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.
David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer are joined by Cub Ian Happ as they discuss why the negotiations got so ugly between the players and owners and what will baseball look like for the 2020 season and beyond. Later on, Kaplan and Gordon talk about how can baseball proceed after a slew of positive Coronavirus tests from the Phillies.
(1:42) - Happ on what baseball looks like to the public after ugly negotiations
(6:10) - Will some players not participate this season due to health concerns?
(10:15) - Where do the players and owners stand now after an ugly back and forth
(15:30) - Can MLB provide a safe environment to play baseball
(20:20) - Removal of racist statues at the University of Cincinnati
(28:55) - Realistic expectations for the Cubs in 2020