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 Luke Stuckmeyer are joined by former Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry. In part 1, Hendry looks back at some of the players he drafted during his time with the Cubs and getting a deal done with Theo Epstein at the trade deadline in 2004.
00:45 - What he does now for the Yankees
02:30 - How involved is a GM with drafting a player
04:30 - Looking back at the drafting of Javier Baez
05:45 - What made Javier Baez so appealing as a draft pick
09:00 - Josh Donaldson moving to 3rd base after the Cubs drafted him
11:45 - On having to trade prospects at the trade deadline to put the team over the edge for a postseason spot
13:10 - Looking back at the 2004 3-way deadline trade that brought Nomar Garciapara to the Cubs
14:35 - On Willson Contreras' growth in the Cubs organization
16:40 - On going over budget to sign Starlin Castro
17:20 - Carlos Zambrano's growth within the Cubs organization
19:10 - How good could Gleyber Torres be?