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 CubsInsider.com.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 51 min
⚾️ Cubs take 2-of-3 from Marlins
⚾️ Does Nick Madrigal fit into Cubs' future?
⚾️ Players we expect to see in Chicago before year-end
⚾️ Nationals series preview
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⚾️ Trade deadline moves
⚾️ Breakdown of Cubs' trades
⚾️ Should Cubs extend Contreras?
⚾️ What to expect in final two months of season
⚾️ Cubs return to Wrigley on Friday
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⚾️ Scott Effross traded during the show, live, and we're shocked!
⚾️ Did Smyly's outing hurt his value?
⚾️ Are Cubs done being sellers?
⚾️ Untouchable players
⚾️ Post deadline perspective
⚾️ Cardinals series preview
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⚾️ Cubs are hot
⚾️ Emotional Tuesday matinee for Contreras and Happ
⚾️ Chances Cubs don't trade Contreras
⚾️ Young players impressing
⚾️ Giants series preview
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⚾️ Cubs draft 16 pitchers out of 20 total draft picks
⚾️ Is Juan Soto a realistic option?
⚾️ Trade deadline may provide final piece to puzzle
⚾️ What will 2nd half look like for Cubs?
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⚾️ Cubs select RHP Cade Horton and LHP Jackson Ferris in MLB draft
⚾️ The path to winning the division
⚾️ Assessing Cubs first half of season, prospects for second half
⚾️ All-Star game preview
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⚾️ Not all lost for Cubs in LA
⚾️ Higgins could replace Contreras
⚾️ Pete Crow-Armstrong continues to excel at South Bend
⚾️ Draft Preview
⚾️ Orioles series preview
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⚾️ Cubs stay hot, take Brewers series
⚾️ Adrian Sampson has been outstanding
⚾️ Offense and pitching both clicking at same time
⚾️ Dodgers series preview
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⚾️ Cubs on roll, take 2-of-3 from Red Sox at Wrigley
⚾️ Slugging trending upwards
⚾️ Ten percent of total homers have come in last two series
⚾️ Cubs 3.54 ERA over last six games
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⚾️ Cubs take 2-of-3 from Cardinals
⚾️ Nico Hoerner having breakout season
⚾️ Learning how to evaluate this season
⚾️ Taking a look around MLB
⚾️ Reds series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop three of four to Pirates
⚾️ Poor defense hurting Cubs' young pitchers
⚾️ Several players hurting Cubs daily
⚾️ Obvious immediate needs
⚾️ Cardinals series preview
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⚾️ Cubs take two of three from Braves
⚾️ Cubs offense hasn't been bad
⚾️ Cubs pitching hasn't been good
⚾️ Kyle Hendricks trade value
⚾️ Other possible moves
⚾️ Pirates series preview
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⚾️ Cubs take 2-of-5 from Cardinals
⚾️ Offense coming to life
⚾️ Clamoring to win close games
⚾️ Bullpen shaky
⚾️ Kilian sent back to Iowa
⚾️ Orioles series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop doubleheader to Brewers
⚾️ Opportunities galore for prospects in minor league system
⚾️ A look at prospects being called up versus those staying down
⚾️ Look ahead to Cardinals
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⚾️ Cubs win second straight series
⚾️ Starting pitching comes together
⚾️ Bullpen equally good
⚾️ Cubs end road trip 4-2
⚾️ Can Cubs get back to .500?
⚾️ Pirates series preview
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⚾️ Cubs bounce back to win series in San Diego
⚾️ Injuries mounting for Cubs
⚾️ Willson Contreras red-hot
⚾️ Alfonso Rivas settling in at first
⚾️ Dbacks series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop five straight at home
⚾️ How to assess things
⚾️ It's a long season
⚾️ Players Cubs will not trade
⚾️ Most likely to be traded
⚾️ Padres series preview
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⚾️ Stroman lights out in Brewers series finale
⚾️ Patrick Wisdom heating up
⚾️ Alfonso Rivas batting leadoff needs to continue
⚾️ White Sox series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop 2-of-3 to Braves
⚾️ Offensive struggles galore
⚾️ Happ's hot start continues
⚾️ Suzuki slows down
⚾️ Booms and dooms
⚾️ Brewers series preview
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⚾️ Cubs drop 3-of-4 to Pirates
⚾️ Assessing Ross's lineup decisions
⚾️ Hendricks trending in right direction
⚾️ Steele continues to struggle
⚾️ Tough road ahead
⚾️ Braves series preview
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