Rank #1: Spiegel: Aristides Aquino's big night vs. Cubs, Chris Kamka interview (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by discussing Reds rookie Aristides Aquino big three-homer game in a 10-1 win against the Cubs on Saturday. Spiegel then took calls on the Cubs and White Sox and was later joined by Chris Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago for the weekly Kamkannections segment.
Rank #2: 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.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: Spiegel: Entertaining callers, Danny Farquhar interview (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel discussed how it takes a different mentality to bat leadoff before taking some entertaining calls on the Cubs and White Sox. Later, former MLB pitcher and new White Sox pitching instructor Danny Farquhar joined the show to discuss his baseball journey, his recovery from a brain aneurysm, why he chose to work for the organization in his post-playing career, what advice he gave right-hander Lucas Giolito and more.
Rank #5: Spiegel: Lucas Giolito's success, Cubs play under protest (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by discussing the reasons for White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito's leap forward this season before delving into the Cubs playing their 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night under protest after Washington closer Sean Doolittle used what Chicago manager Joe Maddon believed was an illegal delivery. Later, Spiegel was joined by Christopher Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago to dig into Cubs and White Sox numbers.
Rank #6: 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.
Rank #7: Spiegel: Bruce Levine interview, diving into Jose Quintana's struggles again (Hour 4)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel was joined by Score baseball insider Bruce Levine live from Wrigley Field to discuss Cubs storylines as they prepared to face the Mets on Sunday afternoon. Later, Spiegel again delved into the struggles of Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana and how the staff could look down the line.
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: Spiegel: Cubs pitching, Nick Castellanos is a great addition (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by taking a close look at the Cubs' pitching staff and what the bullpen could and should look like going forward. He also examined the Cubs' addition of outfielder Nick Castellanos before the trade deadline, a move he believes is a great one because of the type of player Castellanos is.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 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.
Rank #14: Spiegel: Paul Goldberger interview, Ron Coomer foul ball (Hour 3)
In the third hour, Matt Spiegel was joined by architecture critic Paul Goldberger to discuss his book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City." Spiegel then brought back a fun moment from the Cubs broadcast on Saturday night in which color commentator Ron Coomer caught a foul ball while live on air before sharing some notes on White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and welcoming in Nick Shepkowski for transition.
Rank #15: Spiegel: Chris Rongey on Cubs-Cardinals, Daniel Van Kirk in studio (Hour 3)
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel continued chatting with former Score teammate and current ESPN 101 host Chris Rongey, breaking down the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry and who's the team to beat in the NL Central. Later, Spiegel was joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk in studio to share some funny baseball memories, including one from the 2016 World Series.
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: Rozner & Ostrowski: Javier Baez's MVP chances, Bruce Levine interview (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Barry Rozner and Joe OStrowski start off by discussing how the Cubs would matchup with the Brewers in the playoffs before breaking down Javier Baez's MVP chances. They also discuss the White Sox's rotation, including improvement from Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito. To wrap it up, they chat with Score baseball insider Bruce Levine for the latest on how manager Joe Maddon is handling the Cubs bullpen and some thoughts on the White Sox's rebuild.
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: Spiegel: Chris Rongey in studio, Omar Vizquel interview (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Matt Spiegel was joined by former Score teammate and current 101 ESPN host Chris Rongey to discuss some of his memories on the White Sox beat and Dexter Fowler's time and performance with the Cardinals. Later, former MLB shortstop and current White Sox Double-A manager Omar Vizquel joined the show to discuss outfielder Luis Robert's potential, how he works with infielders and his managerial approach.
Rank #20: Spiegel: Kyle Hendricks' odd outing, Christopher Kamka interview (Hour 1)
Matt Spiegel opened his show by diving into the Cubs' strange 6-5 loss against the Angels on Saturday afternoon, including how manager Joe Maddon pulled right-hander Kyle Hendricks after just five innings. Spiegel then took calls from listeners before Christopher Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago joined the show to share some of the most unknown numbers for the Cubs and White Sox so far, including rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez's start to the season on the South Side.