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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Todd Hollandsworth Would Like the Cubs Radio Gig

WGN Radio was expected to announce Keith Moreland’s replacement by the start of the Winter Meetings but they have not made a decision yet on who will help call Cubs’ games with the great Pat Hughes. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer are reportedly the two finalists for the job. Hollandsworth is in Orlando this week […]

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Seriously Listening on Samardzija Reportedly on Cubs Agenda for the Winter Meetings

The Jeff Samardzija rumors heated up on Wednesday as Major League Baseball moved a day closer to the Winter Meetings, which officially begin on Monday in Orlando. The Cubs are trying to lockup Jeff Samardzija to a long-term, team friendly deal, while also listening to offers for him. Reports a month ago indicated the Cubs […]

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Report: Hollandsworth and Coomer Finalists for Cubs Radio Job

According to a report from Robert Feder, two former Cubs are finalists to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer appear to be the last two candidates to be Pat Hughes’ partner. Robert Feder reported both former players “are said to be at the top of the list” to […]

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The Samardzija Rumors Continue and Other Cubs News and Notes

Weekend Update After a rather quiet holiday weekend, the Cubs figure to be very busy over the next seven days leading up to Baseball’s Winter Meetings (Dec. 9-12). Monday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players for the 2014 season. And the trade rumors should increase significantly over the next week as […]

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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 […]

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