There's more than hopping the pond for a series in London to the Cardinals-Cubs meetings in 2023. Start with this: There are few of them. Six games from one of the game's oldest rivalries have been shaved off the schedule as part of Major League Baseball's balanced scheduled. What does that mean? ESPN baseball reporter Jesse Rogers suggests it could bring even more intensity to the rivalry. Rogers, who will be part of the network's Sunday Night Baseball coverage from Busch Stadium on Sunday, joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the changes to the 2023 season and when to expect the Cubs to be contenders again. Could be sooner than anyone thinks, argues Rogers. And they're going to start spending, too. Maybe the fewer games will benefit the Cardinals after all. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, and Derrick Goold.