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Cubs Talk Podcast

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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host Leila Rahimi and James Neveau bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.

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United States

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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host Leila Rahimi and James Neveau bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.

Language:

English


Episodes

Trey Mancini signing reaction, Kyle Hendricks' health and Nick Madrigal rumors

1/25/2023
In this episode of the Cubs Talk podcast, Leila Rahimi, Nate Poppen and James Neveau break down the newest Cub, Trey Mancini and what he can bring to the team. The crew also discusses Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks and what they think his role will be this season and if the Cubs are looking to trade Nick Madrigal and if they are, will they trade him to the White Sox. All that and much more on the Cubs Talk Podcast. 1:14 - Trey Mancini signs with the Cubs 15:22 - What role will Kyle Hendricks...

Duration:00:36:50

Cubs convention reaction and off-season projections

1/18/2023
Introducing the new Cubs Talk podcast team: Leila Rahimi, James Neveau and Nate Poppen! They react to everything that went down at the Cubs Convention and break down Leila’s one-on-one with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. They also discuss the rest of the offseason and what they think the Cubs roster will look on Opening Day. All that and much more on the Cubs Talk Pod! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:31

Cubs' Tom Ricketts: I think this team will be able to compete for the division

1/15/2023
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, sat down with NBC Chicago's Leila Rahimi for a one-on-one interview at the Cubs Convention. Ricketts talked about the upcoming season, the new additions to Wrigley Field, and more. You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel by clicking HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:17:59

Eric Hosmer and Cubs agree to a deal

1/6/2023
The Cubs made another offseason addition, agreeing to a deal with veteran first baseman and World Series champion Eric Hosmer. Tim Stebbins and James Neveau break down the move and what it means for Matt Mervis and the Cubs' first base situation. The guys also discuss whether the Cubs are done in free agency, what new catcher Tucker Barnhart brings to the table and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:35:49

Way-too-early questions for the 2023 Cubs

1/4/2023
The new year has just started and spring training is six weeks away, but it's never too early to look ahead. On the first episode of the new-look Cubs Talk Podcast, hosts Tim Stebbins and James Neveau discuss some of the biggest questions around the 2023 Cubs, including Kyle Hendricks' status, what's in store for Cody Bellinger, the potential for an Ian Happ contract extension, and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:35:25

2022 Cubs recap, 2023 lookahead

12/30/2022
The Cubs didn’t make the playoffs but a lot happened in 2022. On this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins look back the 2022 season, including Jed Hoyer’s performance as team president and the Cubs’ free agent moves this offseason. The guys also discuss their favorite moments from 2022 and projections for 2023 and beyond. Later in the pod, David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer reminisce about their time on the Cubs Talk Podcast. See Privacy Policy...

Duration:00:37:47

Carlos Correa's continued free agency and what's next for Cubs?

12/28/2022
Carlos Correa remains a free agent amid a second team's concerns over an old injury. What's next for him, and if he reenters the market, could it open the door for a long-shot deal with the Cubs? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss on this episode of the Cubs Talk podcast. The guys also discuss if the Cubs were in an NCAA bowl game, which one would they play in. Plus, what's next for the Cubs this offseason? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and...

Duration:00:30:42

What’s next for Cubs this offseason after Dansby Swanson addition?

12/23/2022
The Cubs officially introduced Dansby Swanson to the media, but are there more moves to be made this offseason? David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the Cubs' signings and if there's more for the front office to do. The guys also talk about what the future looks like for Dansby Swanson in Chicago. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:25:03

Cody Bellinger is introduced and could Carlos Correa be a free agent again?

12/21/2022
The Cubs officially introduced Cody Bellinger to media Tuesday and Jameson Taillon on Monday. What should we expect of the 2023 Cubs with the new additions? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss Bellinger and Taillon's introductory press conferences. The crew also discusses the San Francisco Giants postponing Carlos Correa's introductory press conference after an issue with his physical. If he becomes a free agent again, should the Cubs go after him? All that and more on...

Duration:00:26:09

Cubs land Dansby Swanson on 7-year, $177 million deal

12/17/2022
The Cubs got their shortstop. Dansby Swanson, formerly of the Atlanta Braves, has agreed to a seven-year, $177 million deal to come to Chicago. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins react to the news and discuss what it mean for the Cubs going forward. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:15:23

No Carlos Correa — exactly what are the Cubs doing this offseason?

12/16/2022
The shortstop Cubs fans had their eye on chose another team. Carlos Correa reached a long-term deal with the San Francisco Giants, and according to Gordon Wittenmyer, the Cubs didn't make him an actual offer. Oh boy! On this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins join Gordon to discuss exactly what the Cubs are doing this offseason and whether they're seriously trying to compete in 2023. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice...

Duration:00:29:32

Is Cubs ownership throwing Jed Hoyer under the bus?

12/14/2022
The Cubs are still in the market for Dansby Swanson or Carlos Correa, but are they having a hard time getting players to join the Cubs? David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss and debate the Cubs offseason so far, and if there is a growing concern that big-time free agents aren’t considering the Cubs because of a lack of a long-term plan, money, or other reasons. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:39:27

Winter Meetings Day 3: Willson Contreras signs with rival St. Louis Cardinals

12/7/2022
Willson Contreras has officially moved on, but Cubs fans will see him often after he signed a long-term deal with the rival St. Louis Cardinals. David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss the move and the Cubs signing starting pitcher Jameson Taillon. The guys also discuss the latest on the shortstop market as the Winter Meetings come to a close. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:20:16

Winter Meetings Day 2: Cubs' Cody Bellinger deal done, Carlos Correa next?

12/6/2022
The Cubs made their first big signing of the offseason on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings. Former Dodgers outfielder and first baseman Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year deal worth $17.5 million. How can Bellinger help the Cubs next season? Live from the Meetings, Gordon Wittenmyer joins David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins to discuss Bellinger, what could be the next move for the Cubs and if they are still in the mix for Carlos Correa. They also discuss Willson Contreras' market and much more. See...

Duration:00:21:04

Winter Meetings Day 1: Are Cubs in the mix for Carlos Correa?

12/5/2022
Day 1 of the Winter Meetings is in the books and one of the top free agents available, Trea Turner, has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Will that speed up the rest of the market? David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss what the Cubs are up to and if they are in the mix for Carlos Correa or Dansby Swanson. They also discuss the rumors floating around the Winter Meetings and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:18:16

Winter Meetings preview, Will the Cubs make a deal?

12/3/2022
With the Winter Meetings starting this week, David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, and Tim Stebbins preview the festivities and discuss what happens at the Winter Meetings, their expectations for Jed Hoyer and the Cubs during the week, and if you were an MLB star free agent what would you be looking for in a team. Let us get you prepped and ready for the week! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:28:15

Will Winter Meetings jumpstart offseason signing frenzy?

11/30/2022
NBC Sports Chicago’s Gordon Wittenmyer is 2-for-2 so far in his top free agent predictions, but most of the big names remain on the market. Will we see a signing frenzy at next week’s Winter Meetings? Gordon, David Kaplan and Tim Stebbins discuss on the latest Cubs Talk Podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:24:01

Who gets the David Ross 'double birds' for 2022 Cubs season?

11/25/2022
In a special Thanksgiving-themed edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss who was on the wrong end of the Cubs’ 2022 season and who didn’t get a fair shake. The guys also discuss some things Cubs fans should be thankful for heading into next season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:27:38

ESPN’s Jesse Rogers on Cubs free agency, Willson Contreras destinations

11/23/2022
The Cubs are looking to improve this winter as their rebuild continues, but how likely is it they will land a big free agent? ESPN's Jesse Rogers joins Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss and debate how the Cubs will approach this offseason and if they will be significant players in landing a big fish. The crew also discusses potential landing spots for Willson Contreras, predict the biggest free agent the Cubs will land and a lot more! See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:36:30

Willson Contreras' void and a potential Cody Bellinger pursuit

11/18/2022
On this edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins discuss the void left by Willson Contreras at catcher and who's out there for the Cubs to pursue.nnThe guys also discuss Friday's non-tender deadline and a potential pursuit of Cody Bellinger should the Dodgers part ways with him. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:50