Corey and Brendan discuss the events from the Cardinals series and look forward to the Milwaukee set.
Evan Altman, Editor in Chief of Cubs Insider, and Jared Wyllys, Editor in Chief of BP Wrigleyville, joins Corey and Brendan to preview the uppcoming Cubs season. This is a long episode in which we make predictions about top hitters, pitchers, surprises, busts, wins, and more.
John Arguello from Cubs Den talks with Brendan about many of the young lower level Cubs prospects (e.g., Isaac Paredes, Jose Albertos, Jonathan Sierra, etc.), relfects on watching Willson Contreras develops, thinks Eloy Jimenez could continue high contact rate, impressed with Almora's increased pop, and more.
Brendan and Corey talk about Ken Rosenthal's tweet regarding the Cubs wanting to keep Szczur, Rondon's bad WBC, Anderson in the fifth rotational slot, and Javy capturing the world.
Corey and Brendan discuss the World Baseball Classic, particularly Javy Baez gently setting down his bat after hitting a monstrous shot. The two also discuss Ian Happ's hot Spring Training and how the rest of the Cubs prospects fit in with the current squad.
Corey and Brendan talk about the first weekend of Spring Training games, Heyward's first few plate appearances, and the perception of advanced stats.
Brendan and Mike Bryant talk about Kris' rookie scouting report, particularly the reports about how Kris was too quick to his front side.
Brendan and Mike Bryant talk about base running, launch angle, if Bryant prefers in-depth scouting reports, and the trust/validate phase of hitting.