Ep. 47: Jose Quintana or John Lackey plus the psychology of Dillon Maples

Sep 07, 2017, 05:18 PM

Assuming the Cubs make the playoffs, who will be their fourth starter – Jose Quintana or John Lackey? Patrick Mooney, Jeff Nelson, Scott Changnon and Tony Andracki debate plus who to trust in the bullpen down the stretch and how the Cubs have moved from having one of the worst World Series hangovers ever to a point where they’re now the best defending champs we’ve seen since 2010.

Plus Cubs reliever Dillon Maples joins the podcast and discusses his journey to the big leagues after beginning 2017 in High-A ball. Maples talks about how he was his own worst enemy for years in the Cubs system and even recounts the time one year ago when he was looking for somebody to tell him it was OK to quit baseball and move on from the only life he’s ever known.