As the trade deadline expires, Dan and John discuss the Cubs and Cardinals trades and the trades that might have been. They also talk about Matt Holliday's re-injury and whether the Cubs are being too cautious compared to other rebuilding teams like the Astros.
The upcoming trade deadline has the rumors flying for Cubs and Cardinals fans. Dan and John predict some possible trade partners for each, including at least one long-shot blockbuster deal. They also discuss the hitting machine Kyle Schwarber and call-up of Stephen Piscotty.
As the Cards and Cubs enter play after the All-Star break, Dan and John make predictions for the second half. Will the Pirates overtake the Cardinals in the NL Central and will the Cubs make the playoffs? Which team will make a blockbuster move at the trade deadline? Fascinating decisions await both squads.
As the Cubs and Cards recover from a dramatic four-game series at Wrigley Field that ended in a split, Dan and John recap and then pick the first ever Cubs Cards Cast mid-season All-Star squad from the rosters of both teams. They also discuss whether the Cardinals are luckier than other MLB teams.
The Cards still have the best record in baseball and showed it by sweeping the Cubs in STL but since then have stumbled. Is this a sign of things to come, or just a temporary slide? Are the Cubs about to pounce on Andrew Cashman or another starting pitcher and is the second half shaping up as a tight race?