SportsTalk Live: Cubs streaking
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Cubs' winning streak hitting five and the expectations going forward on the North Side - 5/31
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Well how about the Cubs they've won five straight for the first time in more than two years the offense is suddenly come to life after struggling for most the first two months. I guess the question now for cub fans is with the team stayed together. Try to make your run of 500 you expected feel when you had will start trading veterans for prospects next month when he gets them I'm. I'm shocked I mean it's the best week in and baseball for the Cubs I mean they they beat their cross town rival they beat did the number one garden first place he back. They scored 36 runs ten homers five straight winds I mean it's. Somebody pinch me because it's it's unbelievable but you gotta like what's going on on the north side I I was totally shocked in. Was surprised that they were able to beat up the White Sox who waited they were getting and obviously on paper coming into this seemed every -- -- -- at the Sox had a better team in the Cubs are struggling. Tom but now these guys that take it upon themselves to say hey listen. Where our team here in Chicago we're gonna play ball and we're gonna do whatever we can they're doing it with pitching they're -- -- hitting and you know you got to commit those guys so it's gonna be interesting to see if they can get to the 500. But if that's not a Cubs fan you sort of know that changes are coming it's hard to master plan that is here has -- about what's gonna happen. The -- I just enjoyed just beat the White Sox who probably -- a better chance of winning later on the new deal. You know -- do you see those two guys dancing in in the bleachers and Hairston Grand Slam that sums it up ran -- just enjoy it right now because this is good is gonna get this is probably. The peak of your season just soak it in -- was a comment. But -- if you're the general manager or even better if you're part of the fan base you see Matt Garza come back looks good. In his first three starts would you trade Garza for prospects or would you try to re sign him and make him part of the foundation. Going forward well this guy I'm always -- fan pitching I've said this about it since he got here zero for them you know like halfway through a couple of months at the beginning -- the first -- was the first picked him up. You know you do get a what's starting to look like a decent. Mean it is the Cubs have so much room for improvement pretty much every category didn't they don't walk and at all we have grown that offense itself. That they haven't produced -- -- and they definitely know what's it gonna run differential in their favor the pits instead it's been fairly broad I'd lucked -- Garza. You know Travis who might be as good as he looks so -- to rounding into a nice Smart veteran. If you you know I've always I've always always always keep pitching. You're just you're you're almost never get value back for a really good pitcher and Garcia eats up innings -- do assuming that this list health scare wasn't. And he won't -- resurfaced. I would you know what I keep my pitching. There's a lot of guys in a ballclub really worth trading beyond that but. You know what I almost always good to spend money try to buy theater and then try to find a pitcher. Would love to take a fight -- for Carlos Marmol it's pretty unless you're considering the salary that he's making. Scott Feldman could be attractive to a contending team down the line and you've got the position players who might hold some interest for contender again nature rolls -- right field. They've got a couple of catchers in my -- would make a trade there you know it's just one of those things where the team finally shows some signs improvement. You just hate to see that possibly -- to July 31 and all of a sudden. -- your call up guys -- AAA and and really kinda condemning yourself to another bad losing season. Yeah you know to me this isn't a part of the game plan and like you Sammy it is there a breath of fresh air and eat you -- -- enjoy it if your cub fan. But you have to stay the course as far as this long term project is concerned for her feel. And in the rest the guys over there in front office. And so. Enjoy it I mean you get you got the backup catcher. Navarro crank it up three homers and then that's I mean that's not going to happen consistently you understand that's all. Enjoy the run as much did you camp but continue to go to look for. Player that you can make military you can make moves with donated -- -- the trading deadline and then do Nelson. But the poster from the conduct of Milwaukee so write this at least that little bit of that PSAs Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh rolled way over 500 so announce a question of you just try to enjoy Wallace Wallace here I think realistically. They're not a 500 baseball from Minnesota got to have fun while it in those three teams you mentioned they're all pretty young with some great young base course and -- -- teams are catching. And -- correctly from my I think they got the three best record in baseball to or something like that certainly there's only -- So yeah after remember where you stand where you are yet straight five in a row but. You're still chasing teams are still a lot of room for improvement nice to see some size of congress thought through what went through last year.