Thanks for downloading the 605th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. The Cubs open their 2019 campaign vs. the Rangers down in Texas. On this episode, we preview the series and look at the pitching match-ups.
Since Theo Epstein’s press conference after the end of the 2018 season, the Cubs have indicated that they would like to create a sense of urgency with the team. This week, we learned some of the things they will implement to keep the team focused and working as a unit.
On Tuesday, the Cubs announced they have come to an extension agreement with Kyle Hendricks. We talk about the deal itself and look at the long-term starting pitching situation.
The goal is always to get out of Spring Training without injury, and for the most part, the Cubs accomplished that. We share the updated information on the players who are entering the season banged up and on the Injured List.
We also take a look at the 25-man roster the Cubs will employ to start the season.