Jared Wyllys and Luis Medina joined me to talk about what we thought of the Cubs season as a whole. We talked both good and bad. Plus we recap some pending free agents the the Cubs should target this offseason.
Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:00 pm CT on ESPN/670AM Lineups Rockies 1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF 2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 4. Trevor Story (R) SS 5. Matt Holliday (R) LF 6. Ian Desmond (R) 1B 7. David Dahl (L) RF 8. Chris Iannetta (R) C 9. Kyle Freeland (L) P Cubs... Read more »
I'm racking my brain, but I don't remember a Cubs season that's come down to the last day, aside from 1998. And back then, it was to scrape into the playoffs as a wildcard for the right to get thwacked by the Braves (and to possibly ruin Kerry Wood's entire career). At no time since I came into existence have the Cubs carried the league's best record and still had nothing decided on Game 162. This is as close as it could feel like to being the '93 Giants. And they had no safety net, which the Cubs will get. Essentially, if the Cubs and Brewers both win today, both teams will have two chances to win one game to get into the playoffs. Same goes for the Rockies and Dodgers out west.
This is as fun as a last day of baseball gets, and yet for most it's been something to dread...
Watch/Listen Saturday: 12:05 pm CT on FOX/670AM Lineups Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B 2. Jose Martinez (R) RF 3. Paul DeJong (R) SS 4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF 5. Yadier Molina (R) C 6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B 7. Harrison Bader (R) CF 8. Yairo Munoz (R) 2B 9. Miles Mikolas (R) P Cubs... Read more »
Watch/Listen Friday: 1:20 pm CT on ESPN/ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B 2. Jose Martinez (R) RF 3. Paul DeJong (R) SS 4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF 5. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B 6. Yadier Molina (R) C 7. Kolten Wong (L) 2B 8. Harrison Bader (R) CF 9. Adam Wainwright (R) P Cubs... Read more »
A successful road trip has reduced the Cubs magic number to win the NL Central to just five games. Chicago had four lopsided wins sandwiched around two blowout losses. The offense finally showed some signs of life, scoring four or more runs in five of six games. The Northsiders look to wrap up their third... Read more »
Watch/Listen Sunday: 1:10 pm CT on MLB Network/ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Daniel Murphy (L) DH 2. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B 3. Javier Baez (R) SS 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 6. David Bote (R) 3B 7. Willson Contreras (R) C 8. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 9. Ian Happ (S)... Read more »
The Cubs and Diamondbacks faced off for the second night in a row in Arizona, and found themselves 9-1 winners! After yesterday’s 5-1 win in which the Cubs got an amazing start by Kyle Hendricks and two, two-run homers – one each by Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, they did much of the same today,... Read more »
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 1:20 pm CT on ABC-7/670AM Lineups Reds 1. Scott Schebler (L) RF 2. Jose Peraza (R) SS 3. Joey Votto (L) 1B 4. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B 5. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B 6. Phillip Ervin (R) LF 7. Tucker Barnhart (S) C 8. Luis Castillo (R) P 9. Billy... Read more »
Before attending Wednesday night's game against Milwaukee, I was sitting at GMan Tavern, as is my wont. I was joined by friend of the program, 670 The Score's Jay Zawaski and a few friends of his and mine. They were talking about how this has been the most stressful Cubs season in recent memory. They remarked about how they haven't really enjoyed it all that much, though they were looking forward to how it ended.
I wondered how could you not have enjoyed this...