Mark Grote

Mark Grote is the host of Cubs pregame and postgame shows on WBBM Newsradio 780. He was previously the update anchor for the “Mully and Hanley Show” on 670 The Score and the host of Bears pregame shows for the station.

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Grote’s Q-and-A With Jake Arrieta: This Is The Opportunity Every Competitor Wants

The Cubs’ Arrieta takes the ball against the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2015

Cubs infielder Starlin Castro, left, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Grote: NL Central Dominance Leaves Many In Awe

For the first time in MLB history, the three best records came from the same division.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2015

Dale Sveum, left. (Getty Images)

Grote: Dale Sveum Reflects After Helping Set Cubs’ Foundation

Now with the Royals, Sveum has high praise for the 2015 Cubs.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2015

Kerry Wood in 1998. (Matthew Stockman/Allsport)

Grote: Catching Up With Kerry Wood

Wood reflects on the Cubs of the past and present, including a memorable 2003 season.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2015

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Grote’s Q-and-A With Gary ‘Sarge’ Matthews: Cubs Are Hot At The Right Time

A member of the ’84 Cubs, Matthews reflects on the past and present.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2015

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Grote: Joe Maddon Downplays Importance Of Home-Field Advantage In Wild-Card Game

“It’s all about the starting pitchers in that particular game,” Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2015

Cubs infielder Javier Baez, left. (Getty Images)

Grote: Javier Baez Calm As They Come With The Glove

Baez’s versatility gives him a good chance to make the postseason roster.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Grote’s Cubs Observations: Chris Bosio Lauds Jason Hammel’s Toughness

Plus, Dexter Fowler continues to set the tone for the Cubs at the lead-off spot.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2015

Kris Bryant , left, and Anthony Rizzo, right. (Getty Images)

Grote: Cubs Have Moved Past Developmental Phase — It’s All About Winning

“They are allowing their talent to take over and win the ball game,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2015

Javier Baez with the Cubs in 2014. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Grote’s Q-and-A With Jason McLeod: Javier Baez Is Controlling His Swing

McLeod talks Baez, Double-A prospect Wilson Contreras and September call-ups.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2015

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Grote: Cubs Starters Look To Clean Up Nagging Issues

Hammel hasn’t gone deep in games, Lester needs to work on his pick-off and Hendricks has had recent troubles with mechanics.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2015

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Grote: Jeff Samardzija Keeping All Options Open In Free Agency

Samardzija will hit the open market this offseason after an up-and-down 2015 campaign.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. (Getty Images)

Grote: Cubs’ Jorge Soler Is Searching For More Power

Soler has five home runs this season in 344 plate appearances.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2015

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Grote’s Cubs Observations: Joe Maddon Prefers Feet-First Slides

Plus, Pedro Strop and Tommy Hunter are happy to be reunited.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2015

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Grote’s Cubs Observations: ‘Slump’ Is A Forbidden Word In Clubhouse

Assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske and third baseman Kris Bryant share thoughts amid the team’s offensive struggles.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Getty Images)

Grote’s Q-and-A With John Smoltz: Cubs ‘Ahead Of The Curve’

Smoltz gives his thoughts on Chicago’s younsters, Jon Lester and who he thinks is the NL favorite.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. (Getty Images)

Grote: Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny Recalls Terrors Of His Concussions

“You’ve only got one chance at this with your brain, so let’s be smart,” Matheny says.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2015

Then-Mets outfielder Mike Baxter, now with the Cubs, leaves the field after being injured while colliding with the wall on June 1, 2012. His catch preserved Johan Santana's no-hitter, the first in Mets history. (Getty Images)

Grote: The Best Catch Of Mike Baxter’s Career Was Also The Most Painful

With the Cubs in New York, Mike Baxter recalled his 2012 catch that preserved the Mets’ only no-hitter.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Grote’s Q-and-A With Orel Hershiser: Trade Deadline Could Tilt NL Race

Every National League team has had its flaws displayed, Orel Hershiser says.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Kyle Schwarber. (Getty Images)

Grote’s Cubs Observations: Kyle Schwarber Keeps It Simple In Big League Cameo

Schwarber went 8-of-22 in his six-game stint in the majors.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015


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