Growing Cubs Ep. 23: Astros Rant, Opening Day 2B, David Ross’s Ability to Coach Prospects, I-Cubs Rotation
In this episode of the Growing Cubs Podcast, Greg and Jimmy come out swinging on the Houston Astros and Rob Manfred. Then, on a lighter note, they discuss Nico Hoerner’s arms and whether or not he could start at second base Opening Day (13:12), followed by speculation on David Ross’s ability to coach prospects (25:05). They end the second half of the episode talking about FanGraphs’ top 100 prospect list (34:00), which Cubs affiliate they are excited to watch — including the Iowa Cubs rotation (40:20) — and how Iowa’s depth could help boost an older Cubs rotation headed by Jon Lester (50:15).