It was a strange weekend for the Cubs as they were forced back to Chicago after more positive tests on the Cardinals. Elise Menaker filled in as host of the Cubs Weekly podcast and chats with Marquee Sports Network's digital contributor Andy Martinez on how the Cubs navigated the awkward weekend while Jed Hoyer and David Ross also reacted to the looting in Chicago. Then, second-round pick Burl Carraway joined Tony Andracki and Lance Brozdowski to run down what his experience has been like at the Cubs alternate training site in South Bend and how he developed velocity on his fastball that can now reach triple digits.
We talk with Burl Carraway (second round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 2020 MLB Draft) about his draft experience and the possibility of making the club this season, as well as the story behind his perfect-for-baseball name. We also discuss what it’s like to throw 100 MPH, the story of Clayton Kershaw giving him his phone number, his thoughts on being a reliever and whether he would ever want to be a starter, his ideal walkout song, the idea of pitching at Wrigley, who he’d invite to his big league debut, girls sliding into the DMs, the first big purchase he’s going to make and more.