Cubs Related: A Chicago Cubs Podcast

40 Episodes

By: Cubs Related

The most recent and relevant Cubs news highlighted by die-hard fans Brendan Miller (@CubsRelated) and Corey Freedman (@CFCubsRelated). Episodes after every series no matter what and weekly episodes in the offseason.

Kris Bryant Returns To Wrigley, Willson Contreras' Offensive Funk
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- Kris Bryant returns to Wrigley after being traded to Giants - Willson Contreras offense has been down significantly amidst injuries - Justin Steele throws >100 pitches for first time in career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Frank Schwindel MLB's Best Hitter, Ian Happ's Streak Continues, And Alec Mills Impressing

- Frank Schwindel has the highest wRC+ in a 150 plate appearance sample - Ian Happ has dominated fastballs during hot stretch - Alec Mills perhaps cementing role in starting rotation next season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ian Happ's Hot Streak, Willson Contreras' Comments On Extension

- Ian Happ's wOBA since July has been ~.380 - Willson Contreras is open to extending with a competitive Cubs team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Frank Schwindel And Alfonso Rivas At First Base, Adbert Alzolay Returns

- Frank Schwindel continues 400 wOBA hot stretch - Justine Steele goes back to sinkers - Adbert Alzolay returns but will pitch out of the bullpen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Patrick Wisdom 2022 Starter, Keegan Thompson's Development

- Patrick Wisdom as a potential starter in 2022 - Keegan Thompson's rough start against White Sox - Alec Mills' success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Cubs Viewership Dramatically Dips, Kyle Hendricks' Changeup, And Update On Cubs Prospects

- Cubs TV viewership down ~30% since 2019 and ~20% from last year - Justin Steele's 3rd start - Kyle Hendricks' reduced changeup whiff rate - Update on Cubs top prospects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Keegan Thompson Starts, Nico Hoerner Reaggravates Oblique

- Keegan Thompson settled down after a rough first inning in his start - Nico Hoerner re-injures his oblique during rehab stint Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Frank Schwindel Crushing It, Justin Steele Impressing, Michael Hermosillo Debuts

- Frank Schwindel has literally been one of the best hitters in MLB - Justin Steele average ~95 mph in his recent start - Michael Hermosillo finally debuts with lots of tools Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

11-Game Losing Streak And Counting!

- Cubs lose 11 games in a row for the second time this season - Adbert Alzolay to IL with hammy injurie - Frank Schwindel is hitting tanks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Jake Arrieta Released, Patrick Wisdom Adjusting, and Justin Steele Impresses

- Jake Arrieta's has been released - Patrick Wisdom's contact rate is improving - Justin Steel showcased 5 pitches as a starter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Starter Justin Steele To Debut, Rafael Ortega's Launch Angle, Post Trade-Deadline Mindset

-Justin Steele's starting debut on Tuesday - Rafael Ortega's launch angle - Ian Happ's confusing numbers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Analyzing New Cubs Prospects Acquired At Trade Deadline

We bring in Greg Huss of the 'Growing Cubs Podcast' to comprehensively go over all these new Cubs prospects acquired at the trade deadline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Farewell To That Chicago Cubs Era

The Chicago Cubs completely move on from their World Series championship core Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Anthony Rizzo Traded To Yankees

Instant reaction to Cubs trading franchise-altering legend Anthony Rizzo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Emotions High As Trade Deadline Looms

Possibly the last home series for the Cubs core David Bote's return from the Injured List Nico Hoerner's power Trevor Williams' four-seam usage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Trade Deadline Inching Closer, Adbert Alzolay Showcases 6 Pitches

Feelings as the trade market heats up Adbert Alzolay's 6-pitch start against the Cardinals Trevor Williams fastball usage adjustment Anthony Rizzo's slump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Joc Pederson Traded, Pre-Deadline Negotiations Could Resume For Cubs Core

Cubs get Bryce Ball -- Braves #11 prospect -- for Joc Pederson Reports suggest Cubs could resume negotiations with Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo Adbert Alzolay's new cutter Ian Happ's playing time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Cubs Second Half Preview

Cubs draft review Starting rotation possibilities in second half Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, and Anthony Rizzo trade and negotiation possibilities Ian Happ's disappointing season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Cubs "Seller Mode" Becoming Clear

Will Jake Arrieta be removed from the rotation? What will Kimbrel garner on the trade market? Will Nico Hoerner get reps at shortstop? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Cubs 2021 Hopes Gone Just Like Their Offense

Shifting 2021 mindset Reacting to one of the worst offensive stretches in MLB history Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Explicit: Cubs Fall 6 Games Back In Division

Cubs are now 6 games back and we are dying Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Cubs Fall 3 Games Back In Division Ahead Of Brewers Series

Zach Davies and bullpen combine to no hit the Los Angeles Dodgers Jake Arrieta's sinker Kris Bryant's underwhelming June Lineup struggling to make contact and exhibit discipline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

LA Awaits First-Place Cubs

Adbert Alzolay's return from IL Kyle Hendricks increased changeup usage Javy Báez's benching Backup catcher situation

Confusing Decisions And Performances Lead To Marlins Loss

Starting rotation inconsistencies persist Confusing lineups and playing time decisions Ian Happ's poor offense

Cubs Still In First Place Despite Offensive Outage

Jake Arrieta's struggles Cubs blowing away projections Jason Heyward's issues against sliders

Cubs Sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Vibes At Season High

Zach Davies' best start of 2021 Cubs' momentum highest of season Surprise depth options with Sergio Alcántara and Patrick Wisdom

Cubs Win Series In San Diego Ahead Of Cardinals Series

Zach Davie's changeup efficiency and sinker command Jake Arrieta's uptick in velocity in rebound start Patrick Wisdom's run value against all pitches Ian Happ's defense as a second baseman

Cubs Avoid Sweep Against Giants

Jake Arrieta's struggles Starting rotation inability to go deep into games Jake Marisnick's imminent return Cubs outfield situation with Heyward struggling Eric Sogard really, really...really struggling

Hot Cubs Sweep Padres With Their Depth

- Kohl Stewart's debut and new cutter - Cubs bullpen dominance continues - Cubs exceeding projections

Cubs Enter Crucial June With Pile Of Injuries

- David Bote's separated shoulder - Cubs bullpen good despite scoreless streak snapped - Filling out infield with so many injuries

Cubs Sweep Pirates, Season-High Five Over .500

- Javy 'El Mago' Báez's insane base-running - Bullpen continues to be clutch - Injuries continue to add up

Cubs Win Series Against St. Louis Cardinals

- Cubs impressive bullpen cast - Tommy Nance's insane cutter - Javy Báez's huge contact rate improvement - Nico Hoerner is...perfect

Cubs Above .500 With Strong Bullpen After Nats Series Win

- Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber return to Wrigley Field - Bullpen carrying Cubs to winning record - Joc Pederson and Ian Happ surging

Vintage Kyle Hendricks Seals Cubs Series Win Over Tigers

- Kyle Hendricks' near complete game - Trevor Williams' struggles - Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner's return to lineup

Adbert Alzolaly Dazzles Despite Cubs Series Loss

- Adbert Alzolay's 15 slider whiffs - David Bote's bad offensive numbers - Nico Hoerner's return

Cubs Contact-Oriented Approach Winning Games

- Cubs higher-than-usual contact - Outfield suffers multiple injuries - Starting pitching trending up

Cubs Sweep The Los Angeles Dodgers

- Keegan Thompson's first career start - Kyle Hendricks' rebounding 7-inning complete game - Javy Báez's recent plate discipline improvements - Jake Marisnick and Matt Duffy's value as depth

Kris Bryant Playing Like An MVP Despite Team Struggles

- Kris Bryant's MVP-caliber start to season - Nico Hoerner's defensive versatility - The volatile lineup and pitching staff

Adbert Alzolay's Emergence And Kyle Hendricks' Rough Stretch

- Adbert Alzolay's top-ranked slider - Kyle Hendricks' shaky mechanics - Ian Happ's "benching"

Cubs Drop Close Series Against Brewers

- Ian Happ's leadoff role - Jason Heyward's plate discipline compared to Ian Happ's - Recapping Adbert Alzolay and Jake Arrieta's starts