5@5: Should Cubs have called up Nico Hoerner earlier?

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Tuesday, September 10th
Mike Mulligan and David Haugh conducted the daily 5 at 5 segment, which began with a discussion about the Cubs' injury situation. With shortstop Javy Baez likely shelved for the rest of the regular season, which of the team's injured players is most likely to have an impact on the stretch run: third baseman Kris Bryant with his sore knee, infielder Addison Russell with a concussion or closer Craig Kimbrel with his elbow inflammation? The guys next had a discussion about the MLB debut of shortstop Nico Hoerner, the Cubs' top prospects. Should he have been called up earlier in the season? The morning crew also had a discussion about Bryant's comment regarding his health, saying now he wants to play at "100 percent" and anything less is a "complete disservice" to Cubs fans. Should Bryant be applauded for trying to play through his knee injury or criticized for not being more forthcoming about his health? The guys then discussed the rumor mentioned by Radio.com Sports MLB insider Jon Heyman on his Big Time Baseball podcast that Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein could be linked to the Red Sox's president of baseball operations opening after the firing of Dave Dombrowski. Later, the crew shared its thoughts on the coaching debut of the Broncos' Vic Fangio. How will the Bears match up against their former defensive coordinator Sunday? (9/10/19)