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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host Leila Rahimi, James Neveau, and Nate Poppen bring insider perspectives, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday morning.

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The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host Leila Rahimi, James Neveau, and Nate Poppen bring insider perspectives, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday morning.

    Can Craig Counsell, Cubs save spiraling season?

    Can Craig Counsell, Cubs save spiraling season?

    In a subdued Cubs Talk podcast, James Neveau and Peter Marzano ask the question that's on everybody's minds: Can the 2024 Cubs pull out of their tailspin and make the playoffs? The guys break down the loss to the Rays, question Jed Hoyer's decision-making in constructing this year's roster, and wonder if the team's offense can break out of its slump. The guys then make predictions for the Cardinals series, and explain how guys like Dansby Swanson and Cody Bellinger must bring the star power if the Cubs have any hope this summer.

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    • 32 min
    Can Cubs inconsistent offense and Pete Crow-Armstrong's return to the Cubs

    Can Cubs inconsistent offense and Pete Crow-Armstrong's return to the Cubs

    On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Leila Rahimi and Peter Marzano review and break down the Brewers series and the issues that are being exposed including the lack of consistent hitting (1:00). Have the Cubs prioritized defense too much in building this team and not enough offense (10:39)? Leila and Peter also discuss Pete Crow-Armstrong's return to the Cubs and if the Cubs will find him consistent at-bats (13:00). Later in the podcast, the duo debate if this is an offensive slump or if this is who they are before previewing a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds (29:30).

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    • 36 min
    Struggling Cubs can't hit, but is there still reason for optimism?

    Struggling Cubs can't hit, but is there still reason for optimism?

    In this edition of the Cubs Talk podcast, Leila Rahimi and James Neveau discuss the offensively challenged Cubs after a painful week against the Pirates and Braves. Cody Bellinger, Ian Happ and Michael Busch are all under the microscope as Craig Counsell's lineup faces scrutiny, but are the team's struggles reversible like they were in May 2023? The duo also discusses Kyle Hendricks' demotion to the bullpen, but ends the show on a positive note as they examine whether or no the Dunkin-loving Shota Imanaga should be the frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award.

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    • 38 min
    Cubs in crisis: Navigating injuries and offensive struggles

    Cubs in crisis: Navigating injuries and offensive struggles

    On this episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Leila Rahimi and Peter Marzano dive into the Cubs' injury woes, highlighting their impact on the team's performance. From Dansby Swanson's placement on the injured list to the importance of depth in navigating a challenging season, they explore the team's struggles and potential moves to be made upon players' return (4:00). Additionally, they review the Cubs vs. Braves series, discussing its significance as a measuring stick for the team (18:09). They also discuss Jed Hoyer's perspective on evaluating team performance beyond one-run games (27:00) and analyze the wins and positives for the Cubs amidst their challenges this season (28:25).

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    • 35 min
    Cubs ride through ups and downs, embrace successes of Shota Imanaga, Javier Assad

    Cubs ride through ups and downs, embrace successes of Shota Imanaga, Javier Assad

    In today's episode of the Cubs Talk podcast, Leila Rahimi and James Neveau try to figure out what to think of the team after a homestand of mixed results. They praise the team's dominant starting pitching, but also ask questions about the struggles of players like Ian Happ and Dansby Swanson. The duo also talks about the improving health of the Cubs, with Cody Bellinger and Seiya Suzuki aiming to make an impact, but they also heap praise upon Shota Imanaga and Javier Assad, and discuss how their incredible performances have provided a firewall as the Cubs look to address issues with their lineup and bullpen.

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    • 43 min
    Chicago Cubs' Big Apple Showdown: Strengths, Weaknesses & Bullpen Woes!

    Chicago Cubs' Big Apple Showdown: Strengths, Weaknesses & Bullpen Woes!

    The Cubs split a riveting four-game series in New York against the Mets that exposed some of the team's most notable strengths and weaknesses. Peter Marzano and Leila Rahimi recap four games in the Big Apple while breaking down struggles within the Cubs bullpen. Leila and Peter then discuss how the Cubs can use more out of Dansby Swanson amid recent injury woes before getting into an historic start to the season for Shota Imanaga ahead of a pivotal series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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    • 38 min

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