The Rant Live - Chicago Cubs Podcast

The Rant Live - Chicago Cubs Podcast

Join us, Evan Altman and Jon Strong, as we try not to take ourselves too seriously while pondering the state of the Chicago Cubs. Our podcast is initially recorded as a live webcast and can be seen on YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope. You can also find us at


July 30, 2021 68 min
⚾️ Trade deadline madness
⚾️ Anthony Rizzo trade implications
⚾️ Will Kris Bryant be moved?
⚾️ Kimbrel likely to be a blockbuster
⚾️ Looking forward to remainder of the season for the Cubs
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⚾️ Cubs take 2-of-3 from Dbacks
⚾️ Heating up at Wrigley Field
⚾️ Are Brewers a lock to win the National League Central?
⚾️ Pondering trade deadline moves
⚾️ Reds series preview
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⚾️ Cubs rally in 9th to beat Cardinals
⚾️ Hug-watch humor surrounding Kris Bryant
⚾️ Players Cubs most likely to trade by the deadline
⚾️ Could Cubs acquire MLB-ready talent?
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⚾️ Are Cubs in all-out sell mode?
⚾️ What players will the Cubs want to hold onto?
⚾️ Cubs draft LHP Jordan Wicks in 1st round
⚾️ Looking towards 2nd half
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⚾️ Cubs end 11-game losing streak
⚾️ Discussing possible paths forward as trade deadline nears
⚾️ Is season salvageable? Is it worth trying to salvage?
⚾️ Cardinals series preview
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⚾️ Cubs stumble in LA, drop series
⚾️ Bullpen falters, costing Cubs 2 losses
⚾️ Alzolay blasted on Sunday
⚾️ Winning record in June still a possibility for Cubs
⚾️ Looking forward to Brewers series
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⚾️ Cubs avoid sweep with shutout
⚾️ Brewers, Cubs both 5-5 over last 10, tied for first place
⚾️ Lethargic offense continues to plague Cubs
⚾️ Arrieta struggling to find consistency
⚾️ Indians series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop 3-of-4 in New York
⚾️ Mets' pitching saddles Cubs offense
⚾️ Hendricks saves day with 7th straight win
⚾️ Cubs maintain one game lead in National League Central
⚾️ Preview Marlins series
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Cardinals
⚾️ 8-4 record in June
⚾️ Brewers keeping pace in NL Central division race
⚾️ Rizzo & Heyward speak about not getting vaccine
⚾️ Preview Mets series
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⚾️ Cubs back on track in San Diego
⚾️ Arrieta outduels Darvish
⚾️ Davies best performance of season
⚾️ Sogard clearly Cubs weakest player
⚾️ Injuries continue to play role
⚾️ Preview Cardinals series
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⚾️ Cubs move to 3-4 record in June and it's not getting easier
⚾️ Impact of Patrick Wisdom going forward
⚾️ What to do with Jason Heyward
⚾️ Looking ahead to Cardinals series
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Padres, in first place in NL Central
⚾️ Injury updates: Heyward, Marisnick, Duffy, Hoerner, Steele, Mills
⚾️ Alzolay brimming with confidence
⚾️ Giants series preview
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⚾️ It's Memorial Day and Cubs are half game out of first place
⚾️ Cubs winning streak ends at six
⚾️ June may define the path for Cubs future
⚾️ Padres series preview
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Pirates
⚾️ Javy Báez is pure magic
⚾️ Cubs 16-7 in May
⚾️ Big turnaround in both hitting and pitching from April to May
⚾️ Reds come to Wrigley
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⚾️ Cubs beat Cards, win series
⚾️ Cubs winning in variety of ways is encouraging sign
⚾️ Javy's 10th inning home run Sunday
⚾️ May could cure all that ails Cubs
⚾️ Cubs travel to Pittsburgh for three
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⚾️ Cubs take 3-of-4 from Nationals
⚾️ Ross showing managerial mettle
⚾️ Bullpen dominating in May
⚾️ Starters still struggling
⚾️ Critical stretch over next 22 games
⚾️ Preview Cardinals series
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⚾️ Cubs take 2-of-3 from Tigers
⚾️ Hendricks with vintage performance on Sunday
⚾️ Happ bounces back with big game
⚾️ Cubs three back from Cardinals
⚾️ Nationals come to Wrigley for four games
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What's happening in the minors
Early standouts among prospects
Must-see affiliate(s) for Cubs fans
Cubs limp to Detroit
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⚾️ Kris Bryant's dad, Mike Bryant, is our guest today
⚾️ What it takes to make swing adjustments
⚾️ Changes Kris has made to his swing
⚾️ Mike's approach to launch angle
⚾️ Cubs travel to Cleveland
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Dodgers
⚾️ Now THAT felt like the playoffs
⚾️ Cubs beat Kershaw, Bauer, and Beuhler
⚾️ Matt Duffy is clutch
⚾️ Cubs vs. Pirates preview
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