Rank #1: Spiegel: Cubs suffer devastating loss, Chris Kamka interview (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by reacting to another devastating loss for the Cubs loss, who fell 9-8 to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon and watched as their postseason chances further dwindled. Spiegel then took calls from listeners sharing their Cubs angst. Later, it was another edition of Kamkonnections, as Chris Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago joined the show.
Sep 22 2019
Rank #2: Rozner & Ostrowski: Laz Diaz's blowup, H&R's goodbye (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Barry Rozner and Joe Ostrowski open by discussing another memorable moment from Chris "Mad Dog" Russo before hearing how umpire Laz Diaz got into it with the Washington Nationals for no reason Friday. They also play the best moments from the show this season, discuss an interesting note on Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, and say their goodbyes for the year.
Sep 16 2018
Rank #3: Spiegel: Leila Rahimi in studio, Chris Rongey interview (Hour 3)
In the third hour, Matt Spiegel continued talking with Leila Rahimi of NBC Sports Chicago, focusing on her past career experiences before she came to Chicago. Later, Spiegel caught up with an former Score host/update anchor Chris Rongey, who shared his thoughts on the Cardinals and the NL Central race as the regular season winds down.
Sep 15 2019
Rank #4: Rozner & Ostrowski: Cubs' arms, World Series hopes (Hour 1)
In the first hour, Barry Rozner and Joe Ostrowski discuss how the Cubs' bullpen will shape up down the stretch and into the postseason, especially given Pedro Strop's hamstring injury. They also dive into the Cubs' starting rotation and whether they have enough to win another World Series compared to the other contenders in baseball.
Sep 16 2018
Rank #5: Spiegel: Yu Darvish's confidence, Christopher Kamka interview (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by breaking down the Cubs' 2-1 win against the Brewers in 15 innings Saturday along with how much a pitcher's confidence plays a role in his results. That led to a discussion about Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish's struggles. Later, Spiegel was joined by Christopher Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago to dig into Cubs and White Sox numbers.
May 12 2019
Rank #6: Rozner & Ostrowski: Bruce Levine, Bob Brenly interviews (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Barry Rozner and Joe Ostowski are joined by Score baseball insider Bruce Levine to discuss the latest with the Cubs and White Sox, including Michael Kopech's UCL tear. Later former Cubs and Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly joins the show to discuss umpire Joe West's struggles, Arizona's chances in NL West and whether teams should dish out long-term contracts to free agents. The crew also hears from producer Eli Hershkovich on the White Sox's prospects, along with breaking down the MVP race.
Sep 09 2018
Rank #7: Spiegel: 'We Are Family,' Scott Miller interview (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel debuted his new segment, "We Are Family," sharing the baseball moments that he has missed during his life while taking calls on the topic as well. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report and Fox Sports San Diego then joined the show to discuss the Padres' rise and rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who's a former White Sox prospect. Miller also discussed what he noticed about Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish a few years ago that's more relevant than ever now.
Apr 14 2019
Rank #8: Spiegel: Brandon Morrow's injury, Kris Bryant's struggles (Hour 4)
In the fourth and final hour, Matt Spiegel wraps up the show by digging into what the Cubs will do with their bullpen after it was announced reliever Brandon Morrow had another setback. He also discusses why Kris Bryant has struggled through the first three weeks of the season.
Apr 21 2019
Rank #9: Spiegel: Steve Albini in studio (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel was joined in studio by musician Steve Albini to discuss his vast love and knowledge of baseball, his illustrious career that includes his work as a record producer, recording engineer, musician and professional poker player and more.
Aug 18 2019
Rank #10: Spiegel: Ron Coomer interview, comical errors trying to interview Jake Peavy (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel was joined by Cubs Radio color analyst Ron Coomer to discuss the team's the signing of star closer Craig Kimbrel and more. Spiegel then broke down the series of comical errors that led to him failing to conduct an interview with former White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy on Friday night. Later, Spiegel was joined by Nick Shepkowski and Mark Grote for transition, where they discussed the Cubs' bullpen.
Jun 09 2019
Rank #11: Spiegel: Jon Lester's importance, Chris Kamka interview (Hour 3)
In the third hour, Matt Spiegel continued taking your calls on the Cubs and White Sox before diving into the importance of left-hander Jon Lester's performance. Later, Chris Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago joined the show for his weekly chat digging into the latest trends with the Cubs and White Sox.
Jul 14 2019
Rank #12: Spiegel: Ben Zobrist press conference highlights, Cubs' handling of players (Hour 4)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel brought back the highlights of Cubs veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist's press conference discussing his return to the team. Later, Spiegel took calls from listeners and discussed how the Cubs organization has handled its players during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime.
Sep 01 2019
Rank #13: Spiegel: Spiegs can't quit Kyle Schwarber, Lucas Giolito's continued dominance (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel broke down Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber's recent performance and explained why he refuses to give up on him. Spiegel then examined how White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito has continued to dominate and explained how Giolito is a prime example of why you can't give up on a young player too early.
Jun 09 2019
Rank #14: Spiegel: Cubs' organizational miscues, Mike Ferrin interview (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel spent some time discussing the state of the Cubs and the organizational miscues that led to their disappointing season. Spiegel then continued to take calls on the Cubs before Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio joined the show to discuss the latest storylines across the baseball landscape.
Sep 22 2019
Rank #15: Spiegel: Cubs' bullpen, White Sox's rebuild (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel discussed the Cubs' current bullpen situation and the White Sox's approach in their rebuild, including their recent trading away of international slot money.
Aug 11 2019
Rank #16: Spiegel: Steve Albini in studio, Jon Lester's evolution (Hour 3)
In the third hour, Matt Spiegel kept musician Steve Albini around for an extra segment and even gave you a coffee recipe. Spiegel then dove into the evolution of aging Cubs left-hander Jon Lester and how he has learned to get hitters out without his fastball before discussing third baseman Kris Bryant's response to a heckler and how White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada and prized prospect Nick Madrigal are faring in Triple-A Charlotte. Later, Spiegel replayed some audio from Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod on the organization's philosophies.
Aug 18 2019
Rank #17: Spiegel: Matthew Trueblood in studio (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel was joined in studio by Matthew Trueblood of Baseball Prospectus. They discussed the reasons for the Cubs' struggles, took an analytical dive into pitching and hitting and debated an intriguing trade proposal for the White Sox.
Jul 28 2019
Rank #18: Spiegel: Favorite baseball moment, Cubs' woes (Hour 4)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel discussed his favorite baseball moment of the week, Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber's lack of development and the current state of the Cubs' bullpen.
Jun 02 2019
Rank #19: Spiegel: Mike Ferrin, Bruce Levine interviews (Hour 3)
In the third and final hour, Matt Spiegel chats with Mike Ferrin -- D'backs pre/postgame host and MLB Network Radio contributor -- about Arizona's surprising start, why it traded away Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis, how front office's mindsets are changing across baseball and more. Later on, he's joined by The Score's Bruce Levine for the latest of White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez's injury before wrapping up the show with a tease about a special guest co-host.
Apr 28 2019
Rank #20: Spiegel: Cubs' gut-punching loss, Chris Kamka interview (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by reacting to the Cubs blowing another game late in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers in 10 innings Saturday night. He also discussed manager Joe Maddon's culpability with his bullpen usage, closer Craig Kimbrel's rough stretch and more. Later, stats guru Chris Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago joined the show for his weekly conversation.
Jul 28 2019