Cubs Announce 2016 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Feb. 19, position players report on Feb. 23 and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 24. Spring Training is just around the corner. And so are the exhibition games. The Cubs’ first game of the 2016 Cactus League is against the Brewers in Maryvale on […]

Day Three of 2016 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm with Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison

The 2016 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday morning with the Down on the Farm session hosted by Double-A Tennessee’s play-by-play man Mick Gillispie. Jason McLeod and farm director Jaron Madison were joined by RHP Carl Edwards Jr., LHP Eric Jokisch and 1B Dan Vogelbach. The Cubs still have one of the top 10 farm systems in […]

Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/13/14

Welcome everyone to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball. In today’s report, Bijan Rademacher has a big night as the Mesa Solar Sox win their first game in the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, down in the Venezuelan Winter League, Cubs pitching prospects are having mixed results. For all the highlights, take a look inside today’s […]

Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Cubs Release Spring Training Broadcast Schedule and Other News and Rumors

While the focus Monday was on prospects and the battle with the rooftops, the Cubs released their Spring Training broadcast schedule. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Feb. 13, position players on Feb. 18 and the first full squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 19. And a little more than a week later, Rick […]

Cubs Exploring Options for Radio and TV Broadcasts, Still Searching for Radio Analyst

While the Cubs continue working on details to restore Wrigley Field with the city, neighborhood and the rooftop club owners, the team is also dealing with media rights between 720 WGN and WGN TV. WGN Radio exercised an option in their contract with the Cubs last month to re-negotiate the deal with the team due […]

The Roster, Spring Broadcasts and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs did not announce the signings of Carlos Villanueva or Scott Hairston on Thursday but there was plenty speculation of which two players would be removed from the roster in order to add the right-handed pitcher and outfielder. Scott Hairston reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $6 million, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 03/04/12

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. A’s (1-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Rodrigo Lopez (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-0, -.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s the Cactus League opener…the Chicago Cubs versus the Oakland Athletics. The nearly […]