Cubs Talk Podcast

Featured Cubs Talk Podcast

The Montero/Maddon tension and Jake Arrieta’s freshly-inked right butt cheek

Patrick Mooney joins the latest CubsTalk Podcast to discuss the Miguel Montero/Joe Maddon drama plus Jake Arrieta's new tattoo.

More Headlines

In the Loop: What was the most shocking recent finish?
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune and Danny Parkins of 670 The Score debate the most shocking finish of recent major events.
Anderson’s main takeaway from Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio
New Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson is one of the current projects for pitching coach Chris Bosio.
Brett Anderson talks spring training start against White Sox
Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson talked about his inning of work in a 4-4 tie against the White Sox in Arizona.
How Dempster wound up on Team Canada for World Baseball Classic
Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is almost 40 years old, but he's pitching for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Jed Hoyer reflects on epic Game 7
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses Game 7 of the World Series.
How Cleveland regrouped and reloaded
Cleveland wasn't content with hoping after losing the World Series to the Cubs, reloading for another run at a championship.
Jed Hoyer's takeaways from epic Game 7
As the Cubs battled the Indians in Mesa, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reflected on the epic World Series Game 7 win.
Maddon misses his 'Curb' chance
A Cactus League media event got in the way of Joe Maddon's chance at making a cameo appearance in the TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Heyward: 'It's really fun to play baseball again'
Jason Heyward is excited to be back with the guys and playing baseball again.
Heyward surprised Cubs fans didn’t boo Rajai Davis more
Jason Heyward was surprised that Cubs fans didn't boo Rajai Davis, now with the Oakland A's, more during Saturday's spring training game.
Cubs envisioning ‘hybrid' roles for Montgomery, Anderson
Joe Maddon said that the Cubs are picturing a hybrid situation for southpaws Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson in the mix for the fifth-starter job.
Maddon on Cubs' spring training opener
Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' spring training opener on Saturday.
Montgomery on throwing last pitch in 2016, first in 2017
Mike Montgomery talks about his spring training outing on Saturday against the Oakland A's.
How Almora Jr. became part of the World Series puzzle
A key moment in Game 7 of the World Series illustrated why Albert Almora Jr. was the first player drafted by the Theo Epstein administration.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Jed Hoyer talks upcoming season
On the latest edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull and Luke Stuckmeyer talk about the first week of spring training. 
Cubs eager to see the Jason Heyward relaunch
Jason Heyward will be one of the most scrutinized players in Mesa after an offseason overhaul that tried to break some of the bad habits in his swing.
STL: Baez gets new ink to commemorate World Series
Javy Baez showed off his new tattoo Friday at Spring Training.
STL: Cubs sign Strop to extension
The SportsTalk Live crew discusses the Cubs extending relief pitcher Pedro Strop through the 2019 season.
Strop: 'I love this team and I feel really part of this'
Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop talks about his new contract extension.
Hoyer on Strop: 'Pedro's been fantastic for us'
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer talks about the team's extension of relief pitcher Pedro Strop.
Maddon on Strop: 'He's always upbeat, he's always ready'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about relief pitcher Pedro Strop in the wake of his contract extension.
Javy Baez flaunts epic World Series tattoo
Javy Baez sported an epic World Series Champions tattoo on his arm Friday in Cubs spring camp.
Cubs, Strop look to future with extension
The Cubs locked up setup guy Pedro Strop for the next couple seasons with a deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2019 campaign.
In the Loop: Kyle Hendricks shows Kelly Crull yoga poses
Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks shows Kelly Crull some yoga poses.
Could Happ or Jimenez be this year's Gleyber Torres?
With a wealth of position-player talent at the big league level, could some of the Cubs' top prospects again be dealt at the trade deadline?
Braves Way: How Cubs are still focused on next wave of young talent
The most relevant blueprint for the Cubs to follow might be the Braves model that won 14 consecutive division titles between 1991 and 2005.
Maddon on Almora and Jay in center field
Joe Maddon talks about Albert Almora and Jon Jay being in center field for the upcoming season.
Maddon on Schwarber being 'frontrunner' to batting leadoff
Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber being the frontrunner to batting leadoff for the Cubs in the upcoming season.
Why Maddon sees Schwarber as Cubs' leadoff guy
Joe Maddon says that Kyle Schwarber is the frontrunner to lead off for the Cubs in the upcoming season.
Jay: 'I'm just here to do my part'
Cubs outfielder Jon Jay talks about the upcoming season.
Cubs still have Joe Maddon's back
Joe Maddon has taken plenty of heat for his Game 7 decisions, but his players still know he's the right man for the job.
Bryant: MLB could be going down 'slippery slope'
Kris Bryant doesn't think baseball needs to change its game all that much and worries how the new rules will play out.
Maddon sounds off on MLB rule changes
Joe Maddon sounds off on proposed and suggested MLB rule changes and how it will affect his team.
Bryant doesn't see the need to change MLB game
Kris Bryant said he doesn't see the need to change the game of baseball with strike zones or intentional walks.
Why Maddon won’t tone down the stunts at Cubs camp
Spring training under Joe Maddon has had plenty of unusual stunts to get players focused and fired up. This time it was a Ferrari.
Manfred open to idea of renovated Wrigley hosting All-Star Game
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said a fully renovated Wrigley Field would be "a great location" to host an All-Star Game.
SportsTalk Live: Maddon, Montero dine to settle differences
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Joe Maddon and Miguel Montero dining to settle their differences.
SportsTalk Live: Should Cubs let Sosa back next season?
Should the Cubs let Sammy Sosa back next season? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
How Montero and Maddon finally made peace
Joe Maddon and Miguel Montero finally made peace Monday and the veteran catcher insists he won't be a "cancer" in the Cubs clubhouse.
Montero ready to turn the page with Maddon
Miguel Montero explains how his meeting with Joe Maddon went and how he just wants to be in the loop with the Cubs in 2017.
Why the Cubs had a Ferrari in camp Tuesday
Joe Maddon explains why Cubs strength coach Tim Buss drove a Ferrari onto the field at camp Tuesday.
Maddon: Continuity on Cubs coaching staff helps players
Joe Maddon loves the vibe in Cubs camp right now and believes the continuity on the coaching staff is a huge reason why.
Catch a glimpse inside 'The Cousin Eddie'
"Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" is running a profile on Joe Maddon, including a look inside the Cubs manager's tricked-out RV.
Why Sammy Sosa compared himself to Jesus Christ in candid interview
In a recent tell-all interview, Sammy Sosa compared himself to Jesus Christ and discussed what it would take for a reunion with the Cubs.
Who's on the Cubs' Mount Rushmore?
Who's on the Cubs' Mount Rushmore?
Maddon, Montero patch things up
Apparently Joe Maddon and Miguel Montero patched up their differences. Over a drink.
The Cubs' next superstar
Addison Russell has seen what Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have done. Now the dazzling shortstop wants to be the next Cubs superstar.
Why Brett Anderson loves idea of pitching at Wrigley Field
Despite criticizing Cubs fans during their NLCS win last October, Brett Anderson loves the idea of pitching in front of them at Wrigley Field.
Schwarber on being ready to catch late in games
Kyle Schwarber discusses how he's handling his catching duties.
Maddon: 'I'm really not concerned' about rain
Joe Maddon talks about what the team does at spring training when the weather doesn't cooperate.
Zobrist: 'It's even harder to try and do it the second time'
Ben Zobrist talks about the Cubs' quest to repeat as World Series champions.
Cubs see Strop as late-game force
After an injury set Strop back last season, the reliable relief pitcher is back in the fold heading into the year. 
What Joe Maddon wants to see next from Javier Baez
After Javier Baez broke out last season, the Cubs are looking for him to do more in their quest to repeat as World Series champions. 
After surreal offseason, Zobrist comes to camp in style
World Series MVP Ben Zobrist is ready to get back to work, focusing on winning another trophy for Chicago. 
Heyward: 'You're gonna fail more times than you succeed'
Jason Heyward discusses his enjoyable offseason and year two with the Cubs.
Ricketts: Cubs pushing to become best sports organization
Tom Ricketts talks about the state of the Cubs and how to grow their brand.
Maddon on Ricketts: 'He's so supportive'
Joe Maddon discusses Tom Ricketts' approach to running the organization at spring training.
Maddon reflects on World Series win
Joe Maddon reflects on the World Series run and discusses the need to keep your heartbeat steady.
'Don't forget the heartbeat'
Joe Maddon also understands the importance of analytics. But that's not what he wants his team focusing on as they begin the quest to repeat.
Cubs address: Trump, Bartman, All-Star game, global domination
Chairman Tom Ricketts spoke on topics from policy to baseball at his annual state-of-the-team news conference in Arizona. 
In The Loop: Butler knocks reporters mic out of his face
Busted! Jimmy Butler knocks a reporters mic out of his face at the NBA All-Star media day.
Crull and Mooney discuss Cubs camp
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney break down the latest storylines from the Cubs' spring training camp.
In the Loop: Cubs spring training report
In the Loop checks in with the Cubs' camp down in Arizona.
How Cubs see Lester and Contreras working together
With reliable backstop David Ross hanging up the cleats, Jon Lester is learning to work with second-year catcher Willson Contreras. 
Why Lester thinks Year 2 will be different for Heyward
Jason Heyward has been hitting at the Cubs' facility throughout the offseason, trying to rediscover what once made him a 27-homer threat.
Cubs reboot the Kyle Schwarber catching experiment
Now that Kyle Schwarber has been medically cleared to resume catching activities the Cubs are willing to keep this possibility alive.
SportsTalk Live: Can Jason Heyward improve his swing?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about whether Jason Heyward's adjusted swing will have an impact this season.
In the Loop: Greg Maddux pranks Kris Bryant
Greg Maddux pitched batting practice to Kris Bryant in disguise as a prank.
Inside Look: David Ross
Watch the full episode of Inside Look featuring David Ross.
Dallas Green's letter to 11-year-old Rick Hahn
Rick Hahn was a Cubs fan when he was a kid, and he wrote a letter to then-GM Dallas Green suggesting some moves. Green wrote back.
Rondon won’t take things personally in Cubs bullpen
Hector Rondon admits last postseason was difficult for him after moving to a setup role, but he's not taking it personally.
Contreras ready for challenge of being starting catcher
Willson Contreras talks about being the starting catcher, and the confidence level of the Cubs heading into 2017.
Rizzo's White House takeaway
Anthony Rizzo has had a busy offseason with trips to the White House, Thailand, the Grammys and a "Saturday Night Live" appearance, but he's ready for the upcoming season.
Will the Cubs be a team people love to hate?
The Cubs aren't the Lovable Losers anymore. And after winning the World Series, perhaps they're the new team everyone loves to hate.
Rizzo on 2017: 'We got to push ourselves to the limit'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about the challenges that face the team heading into the 2017 season.
Rizzo: I don't think Maddon gets enough credit
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about the criticism manager Joe Maddon took for his decisions in the World Series.
Rizzo on his 'fun' offseason, trip to Grammy Awards
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about the things he did during the offseason, including going to the Grammy Awards.
Maddon talks about Rizzo's growth and development
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Anthony Rizzo's development from a young player to a leader type on the team.
The Montero/Maddon tension and Jake Arrieta’s freshly-inked right butt cheek
Patrick Mooney joins the latest CubsTalk Podcast to discuss the Miguel Montero/Joe Maddon drama plus Jake Arrieta's new tattoo.
Cubs announce 2017 broadcast schedule
The Cubs announced their 2017 broadcast schedule Thursday, with CSN airing as many as 81 games during the team's quest to repeat as World Series champions.
Greg Maddux helps Red Bull prank Kris Bryant
Hall of Famer Greg Maddux helped Red Bull prank Kris Bryant in Las Vegas this winter.
Fast Break Morning Update: Arrieta doesn't want to see time with Cubs come to an end
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, Jake Arrieta admits he doesn't want to see his time with the Cubs come to an end.
Fast Break Morning Update: Will Arrieta, Cubs get deal done?
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, Jake Arrieta admits he doesn't want to see his time with the Cubs come to an end.
In The Loop: Which member of Bryzzo wore it better?
Which member of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant wore their all black suits better?
SportsTalk Live: Mooney on Montero-Maddon friction
Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney joins SportsTalk Live to talk about Jake Arrieta's future in Chicago, and the Montero-Maddon friction.
Making sense of the friction between Montero, Maddon
Joe Maddon says he has no issue with Miguel Montero, who voiced his displeasure with Maddon about his playing time during the World Series run.
Crull, Rogers recap Day 2 of spring training
CSN's Kelly Crull and's Jesse Rogers recap Day 2 of spring training, which includes Jake Arrieta's future with the Cubs.
‘What the f--- is that?’
Jake Arrieta had no qualms about mooning the Chicago media to show proof that he paid off the tattoo bet with teammate Tommy La Stella.
Maddon explains Montero's role for 2017
Joe Maddon insisted again he has no issue with Miguel Montero and explains the veteran catcher's role for 2017.
Why Arrieta shouldn't be a distraction
Jake Arrieta's impending free agency status is looming over the Cubs' 2017 season, but the Cy Young winner won't make it a distraction either way.
The latest on Jake Arrieta's contract situation
Jake Arrieta and Joe Maddon respond to questions about Arrieta's contract and a possible long-term deal with the Cubs.
Arrieta: The target grows bigger and bigger
Jake Arrieta believes the target is growing bigger and bigger surrounding the Cubs, but still feels the expectations are higher within the organization than among outsiders.
Maddon: Heyward is in such a good place
Joe Maddon breaks down Jason Heyward's offseason work and believes the Gold Glover is in "such a good place."
Montero on part-time catching role: It's hard
Miguel Montero reacted to his role as a part-time catcher last season and how he plans to handle things in 2017.
Kris Bryant: There's definitely no complacency here
Kris Bryant insists the Cubs are not going to be complacent after winning the World Series and also says he's still willing to play any position on the field, even after an MVP season.
The Cubs and Travis Wood share heartfelt goodbye messages on Twitter
The Cubs said goodbye to Travis Wood on Twitter Wednesday with a nice compilation video and Wood's wife responded with a heartfelt goodbye of her own.
Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls beat Raptors; Cubs, White Sox begin spring training
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, the Bulls beat the Raptors for the 11th straight time while the Cubs and White Sox reported to spring training.
SportsTalk Live: Cubs win Laureus Team of the Year
The Cubs won the Laureus Team of the Year award.
SportsTalk Live: New Maddonisms revealed at spring training
Cubs manager Joe Maddon had some new slogans for the 2017 season at the opening spring training press conference. The SportsTalk Live panel discusses them.
Why Cubs didn’t make a last-minute addition
Unlike last year, the Cubs didn't make that kind of last-minute addition at spring training because they want to save up for the trade deadline.
Maddon on splitting time between catchers
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about how playing time at catcher between Willson Contreras and Miguel Montero is expected to be split this season.
Maddon says Contreras will catch Lester
Joe Maddon said on the first day of spring training that Willson Contreras will get the majority of the playing time at catcher, including catching Jon Lester.
Three things from the first day of Cubs spring training
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney recap the first day of pitchers and catchers reporting to Cubs spring training,
Cubs: Does Kyle Schwarber have a future at catcher?
The Cubs don't plan on giving Kyle Schwarber, just 10 months removed from his knee injury, too much to handle, especially behind the plate.
Maddon, Theo explain 2017 Cubs slogans
Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein explain the ideas for the 2017 Cubs slogans, including "That's Cub" and "Be uncomfortable."
Sights and sounds from the first day of spring training
The Cubs and White Sox have begun spring training in Arizona with pitchers and catchers reporting, and some field players reporting early.
Schwarber confirms he's at 100 percent physically
Kyle Schwarber confirms he's at 100 percent physically after his devastating knee injury and said he's happy to get "the boys" back.
Javy explains why he switched to a bold new hairdo
Javy Baez explained why he died his hair blonde following the Cubs' World Series championship.
Javy Baez feels recharged after restful winter
Javy Baez made sure to get some rest this winter in advance of the World Baseball Classic and spring training.
The Cubs have a breathtaking new mural at their spring training complex
The Cubs put up an astonishing new mural in the weight room at their spring training complex in Arizona.
Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls in action at home on CSN
Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls in action at home on CSN
Chicago sports themed Valentines
It's that time of year to find your Valentine. CSN Chicago has some themed Valentine cards for you.
In The Loop: Best of Chicago athletes attempting karaoke
In The Loop looks at some of the most memorable clips of Chicago athletes singing.
Reports: Travis Wood joining Royals
According to multiple reports, the Royals have agreed to a deal with Travis Wood. The Royals recently signed former Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel.
Grimm: 'Everybody is ready to go and do it again'
Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm talks about arriving at Spring Training.
Montgomery: We tried to make the most of a short offseason
Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery talked about the offseason and heading into Spring Training.
Future of the NL Central: Brewers, Reds continue rebuilding projects
The Brewers and Reds don't figure to challenge the Cubs for the NL Central title as both organizations are in the midst of a full-blown rebuild.
The beginning of a dynasty?
The Cubs aren't content with just breaking a long championship drought, hoping they have the makings of a dynasty as spring training begins.
In The Loop: Anthony Rizzo takes picture with CeeLo Green
Anthony Rizzo attended the Grammys on Sunday, and took a photo with artist CeeLo Green.
Rizzo takes his act to the Grammy Awards
Anthony Rizzo's eventful offseason continued Sunday night, walking the Red Carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
Five Cubs under the microscope this spring
Although the Cubs are reigning World Series champions, there are still plenty of storylines to watch as Spring Training begins.
Cubs, Pedro Strop avoid arbitration
The Cubs avoided an arbitration hearing with Pedro Strop, settling on a one-year, $5.5 million contract with one of the NL's best setup guys.
Kaplan: Extra innings proposal is 'single stupidest rule'
David Kaplan joined In the Loop to discuss his displeasure about the MLB extra innings proposal, which would have each team start with a runner on second base.
In The Loop: Kaplan thinks Cubs' weakness is rotation depth
David Kaplan joined In the Loop to discuss the Cubs' lack of starting pitching depth.
Can Cardinals, Pirates stop Cubs from running away with the NL Central?
The Cubs might have a stranglehold on the National League Central, but the Cardinals and Pirates don't intend to make their road easy in 2017.
Cubs announce staff changes for baseball operations department
The Cubs announced a host of staff changes for Theo Epstein's baseball operations department Friday.
How Cubs see Davis transforming bullpen
Joe Maddon loves the idea of having Wade Davis in the bullpen, believing it makes the Cubs "thick" as they set out to defend their World Series title.
The quest to repeat won't be easy
Theo Epstein, a veteran of trying to follow one title with another, talked about the challenges the Cubs face in a quest for a World Series repeat.
SportsTalk Live: What's the Cubs' biggest weakness?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about what the Cubs' biggest issue is heading into spring training.
Cubs Talk Podcast: A unique experience inside World Series run
Pat Gostele joins Tony Andracki on the latest CubsTalk podcast to present his unique experience chronicling the Cubs' World Series run as an editor/photographer for CSN.
Where will Cubs find next wave of pitching?
With mystery regarding the long-term future of the Cubs' starting rotation, a look at the farm system to see where the next wave could come from.
In The Loop: Favorite Maddonisms
Leila Rahimi gives her top five Joe Maddon quotes and sayings.
Cubs acquire right-handed pitcher Alec Mills
The Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Alec Mills in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Mills made 23 minor league starts last season.
Dempster to pitch for Canada in WBC
Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, who hasn't pitched since 2013, is on Team Canada's roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Can anyone chase down the Cubs in 2017?
The Cubs will have a gigantic target on their back in 2017, but will the rest of the contenders in the National League be able to dethrone Joe Maddon and Co.?
SportsTalk Live: Cardinals accidentally troll themselves
The SportsTalk Live crew talk about the Cardinals accidentally trolling themselves on Twitter, to the delight of Cubs fans.
SportsTalk Live: Rizzo jumps at chance to help kid
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Anthony Rizzo helping out a seventh grader who was injured who was beaten by another student.
Buzz around Jimenez will keep building in Cubs camp
Even though Eloy Jimenez hasn't played above the A-ball level, the 20-year-old will be one of the most talked-about players in Cubs camp.
The Cardinals accidentally trolled themselves, to the delight of Cubs fans
The St. Louis Cardinals accidentally roasted themselves on Twitter when they sent out a photo of a Cubs baseball as part of a promotion.
Anthony Rizzo speaks out against beating of Chicagoland seventh grader
Anthony Rizzo Tweeted his support of Chicagoland seventh grader Henry Sembdner, the victim of senseless violence in South Elgin last week.
Cubs going for a 'De-peat'
While offensive success can come and go, the Cubs know that replicating their defensive excellence from 2016 could mean another title in 2017.
In the Loop: Super Bowl LI or World Series Game 7?
After an incredible Patriots' comeback, In the Loop asks whether Super Bowl LI eclipsed World Series Game 7.
Cubs tweet joke about lack of Super Bowl drama, then Pats rally
The Cubs' official twitter account made fun of the lack of drama in the Super Bowl compared to Game 7 of the World Series before the Patriots mounted a crazy rally.
In The Loop: National League power rankings
David Kaplan and Kelly Crull make some early power rankings for the National League.
Cubs see Jon Jay as important piece of title defense
Outfielder Jon Jay will bring championship experience and solid on-base skills to a versatile Cubs lineup in 2017. 
In The Loop: Chicago sports moments we want to forget
A look at some Chicago sports moments we want to forget.
Cubs Talk Podcast: The state of pitching staff
CSNChicago’s Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki assess the state of the Cubs’ pitching staff after acquiring Eddie Butler and Brett Anderson over the last few weeks.
A bet with Kyle Schwarber almost kept David Ross from retiring
Kyle Schwarber's superhuman status continues to evolve with David Ross' story about how a bet almost kept Grandpa Rossy from retiring.
Kyle Hendricks: The master of adaptation
Kyle Hendricks is an expert at adapting to his environment and now will have to learn how to live the "rock star" life following the Cubs' championship.
Cubs trade for Eddie Butler
The Cubs acquired Eddie Butler - a former first-round pick and top pitching prospect - in a deal with the Colorado Rockies Wednesday.
'Superhuman' Schwarber
"Superhuman" Kyle Schwarber is ready to roll with the punches in 2017, whether that means hitting leadoff and playing only outfield.
Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs to sell Wrigley Field seats
In this edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, the Cubs are going to sell the seats from Wrigley Field, the Sky trade Elena Delle Donne and puppies play in the Shelter Bowl.
STL: Cardinals punished for hacking Astros
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Major League Baseball's punishment of the Cardinals for their hacking of the Astros.
The Cubs are selling off Wrigley Field seats
The Cubs are giving fans an opportunity to own a piece of history by selling off sets of Wrigley Field seats.
Cardinals slapped with heavy penalties from MLB in hacking scandal
The St. Louis Cardinals were forced to forfeit their top two draft picks as well as $2 million in the hacking scandal that rocked baseball a couple years ago.
ESPN hires David Ross as analyst
David Ross has another new job in retirement, joining ESPN as an analyst throughout the 2017 season.
In The Loop: Joe Maddon plays a round of Beer Money, Part 4
This is the final part of Joe Maddon playing a special version of Beer Money with Kelly Crull.
Cubs have high hopes for Happ in 2017
The Cubs compared Ian Happ to Kyle Schwarber and hope the top prospect will take another step forward in 2017.
In The Loop: Joe Maddon plays a round of Beer Money, Part 3
Joe Maddon's knowledge is tested once again in the latest edition of Beer Money.
How Cubs see all the other pieces fitting together
Ben Zobrist knows that the Cubs will need to play Javier Baez more this year, even if it means shifting back to more of a super-utility role.
Cubs announce one-year deal with Brett Anderson
The Cubs announced Thursday a one-year deal with free-agent pitcher Brett Anderson, an announcement that was anticipated after reporting earlier this week.
Cubs Talk Podcast: A look inside the Cubs' video scouting
CSN's Tony Andracki goes behind the scenes of the Cubs' advanced scouting with video guy Nate Halm.
Can the Cubs rebuild Heyward's swing?
Jason Heyward is coming off a down year offensively. The Cubs are going to try to rework his swing to see improvement in 2017.
In The Loop: Joe Maddon plays a round of Beer Money, Part 2
This is the conclusion of Cubs manager Joe Maddon testing his knowledge with a round of Beer Money at the Cubs Convention.
Javy Baez is getting a street named after him in Chicago
Chicago is thanking Javy Baez for his postseason heroics with a part of a street named in his honor.
Cardinals fan Jon Hamm recounts Bill Murray's World Series prank
Actor Jon Hamm confirms he had a "run-in" with Bill Murray after Game 5 of the World Series at Wrigley Field.
Watch: Joe Maddon plays Beer Money
Joe Maddon is a wine expert, and he proved it in a special edition of Beer Money from this year's Cubs Convention.
STL: Cubs reportedly sign Brett Anderson
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the addition of Brett Anderson to the Cubs' pitching rotation.
In The Loop: Joe Maddon plays a round of Beer Money, Part 1
Cubs manager Joe Maddon tests his knowledge with a round of Beer Money at the Cubs Convention.
In The Loop: Who is 'The Last Jedi' in sports?
Chicago sports fans try to pick which sports figures fit the title of "The Last Jedi."
In The Loop: Handing out 'The Loopys'
Leila and Luke hand out The Loopys in light of the Oscar nominations being announced Tuesday.
The future of Cubs' pitching
Brett Anderson is likely to sign on as the Cubs' sixth starter in 2017, and it gives some insight as to how the Cubs will build their future rotation.
Kris Bryant releases epic teaser for wedding video
Kris Bryant and his wife, Jessica, released a preview video of their epic wedding.
In The Loop: Joe, Matt play Beer Money at Cubs Convention
Joe and Matt play a round of Beer Money at the Cubs Convention.
In The Loop: More Beer Money from the Cubs Convention
Kelly Crull hosts a round of Beer Money from the Cubs Convention.
Cubs preparing to roll the dice with Brett Anderson
The Cubs are preparing to roll the dice with Brett Anderson, hoping the lefty pitcher can stay healthy and provide insurance for their rotation.
Report: Cubs have a deal with Brett Anderson
According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have agreed to a deal with veteran left-hander Brett Anderson, a Los Angeles Dodger in each of the past two seasons.
CSN will air six Cubs spring training games in 2017
Ten Cubs spring training games will be broadcast on TV in 2017, including six on CSN.
Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr. looks to follow in Mariano Rivera's footsteps
Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. is studying up on tape of Mariano Rivera in an effort to become a better reliever.
Beer Money gives out prizes at Cubs Convention
Beer Money headed to 2017 Cubs Convention last weekend to dole out some cash to diehard Cubs fans.
Cubs, Sox react to deaths of Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte
The Cubs and White Sox reacted to the deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB third baseman Andy Marte.
Paul Dzien (Crawly) interviews fans at Cubs Convention
Check out a Cubs fan interview other Cubs fans at the Cubs Convention.
'This guy is throwing lightning bolts'
Dylan Cease is touching 101 mph on the radar gun and making waves as arguably the top pitching prospect in the Cubs system.
In The Loop: Can Kyle Hendricks top spectacular 2016?
Kelly Crull and David Kaplan discuss whether Kyle Hendricks will be better or worse in 2017.
STL: Should the Cubs help Sammy Sosa get into the HOF?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Cubs should help Sammy Sosa get into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In The Loop: Joe plays Beer Money at the Cubs Convention
Cubs fan Joe plays a round of Beer Money at the Cubs Convention.
Maddon’s message to Cubs before 2017 campaign
As the Cubs gear up to report to spring training in less than a month, manager Joe Maddon wants his players to stay out of their comfort zone.
Baseball fans rejoice
CSN Chicago will live stream Cubs and White Sox games in 2017, including the pre and postgame shows.
In The Loop: Bob plays Beer Money at the Cubs Convention
Kelly Crull quizzes Bob in a round of Beer Money from the Cubs Convention.
In The Loop: Projecting Bryzzo's numbers for 2017
CSN's Kelly Crull and David Kaplan project the kind of numbers Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo will put up in the 2017 season.
DeJesus discusses time spent with Maddon
On SportsTalk Live on Wednesday, former Cub David DeJesus discussed his time spent with Joe Maddon with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sammy Sosa barely stays in Hall of Fame picture
Sammy Sosa barely crossed the 5-percent threshold needed to remain on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for another year.
In The Loop: DeJesus talks Hall of Fame, Cubs World Series
Former Cubs outfielder David DeJesus talks about the newly announced Hall of Fame class and the Cubs winning the World Series.
STL: David DeJesus, on his time spent with Joe Maddon
David DeJesus joins SportsTalk Live to discuss his own time with Joe Maddon and what makes the skipper so popular among players.
Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN
Wrigley Field was arguably the happiest place on Earth this past fall, but that's not the only reason CNN believes it's a cheerful place.
In The Loop: Critiquing Cubs' outfits at White House
CSN's Kendall Gill and Jamal Mayers critique the Cubs' outfits during their White House visit.
STL: Arrieta, Lester miss Cubs' White House visit
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester missing the Cubs' White House visit on Monday due to personal reasons.
Lester's White House absence not political
Jon Lester said attending a funeral was the reason behind him not joining the Cubs at the White House on Monday.
The time Addison Russell froze up after getting a text from Eddie George
Addison Russell has had a chance to meet and hear from two of the people he reveres the most this offseason. 
Morning Update: Cubs visit White House
In today's edition of Morning Update, the Cubs visited the White House and both the Hawks and Bulls return to action Tuesday night.
Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House
In today's Fast Break Morning Update, the Cubs visited the President Obama at the White House as World Series champions.
In The Loop: Kids ask questions to Cubs at Cubs Convention
Check out some of the best moments from a panel that had kids ask Cubs players questions at Cubs Convention.
Cubs meet POTUS in unforgettable White House visit
For President Barack Obama's last official event at the White House, he honored the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.