Dan and John attend part of the Cubs-Cardinals four-game series in St.Louis and give their observations about the games and the new state of the NL Central race, where the Cardinals have opened distance on the rest of the pack. Can the young, talented Cubs stay close enough to give us all a thrilling summer and fall? Our hosts assess this question and more.
One wayward step in Milwaukee ended Adam Wainwright's season and sent the NL Central race into a new dynamic. How will the St. Louis Cardinals replace their ace and does the injury mean the Chicago Cubs will be more likely to go all in for Phillies' ace Cole Hamels. Dan and John analyze the eventful week on the eve of next week's big Cubs-Cards four-game showdown in Missouri.
We finally got to see Kris Bryant play and just when it seemed the fun was over, the Cubs called up Addison Russell too, weeks before expected. Dan and John analyze the first week performances of both mega-prospects and look at some looming problems in both the Cubs' bullpen and starting rotation. For the Cardinals, it was a smooth start to the season, albeit with less excitement than in Chicago.
Hosts Dan and John talk about the co-leaders of the NL Central, the Cubs and the Cardinals, predict which train to Chicago Kris Bryant is on, and analyze whether his arrival will shake up the National League.
The Cubs and Cards open the season at Wrigley on national television with Dan and John in attendance. The baseball was good but the stadium was lacking some rather vital services, such as sufficient restrooms. The hosts evaluate the baseball and season-opening ambiance.
Political consultants by day Dan Curry and John Pearman love baseball. Dan is a lifelong Cardinals' fan living in the Chicago area and John is a lifelong Cubs' living in St. Louis. This is their first Cubs Cards Cast as the 2015 season approaches within a few days. They talk about their respective teams' off-seasons and give their predictions for the upcoming season.