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


August 26, 2023 45 mins
⚾️ Cubs winning close games against subpar opponents
⚾️ Bullpen holding team together
⚾️ Jordan Wicks to the rescue
⚾️ On the verge of a breakthrough
⚾️ Brewers on deck
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⚾️ Cubs struggling against sub-par teams in battle for NL Central
⚾️ Pitching concerns mounting
⚾️ Stroman on mend
⚾️ Bats going cold in key stretch
⚾️ Barnhart DFA'd
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⚾️ Pete Alonso single-handedly defeats Cubs
⚾️ Wesneski is broken
⚾️ Is Cubs' pitching good enough?
⚾️ Schedule favors Cubs
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⚾️ The Rant returns and you're welcome
⚾️ Cubs face reality check against Braves
⚾️ No need to freak out
⚾️ Projecting path to playoffs
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⚾️ Cubs transform mid-field defense with Bellinger, Swansby signings
⚾️ Options at third base dwindling
⚾️ How much better should Cubs be next season?
⚾️ Spreading Christmas cheer

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⚾️ Consternation building as Cubs sit on sidelines
⚾️ CubsCon may be a riot, literally
⚾️ De-coding Cubs plans for future
⚾️ Is this Hoyer's last stand or would signing Correa or Swanson save him?
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⚾️ Free agent market heating up
⚾️ Turner signs with Phillies
⚾️ Winter meetings kick off Sunday
⚾️ Minimum moves Cubs need to make to satisfy fan base
⚾️ Minimum moves to be competitive
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⚾️ Matt Mervis, Cubs' prospect, joins as our special guest today
⚾️ Hit .309/.379/.606 over 137 MiLB games with 36 HRs
⚾️ Arizona Fall League all-star
⚾️ Anticipated Cubs debut in 2023
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Join us today as we share our inner feelings on the state of the Chicago Cubs and discuss the latest news around the team:

⚾️ Brennen Davis, Kevin Alcantara, Ben Brown and Ryan Jensen added to 40-man roster
⚾️ Cubs acquire Miles Mastrobuoni
⚾️ Potential impact of Friday's non-tender deadline
⚾️ Looking ahead
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⚾️ Cubs with plethora of options as free agency sets to begin
⚾️ Good news for Brennen Davis, Miguel Amaya, & Ed Howard
⚾️ Mervis in Chicago feels inevitable
⚾️ Contreras departure likely
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⚾️ Phillies take one game lead on Astros in World Series
⚾️ Schwarber taunting Jed Hoyer
⚾️ Davis and Canario injuries complicate big trade options
⚾️ Weighing in on Koudai Senga
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⚾️ Free agency clock about to start ticking, could begin as soon as 11/6
⚾️ Anthony Rizzo opting out of final year
⚾️ Will Cubs fans endure another disappointing offseason?
⚾️ World Series predictions
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⚾️ Speculation season continues
⚾️ Are Cubs in on Aaron Judge?
⚾️ Realistic offseason additions
⚾️ Where in the world is Brennen Davis?
⚾️ Championship series predictions
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⚾️ Interpreting Ricketts and Hoyer year-end messages to fans
⚾️ Management under pressure to 'substantially supplement' roster
⚾️ Arizona Fall League update
⚾️ Division series predictions
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⚾️ Cubs finish with 74-68 record after blowing out Reds
⚾️ Season in review and end-of-season awards
⚾️ Cubs biggest needs for 2023
⚾️ Postseason preview
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Reds, finish September with 15-11 record
⚾️ Second half Cubs have been very, very good
⚾️ 2023 Cubs can win NL Central
⚾️ Cubs take on Reds in final series
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⚾️ Cubs drop 2-of-3 to Rockies
⚾️ Wesneski impressive in starting debut
⚾️ Assad rough start dooms Cubs early
⚾️ What to look for down stretch
⚾️ Marlins series preview
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⚾️ Cubs sweep Mets, beat deGrom
⚾️ Starting pitching near top of MLB in second half
⚾️ Bullpen pitching well
⚾️ Hats off to Cubs coaching staff
⚾️ Rockies series preview

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⚾️ What to expect from Cubs over remainder of season
⚾️ Timing prospect call-ups
⚾️ Where Cubs need to improve in offseason
⚾️ Minor League players really need union representation and look like they're going to get it
⚾️ Giants series preview
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⚾️ Cubs continue struggles against Cardinals
⚾️ Cubs have a lot to build on but are slow to bring up prospects
⚾️ Matt Mervis dominating the minors
⚾️ September schedule gets easier

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