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Cubbies Crib Podcast

Climbing the Ivy


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The official podcast featuring writers Alex Patt and Adam McGinnis, as well as special guests discussing all the latest Chicago Cubs news and everything else MLB-related.

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On a special episode of "Climbing the Ivy" we interview author Doug Wilson, who wrote "Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks". He tells us about his experience writing it and how it is a special read for all Cubs fans and those who... more

What was colder this week? The Hot Stove or Chicago? Well, probably Chicago. At least the Cubs did make some moves building some bullpen depth with a few free agent signings. We will discuss those and some remaining guys on the... more

Things on the Chicago Cubs front are overall quiet still…or, one could say, pretty boring… Cubs Con wrapped up last week and players will be reporting to camp in a few weeks. We discuss Spring Training coming up. We... more

The Chicago Cubs are ready for their annual fan convention this coming weekend, and there is a lot of frustration among fans. Chairman Tom Ricketts and his family will not be in attendance to answer fan questions, a decision which has been... more

Brad Robinson of Newsradio 780 joins the Cubbies Crib crew to talk about the latest Cubs offseason news. As the offseason rolls on, and so do the concerns over the Cubs budget. More and more reports are suggesting the Cubs do not... more

It is officially 2019 and pitchers/catchers will be reporting before we know it. Some small moves have been made around baseball over the holidays, but no much...especially not the Cubs. We will give some thoughts on the current... more

Alex and Adam have a special interview with Kelly Wallace of "Expanded Roster" on this edition of Climbing the Ivy. Wallace interviewed Melisa Reidy, ex-wife of Cubs SS Addison Russell. Her experiences were shared in Wallace's article she... more

The Winter Meetings have begun and the Cubs have been…well, not very active so far. But there is still a way to go. Bryce Harper rumors are flying around like crazy and there are so many reports of the Cubs involvement, or... more

The Winter Meetings are approaching, and the Tender/Non-Tender Deadline has passed. Cubs have made a few moves, including trading Tommy LaStella to the Angels and non-tendering newly acquired Ronald Torreyes. What will happen... more

The Chicago Cubs aqcuired Yankees infielder Ronald Torreyes for cash considerations and PTBNL. We will discuss what this can mean. Also, fans were surprised when reliever Jesse Chavez was not brought back as he has signed... more