New Growing Cubs Episode: Conversation with Bleacher Nation’s Bryan Smith
It’s the ultimate Cubs blogging crossover episode this week as Cubs Insider meets Bleacher Nation with Greg and Jimmy sitting down with Bryan Smith, the prospect writer over at BN. The trio digs into the release of Bryan’s brand new 2020 Cubs prospect list, starting with Bryan’s personal cheeseballs (5:30).
Then they talk about the mental side of the juiced baseballs in Triple-A and how it affects the scouting of players in Iowa (12:15) before touching on the crown jewels of the farm system: Brennen Davis, Miguel Amaya, Nico Hoerner, and Brailyn Marquez (22:30). The episode wraps up with some starter vs. reliever talk (45:00) featuring Marquez, Justin Steele, and Michael McAvene before Bryan finishes with his bold prediction entering the season.