15th straight win, beat Cubs
"The cardinals picked up their fifteenth consecutive win is Harrison bait or Tyler o'neill and Paul the young homered in an eight five win over the cubs in Chicago the young sac fly broke a four four tie in the seventh catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder bait or were part of a pair of run down to the game a double play preserving the Redbirds one run lead in the eighth it was the fourth double play of the afternoon for the cards who have homered eleven times in the first three games of the series St Louis topped the previous club record to fourteen wins set in July nineteen thirty five on the ferry
Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4
"Hitting eight home runs on the day the cardinals swept the cubs in a double header running their MLB season high winning streak to fourteen straight the scores of the games were eight to five and twelve to four Lars nude bar had two of those home runs both coming in the night cap the fourteen straight victories ties the cardinals longest winning streak ever first accomplished eighty six years ago back in nineteen thirty five and with the two when Saint Louis is magic number for wrapping up a wild card spot is down to four David Shuster Chicago
Wisdom Sets Cubs Rookie Record With 27th HR, Beat Brewers
"Patrick wisdom said the cubs rookie record with this twenty seven phone run a Chicago down the brewers six to four wisdom three run blast capped a five run eighth that prevented the brewers from reducing their magic number to three for winning the NL central he broke the previous club mark set by Kris Bryant in twenty fifteen Christian Yelich singled home a pair of runs with two out in the ninth Michael Rucker entered the game and worked out of a bases loaded situation for his first big league save the brewers had beaten the cubs eleven consecutive times I'm Dave Ferrie
Brewers Rally to Top Cubs 8-5, Move Closer to Division Title
"Kolten Wong hit a tie breaking single with two outs in the eighth inning to spark the brewers eight five decision over the cubs I was in a triangle there due to much even though it looked like it sometimes in those things but you know I was trying to really just hone in on that strike zone right down the middle and and not get off of that you know these guys before me had a really good at bats and I wanted to continue that trend the walkie scored four runs off reliever Rowan wick in the eighth to come from behind to beat the cubs for the tenth straight time Luiz arena strove in three runs and long was three for five with two RBIs helping the brewers cut their magic number to for for winning the NL central Frank Swindell hit a solo shot for the cubs the first Homer brewers starter Adrian Houser had allowed since June twenty sixth I'm Dave Ferrie
Harper Homers, Rallies Phils From 7 Down in 17-8 Win vs Cubs
"Down seven nothing nothing's offense exploded for seventeen runs in a seventeen a win over the cubs scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning the bill to the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the sixth RBI double by Bryce Harper and a two run single by Didi Gregorius scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh capped by a three run home run by Barbara his thirty third of the season when this year is gonna win the game right there especially on in your face and on the top that Mets team at Citi field so I'm gonna get that W. today and we're able to do that the wind and able to fully support within three games but actually he's leading a lot of rain Michael Luongo Philadelphia
"cubs" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"Interest at wintrust we know true fans show their team pride every chance they get with cubs checking bill score cubs debit card. So you can show your support every time you pay open today at wintrust dot com slash cubs. Weekly one hundred dollars required to open member. Fdic it's rare drew robinson now. That mental health advocate for the san francisco giants drew. We were talking just right before this. I can you give our listeners. A little bit more detail about what your role is and how you interact with the players and with the organization. So i'm looking up to be a mental health advocacy role for the giants working with our mental health and mental skills team and we. We kind of saw what was happening with me. Being made i come back and be on the on the sacramento late team. Because i was talking so openly about self care and therapy and south of things it kind of like spurt. Some more players the reach out to our team psychologists and just kind of start addressing things in the more healthy way and the more maintenance type way because i was just bragging basically about a home all the benefits that i was getting from it so Once once i was done playing the giants were just just so amazing that they offered to be my job But i'm just. I'm so grateful to be able to go around to all of our other. Teams are finally affiliates and even come up to the big league team. That's from time to time and just kind of just kinda share on the lessons. I learned from my experience. And some of the things that i realized i was doing. Maybe unhealthy and just maybe trying to help guys enjoy baseball in a little bit. Better way like baseball's fun as it is but if you could enjoy even more why not. So that's kind of where i come into play and hopefully i'm able to do that by sharing some of the advice and some of the lessons i learned through pretty unfortunate incident that i went through in your story so powerful i remember reading the espn jeff passan's article about it and just being so moved by it as well. I guess in that regard to is that the same response you hear a lot. I imagine you hear a lot of emotional reaction to your story in your journey to this role with the giants. Yeah definitely it's it's been a pretty powerful what eighteen months or so now. It's like. I said i'm just grateful one just to be here And to be able to come out of it with tree potest positive perspective And that's led me to share this story openly and it's also allowed a lot of people to feel comfortable talking about things which for me it helps because the more i talk about things and more healing because as forced me to talk about things forces me to to get a better understanding. 'cause i'm not explaining and i'm not merely understanding that much side. I'm forced to get a clear understanding of what's going on inside of me. What spurred me certain points in my life and just kind of get a better understanding what's going on within and then that also can kind of see. The spark people's is because they are starting to talk about things for the first time. And i'm just honored to be in a position to hope people feel comfortable enough to talk about some things as long on the lives and like i said that's something that i held back from doing for so long so i i'm able to be medicine to give someone comfort and talk about things. It's just such a powerful thing and it's a really cool thing to to witness experience because that's something like i said i wasn't strong enough to do. So how do the interaction players originate. I guess you go up to them. They come up to you today. Maybe talked to a coach or kind of intermediary and and then you kind of like you know maybe not sit down in an office like therapist or anything but with your perspective with your playing history and stuff too is an easy bit of credibility to hey takes down the guy's arm armor. Maybe you're like they're a little bit more able to be open with you right away. Is that kind of what you fell to one hundred percent so once interactions and conversations just happened naturally where it'd be during shaggy during batting practice or we weren't playing that day sir adventure talk about things or even sometimes we go like go to differ ruin and talk about things. It's just been like. I said it's been cool because it's that comfort and i think i think the separator too because i played baseball that they feel comfortable that no they feel comfortable with me because they know that i notice like be an shoes which unfortunately sometimes it's the disconnect whether it's valid or not Talks with their busy might not feel calm. You don't think they know exactly what you're going through. Which like i said. I don't know if that's valid or whatever it is but being able to talk to them about what it's actually like to go through baseball lifestyle and try balanced regular lifestyle outside of it and just find that middle ground of peace. I think that's where the separator isn't why people feel players feel more comfortable talking to me. And like i said i i'm not professional so not experienced like advice or whatever. I'm just kind of being another person talking to another person and that's all that needs to happen. That's where i found the power and the strength in this whole this whole experience. And i'm like i said i'm just grateful that people feel comfortable talking about it and then can start their own process with it. Do you think now is a good time in the game to for this. Because i mean we know you know a generation or so before multiple generations before that it was just the. You didn't talk about mental health. You talked about physical. You're in the lineup all the time. You didn't worry you know it's tough it out. It was get through it all that. Do you think maybe now. The generation of players and the focus on mental health and society in general is kind of this perfect area to be able to to help guys through and players are being able to be more vulnerable rather than just be the tough guys in the professional athletes. Go on the field. Yeah it's one hundred percents. There's this is it's time like there's just so many factors that go into sports nowadays anyways so not comparing ariza or anything but being able to give your all and tough it out during the game and then kind of escape and go back to your family and i have to deal with social media and deals media and all these things it just there's other factors that can weigh on guys minds in a different way nowadays so like i said i'm not comparing areas at all and there's i think i should have been doing back in the day to because it only helps. That's what i'm finding is. It only helps it to be in a better place mentally. So if you're a little distracted because you're thinking about something that happened in your morning or you're dealing with some like family stress or some kind of something that gave you a high level anxiety before the game starts that kind of takes away from your little a little bit of your focus. So if you're not fully focused to perform then your then your stats might slack a little bit. So why not. Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed in. Sometimes i think that's taking time to balance your your physical working your mental work. And like i said i think it's it's just a it's something that's important and it's it's kind of like the thing like why not. Why wouldn't you been a cool interaction. And you have to get into specifics. But with like more through one of your conversations cy guy maybe practice. What you guys have talked about or has come up to you and ben like think so much drew for the conversation. Like i've been able to to think about something a different way is. There have been anything like that. That stood out to you that it was like. Wow like you know. I.
"cubs" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"Out Role as well so like just to be able to do that at least and possibly start as well. I just think these two guys are going to be a big part of the twenty twenty two staff will. Tony hit the nail on the head. Justin stealing kim thompson. Both of those cats no doubt about it they will play a huge pivotal role when it comes to david. Ross is either his rotation or the bullpen next season. Both those guys look into all hands on deck in another guy who looks to be huge when it comes to that winning piece of the puzzle albert house a lot. We've seen him with some mild success as a starter. We saw him the other day. Come out and get four innings. Save the first of his career. And i don't know about you but i really like a double coming out in that in that bullpen type role. Yeah he flashed that late last season. Too i remember relief outings against the pirates and also the white sox where i think one of them had like seven or eight strikeouts in a foreign expanded was really kinda debut in that slider that new pitch that you worked on at the alternate side. So yeah i think ally has has certainly proven the ability to come out of the bullpen and get guys out Like you said a little bit of a question. Mark as starter. He had some ups and downs and he was by injury. A little bit too You know you have listerine at a hamstring. You just miss some time. That impacted his ability to kind of hit the ground running and keep that consistency. Moving every five days the cubs also were Were careful about his innings this year coming into this season so they knew they were always gonna want to monitor. How many bullets he threw all year. So yeah you know i. I do think he's capable of doing both. I think he has the possibility of sticking in the rotation but the big question. Is you know when he a game and teams can lineup against him with a bunch of left hitters. We saw the way fill the phillies mixed and matched every field earlier this year. And we've seen every other team basically that he's starting against come up with a ton of left handed hitters and if he comes out of the bullpen teams can't do that. They can't game plan for that. So you know co were just talking about the possibility of an opener for him. Before this todd chesser cubs could do get creative. I think they just have either option at their disposal for either way just has to get left out. And that's going to be a major a major issue a major point of of focus for him. This offseason heading into twenty twenty. One thing i want to go back and look i wanna i wanna ask our guidelines brzezinski. I know he has. He has fingertips on the pulse of all the video. I wanna know if ally when it comes to his delivery lefties versus righties. Does he pitch from the same side of of the slab to both because some some guys which things up if they have a problem with lefties and they're pitching from the right side as a righty. It means that the ball's coming in that way and that left it's almost as if they appear to have more time to pull the trigger because they see it just a little bit longer than if you pitch from the left side to lefties. Then you're you're trying to go essentially away from them just a little bit more than i. I'd be interested to see about that. Because i know some guys they'd like to stay in the exact same spot other. It's almost like a hitter. Some hitters they adjust depending on who. Who's on the mound like okay. I'm going to step in this part of the batter's box. I'm gonna move up just a little bit. Move back move out. And everything is fluid. And there's other guys who are very static and they stick to one one mindset and one approach and setup so that would be interesting to me. I'm a you're at the games all the time. And you see these guys know each and every single day and it's a little bit easier maybe to pick up when you're there in person. Have you noticed anything about about. That comes at advertise allies. Were off his delivery his his approach when it comes to left because one thing he does do is give up the long bond. Those guys in the left-hander batteries bots yet. I honestly. I don't know i've been trying to go back as you were talking about a trip back in my head and thank and to be honest. I have no idea. I don't know a few lines up differently. Or if that's something that here pitching coach. Tommy hot Associate pitching coach. Mike roselle if that's something that should have discussed at all. So i'm not sure i know with advert. It's definitely some some pitch sequencing. And just the way. His stuff moves compared to lefties left. He's pick them up a little bit more but that slider was a dynamic pitch for him but if he if his command isn't there he leaves right down the middle of the plate. That's where he's getting. Hit or is foreseen fastball. Like that's kinda that if they run back right in the left handed hitter sweet spot. That's part of the problem has been part of the problem this year. So i know he's been trying to throw a changeup. You've been trying to work in that singer and two seamen and all these different things to just counteract those issues so they've been focusing on all year but i don't know specifically about where he lines up on the rubber. Yeah well one thing that. I would love to see from eyebrows i know. He loves the slider. He likes to rely on that. But sometimes he gets beat with that pitch. I'd like to see him if he's going to get beat. Get beat with that ninety. Five ninety six ninety seven mile an hour fastball. Because at the end of the day velocity it is king and you know that's why we see team stock up on guys who throw hard because they always say you don't have to throw hard to get out that's true you don't but it sure helps. It's like like everyone that says like you don't have to have a big drive off the team to be good golf. Necessarily i mean you. You could be like a guy who hits it. You know to to fifty to sixty and you can score. There's no doubt about that. But if you're hitting it straight off the tee and you're hitting bombs three fifty three sixty. I mean you take all those par-fives out of the equation. So i feel like distance on the golf course as translatable as velocity is on the pitchers. So hopefully we're gonna see renounce ally trust in that fastball and then let everything else gets set up by him pinpointing in hidden spots with the gas. Because that's what i'd love to see when you have a young live arm like he does go ahead. Throw that fastball. Challenge the hitter in the batter's box. Let him know. This is what this is. What's coming. I dare you to go out there and hit it. We'll see him with like a max. Scherzer adjusted burland mindset as the years on full. But either way we're going to continue a little more baseball talk after this. Plus we're going to pick things up with the football chatter because bare essentials. It is back in session on marquee sports network guys top there. Dan hampton well. It's a pleasure to have them back in studio. But we're gonna take a quick commercial break with a word from our sponsor wintrust but after that will tony you caught up with drew robinson. He's a member of the san francisco giants for an office. He's a mental health advocate. And we won't want to miss that so stick around the first a word from.
Knapp Scores Winner in 9th for Phillies in 6-5 Win Over Cubs
"Going on a passed ball by catcher Robinson Chirinos with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Phillies a six five win over the cubs Philadelphia led by former Chicago tied the contest at the top of the ninth inning with a solo home run by Matt Duffy G. two will be jealous forty Galveston also homered for the film to snap a two game losing streak the wind chill Reno's and Frank Swindell holder for the cubs in the loss Michael Luongo below via
The Unexpected Story of a Man and His Bear, Winnipeg
"The toys from our childhood. Stay with us long after we stop playing with them as adults we may lose track of a beloved stuffed animal or a fun action figure but we keep the memories. We remember how safe they made us feel and darkened bedroom or how much fun we had zooming them around the house as if they were flying and yet no matter what we all grow up and leave childish things behind but thanks to one man's impulsive decision. we learned. We don't have to let the past slip away. Not only can we hold onto it but we can share it with the people we love and keep that joy alive for generations to come harry. Colbourn was born in birmingham england in eighteen eighty seven. When he was eighteen years old he moved to ontario canada where he studied to become a veterinarian surgeon upon receiving his degree he settled in winnipeg in manitoba but duty would eventually call. Harry joined the military when world war one became too great to ignore and he hopped a train to quebec for basic training. It was on his way to the camp when he encountered an odd sight. A hunter had killed a black bear and taken. It's cub to sell at a local trading post. Harry gave them twenty dollars and in exchange he took possession of the bear cub which he named winnipeg after the town where he'd been living. His plan was to raise winnipeg for a little while before releasing her back into the forest. Unfortunately harry's plans change very quickly. Winnipeg became a hit among other troops. They played with her and let her stay in the bunks where. She slept under harry's kat that she grew however winnipeg got too big to live indoors and was relegated to outside like a kind of watch bear for the soldiers. The more time they spend together the harder it became for harry to let go. He in winnipeg had grown close. So close that. When he was ordered to go back to england to fight on the western front he refused to release the bear back into the wild he instead snuck her into the ship with the other troops together. They traveled to the second canadian. Infantry brigade camp near stonehenge in england. Harry let her roam free for a while they were there. She enjoyed playing on the large stones but he soon understood that he would have to give her up. There was just no way for winnipeg to go all the way with him to the front
Flores Homers, Giants Beat Cubs 6-5 for 7th Straight Win
"The giants picked up their seventh consecutive win this Wilmer Flores homered and drove in three runs in there six five decision over the cubs which is doing what we're supposed to do when you know a lot of plants just aren't getting rich the hit and runs are on we're trying to make a simple Kris Bryant scored twice against his former team the San Francisco improved to a major league best ninety three and fifty Jake McGee gave up a one out double to pinch hitter Patrick wisdom before fracturing Dallin Ian happ grounded out to end the game Logan Webb worked into the seventh to improve to ten and three with help on Tyler Rogers worked out of a bases loaded jam in that inning the giants still lead the NL west by two and a half games over the Dodgers I'm Dave Ferrie
Hey Saturday's Saskia Nelson Explains the Importance of Great Photos for Online Dating
"Sascha you. First of all tells a story about behind his saturday. Yeah well basically. Is it online dating for a long time. Pretty much is ten years on and off now all the time Yeah and so. When i came to sign up my photography business i was. I wanted to specialize niche as as as kind of makes sense for business on. I miss elected back. Oh my online. Dating days by. Because i'm a visual person and i'm so i can't scott the time the columnist of hartman. I kind of recognize the importance in skylight. They just use a massive photo when they want to market something. I really strong powerful fight catches. Your eye really really stops. She's makes you stop into tracks and look at it and might have three words without photo like believing better or something. And i was just like. Wow okay. imagine if you translate it that dayton price file how like powerful could be rather than the usual. Saudi larry fatos and that tonight of copy on agreeing off that basically and this was back in twenty thirteen so i did the research and november staying any while. I thought that's kinda vault because to me. It might so much sense benefits. Because i was a visual person is in king this is just kind of occurrence the people while i'm going to give it a guy so i did that and then at the beginning. Was this log like first year. It was this hard slog like giggling it because it was saying and me having a blocking across all the dating apps and things like that guy. Hey this thing you could get an. You can be ahead of the cub. If everyone else is using rubbish that you'll know you're really gonna stand out cypher. Not kind of grow and grow and then we have exploited yet lights up like on the yeah expanded to the sites as well. So it's yeah it's been. It's been busy times anymore now. Busy money
La Stella, Belt Lead Giants Past Cubs 15-4 for 6th Straight
"The giants picked up their sixth straight win by blasting the cubs fifteen to four Tommy let's sell it was three for six with five RBIs including a three run blast in a six run fifth swinging a ball of fire make contact early in the count on B. conscious not so I'm actually not just make contact and messing yes I haven't really been doing that Brandon belt also smacked a three run Homer while San Francisco scored five in the second and former cubs Kris Bryant was two for four with two runs scored winning pitcher Kevin Gausman struck out nine while allowing three runs over six innings helping the giants improved to a major league best ninety two and fifty I'm guessing Coolbaugh
Bryant Cheered in Wrigley Return, Giants Win 5th in Row
"The giants are in their fifth straight win by downing the cubs six to one in Chicago Evan Longoria and Brandon belt homered on a day when Kris Bryant received a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field for started my career here I don't know if I could have ever dreamed up by having that type of reception the fans welcomed me back like that definitely something that is one of the highlights of my career so far Bryant went over three with a walk a run scored in two strikeouts than Korea broke a one one tie with a two run Homer in the seventh belt added a two run blast later in the inning cubs rookie Frank Swindell homered for the twelfth time in his last eleven games the giants improved to a major league best ninety one in fifty I'm Dave Ferrie
"cubs" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"I think there will be the cubs impression as well yet. He's shown well had a good minor league season. A twenty six not old by any standards anymore in the major league so are this is a guy that we could take a strong look at spring training at ross. In the you know the coaches help evaluate where he might fit in again Will he be a part-time center fielder to start the year of could he be with ortega platooning in centerfield. While brennan davis Gets his chaps finally in the minor leagues and we see him ascend toward the end of the season to the chicago cubs. These are some of the exciting things that companies look forward to next in india. Like bruce was just saying. It's i think it is incomplete two and the cubs fan. The cubs certainly wanted to see more from her rossiya. That's why they call them up. You're dealt with injuries in the minor league season early in the years. Well so he just hasn't quite been on the field as much as as the organization would have liked obviously would have been really interesting to see how the last three weeks played out as he got. Drew start against lefties in some right handed. Starters played three outfield spots in and just continue to show what he could do with the bat. But right now from what little you've seen andean and everything grew said. Where do you think. Michael might fit on the twenty twenty two cubs. I'm of with bruce words yet. It is a little bit incomplete you know. He's definitely earned at least know spring training. Invite and getting the look and spring training to see you know what kind of what he can do there Because there were there was w the flashes right to homerun he had underway of. Was i mean you know that was. That was a shot like that was that was hit really really hard really far and then obviously defense like you mentioned it in a box part when he did that. Mike oh my gosh. She's like. I can't believe he just caught that like i was incredible We've seen the flashes and and there's definitely potential there. I mean he. I think it was it was either. Tommy birger alex cover the iowa cubs mentioned you know. Had he been healthy he probably would have been one of those guys. I got called up after the trade deadline and probably would have been with the cubs. You know this whole second this whole after the trade Deadline but he was hurt. That's what we saw here with with the cubs. Yeah we saw the flashes and then he got hurt in aaa iowa. He's he was hitting three. Oh six so. There's definitely the back can play at least the aaa level. So it's you gotta get that look at the major league level which he he never really got. Ready came up with the angels was played. Played some with the angels. But i think he's only had like one hundred at ads in the major leagues like that's such a small sample size for anyone to judge whether or not he's a major league and and i'm with you bruce as twenty-seven-year-old twenty six is very young so he is very very young and and can smell definitely still definitely has some some years ahead of them all right..
"cubs" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"And andy martinez and guys. We've really seeing the cubs. Play the role of spoiler lately eh. one eight of their last night. They had that pretty epic. Seven game win streak. That was really on. The backs of french wendell's clutch hits. But bruce i'll start with you as we look at this team and playing the role of spoiler. We heard jason heyward say wednesday night. How much fun. It is to play that role to be teams. That are really have to win to get into the playoffs roost. What is your take on that in. Just i don't want to say the lack of pressure because there's always a little bit of inherent pressure in playing the big leagues but to be this role where you don't have a ton on your shoulders you get to go out and just have fun and play free. Well that's the good news and the bad news right. The good news is is that you are seeing a bunch of guys that are just playing ball and and enjoying playing together and people getting in the first opportunity extended time on the field. Like the swindles. Like the wisdom's like your tegas to guard their show that they're very good professional ballplayers and Not having to look over their shoulders to see one the manager is going to take him out or if they're gonna put him back in against their starting ball players in the major leagues with the chicago cubs. One of the story franchises in baseball. And they are absorbing it and taking every advantage in the world with it but with that comes e reality that There is that weight offers shoulders of people because of the fact that you're not expected to win. You're not playing for anything. Other than being a spoiler however you are playing for the a for the remainder of your career and trying to impress people that you are an everyday player in the big leagues in the east should be respected in that mode. So from at all I think cub fans should be really enjoying this looking forward to these guys continuing to make an impact of this last month of the season. The great unknown is still out there. Beyond the what happens after the season with this group idia i know before will really after the trade deadline Have talked about how at some point. We could see this cubs team relaxing. Playing the role of spoiler I don't think we ever really expected this. I don't want to speak for you here. But winning eight of nine to three against a good team You know i i know. The twins in pirates are towards the bottom of their divisions as well. But just what if what is your take away. Any of looking at the way the cubs have played. Just what is impressed. You the most watching these last this last week and a half or so in the season. Be thinking andy. Green at A couple of days ago he said you know these guys never quit You know there are always putting up there at bats in the night It just wasn't noticed because some of those games you know. They're down thirteen to three and then you know they end up losing thirteen to seven. And you don't score four runs in the ninth..
Frank Schwindel Singlehandedly Changing Cubs’ Definition of ‘Tank’
"The chicago cubs twenty games out of first place. What are they playing for here. Well they got. They got to find pieces for next year. I mean frank. Swindell has been very good. He's been a better hitter than anthony. Rizzo was during his diamond chicago and that's going to ruffle some feathers now. Of course the sample size in the timeframe are not the same but frank swindell show and then he shows up and he belongs in the big lakes right. I they gotta get a few more of these guys. You traded for a ton of kids at the deadline. You traded kris bryant. Your traded anthony. Rizzo get traded kimbrel. It traded heavier bias. Who'd you get back for. Let's take a look at them. Let's put them in the show. Let him play. let them get out there ultimately. Yeah they may not be ready. Oh they're not on the forty man roster we don't wanna start their big league time. I understand that from the business side of things from the fan side of things. I absolutely aid it. But ultimately i get it but get some of these kids here let them play and if even they're not the kids from that trade let the aaa guys come up. See who the kids are in front of them and if they can play if not get him out get those kids that aaa so. Let's see ultimately who's going to be around for next
Schwindel Hits Tiebreaking Single as Cubs Beat Reds 4-3
"The cubs have a season high seven game winning streak after putting a dent in the Reds playoff hopes Frank Swindells RBI single in the eighth broke a three three tie in the cubs four three decision over Cincinnati the tie breaking hit came off Michael Lorenzen it's a completely different game if I go out there with my change up but my change up like I said it's been the worst itch on face of the planet yeah I need to figure out because it's absolute crap right now the cubs other runs came when Ian happ first inning blast Cincinnati scored three times in the six to tie it only to lose for the seventh time in nine games the Reds are one game behind the Padres for the second NL wild card I'm Dave Ferrie
"Leave No Trace" Author: Pete Rock
"Pete. Rock is an immensely talented writer. His two thousand nine novel. My abandonment was made into the leave. No trace starring ben foster and thomason mackenzie pete. We finally get a chance to speak. Thank you so much for being here today. Thank you so born in salt lake city. Talked me about what you were like as a kid growing up right because many of your books in your kind enough to send me. I think it was two years ago. Night swimmers which i absolutely loved many of your characters in your books are people that aren't infringer. Society wanders. I wonder is that part of your childhood. Will kid where you what. What kind of talking about your life growing up in in utah. F- well there's the self mythology and then there's the truth Tell i have kids now. So i'm always explaining to them how i was a kid. I was an amazing soccer player. I was so good Which is what. I tell them. You know i was kid really like to read I was living in an environment that i think shaped me. a lot. Which is to say. I was surrounded by mormons. And i wasn't mormon and so every kind of typical child activity. You might have whether it was cub scouts or basketball. They all took place at the white house in my neighborhood. So there's a lot of praying before uniform inspection. We prayed and i would be paging through my cub scout. Handbook thinking where the prayers like. What is this about and so You know kind of a know super privileged white guy so it's sort of hard to talk about it as sort of being an outsider in any way because they've had a lot of privileges and at the same time. I grew up in an environment where i didn't belong in where everyone else seemed to be. Part of the conversation. Or part of a series of of gatherings that i was not
Giants Claim Jose Quintana off Waivers From Angels
"Giants just picked him up. Remember from the White Sox wasn't quite as effective with the Cubs. Obviously, it doesn't have great numbers with the angels. But What's going on with him. Well, he's not. He's not been very effective in particular as a starter, and you know, he there was a time in his career where he had command issues, and that all came back. He just hasn't pitched that much in the last 2.5 years. Pandemic injuries, et cetera. The one thing I'll say on his behalf is that he's had the worst year of his professional career, and Joe Maddon and the Angels pitching coach Matt Wise. Went out of their way on a number of occasions to talk about what a great mentoring, Uh, factor influence. He's been with some of the younger Spanish speaking pictures on the Angels staff now. You know, down the stretch the the Angels. They didn't claim him, uh, to have a mentor right? They want a guy who can get some people out. So maybe they think there's something there situations. I don't know if the Angels or rather, the Giants get a A huge division leading it looks like they're not going to be caught. Maybe they use a guy like Quintana to to gap out other guys in the rotation. I mean, I don't think it cost them much. So who can fault the dart throw if they if they think they can catch lightning in a bottle for a month? Yeah, Matt. Thank you so much. It's always great catch up with the
Luis Robert Homers Twice as White Sox Pound Cubs 13-1
"Louise Roberts land too with the white Sox five home runs in a thirteen to one laugher against the cubs Eloy Jimenez yes money growing dollar Brian Goodwin also connected for the white Sox who went five and one versus the cubs this year white Sox slugger Jose Abreu hit a two run double in a seven run fifth giving him one hundred one RBIs with twenty nine games left Robert Jimenez a good when each drove in three runs to support Dylan cease who tied a career high with eleven strikeouts sees limited the cubs to a run and four hits over six innings to help the AL central leaders stay ten games ahead of the Indians I'm the ferry
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"Really open is an instructional league. I'm sure the cubs got wind of that. He's been great this year. Misses first full season pro ball. He rocketed double a he had time to. Trade was like a ninety six to nine or ninety one to nine strikeout-to-walk ratio. he's throwing the mid nineties. Harder slider obviously strikes and and he might be the guys. Quiet outside of greg dyke men who they got chafing traded to just got called up. But but but you know. I think get more upside than and he might be the next guy up lesson forgetting somebody because they acquired somebody guys take you might be the closest to the big leagues of everybody else. Acquired sticking with a little bit of those lower level guys down the complex projectable bodies. Something that i've heard a lot in relation to a lot of these cubs prospects reginald prosciutto casey's probably a little more advanced body wise. What kevin qatar who they acquired in the resort traded his six foot six and could probably add twenty pounds. Would notice a lot of these guys. Christner nana's as well. There's been some video kicking around him. Finally that we haven't really seen on the public side. A lot of these guys are toll and have the ability to add weight. And i'm wondering how that changes the evaluation of a prospect guys end and how hard that is to project a guy. Yeah i mean. I think it's mean scouts are more experienced doing that. We are you factor that in. I mean you kind of project with the guys get you guys get bigger. They sometimes loosen speed to see. You have to factor that in. But yeah i mean most of your your your high upside young guys are going to have projectable bodies because if they were you know physically maxed out at nineteen. That's probably not a good thing but like qatar is a guy to you. We haven't talked about yet. He was so young. I'm thinking back. The cove throws off my ass. I think he was signed in wanna say eighteen and he was super young in eighteen. Classy to wait. I think a couple of weeks after july two when the pure assigned pre-open to sign zini turns sixteen till mid july. So he was. I think the youngest player who played in the us league in two thousand nine hundred and he was in what was the gulf coast. League is now floor complex league. He was sixteen when the season started. And he's still you know so he was three years ago i think he's just barely nineteen years old and he opened the season at eighteen. Did he hasn't played above the complex level yet and he's got to be cost tools cross aboard be. I mean he's exciting appreciative. Who's off to a great start in an seems weird saying acl but in the acl. Switch hitter you're gonna grow into some power. I think with him. You wonder and i think most people project him at third base. Although it's easy to say that about big young shortstops they're gonna to the position but if he puts on twenty or thirty pounds strength price will bid and be more of a third baseman..
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"One hundred dollars to open Jim welcome in. We appreciate the time Joining us on the cubs. Weekly podcasts. Here as we we look at this cubs farm system just over the last eight to nine months really sense that you darvish traded with the padres and then going into the trade deadline in the draft to you as you look at this system. How much different does it look now than it did. About a year ago at the same time you radically different. I haven't counted up. I would bet on our top thirty prospects list which were kind of the process. Revamping again now that we're after the trade deadline after the sidelines to draft. It's gotta be Even close to half the list of guys who weren't in the organization a year ago which is pretty crazy. I mean you see that. Obviously cubs made a lot of trades in when it happens the the farm system gets an influx of talent but they definitely Talented system last months in jim is. We're putting together our top twenty lists which is gonna come out. I think thinking about a week or so We've been kind of sorting through a lot of prospects in. I do kind of interesting that the cubs acquired a lot of talent below the aa level. I think if you look at most top twenty's imagine around seventy five percents of those guys. Probably don't have experience. Double air. Above brand davis. Miguel admire the to jump out as having that experience. But do you think this was an initiative by the cubs and if so what do you think the advantages organization of lining up all prospects. I don't know if you is something definitely. So i mean going back to yu darvish. I'm sure if the potters said hey would you take. Cg abrahams near the they would they would take a c. j. d. abrams weather top guys. But i think if you have confidence in your ability to scout like pro scouting and i think everybody each team price does feel pretty good about that. You could probably get.
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"Our in house prospect expert and we talked to mlb pipeline senior writer. Jim kelly's a later in the pie. Just breaking down really. We're going in depth on the cubs. Farm system in this entire podcast. Last time we talked to you guys the trade deadline we know how that heads obviously Nine players were traded seven in two days or the dare to leading up to the deadline but also a lot of young players coming into the system in so we brought lansana in jim later to just break down what the cubs guided returned the trade deadline and where this system is moving forward and and land. You're gonna have this marquee sports network. The midseason top twenty prospect list. That's gonna be hidden a website very soon just overall for you as you look at this this kind of macro look at the cubs farm system. What are your main takeaways. As you were putting together this list. I think my principal takeaway is that. There's a lot of talent that is kind of coerced around the same timeline. Where all very young and below kinda double aa. We all know about brennan davis miguel and some of these other guys killing the acquired in the chris. Brian trade rain pitcher from the giants. Who's gonna shoot up on lists but a lot of talent that is all lined up a really young over projectable. You're gonna see a lot of body changes. I think over the next year or two. And i think the takeaway is that prospects in the system are going to be something that i think anyone is going to have to keep their i on 'cause there's going to be so much new information coming in as we instruction guys get back from injury potentially some arizona foley guys might hit out there hopefully a brother marquez or something if he can heal up and see him live and i. It's just something that is going to be very relevant. I think to the cubs features to keep tabs on these lists than even as you go site to site like. We're going to have a list. I think it's gonna be very different than other sites and the reality is like. That's because a lotta these guys around the same time line and they all have very interesting tools with very different levels of variability..
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"I think is a huge part of this in with all this to everybody. We talked about it bit before. They're coming off covid seasons right. A lot of these guys didn't pitch last year and live games. They threw a lot of innings and bullpens or live. Vp's against their teammates but nothing in actual competition so in talking with jensen and the under you're talking to max A little bit later as well but just how were they. Working through that from georgia's perspective. How does he Maximize the amount of throws and limits. The amount of throws at these guys have with the analytics. And then i guy like jensen and and pitchers like him in bain. How do they make the most of their time in between keeping them fresh making sure that their workload isn't to advance this year. When last year was in some ways a loss season in terms of workload. Yeah i think that comes back to what i was talking about with. Bain where he's super tapped into the data side and he has the third party facility outside of the team that he works with in a in a really strong capacity and i'd argue almost probably teaches at to some extent but he's he's a very different individuals. So i imagine when. I talked to bain. I'm going to hear that he didn't see this as a problem. All you probably saw it as an advantage to some extent being able to literally focus in on say increasing velocity having a very targeted goal without the pressure of having to go out there every day on the mound and perform so. I think that actually might have been a benefit. But i like jensen. It's a bit of an interesting conundrum. Because he's not a soto guy maybe doesn't have the best understanding what he's doing in the off season but i would argue that jensen has fueled to be able to kind of to some extent And the other thing is i mentioned talked to george. Like jensen's hit every single one of his player development goals whether that be the slider shape. Or whether it'd be the curveball shape so it's almost it's a bit of like a hands off approach. You almost wanna take with a guy like that. Because he's been so successful at every level that there's no real need to inundate him with a lot of stats in a lot of data and everything. That could potentially complicate what happens in his head when he steps between the lines. And you don't have that real time feedback of data to some extent. Yes so land last one for me. That is What are your development goals. You know when you're down in south bend and are they hooking you up. Are you going to throw in front of the rep soto and try to develop the shape of your slider at all. Coming up yeah. I'm hoping improve the the hip shoulder. Separation a little bit. Actually i don't know about my mobility right hips a little bit tight so i got to be careful with that. I don't i don't even want to give you the velocity number that you probably see if i got on the map it would probably be below sixty miles per hour but No i hope it's above that. I really hope it's about that or my much much at baseball days. Have gone for nothing but Yeah we'll see maybe up the raft soda here at a bit. We'll see how do sounds good. Well i know we need to get coal right out there for sure. Insists he can throw ninety. I think we need to put him to test. So at some point we'll We'll definitely throw them out there. But lance thanks for other knowledge appreciate it had fun south. Bend thank you tony. All right. that'll do it for this week's edition of the cubs. Weekly podcast presented by wintrust. There was lance brasow. Ski breaking down the southbound arms and dame cubs vp of scouting. Talking about the two thousand twenty one draft love a lot more cubs prospect content and marquee sports network dot com as well as our app. Thanks as.
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"Are able to have with them. Pre-draft it's so difficult to to find players that have overcome true adversity on the field. Because the subset of guys that were looking at up top You know been successful most careers and so you know especially in some out of high school kid. You know these kids now. Historic numbers and But the reality is they all should be performed really well At at that level. So it's it's difficult to You know to talk to a player that's had especially younger player that said real adversity on the field and had to fight through that. But that's the number one thing that we're looking for You know because once they get into professional baseball they're gonna have adversity whether it's right away and and just you know not you know playing up to the competition immediately or whether that's You know sometime down the road with an injury and having to fight through that So i think trying to really put our finger on when a player has experienced adversity. And if and how you overcame in Is is one of the most important. If not the most important thing that we're looking for when we're assessing makeup of a flare you mentioned james. Franco's to the second round pick with a guy like that who is in highschool dominated competition like you said but was it two way player. How you take that into her. Come to in terms of drafting and we obviously seen shohei ohtani. Does i know he's a unicorn here but like just in general like is there. A thought is dreaming hit. This guy could be That we were florida putting him in a box. Like drafted james as beijing now hunters that process going through. Yeah it's really a question because You know one thing you ask yourself when you're looking at a player in person is okay. What am i missing And i'm constantly asking myself that over and over again When i'm on the field okay. What what what. I missing about this guy. Where can i be wrong And one of the things that popped in my mind with james. This is a really good pitcher that i ended up seeing him twice On the mound. Which was not by. Design because microphones was to seem defensively. So i could get a better chance to evaluate that but You know it's it just probably speaks to. How good of an all around player is that. His coach You know and that you know james that matter consistently wanted to be out there on the mound when it counted but You know to your question. I think you know ask myself. Well how good of a pitcher izzy. And i think he you know clearly. We like his bat better than his arm. But you know. That's one of the questions that i think came up and ultimately where we landed on that on that front was that you know is bad is potential impact that and i think we certainly prefer a position player But you know that was one of the things that i think came up and then you know in addition to that it's just get. It was difficult to actually see him. Play the field You know there's a limited college or high school baseball season for him But i think looking back on it we had scout coverage at maybe every single game james. Play this year Which is which is pretty difficult when you're looking at a high school prospect You know especially one that you know that you know kinda were season was as late as is james's voice In in the season but You know one of the things that in james case in particular that really helped our valuation was Was a workout that we had with him at our myrtle. Beach facility. And you know we timed it so get enough time. This season ended so that he could recover And then we're able to get them out on the field at myrtle And and really get a feel for him defensively and get comfortable with that Ultimately i think we we were comfortable enough obviously to to take with our second pick. So what's the approach. Then here you mentioned when we talked to you a couple of days ago jordan wicks. He's already thrown quite a few innings like almost one hundred this year. Just a with these guys or james coming off just such a weird year last year not necessarily normal high school season. What's your approach with. All of these guys may be moving forward and and how they fit in whether playing a little bit of pro bowl this year just kind of resting in gearing up for next year. Yeah i think were were still digesting that now and you know we're not going to know the the know even the near term plan with some guys until we just until they pass their physical and you know until they're able to You know Get a sense for what their true workload was you know. Sometimes we're not totally sure what they've been doing between their into their season the draft And and so. I don't think we have a great feel for that at this point and we'll we'll give it some time until And let the intake process. Play itself out But i'd be surprised if these guys you Particularly the arms are young. Go immediately to any kind of full season team. I think we'll take our time Do an evaluation of them in the pitch lab You know obviously development will then determine dictate what needs to be done from there But i think you know. I think we'd prefer to err on the side of Just being sort of patient and cautious with these guys first season out just because it like you said it was coming off More of a you know an untraditional type of Know season and and blasting is rushing these guys out there and get them hurt less one here then. I know you were selected in this draft but guys from last year. That five picks starting with at howard. How has everything been going with him. How much do you kind of look at like ads. run this year. I m professional ball in in just how last year's draft class has played out this. Yeah i mean. I think i'm excited about it has been i mean. Have actually now having been a see him on the field You know it. It's hard not to get excited about know. Clearly he's still adjusting to the level of league and i think from an offensive standpoint. It's to be expected and dully understandable. You go from essentially playing you know your junior season and You know a high school in chicago to your next level of competition is in your full season able And you know to but if you go if you actually see them in person you know he's he's not getting overmatched And and he's all his at bats are competitive he's hitting the ball hard You know he's contribute on the basis these showing off offices stellar love And he looks the part out there and it's So yeah i. I'm as as i think we've ever been And you know he's He's just he's right on draw and i think just continuing to how some patients with him as is is the right approach and i think our media has done a great job there Will you dan thank you so much. Appreciate all the insight in the draft and thanks for joining the podcast. Thanks guys take care at wintrust. We know true fans show their team pride every chance they get with cups checking you'll score cubs debit card. So you can show your support every time you pay open today at wintrust dot com slash cubs weekly one hundred dollars required to open member. Fdic so we just heard a little bit from dan kanter talking about the cubs draft and in their first round pick was really impressive yet. A great college resume jordan wicks. The left handed pitcher but he also was really impressive in terms of his interview with And talking with media a little bit and He's a guy that's trying to get pretty much. The same spot where ryan jensen is right. Now where you are in south bend. Maybe we see wicks their next year as well but you jensen is a guy that he wants to follow in the same footsteps. I imagine oh absolutely. I think keeping here is that wicks is gonna have a little bit of an advantage. Jensen went through the covert season. Where most of the training was done remotely in two thousand twenty. Obviously now he's finally back to a full season high level baseball against competition. That is in line with his age and i imagine still a little bit of an advantage running through probably not full season by the end of this year potentially in two thousand twenty two into four wednesfield out here in south bend and gracing the mand Very excited for him as the lefty. Jensen's alrighty this team has developed some pretty admirable pitching prospects in the last couple of years after having.
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"Postseason seems like it has been decided by injuries. But that's been by acute injuries that have been during the postseason right. There's been a record number of all stars to miss a postseason game whatever else. I don't think we're quite in that boat yet in in baseball at. I think it's different if we get to the playoffs and you know there are multiple teams without their stars but at this point i think there are enough guys who are expected to come back at some point. I'm actually thinking of your crosstown rivals with the white sox. You know they may be getting loose. Robert de la jimenez back closer to the postseason or for the postseason. So he think. Until those things don't come to fruition. It's hard to say that it's necessarily deciding it at an. I also just think that you know with one hundred sixty two games. I i do think cream rises to the top especially with that. It's so many games that even if you are without a star you if you're the best team even without that player that will come through. I think And that's a little bit different when you're talking about other sports shorter seasons or whatever else sir as you've been watching baseball then for this again like the pretty much exact halfway point for most teams right now which storylines have stood out to you. So far that you've just really enjoyed watching and following the most. Oh my gosh. I mean the easy. Immediate anther has to be shohei ohtani. They know his starting. Yankee stadium did not go as plan but that doesn't even matter for this conversation. As far as i'm concerned. I mean he had two runs in any way to start the next day. He is absolutely incredible. Is leading the majors in home runs. And it's really cool because you know. I think we all remember when he signed when he came over from japan. And this is what it was potentially would. It could be rightly this was kind of the best case scenario and those don't always actually happen and it took a few years. He was really good as a pitcher in twenty eighteen but he did get injured. He wasn't really able to do both at the same time. He didn't get to hit on days when he pitched than in two thousand nineteen. He didn't pitch at all twenty twenty. He tried it. Didn't quite work. And now he's one of the best offensive players in the majors and also a really good pitcher who had a bad start the other night but a really good pitcher with an amazing amazing pitch with his splitter. And i just love how into it. Everybody is i it when he pitches and when he plays when he homers. He's one of those players where athletes in all sports or commenting on it. They're tweeting about it. And that's just a whole new level and i love to see that for baseball. Yeah i think it's absolutely great for the sport. Great brand just everything in the homerun derby like all of that but do another storyline. That kinda keeps my head is. We're talking that you know you're talking about the star or one of the stars in the league and then i find it interesting storylines this year with the guys that you don't know much about because of injuries were getting called up specifically for us. They know he just got hurt. during the brewers theories that patrick wisdom he's had a huge impact on the cubs and a lot of guys have come up from triple a. they're not the shohei otani but man of have they proven valuable for teams during when they've had injuries definitely and.
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"Into the last ninety games. Yeah tony how about you. Bruce leaks ally. Good point san how they've handled it so far in what looked like moving forward. Yeah for sure. I love bruce's point. I know he's brought it up in the past to just about the silver lining of injuries. Like ed rendell's light doesn't wanna have a blister you know. He's pitching law. Right up until the blister issue but the cubs were gonna monitor his innings this year. Anyway and now they have this kind of natural break where he can get back to one hundred percent physically and maximize the innings. They have starts that they have of him. Same with justice deal. We don't know yet still has a pretty lengthy injury history as well. We don't know how many innings he was gonna be able to go but as he kinda rehabs from this hamstring ear. He's been such a key part of the bullpen. That you really wanna see what he can do. Moving forward as we get into august. September and beyond the cubs gauge. Where they wanna go as well. So i think those guys are key key in thomson as well you know. I talked to thompson or two weeks ago. And he mentioned like just being able to rebound when he was a starter his whole career from polish the minor leagues. And now he's a guy that has to pitch you know every two or three days physically is a lot different for him so for these guys to figure that out in to be able to rebound recover. It is going to be really interesting to see you know. I think it's sustainable. What the cubs are doing but obviously health is is the big question mark here like the bullpen can keep doing what they're doing assuming they don't get to warn down. It's just a matter of whether they can stay healthy. Like bruce said over one hundred sixty two games when we have three plus months still here to play so that is the big question. Mark on there are guys that that could come up and help to We've seen bread wick. Well trevor mcgill your some of the other guys in the minor leagues as well but the The debt is going to be tested on a pitching front in the bullpen specific. It's just a matter of health right now. Yeah and with you. I think that will just have to see how things play out in. It seems like we were talking about. The health will be the question mark out the season now just how it is handled in finding way frankly you. I said the silver lining in that Will be interesting into spring. Full circle will be interesting to see. How the pitchers adjust to the crackdown on no sticky stuff to to summarize it because we'll see how that affects like bruce pointing ireland to like the bullpen speaking of the cubs. Bullpen coming up. You don't wanna go anywhere because tony. I don't know when you sleep. You also spoke to tommy nance earlier this week. We're going to hear more from talk about him. Coming up after his brief message from wintrust at wintrust we know true fans show their team pride every chance they get with cubs checking score cubs debit card. So you can show your support every time you pay open today at wintrust dot com slash cubs. Weekly one hundred dollars required to open. Fdic with your it up here finding success right away what you should be watched. Some of the veteran kind of embraced me. Like we've heard a lot about chafing and timberlake like that. Do you think that has made a major impact for you to contribute from square one here. It's definitely played a big role. I'd say coming right up and you know having the success immediately. I think cherie as a lot of years. Kind of coming to fruition like in terms of at version like all that stuff like i was super nervous. Alec debut like really good with myself talk and like this where you belong like the games the same here than it is anywhere else not too big of a deal out of it. I think carrying that through his help. Like in terms of like veteran guys like now moving forward like guys like to pair up to me in the bull ascom recovering asking what. My routines been lied. Because i know that's been one of the biggest Adjustments for me is like figuring out who takes in the minor leagues throw one day ninety five percent of the time. You're not throwing the next day. So i i can take a day the next day and then you know probably pitch that next day or two days later i like here. It's be ready be available everyday day. That's why you're here to be available for the team when they need it. So you know terms of lifting All the other daily routines like para chafe and all those guys like. They've been super telling you they do what they've done in the past and you know it's kind of like trying out different things like figuring it out for me with how different is that you touched on interesting point in terms of aaa or kind of pitch red shirt. You're getting difference pitching in those environments. I do do you. have you acclimated. You think the point you know. It's hey it's about winning whether it is getting ready for the next day or just getting out here. They're i guess. What's the difference physically mentally in those situations. I think he kinda learn so like being here. I learned very quickly perhaps necessarily need to do in terms of february. You hit so ingrained in your mind. When i'm in the bullpen. This many pitches be ready for the game whereas like came in forget which game was league gone pretty quick through like five or six again and i did that tells me and the other guys to. Poppy realized down the editor. Eight out here starts. It's more just get yourself locked in mentally mentally. I'm you'll before giving way more than i need to know. Car sinkers walls sliders. And if it's not throw more trust and then you put all that it'll be there when it comes down the competing to you with that with the fishes sliders you spend ribbing in innovation again like how do you make sure they have that field if you will get maybe fifteen pitches toward on the table and how you can talk about my along like. That's my always go so sometimes like we talk about like. I don't wanna say like mark has been like potter. It's like. I learned a grip that i throw throw now the only differences in his name. Sean had that competence never adele. All have it. it's a. It's a feeling if i miss. I know what to do.
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"This. Just as well as the starting pitchers for sure. I definitely think that's a great point. In those are the guys to uc coming out throwing easy ninety five upper nineties plus in and so now we'll get a taste of how it could affect them as of monday when all of this will be enforced and that something to that will also see how that gets taken care of by the umpires in the enforcement. How it looks because this is also new to them when also we talk about timing timing for the cubs and the schedule. This is the tough part. We all saw it coming but they start on the west coast maxed this week. They have divisional opponents that they're gonna face so no doubt. They knew this was going to be a tough stretch. What you thought brutal start with you. What do you guys think have to happen this month as they continue to put pieces together. Get guys back in. You have to think to injury aren't just gonna stop. So what's the key as they really face. You know the heat of the schedule. I think getting back on the field the contact guys of the duffy's of the world. You know the horner's really missing right now. Especially if you watch the mets series and the giants series in you see other. They've been pitched to An how the power guys have. Just you know doing what they do. Best either hit a home. Run or that strikeout I think getting those contacts bidders back to the cubs is a key and You know it's hard to say on a team where you have bias. Bryant of rizzo brian. Having an all-star season that met duffy was a turning point in a focal point for the offense. But i would. I would argue it long and hard. That duffy changed the mindset of the team. Not only by the way he played but just as an example to the other hitters of what you really have to do. And a to strike. Approach bruce one hundred percent with you. I was thinking when you had guys like duffy. So guard even arisen at the beginning of contact guy. Who's in that lineup. It allowed david ross. Zoe says yourself be who you are. It allowed everyone to be themselves and no one was trying to go outside of themselves and be the hour and everything guys of tony. I think it's a great point by bruce. Look at bad. Is there anything else that you see do this month. Yes definitely the hell's that everything. Bruce has said i echo duffy in horner. The two guys that i'm looking at it you have been asking abou- interest terms of when they're gonna start rehab assignment in order was doing some pretty intense. At least it looked like you know for me. Not being a professional athlete. The kind of exercises. He was doing on his hamstring on wednesday to try to get going taking some ground balls. Saw matt duffy on monday taking some ground balls as well so those two guys are key because of the contact like you guys just mentioned but i think with nico to. It's also the defense and the other aspect i'm looking at is the starting pitching that we talked a bit about. It's it's getting back to health. Advert tells ally coming back from the blister. Trevor williams coming back from the appendectomy but we saw it play out wednesday night. The cubs need more length more innings from the starters so that there is no Fall off from the bullpen. That they don't run into a wall. Because like bruce said this is one of the top one or two bullpen units in the league. But they can't keep covering five or six innings every night and if that doesn't change if the cubs aren't able to get linked from guys who aren't kyle hendricks than they will run into that and this is just been such a tough month Almost the entire month has been playing against teams. That are in first place or in contention on the west coast trip between san diego san francisco and la all in the same on. They got the cardinals and brewers in their obviousness mets trip. So it's all of this is is june sooner. Whatever it is is possible and likely in. We're kind of seeing it. Play out to some extent. But yeah it's it's getting the offense back to the first met series when duffy really started playing a lot and i agree thousand With what bruce said. That duffy helped change everything about the cubs lineup and getting nico back because that defense will help the starting pitching while i just that gold glove lead ranged. He has out there. Those are the guys really focused on at the bowler. Yeah and the only thing that i fall back on when it comes to the bullpen. Because i also agree with you or you know you have to start conserving Innings is ross. Is warmer catching experience. That will rely on that. And knowing what's best and how long to keep guys in and when to turn to certain guys and we even saw that in robert stocks start like why. He coached that way he did. Is he went for innings Feel like the injuries are just kind of be part of this season. I almost don't expect to really ever see a full hope to have every guy that you want out there but it just feels the way. The season is going That that may not be the case just for the record tony. What exactly was nico dewey was. Jogging was that no. Jogging would be pretty intense to from by Estimate anyways but no he was doing. They had this like bar around his shoulders. The shoulders he was doing the kind of like high knees but like jumping alive. And and kind of sprinting. I've seen it before. i have no idea what. This exercise is called But yeah definitely looked intense. Okay so right but it all together. It sounds pretty intense. You know who else has been intense enemies and fun to watch patrick wisdom. I mean you wanna talk about this offense you want. The contact is back. You want patrick to sustain this success. Bruce i'm going to go back to be as you've seen a lot of baseball over the years. What are your impressions of the way that wisdom. Since being called up the way he has played in hit specifically most impressed by the calmness of his game and the ability to play above average defense. has gone. I think Under the radar. I believe that His overall game has been impressive. Yeah we've seen nine home runs and that's you know that's the story line in baseball. You know this twenty nine year old guy. Former first round picks ten years later is getting his opportunity and he's contributing to the cubs. There's no doubt but just the overall performer that he is I'm not saying he's an everyday player in the big leagues for the next five years. But i think he's established the fact that Whether it's with the cubs or somewhere else he can help a team win in multiple ways. And i think that is the key to him. You know you've seen a you know you've seen contrel you. Seen ortega of ross has used these guys to the best of their abilities in done a beautiful job of getting them even though some of it was out of desperation Just getting them. In and out i i just i think a lot of that success. Those david ross. But it's it's really fun. What she needs. Professional players who've been added for a long time getting an.
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"You've seen a least on this podcast before and obviously on marquees errors. Well you've heard alex's voice on if you've watched any of the previous iowa cubs broadcasts so you guys off. I at least i guess to start with you. This is very new information. You know you signing on his analyst year. What's it been like for you this week. In how excited are you to join alex on the broadcast. Because it's just been alex so far now we got to voices going back and forth. I'm so excited to join house. We've actually been talking. Since i've found out that i was doing. The game would basically talking like every day as we crap and he's helping me a lot getting me on the phones Phone with players Rtp be and he's been great. Help as i did you know. I'm learning the team. And i'm washing the team So it's really just been something. I've immerse myself in so long with watching the cubs every day I'm watching the ipods. When i can't but it's funny because this year in particular. There's so much crossover. So i'm seeing a lot of the players who i was watching you know in iowa now in chicago and vice versa. So it's actually the perfect urine a great year to be doing this. Because there is so much crossover and there's so many guys going up and down with the injuries that It's really exciting. Quite frankly i think for the i cubs. Yeah i'm glad you said that. I was actually going to make the same joke that like you watch the i cubs and the chicago cubs. It's the same team this year. It's just sick. Alex alexai just i guess first off. Can you tell our listeners and viewers just a little bit about yourself in your journey to do this job with iowa. Sure my journey is not the most linear when it comes to a minor league baseball. Broadcasters are getting up the aaa from philadelphia. Pennsylvania went to indiana university intern for the valley. I r- pigs aaa affiliate for the phillies for two years and Once i graduated.
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"Wintrust commercial message is always good to get you bills paid and our before we hit the break we were talking about that digging with debt segment. We talked about you being able to stroll the basis at wrigley field. All by yourself. So you know what those come about what i really want to know about is your catcher and third base coach during those segments on producer. Extraordinaire coordinating producer exterior. I mean that guy right there. He's as good as it gets right. Yeah i mean nick seger. You talked about the today's modern ballplayers got to play every position. We see what. Chris ryan's do any point third centre-left now he's playing first baseball. Risks out. stieg's did at all i mean. He was multifaceted multi tool hito third base coach. Willie era asami going full. Get down on the grass. It was really really impressive. Flash in the those old high school skills and and it was pretty I was. I'm not gonna lie. There's a lot of people get out there. Salad catch you but stieg's did a pretty good job couple of rams horns a couple times. He knocked down like yet glove deal with teflon or something but other than that did a good job. Now you know it was. It was a ton of funded actually was an idea that brewed last year. That we thought about trying to do Especially with the pandemic going on no fans and when the team was on the road and colin games at home. Because we're not traveling you know working all those years in mlb network. We have studio forty two where we can go in and do live demos if something happens in a game. Let's go break that down and we got our studio across the street from field. What have we have an opportunity to go in wrigley and give fans exactly kind of what went on and so Team was in pittsburgh. Trevor williams to starting and just started with like all right. We we have a blank canvas. We don't know what's going to happen right now and kind of talked about what he might be going through emotion wise before the start of a game. You're more pitches than boom. He has a player. The backup third base backing up a simple tiny little thing that you see. Go wrong all the time. We're guys don't get there in a costume extra-base you know maybe both runners move up. Run scores whatever it. Is we get to do that. Then it was the sled bunce and getting buttons down and and then him running the bases and kind of like all the little things in a game that we get to do in little moments that we wanna show fans at home. That are happening. You know we always see the highlights. In the morning meals droughts homer elmer strikeouts. All the big moments in the game that the awesome defensive play. But there's all these little pieces that go on during a chess match of a major league baseball game. That was so much fun to give fans and and to be able to do that..
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"I know it's a little step away but ann mckee said off the top jet jets competitive man. You get accustomed to winning not destroyers as front office. You wanna continue to keep winning. And he's got that in it thurston his mouth do that. It's his first year and they're right there as good as anybody is receiving the performance on the field. If this keeps up for another another month and go get something whatever. Whatever it is that you need. It might not be in a much as as crazy as it sounds. I think allen do go as it. Currently stands has a higher batting average. Mookie betts so. I mean who really came out on the winning side of that trade right there. It's it's nice when you put out there but you know another guy real quick before we take a break that maybe i'm speaking out of school but if it came to get you up someone in their starting rotation perhaps two left he grabs a little velocity. It's someone who also came over from boston to los angeles. Put david price like i. I don't know what the stipulations of his contract are right now but tony. I don't know how you feel about david. Pricing middle against comes up with to have a lengthy to break things up especially lefty. That has a little popping fastball. A little bit of zik. I think you look in a cubs pinstripe uniform yet. He could i. I think the big name in the starting rotation everybody not just cubs fans. But everybody's going to be looking at it max sherzer if the nationals continue to fall off in were before and that that would be on unbeliev right. And i'm not. I'm not linking anything nothing at all. Just pure speculation shares. Were be the top of the food chain for any team looking at a starting pitcher. I mean you add a guy who's still pitching the top of his game. I think he's a three time. Cy young winner right like that would be amazing. So yeah but little pieces like price Who could obviously come in and change the complexion. Give give them a different. Look in a lefty. This is the first time in years that we haven't seen the cubs with a lefty in the starting rotation. So i think all those things could be big and and again. It's just something that's just fun to talk about right now an interesting. It's gonna be a really fascinating summer. No matter which direction the cubs go performance the team or whatever else. There's so many implications for later this fall and in future years so i just think there's so much to watch and it's gonna be a lot of fun to to see what plays out here max scherzer. Three times tying award winner. One one in the american league with detroit and then went back to back size with those washington nationals. In after there's something really were to come down the pipe where it where he was able to become a member of the chicago. Com people would change their tune when it comes to the way. This team is able to win ballgames. And haven't max scherzer on the squad. That would be unbelievable right now. Our doing with that idea is spit ball. Because that's all it is. It's something that's floating out there in those nether region so we'll see because their trade deadline. It's still a little bit away. But like tony said damn said. It's always fun to talk about now. We have more to come right here on the cups. Weekly podcast. we're gonna talk about. Damp is running a town when he's able to walk over there to wrigley field and just stroll around the base pass all by himself like it's the second oldest baseball park in all of america. We're also going to catch up in here from tommy..
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"They didn't have no and it turns out that they're going to miss at least one of them again when they go back out there. But that's just the nature of the beast when you're playing during the season and you play teams close to each other and good for them like at the end of the day. They weren't facing slouches. Either you look at the numbers of each of those starting pitchers coming into the game. They got really good stuff. They're capable of striking a lot of guys out and the cubs put together great at bats. And that's taken carry your business at home and then now you're on the west coast. San francisco's in first place. They're playing great baseball. They're extremely well odor starting rotation end their bullpen. So they're gonna have their hands full. And then you know that the padres are not gonna forget one second. What just went on wrigley field. They're going to be getting ready. But i think the approach they take. Every day is just is exactly that today. it's only matters today. Don't make it bigger than that. Don't make it about a series. Make it about this game rate near and because of that. That's why you're seeing these winds just happen against really good teams which tells me the cubs are a really good team. They're not this isn't a flute. Were in june i now. And their continuing to play great baseball since april seventeenth and doing it in multiple different facets. And it's fun to watch so You know good for them for taking care of their businesses like we always talk to. It's like okay. Cool your face in the pirates right not a good team and you better beat them and they do that. They're facing such taking care of the plane down to the competition. They're playing above the lesser competition. And they're playing right there with the great competition at their face and then beat him so I just love where they're at right now. Look forward to keep him keep it going. How could you not love the way they're playing. I mean they're playing a brand new baseball that at the beginning of the season there was really no sense of identity. This is a team that was swinging for defenses and we sat around our marquee sports. Now we're studios tony and said if this team can just start putting the ball in play and doing the little things and that's what we're seeing right now. They're they're getting on base. The scoring runs. They're stealing bases. It seems to be a complete team effort in when guys go down in the injury bug. We've seen other guys to step right back up. It's been another link in the chain mentality and we saw how they struggled and scuffled just a little bit during the month of april but wants to turn may and they turn that calendar page. I mean they look like a completely different team so when it comes to that turnaround in may and then back into the month of june tony. What was the most impressive thing you. I think it's what you said right there at the identity. They resented a few days ago that the cubs feel like they're never out of game right now. They feel like they're always able to win each night. And they've proven that they went the almost the entire month of may without losing a game by multiple run. They were right in there. They had ninth inning rallies. Everybody on twitter wants to call them like fake rallies but they're not fake when you're able to come back and even if you don't tie game but you still score two or three runs the night new keep coming back it. It gives that believe in instills that belief in this team that they can come back..
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"They came into the friendly confines with the best record in all the national league and they exited well with their tail between their legs. They did it in for twenty five thousand fans roughly sixty percent attendance and you're all signs pointing to crowd being back to one hundred percent. So let's get this show on the road. It's ryan dempster long with me and tony. Jackie and ed start with you because as loud as that crowd vs san diego at sixty percent on june eleventh when the comes return from that seven game road stand versus a san francisco and san diego. I mean it's a friendly confines. Were as lynn as the kids. Say over the last three. Well i don't even want to know what it's going to sound like vs st louis man. I'll tell you what we do this. We cover these gains last. You're going through no fans and you know you kinda like the parts of it. You appreciate it just like the noises and the crack of the bat and the purity of it but always somebody at twenty five percent and then sixty percent and sixty percent felt like there was like people spilling over seats because it felt so full and to think about one hundred percent. Being in there is just awesome. We saw how it translated homefield advantage was at its finest players that just get electrified by that. Probably none bigger than the guy man at shortstop in avi by as he lives for that moment he feeds off that adrenalin and and it was in full force to think about having the possibility of one hundred percent for a cardinal series. I'll tell you what i know where i'm going to be in. It's going to be at ten sixty west. Addison absolutely the federal landmark landmark. Tony a one hundred percent. I mean it seems like it's been so long since we've seen a full crowd crowded house at wrigley field and to get that crowd back especially versus st louis like devastating. I know we're gonna be right across the street. Yeah it's gonna be great and like dempster just said to people spilling over. I actually saw the other day dived like two rows over to try to get a foul ball. And i was thinking i thought the moment to that i was like last year. You just didn't see crazy things like that. 'cause foul balls. Were just playing off the seats in the empty stadium in it. If felt very weird so yeah. This is incredible. I mean this padre series in particular. It did feel like a hundred percent. It was night and day compared to even with twenty five percent in obviously anything we had last year so if felt great the players really fed off it. We heard multiple hobby chance and he followed with homers in this series. We got a curtain call. Which was really cool. At first one. I've seen at wrigley into years Some mvp chance. Patrick wisdom when he had a big series. I just think all around like great vibes in great energy at wrigley has everybody just seems so much more appreciative to be back there. Young energetic crowd no doubt about it versus san diego in damp to get that. Sweep off the padres you know. They're sitting in first place out west when they entered the series and for the comes to be able to knock them office well as beating the dodgers and the new york mets. They're nine and versus teams right now sitting in first place but the fact that they were able to dodge three bullets from san diego. Joe musgrove Of course yu darvish and blake snell. I mean it is what it is that they got three wins and maybe they should have lied things up a little differently. If you're jayce tingler instead of playing we might need one of those guys on the il..