Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL)

On this, the 370th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the Jason Heyward press conference. We talk about some of the reasons Heyward gave for picking the Cubs over other teams, including the Cardinals.

We also have several listener questions, ranging from questions about us to 2016 line-up and rotation questions.

Direct download: Episode_774.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT

On this episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we recap the INCREDIBLE last week in Cubs off-season moves.

Last week, the Cubs snatched John Lackey away from the Cardinals and this week, the Cubs convinced Jason Heyward to leave St. Louis for less money…and that doesn’t sit well with the best fans in baseball.

The Cubs also signed central Illinois native, Ben Zobrist (for less money than other teams offered).

The sad news of the week was that these signings were facilitated by the Cubs trading Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees. We talk reflect on the Starlin-era and share some scary stats and our favorite Castro memories.

Scott and Andrew from Bronx Pinstripes jump in to talk about Adam Warren.

Direct download: Episode_773.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

On this brief episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the signing of John Lackey.

Like most Cubs fans, our initial reactions to this signing (and even the rumors that the Cubs were interested) were not exactly positive. We share our initial reservations about the signing and then discuss what we like about the Cubs signing Lackey.

We talk about Edgar Olmos, the latest Chris Bosio project. Reports came out this week that Javier Baez will get time in center field in the winter league this off-season. We talk about the impact that could have on the 2016 Cubs.

We wrap up the episode by reading some internet muscle flexes.

Direct download: Episode_772.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT

A few hours before the recording of this episode, David Price agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox.

We talk about some of the free agency rumors and explain why we like/don’t like the free agency rumor period.

Andy introduces us to Rex Brothers. Kurt wraps up the Arizona Fall League. We answer a few listener questions and share some internet muscle flexes.

Direct download: Episode_771.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm CDT

On this episode of the podcast, we talk about some of the pitchers that the Cubs have acquired in the last week. The Cubs also move a few minor league players to the 40-man roster to avoid other teams picking them in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

We spend the rest of the episode answering listener questions. Some questions are Cubs related and some definitely are not.

Direct download: Episode_770.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm CDT

Welcome to the 365th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. This week, the Cubs organization brought home three awards, the Rookie of the Year (Kris Bryant), Manager of the Year (Joe Maddon) and the Cy Young (Jake Arrieta). We talk about what these awards mean to the individual players and the organization. We also look at how these awards could help the Cubs attract their desired free agents.

The Cubs have a new radio home, 670AM The Score. Crane Kenney also shared the Cubs plans to have their own network when the current tv deal has expired.

We’ve received a lot of email about the Cubs options with free agents, specifically with starting pitchers. On this episode, we explore the different routes the Cubs could take to strengthen their starting pitching, from free agents to trades.

If you’d like to support Justin’s Movember campaign, you can do so by clicking this link.

Direct download: Episode_769.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT

At the beginning of the season, we made our predictions for the Cubs 2015 season. Most of the stats we predicted seemed logical in April, but this 2015 season didn’t exactly go the way we thought it would.

Join us as we look back at all of the stats we predicted. We also answer a couple of listener questions.

Michael from Galesburg joins us on this episode. Check out his podcast, The Awesome 80’s Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_768.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

After a one-week vacation, we return with our first off-season episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast.

Theo Epstein held a press conference one day after the Cubs season ended. We talk about the topics Theo covered in in the press conference.

Typically, in October and November, we spend a lot of time talking about the Cubs prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League. Obviously, we had much better things to talk about…the Cubs post-season run. We go over the Cubs prospects in the Arizona Fall League this season and talk about their production and development.

Since this is the first post-season episode, we share the important MLB post-season dates and discuss how those dates will impact the Cubs.

Direct download: Episode_767.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CDT

The Cubs 2015 season officially came to an end on Wednesday night as they were swept by the New York Mets in the NLCS.

This episode was recorded moments after the last out was recorded.

Direct download: Episode_766.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

This is the 361st episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast and this installment is our post-game show for Game 3 of the NLCS.

Things did not end positively for us Cubs fans. We can’t help but talk about the negatives and we try as hard as we can to find some silver linings.

Direct download: Episode_765.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

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