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Podcast: The aftermath of Cubs' shocking trade for Jose Quintana

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Podcast: The aftermath of Cubs' shocking trade for Jose Quintana

The CSNChicago.com team breaks down the Cubs-White Sox shocking blockbuster trade that sent Jose Quintana to Chicago’s North Side.

Tony Andracki and Vinnie Duber react to the deal, plus hear analysis from Insiders Patrick Mooney and Dan Hayes as well as Yahoo’s Jeff Passan and an explanation from the man himself – Theo Epstein – on why the Cubs went all-in on Quintana and gave up the Cubs’ top two prospects (Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease).

Check out the entire podcast here:

Podcast: What’s next for Kyle Schwarber and the Cubs?

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Podcast: What’s next for Kyle Schwarber and the Cubs?

As the All-Star Break approaches, the Cubs recalled Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues Thursday. Hear from Schwarber, Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon on the move, plus listen to Patrick Mooney and Tony Andracki break down the return of Schwarbombs and where the left-handed slugger fits in the Cubs lineup.

Plus, do the Cubs need a consistent leadoff hitter and will they ever find one this season? And why the All-Star Break is coming at the absolute best possible time for Maddon and Co.

Listen to the entire podcast here:

Preview: Cubs-Brewers Thursday on CSN

Preview: Cubs-Brewers Thursday on CSN

The Cubs take on the Brewers on Thursday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. Then catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Thursdays starting pitching matchup: Mike Montgomery (1-5, 2.80 ERA) vs Zach Davies (9-4, 5.03 ERA)

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