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.
Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki wrap up an eventful day in St. Louis where the Cubs officially parted ways with manager Joe Maddon, thus ending the most successful five-year run in Cubs franchise history. Crull and Andracki also relay reaction from Cubs players on Maddon’s departure as well as their own takeaways and memories from the Maddon era. Plus, what’s next for the Cubs as they enter an offseason of change?
1:00 – The Maddon reaction
4:00 – What Maddon meant to these Cubs players
6:00 – Maddon let Javy Baez realize his potential as “El Mago”
8:00 – Maddon’s life lessons
9:00 – Maddon’s message to Kris Bryant
10:40 – Maddon’s lasting impact
13:45 – What Kelly will remember most about Joe’s time here
20:00 – Reality check for this franchise
22:00 – Are huge changes coming for the Cubs?
24:00 – The futures of core players with this franchise
25:30 – Zobrist farewell?
28:00 – Strop farewell?
30:00 – Appreciate this era of Cubs baseball