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.
McLeod talks Baez, Double-A prospect Wilson Contreras and September call-ups.
Hammel hasn’t gone deep in games, Lester needs to work on his pick-off and Hendricks has had recent troubles with mechanics.
Samardzija will hit the open market this offseason after an up-and-down 2015 campaign.
Soler has five home runs this season in 344 plate appearances.
Plus, Pedro Strop and Tommy Hunter are happy to be reunited.
Assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske and third baseman Kris Bryant share thoughts amid the team’s offensive struggles.
Smoltz gives his thoughts on Chicago’s younsters, Jon Lester and who he thinks is the NL favorite.
“You’ve only got one chance at this with your brain, so let’s be smart,” Matheny says.
With the Cubs in New York, Mike Baxter recalled his 2012 catch that preserved the Mets’ only no-hitter.
Every National League team has had its flaws displayed, Orel Hershiser says.
Schwarber went 8-of-22 in his six-game stint in the majors.
“The real good veteran kind of enjoys this moment because it happened with him,” Joe Maddon says.
Wada’s had two poor outings in a row and is struggling to find consistency.
Maddon recalled one of the few — only? — times he really got into it with the media.
Almora’s hitting .250 with a .621 OPS at Double-A Tennessee.
Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez could be used when the Cubs visit AL parks in June.
“Development” isn’t an excuse for poor play in Maddon’s mind.
Strop has been fined before for his off-to-the-side hat, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is cool with it.
The Cubs are getting accustomed to Maddon’s unconventional ways.
The Cubs don’t want the Cardinals to get too far out of their sights in the NL Central.