Ben and Sam discuss Cubs prospects and (at the end of the episode) Joe Girardi’s managerial decision, then talk about the Pirates’ loss and answer some listener emails.
The Padres extend Venable, Bard gets a fresh start, Aaron Harang latches on, and Mauro Gomez faces a crossroads.
Ben and Sam discuss whether several extensions would still be signed today, then talk about the Cubs’ decision to exceed their international spending allowance.
The Yankees add an old player who’s healthy and can hit, while the Cubs continue to remodel their roster.
A look back at how far the Cubs organization has come.
Matt Garza is finally traded, and the Cubs load up.
Ben and Sam try to figure out why more pitchers’ careers don’t look like Derek Lowe’s, then talk about the latest Matt Garza trade rumors.
The Cubs will let Marmol walk (or be claimed), Kawasaki’s down and up, and David Ross is concussed.
Which Cubs might be on the move this month?
Starlin Castro doesn’t seem to fit the Cubs’ new patient philosophy. But is that too simple an explanation?
Ben and Sam preview the Cubs’ season with Colin Wyers, and Pete talks to CSNChicago.com Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney (at 19:43).
After being written off as a useful asset in 2011, Alfonso Soriano unexpectedly assumed an important role for the Cubs in 2012. How did it happen?
The Cubs’ high-ceiling bats will get the most attention, but their system goes deep with high-ceiling arms, too.
The Texas Rangers slip into the bidding for Ryan Dempster and come away victorious.
The Cubs deal backstop Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers while sending Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson to the Braves.