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 […]

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 […]

Samardzija Could Still Be Traded Before Opening Day and News from Day 12 of Cubs Camp

Monday was photo day for the Cubs and the team practiced on the main field at Cubs Park for the first time this spring. But the biggest news of the day surfaced late Monday night courtesy of the Sun-Times. Rick Renteria announced Monday that Chris Rusin, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel would follow […]

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. […]

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 […]

Braves Appear Out of the Running for Jeff Samardzija and Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to reports from David O’Brien and Mark Bowman, the Braves are no longer interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija. Both David O’Brien and Mark Bowman reported the Cubs’ asking price forced Frank Wren to look into different options to add starting pitching to his roster. Bowman indicated the Braves interest in Samardzija “died more […]

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 […]