Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/15/14

Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Royals (7-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 5.00, 1.44) vs. James Shields (2-0, 1.04, 0.69) Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Mets (ss) (6-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

Report: WBBM-AM Leading Candidate to be Cubs Radio Partner

According to a report from the Tribune’s Ed Sherman, WBBM-AM has emerged as the leading candidate to become the Cubs new radio partner. Tom Ricketts and Crane Kenney have pointed to Opening Day as the timeframe the team would like to have its radio rights settled with either 720 WGN or a new station that […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 02/28/14

Spring Training Game Two: Cubs (0-1) vs. Angels (0-0) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Chris Rusin (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Jered Weaver (0-0, -.–, -.–) Cactus League play for the Cubs resumes this afternoon in Tempe against the Los Angeles Angels. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 02/27/14

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. Diamondbacks (SS) (1-0) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN-TV – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Jeff Samardzija (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Bronson Arroyo (0-0, -.–, -.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s the 2014 Cactus League Opener … the Chicago Cubs […]

Mike Olt Completes First Live BP Session and News from Day Eight of Cubs Camp

With a week before the first Cactus League game of the spring, the Cubs got their work in at Cubs Park on Thursday. Live batting practice continued with pitchers such as Edwin Jackson, Neil Ramirez, Jason Hammel, Wesley Wright, Jonathan Sanchez, Dallas Beeler, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch, Blake Parker and Carlos Pimentel taking the hill. […]

Arbitration, A Doubleheader and Other Cubs News and Notes

In exactly one week Rick Renteria will hold the Cubs’ first official on field work out of the spring. Pitchers and catchers report to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa on Feb. 13 and the position players must be in Mesa by Feb. 18. Several of the players are already at the Cubs’ new spring home […]

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 […]

Resetting the Cubs Off-Season in the New Year

While Jeff Samardzija and Masahiro Tanaka garnered most of the attention throughout the holidays, the Cubs have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting on Feb. 13. The team has eight arbitration eligible players without a contract for next season.  Teams were showing interest in […]

WGN Radio and the Cubs Announce the Hiring of Ron Coomer

The search for a color analyst to call Cubs’ games alongside Pat Hughes officially ended on Friday when 720 WGN and the Cubs announced the hiring of one-time Cubs’ player Ron Coomer. The Hughes & Coomer Show will make its debut in Spring Training. Ron Coomer, 47, played for the Cubs during the 2001 season […]

Ron Coomer Will Reportedly Join Pat Hughes in the Cubs Radio Booth

According to a report from Robert Feder, WGN Radio and the Cubs will announce on Friday they have hired Ron Coomer to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Ron Coomer agreed to a two-year contract to be the Cubs’ color analyst alongside the great Pat Hughes. Ron Coomer has been working pre and post-game […]