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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Mueller? Mueller? Cubs Coaching Staff Coming Into Focus

Multiple outlets confirmed the Sun-Times report that the front office is looking to hire Bill Mueller to be the Cubs’ new hitting coach. Mueller would be one of possible two hitting coaches on Rick Renteria’s staff. The front office knows they cannot miss on what will be the team’s third hitting coach in three seasons. […]

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Eight Former Cubs on List to Replace Keith Moreland

According to a report from Robert Feder, there are eight former Cubs on the shortlist to replace Keith Moreland in WGN’s booth. 720 WGN is on the “fast track” to find a replacement for Moreland to call games alongside of the Voice of the Cubs, Pat Hughes. Feder reported WGN would like to hire the […]

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Keith Moreland Not Returning to Cubs Radio Booth

Keith Moreland informed 720 WGN Radio on Wednesday that he would not be returning to the Cubs radio booth for a fourth season. Moreland cited family reasons for his decision to step down. Keith Moreland filled in for Ron Santo on occasion prior to Santo’s death in December of 2010. Moreland was hired full time […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/17/13

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs (63-87) vs. Brewers (66-83) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 189/844 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.44/1.36/3.79) vs. Marco Estrada (6-4, 4.29/1.18/4.27) The Cubs and Jeff Samardzija will try to bounce back tonight and not […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 06/04/13

Game Fifty-Six: Cubs (23-32) vs. Angels (25-33) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 179/844 Location – Angel Stadium, Anaheim Scott Feldman (5-4, 2.82/1.17) vs. Jered Weaver (1-1, 3.71/1.18) The Cubs open a brief two-game series in Anaheim tonight against the underachieving Los Angeles Angels […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/27/13

Spring Training Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (16-17) vs. Royals (ss) (23-6-2) Game Time – 8:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB.TV/MLB Network (delay) None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Scott Feldman (0-3, 10.34/1.98) vs. James Shields (2-1, 7.90/1.68) Countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh: 5 Days After posting four straight wins in the […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/21/13

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight: Cubs (ss) (12-14) vs. Dodgers (9-14) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Kino Stadium, Tucson Scott Feldman (0-2, 11.81/2.25) vs. Stephen Fife (1-0, 3.72/1.03) Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (ss) (12-14) vs. Mariners (17-7) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB.TV […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/16/13

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (ss) (8-12) vs. Rangers (ss) (9-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB.tv (Rangers) – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 5.59/2.14) vs. Nick Tepesch (0-0, 2.25/1.13) Spring Training Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (ss) (8-12) vs. Royals (16-2-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

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