Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL)

During the Cubs’ playoff run and right after the 2015 season ended, we talked on the podcast about the 2015 team being the most fun Cubs teams we had ever seen. Michael from Galesburg voiced his opposition immediately.

Since the last week was fairly uneventful in the land of the Cubs, we decided to invite Michael and his podcast co-host, Lawrence onto the podcast. Michael and Lawrence do The Awesome 80’s Podcast, so you can understand why the ’89 Cubs team holds a special place in Michael’s heart.

What you’ll hear is a wandering conversation about 80’s baseball movies, the Cubs in the 80’s, comparing the ’89 team to the ’15 team, some references to ’98 and ’03, and a side conversation about the history of Pekin High School.

Direct download: Episode_779_.mp3
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On this bonus episode of the podcast, we have an interview for you. I had the opportunity to talk with Scott Kornberg, the new radio broadcaster of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Scott talks about some of the players Cubs fans may see with Myrtle Beach this year. He also talks about some unique aspects of the ballpark in Myrtle Beach and how it may impact the statistics of players of a certain profile.

Direct download: Episode_778.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

On this, the 373rd episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we’re talking about Cubs Convention 2016. The event took place this last weekend in Chicago and Corey was there and he shares his experience from #CrazyHatLady to the Business Operations meeting, to a kid screaming how much he hates the Cardinals at Theo, Jed and the rest of the room to Cubs Bingo. We talk about it all.

Jake Arrieta and the Cubs have exchanged numbers and now have the task of coming to an agreement or going to arbitration. We’ll talk about how far apart the two parties are and how we think this will play out.

Here’s @CrawlysCubs video of #CrazyHatLady

Direct download: Episode_777.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm CST

On this episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, I talk with John Arguello from Cubs Den. John recently published his Top 25 Cubs Prospects list and as we gear up for the 2016 season, we use this opportunity to look at some of the best players in the farm system, including some that may impact the 2016 Cubs.

Links mentioned in this episode:
Ivy Envy Fan Appreciation Day Blab
Cubs Den
Cubs Den on Facebook

Direct download: Episode_776.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

On this, the 371st episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we discuss the 2016 Cubs ZiPS projections that were recently released. You can find there here:2016 Cubs ZiPS projections

We discuss what this projection system is and what it says about the 2016 Cubs. We will look at the individual position players and pitchers. In short, these projections will make you very excited about the 2016 Cubs.

Also mentioned in this episode: Baseball Prospectus 2016 Book

Direct download: Episode_775.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm CST