Dan and John go over the monumental trade deadline that saw the Cubs trade away their star players and start another rebuild. Meanwhile, the Cardinals do nothing as usual and seem to be satisfied with mediocrity.
Dan and John wonder who will get the first pink slip in St. Louis as the Cardinals lose 3 of 4 at home to Pittsburgh to continue a horrid June. Will it be the manager, the hitting coach, or someone in the front office?
Dan and John talk about the Reds' stunning 4-game sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Cubs treaded water at the top of the division while the Cardinals slid into third place.
Dan and John discuss the upcoming tough stretch of games the Cubs and Cardinals face against West Coast opponents. The three best teams in the NL reside in the NL West and that's who the Cubs and Cardinals will be playing.
Dan and John discuss the first showdown series between the Cubs and Cardinals in 2021 and ponder whether the Cubs are truly contenders or destined to become sellers at mid-season.
Dan and John talk about the upcoming Cubs and Cardinals series in St. Louis ... John's continued pessimism about his team ... and the Stan Musial beer he found on a store shelf.
Dan and John talk about the the Cardinals' hot streak and the Cubs cold spell as the Cardinals and Brewers put some distance between them and other teams in the NL Central.
Dan and John talk about the resurgent Cards and Cubs, both who went 4-2 after a sluggish start to 2021. Each team swept a series. The Cubs finally started hitting and the Cardinals finally started pitching.
Dan and John talk about the collective slow starts of both the Cubs and Cardinals. They have lost 7 of 9 series so far -- not the start either team was looking for. Is there anything on the horizon to change this trend?
Dan and John talk about a lost weekend for the Cubs and Cardinals. The Cubs got bounced twice by the Pirates and the Cardinals got slapped around by the Brewers. It's a mediocre start for both teams in the NL Central.
Dan and John make their 2021 predictions in the NL Central as the MLB season prepares to begin on Thursday. Both Dan and John predict the same number of wins for the Cubs, but there are significant differences in how they view the Brewers and Cardinals.
Dan and John talk about fast approaching 2021 season in the first podcast of the year. The Cardinals picked up Nolan Arenado and not much else in the off-season. The Cubs cut their budget then loosened the purse strings later in the winter. Prediction sites aren't impressed with the Cardinals, Cubs, or the Brewers. Who will rise above expectations?
Dan and John talk about possible pick-ups in 2021 for their respective teams. Dan says George Springer would be ideal and John has LeMahieu in his sights. Both hosts are not confident their teams will be as aggressive as they should be.
Dan and John talk about the extraordinarily fast exit from the playoffs of all 4 NL Central teams. Each one was shut out in the elimination game. The hosts give some early clues about what the Cubs and Cards need to do to improve in 2021.
Dan and John spend lots of time commenting on how futile most major league hitters have been during this Covid season. The Cubs are in the playoffs and the Cardinals have a solid chance to make it as the regular season winds down this weekend.
Dan and John talk about the last 10 games of the regular season in this bizarre virus season. Cubs are in and Cardinals need to finish strong to make the playoffs. Jason Heyward has been the big surprise for the first-place Cubs.
Dan and John resume their show with a look at the last three weeks of a wacky season. For the Cubs, it's tough opponents. For the Cardinals, it's double-headers galore.
Dan and John talk about the strangest Cubs-Cards series ever. A five-game, double double-header fest featuring Cardinals pitchers nobody's heard of, and Cubs being the road team at Wrigley Field. All in all, the Cubs took 3 of 5.
Dan and John do a joint podcast with Ron and Pete from Team of Rivals podcast. Right before "air time," we all learned a new positive test result postponed tonight's Cubs-Cards matchup and threatens to wipe out the entire series.
Dan and John talk about the opening of the weirdest season ever. But one thing seems normal about 2020 -- the Cardinals have trouble hitting and the Cubs' bullpen is a hot mess.
Dan and John talk about the resumption of MLB in the strangest season ever. Lots of questions, few answers. But both hosts are glad we are talking about Cubs and Cardinals and not Covid-19.
Dan and John decide, now that Spring Training is underway, that it is possible both the Cubs and Cards might be better than we think in 2020. The co-hosts project what might go right this year.
Dan and John come to the simultaneous realization that their respective favorite teams are probably done improving their squads during this off-season. What does this mean heading into spring training?
Dan and John discuss whether the Cardinals or Cubs can acquire Rockies' superstar Nolan Arenado, and, if not, what changes are still to be made heading into spring training next month.