So, as hard as it is to say goodbye to a broadcaster that has provided the soundtrack to this era of Cubs baseball—the most successful in franchise history—I can’t help but feel happy for him as he writes the next chapter in his already storied career. The White Sox are getting one of the best in the business. Thank you for the memories, Len Kasper. You will be sorely missed.
Coming off the exciting series win over the rival Milwaukee Brewers thanks to the heroics of Jason Heyward and Alec Mills, the Cubs seemed primed for a letdown. When Jeremy Jeffress blew the save in game one, it seemed like the stage was set for the Cubs to go back to their mediocre play that has marred the second half of this strange 2020 season. Still, this resurgent squad showed up, and the end result of the two-game series was a sweep (and a season series sweep to boot).
It’s been a frustrating week for the Cubs, and the outfield trio of Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, and Jason Heyward apparently decided to take it out on Reds pitching. They combined for six home runs, driving in all ten Cubs runs as the Northsiders earned a series split.
Today, Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen are joined by Aldo Soto as we discuss Jason Heyward sitting and the Cubs response as well as the recent struggles the Cubs have faced on the field. We also take a look at potential trade targets for the Cubs and potential in-house solutions.