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The Back Row Boys
77 minutes | Aug 16, 2016
August 16, 2016
Back from our hiatus, we update the Cubs roster, our takes on Chapman, LaStella, and the other moves in the National League. We look at where the Cubs are, where we think they'll end up, and analyze the other contenders.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 pt.2
Cubs Midseason Grades and some All Star talk.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 Pt. 1
Cubs Midseason Grades and some All-Star Game talk.
76 minutes | Jul 5, 2016
July 5, 2016 All Star Preview
Our All Star Preview.. Who's in, who's out, who was hosed. Why Addison Russell belongs on the team. Should Jake and Jon even pitch? And more...
83 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
June 28, 2016
Lots of Cubs: the "Brycycle," LL debuts, Baez highlight reel, Arrieta's problem, other roster moves, the 6 man rotation, Mr. Flinch, and some intelligent talk about how to construct a trade and what rumors we've heard. And more...
61 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 All Cubs Pod
Cubs and the Fountain of Youth; What's my deal with Chris Coghlan, preview of the Pirates and Cardinals homestand, trade insanity and the value of relievers.
69 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
June 8 Cubs Week in Review
Almora's debut and Soler's injury, an 8-2 homestand with both losses on Jake's starts, historic performances my the SO's, Bryant's brilliance, Wrigleyville cafe, advertising on jerseys, and more...
54 minutes | May 24, 2016
May 24 Cubs Week in Review
Recapping the Cubs 2-5 week, Rizzo's slump, Fowler's boner, the Leaderboard, Hometown announcers, floating strike zones, bad lighting, rooting out Umpshow bias, and more...
40 minutes | May 24, 2016
May 24 -- IBBs and New Strike Zones
Why MLB is wrong about IBBs and catering to potential fans instead of the fans they have now. Also, a really good Chip Carey story!
79 minutes | May 17, 2016
The Back Row Boys May 17, 2016
The Fight. The Bat Flip. The week in review. Hometown Discounts. The SABR is over, so SABR hasn't won yet. Roster Moves. Lackey talking smack? And more...
87 minutes | May 10, 2016
The Back Row Boys May 10, 2016
Trading Trout, Beanballs, First Place Weekend, Harper taking walks, Mondesi suspended, Colon, Zobewan, Avisail's message for Markakis, sabre-stupid lineups, bunting, scared baseball, what makes a great catch, and the week ahead.
71 minutes | May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016 pt2
Adderall and more on PEDs. A look at the standings to see who may be selling already. And why is our TV market such a mess?
62 minutes | May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016 pt.1
White Sox dominating with pitching and defense and culture? Mat Latos turns it around, John Danks doesn't. When do they bring up Fullmer? Catching a big weakness? Adderall and more on PEDs.
75 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
April 26, 2015 Two 1st Place teams! No hitters, juicing, and more
No hitters, juicing, two 1st place teams. Hutch breaks down the White Sox stellar start, more Cub Love, and more
70 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
Who's Got the Best Organization and more...
Thoughts on the opener of the Cubs/Cards series, not believing the hype, snapshot of where the Cubs and White Soz are today, and more...
41 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Opening Night Review 4/12/2016
Observations from Wrigley on Opening Night, including Reds mismanaging their bullpen, Rizzo gets pranked, we freeze, some suggestions to MLB on scheduling, a snapshot on where the Cubs and White Sox are after one week, and more...
75 minutes | Apr 5, 2016
April 5, 2016
Opening Daze--Mark wins his bracket, Sox and Cubs win their openers. LumberJake, mini meltdown by Chris Coghlan. Jimmy Rollins, Starter. $2 pitches an inning. The Hospital Ward. Instant Replay and the possible future of officiating. Why try to beat the shift? On Pitching--overall, how good is it these days?
51 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
Cubs 2016 Preview
Hutch goes ape, accusing me of blind Cubby love. I disagree. He yells for awhile, then I list for him some of the things that worry me about this year's Cubs team.
35 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
White Sox 2016 Preview
Hutch conveys his astonishment at the White Sox April schedule (1 off day!), names his breakout player, and his expectaions of the team in general.
87 minutes | Mar 22, 2016
NL Central Preview
We turn our laser beam focus to the National League Central, and ponder the Reds lineup, the Brewers calamity, moves by Pittsburgh and St; Louis, and ascertain exactly where the Cubs will finish in 2016.
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