Cubs Related: A Chicago Cubs Podcast

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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
Last Monday at 5:28 AM

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Frank Schwindel MLB's Best Hitter, Ian Happ's Streak Continues, And Alec Mills Impressing
09/09/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Ian Happ's Hot Streak, Willson Contreras' Comments On Extension
09/06/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Frank Schwindel And Alfonso Rivas At First Base, Adbert Alzolay Returns
09/02/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Patrick Wisdom 2022 Starter, Keegan Thompson's Development
08/30/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Cubs Viewership Dramatically Dips, Kyle Hendricks' Changeup, And Update On Cubs Prospects
08/26/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Keegan Thompson Starts, Nico Hoerner Reaggravates Oblique
08/23/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Frank Schwindel Crushing It, Justin Steele Impressing, Michael Hermosillo Debuts
08/19/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


11-Game Losing Streak And Counting!
08/16/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Jake Arrieta Released, Patrick Wisdom Adjusting, and Justin Steele Impresses
08/13/2021

- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Starter Justin Steele To Debut, Rafael Ortega's Launch Angle, Post Trade-Deadline Mindset
08/09/2021

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


Analyzing New Cubs Prospects Acquired At Trade Deadline
08/06/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Farewell To That Chicago Cubs Era
07/31/2021

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


Anthony Rizzo Traded To Yankees
07/30/2021

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


Emotions High As Trade Deadline Looms
07/26/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Trade Deadline Inching Closer, Adbert Alzolay Showcases 6 Pitches
07/23/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Joc Pederson Traded, Pre-Deadline Negotiations Could Resume For Cubs Core
07/19/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Cubs Second Half Preview
07/13/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Cubs "Seller Mode" Becoming Clear
07/09/2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Cubs 2021 Hopes Gone Just Like Their Offense
07/05/2021

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


Explicit: Cubs Fall 6 Games Back In Division
07/01/2021

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


Cubs Fall 3 Games Back In Division Ahead Of Brewers Series
06/28/2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices


LA Awaits First-Place Cubs
06/23/2021

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
06/21/2021

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


Cubs Still In First Place Despite Offensive Outage
06/18/2021

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


Cubs Sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Vibes At Season High
06/14/2021

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
06/10/2021

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
06/07/2021

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
#368
06/03/2021

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


Cubs Enter Crucial June With Pile Of Injuries
#367
05/31/2021

- 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
#366
05/28/2021

- 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
#365
05/24/2021

- 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
#364
05/20/2021

- 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
#363
05/17/2021

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


Adbert Alzolaly Dazzles Despite Cubs Series Loss
#362
05/13/2021

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


Cubs Contact-Oriented Approach Winning Games
#361
05/10/2021

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


Cubs Sweep The Los Angeles Dodgers
#360
05/06/2021

- 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
#359
05/03/2021

- 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
#358
04/30/2021

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


Cubs Drop Close Series Against Brewers
#357
04/26/2021

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