Advanced statistical websites say the Cubs have about a 70% chance of making the playoffs this year but Dan and John agree they won't make it with the current roster construction. What moves must be made for the transition from pretender to true contender? Both the Cubs and Cardinals prepare for big weekend series in St.Louis.
Just as the Cardinals were fighting through a series of injuries, news broke that the FBI is investigating several front office employees suspected of hacking the Houston Astros. Did the Cardinals handle the news well and what is the likely outcome? Meanwhile, as Cubs fans snicker at the development, they were smiling at their new DH, Kyle Schwarber, as he hit up a storm in his first games.
Dan and John discuss the latest Cardinals' injury — the loss of LF Matt Holliday to a quad injury. Will this propel the Cardinals to bring in another bat via trade or will the Cards stand pat for now? Are the Cubs ready to take advantage of the loss or will they be too busy retooling their bullpen and rotation?
As the Cards roll along with the best record in baseball, the Cubs are inching toward .500 and just got passed by the Pirates. Dan and John discuss whether the Cubs are regressing to their rightful spot in the standings or are on the verge of a season-changing blockbuster trade. Are we witnessing the last month of the Starlin Castro era in Chicago?