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Opinions of, and analysis on the Chicago Cubs. Ivy Envy is not associated or affiliated with the Chicago Cubs or Major League Baseball.
 
Adam Mamawala and Kevin McCaffrey are comedians, baseball nerds, and giant Cubs fans, who live in New York City, 800 miles from Wrigley. Every week on Away Games they talk all things Cubs, with the occasional guest.
 
The Team of Rivals Podcast is weekly MLB analysis from the bleacher seats. No insiders. No anonymous sources. The latest rumors, speculation, news, and more from two passionate fans who can’t stand the other’s team. It’s Cardinals and Cubs baseball talk like you’ve never heard it before.
 
A bi-weekly baseball podcast by three best friends that will include, but not limited to; drunk yelling, Mike Trout fanboying, and blistering hot takes. "The Where the Pitches At? Podcast is the greatest baseball podcast to grace your virgin ears"- AP Listen as 3 homies try to make baseball fun again!
 
Chicago baseball podcast hosted by the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan.
 
A Sports talk show located in Illinois. Focuses primarily on MLB, NFL and NBA. Also will have UFC and Boxing. All news, but will have a focus on Chicago.
 
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THE SEASON IS NEAR! Also near: Ken Schultz, bff of the show and Baseball Prospectus / Cubs Den writer. Kevin, Adam & Ken look forward into 2019 and make a sh*tton of predictions: Cubs MVP, breakout players, Game 1 playoff starter, regression worries, mid-season trade targets, playoff predictions, and most importantly: would you rather a team ma ...…
 
We begin to wrap up Spring Training 2019 with this episode of the podcast. We look ahead to the regular season by talking about position battles in the bullpen. We also share areas of concern based on Spring Training performances. Maddon has declared the players who will primarily be the 2-3-4 hitters in the line-up and that gives us an opportu ...…
 
With Brecklyn heading for higher ground, Ron, Pete, and Elliott discuss the thawing of relations between the MLBPA and owners, Carlos Martinez, and the new rule changes that will be implemented in the years to come.
 
We talk GAMBLING, as Adam left Atlantic City, as Kevin headed INTO Atlantic City. They have this in common: betting on the Cubs for the 2018 season. We talk Yu Darvish, gambling on sports, gambling in general, the Cubs new YouTube shows, Nico Hoerner’s hot spring, and possible Cubs extensions. Next week, we get REAL: SEASON PREVIEW EPISODE! It’ ...…
 
Thanks for downloading the 602nd episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. This week, we talk about some individual Spring Training performances that have caught our attention. We talk about Albert Almora, Tyler Chatwood, Steve Cishek, Carl Edwards Jr, Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ, and the starting pitchers. Certain players always catch p ...…
 
We sorta wrap up the offseason and look ahead to spring training. Predictions are next episode See ya
 
Ron takes a week off and Brecklyn is studying for an exam, so this week's episode of ToR is very Cubs heavy. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Elliott and Pete steer the ship into the choppy waters of Bryce Harper's contract, baseball's toughest division, spring dreaming, and the possibility of a Kris Bryant contract extension. From th ...…
 
The Bryce saga is finally settled, and we can fully move forward, with one million nearly-equally talented relievers, "no-walks" Tyler Chatwood, slugging Mark Zagunis, an optimistic Yu Darvish, and a bunch of hitters who are simultaneously reaching a defining year. And if the Cubs finish last in the division, Adam will get a Cardinals tattoo. F ...…
 
The podcast turned a decade old yesterday, and here we have our 601st episode for you. We had a full week of Spring Training games and we share some of our thoughts on the games. With the Bryce Harper signing official, we share the off-season grades we give the Cubs front office. Kurt gives us some more details on the Cubs' tv deal.…
 
Author Doug Wilson joins Kevin to talk about his latest of many great baseball books, "Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks." In this bonus episode, Doug tells us about how the Cubs found and signed Ernie from the Negro Leagues, how he revolutionized the shortstop position, and how he still might be underrated. Doug talked to guys ...…
 
Thanks for downloading this, the 600th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. Michael from Galesburg (and the Cultivating Catuli podcast) joins us to review the predictions we made on the 2018 Chicago Cubs.
 
FINALLY, some kind of baseball is BACK! Kevin & Adam talk about Spring Training beginning, the mildly-mad Kris Bryant, Schwarber saying "screw it" and going back to his old stance, being over Bryce Rumors, how Sirius XM baseball coverage is good (except 1-2 pm Eastern) and Baseball Tonight podcast is bad, and how Jon Heyman makes you wanna say ...…
 
Pete was out on this episode but Ron, Elliott, and Brecklyn covered the opening of Spring Training games by discussing the Cardinals flurry of activity covering Carlos Martinez's shoulder, the Miles Mikolas extension, Ozuna's shoulder status, and options for filling the Cardinals’ starting rotation before shifting over to Cubs camp and Yu Darvi ...…
 
Spring training games have started and we have on-the-field baseball to talk about! Kurt shares a small sample Kris Bryant stat in his Scary Stat of the Week segment. We share some of our observations from the first Spring Training game of the year for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist has reported to Spring Training Joe Maddon doesn't feel that Willson Co ...…
 
Braden hijacks the start of the show with a tribute to his love, MLB The Show. The Team then turns to discussions of the Manny Machado signing and the free agent market, the pitch clock, CMart's injury, Dallas Keuchel, and the start of Spring Training games. If you think this podcast sucked, Pete would like to take responsibility for taking a j ...…
 
Episode 52! We've been doing this for a year?! Kevin is in the Midwest telling jokes (and possibly hungover) so Adam hopped on the phone with fellow NYC-by-way-of-Illinois comic Tommy McNamara. Adam and Tommy talk about his history as a Cub fan, including being at Mark Prior's first start, the freezing cold 2015 NLCS in NY, and his lucky fake C ...…
 
Thanks for downloading the first episode of our 11th season of podcasting on the Cubs. All of the players have reported to Spring Training in Mesa, and we cover a lot in this episode. Kurt's Scary Stat looks closer at the PECOTA projections for Cubs starting pitchers. The Cubs tv deal is official, and as everyone expected, the broadcast partner ...…
 
This week we have a great guest: Bryan Smith, whose work you have probably enjoyed @CubProspects on Twitter, and who is the newest writer at @BleacherNation. We talk Cubs Prospects: which of the many pitchers down on the farm might actually break out, which sleepers have a chance to be top 100 prospects overall, and who might we see make their ...…
 
Ron, Pete and Elliott get together to discuss the start of Spring Training, the new (?) free agent reality, and the triumphant return of the Stomping Grounds Post of the Week!
 
Thanks for downloading our 597th episode. This week we discuss: The proposed and discussed MLB rule changes: Pitch-clock, 3-batter minimum, trade deadline date change, win-loss record impacting draft, Injured List, and DH in the National League. PECOTA does NOT like the Cubs in 2019. The projection system puts them 1 loss from last place in the ...…
 
The Team fights through Brecklyn's internet issues for the season's last episode to discuss Racist Ricketts, Hunter As Prey, The Phillies Phlop, the Luke Hagerty Comeback Story, and a very disappointing NL Central Stomping Grounds Post of the Week.
 
Mark and Paul analyze if this is one of the worst Cubs offseasons in recent memory (:36 mark), look ahead to Cubs players reporting for spring training (3:28), discuss the buzz Manny Machado would bring if he signs with the White Sox (6:19) and check in on Michael Kopech's rehab (9:00). Hall of Fame Reds announcer Marty Brennaman joins the show ...…
 
The Cubs racist grandpa tried to ruin our week, but we won't let him - we're too psyched about the phenomenal Luke Hagerty story. There was also an interesting Tony Barnette signing, some Giants/Cubs trade rumors, and, uh, Gary Scott?! YES! It's a great talk with Cubs Den writer Ken Schultz, who pinch-hits for Adam this week. Follow us! Instagr ...…
 
On this episode, we share more of our thoughts on this off-season, and we talk about three bullpen pitchers. Click here to buy your own Dupetit
 
The full crew is back in business this week and with the free agent market colder than Chicago's weather, they're left to speculate on which teams have improved themselves the most in the NL Central and what – if anything – needs to change to bring back the Glory Days of free agency. Plus, the NL Central Stomping Grounds Post of the Week, and B ...…
 
Hot damn, the Cubs signed a relief pitcher AND we have a guest?! Kevin and Adam talk about the Cubs' recent acquisitions (hey, it's something) and then interview author and avid Cubs fan, Mark Greenburg. Mark tells the fellas about his lifelong passion for the Cubbies and talks about his book, Elevated Leadership: A Pitch-by-Pitch Guide to Busi ...…
 
Mark and Paul discuss the vibe at this year's SoxFest and all the Manny Machado chatter (:35 mark), look at improvements to the White Sox lineup and Yoan Moncada's offseason work (2:34), ponder what kind of role Ozzie Guillen could take with the Sox (6:22), talk about Nicky Delmonico and his trolling of Cubs fans (10:34), and transition to disc ...…
 
Brecklyn has gone full-on Typhoid Mary, leaving Ron and Pete to do a show with Droolin' Elliott, who was high on life after major oral surgery. They discuss the 2019 Hall of Fame class, predicting success based on Triple-A performance, what happens if the Cardinals miss the playoffs AGAIN, and the most boring topic of the week. Plus, the debut ...…
 
Kevin attended the Cubs convention for the first time this weekend, and talks to Adam all about it. Highlights: Ian Happ is truly funny & ready for a breakout, Kris Bryant offended Yadi Molina, who will never get over it, and Kevin asked Jason McLeod a question during a panel that got a hilarious story about prospect Cole Roederer. 30 days ’til ...…
 
Mark and Paul discuss their takeaways from Cubs Convention and Kris Bryant's comments about St. Louis (:35 mark), talk about the Cubs' plan for a TV network (3:05), recap what Theo Epstein said about Addison Russell (7:14) and discuss the Cubs' revolving door at hitting coach (9:48). The two switch gears to look at the latest in the White Sox's ...…
 
Cubs Convention took place this past weekend in Chicago, and this episode contains a discussion on several of stories surrounding the event.
 
The Four Are One! Elliott's awake and Ron is barely hanging on, but the Team of Rivals got together to preview the Cubs Convention and the Winter Warmup. What question would you ask? Whose signature would you want most? Who would you want to have a drink with? All that and more on this week's episode.…
 
The Cubs biggest news of the week was settling arbitration numbers with about a quarter of the team. We're sorry, we wish it was more, too. We talk about how young players are wildly underpaid/baseball's broken pay systerm, then more baseball-y things like how every other NL contender has made moves to improve their teams, and the Cubs are - at ...…
 
Mark and Paul discuss the latest in the White Sox's pursuit of free-agent infielder Manny Machado (:30 mark), what happens to Tim Anderson if the Sox land Machado (4:30), how much the Sox improved this offseason (8:18), Adam Engel's playing time with the addition of Jon Jay (10:43) and the atmosphere heading into this weekend's Cubs Convention ...…
 
Before a (spoiler alert) sad Bears game, Adam and Kevin recorded this week's episode in Adam's Brooklyn apartment, where they talked about new Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta, Theo's weekend interview, the underrated Joe Maddon, and Doug Glanville hanging out with Oates, from Hall & Oates. Yeah, this offseason is boring so far. Let's light it up ...…
 
On this episode of the podcast: Kris Bryant is historically good. Theo made an appearance on 670 The Score to talk about the Cubs' offseason. The long-awaited tv deal is starting to (kind of) come into focus. Steamer projections are out, and we look at the projected NL Central standings. The Cubs have a bench coach, it's Mike Loretta. Harper/Ma ...…
 
Adam & Kevin are both back on the pod, live, for the first time in 3 weeks, and with very little Cubs news going on, this is all about Adam telling the story of going to Randy Rosario's house in the Dominican Republic. For real, that happened, it's nuts, and Randy is a great guy. This is a fun one! Follow us! Instagram & Twitter: @awaygamespod ...…
 
We'll be back with an all new episode NEXT Wednesday to kick off 2019, but for now... It's the day after Christmas, Kevin & Adam are hanging with friends and family and NOT each other, so we're releasing our first-ever episode from before the 2018 year even started. Kinda fun to take a look back at why we're doing this as we come to the end of ...…
 
The slow off-season continues for the Cubs. On this episode, we start things off by sharing some more thoughts on the Addison Russell situation and explain where we are as fans and podcasters of a team that continues to employ Addison Russell. We also go through a few recent Cubs acquisitions and talk about a division that seems to be improving ...…
 
The full Team of Rivals crew is back! Brecklyn, Elliott, Pete, and Ron discuss Andrew Miller signing with the Cardinals, the ongoing Addison Russell saga, and Bryce Harper's interminable free agency. Ron also answers this offseason's most pressing questions: What does signing with the San Diego Padres say about a player's career, and are Kris B ...…
 
Welcome to the Cubs, Daniel Descalso! Some people seem to be mad, but Kevin and guest co-host/brother Joe McCaffrey think it's fine as long as this offseason wasn't "The Descalso Offseason." Gordo says Kris is leaving in 3 years and somehow that's "news," and Cubs network news breaks during the podcast. We joked about Fox News carrying the game ...…
 
Mark and Paul are back to talk about all the happenings (or lack thereof) from the MLB winter meetings: Those Bryce Harper to the White Sox rumors (:22 mark), are the winter meetings still a thing that needs to happen (6:44), the state of the White Sox (9:24), the backlash from Harold Baines' Hall of Fame selection (11:55) as opposed to Lee Smi ...…
 
With Ron out for a medical emergency and Elliott felled by a migraine headache, Brecklyn and Pete were left to see how much of a mess they could make of things. In the process, Brecklyn gave her takes on last week's topics — the Goldschmidt trade and the Russell tender — and the two of them discussed the lack of Cubs/Cards activity at this year ...…
 
Ohhhhh baby, it's A WINTER MEETINGS RUMOR PARTY! Call Charles the Cat, RickGeresGerbilWheel, KatyPerrysBootyHole, Wetbutt23 and, uh, I dunno, Ken Rosenthal? Everything's crazy, Cubs are on the verge of "getting creative," we talk through possible ways to move salary, and every little nugget of info and mis-info about the biggest moves possible, ...…
 
Thanks for downloading this episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. We have a number of Cubs topics to discuss on this episode. In tragic news, former Cub Luis Valbuena was killed in Venezuela. There is a new offensive metric, DRC+. We talk about the stat, and what it tells us about the 2018 Cubs. This week, we learned that Yu Darvish should be good t ...…
 
Brecklyn is under the weather, so Josh Potter kindly joined Ron, Pete, and Elliott to discuss the two big developments in RivalsLand: The Cardinals' trade for Paul Goldschmidt, and the Cubs' tender of Addison Russell. How comfortable are both teams with the offseason's progress, and where do we expect them to go from here?…
 
The hot stove has been lit! Patrick Corbin signs with the Nats, Mariners trade with Mets & Phils - what does it mean for the Cubs? We talk rumors of a Contreras deal (analysis: no), say goodbye to Tommy La Stella, and take questions from listeners via Twitter. Tweet us! Listen! Rate! Subscribe! LIVE YOUR LIFE! Follow us! Instagram & Twitter: @a ...…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the moves the Cubs have made in the last few weeks, including tendering Addison Russell a contract.
 
With Brecklyn out studying for finals, the guys gather to discuss the quickly accelerating offseason. When will Jerry Dipoto stop dealing? How much of a madman is Brodie Van Wagenen? Are the Cubs really laying low this offseason? And where are the Cardinals?!
 
Guest time! Sara Sanchez of Bleed Cubbie Blue brings her big free agent spreadsheet with her to talk about Cubs offseason, mourn the loss of Jesse Chavez (for now), and talk about how she went from a mining town in Utah, writing about her brother's baseball games, to living 5 blocks from Wrigley and writing about the Cubs. Fun stuff! Follow her ...…
 
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