The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan and a rotating cast of Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, beat writer Maddie Lee, and writer Tim Stebbins, 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.
With the Cardinals being shutdown by MLB for a coronavirus outbreak in the organization, the Cubs had an impromptu 4 days off after stringing together one of the best records in baseball so far. Will having the days off help or hurt them going forward? David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the delay for the Cubs, they also discuss Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger breaking protocol and going out in Chicago, and they discuss a what if scenario that could have changed the Cubs getting Aroldis Chapman in 2016.
(1:20) - Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger breaking safety protocol to go out in Chicago
(7:09) - Cubs get 4 days off due to Cardinals coronavirus outbreak
(9:30) - Is David Ross following in the steps of Joe Maddon with some of his methods?
(16:00) - How will MLB fix the missing games teams will have at the end of the season?
(18:40) - Cubs wanted Andrew Miller initially, not Aroldis Chapman in 2016