Sun, 20 December 2015
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.
Sun, 13 December 2015
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.
Sun, 6 December 2015
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.
Tue, 1 December 2015
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.