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Cubs release spring broadcast schedule; CSN to air six games

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Cubs release spring broadcast schedule; CSN to air six games

Spring training is right around the corner and the Cubs reminded everybody of that fact Wednesday when they released the 2016 spring broadcast schedule.

Comcast SportsNet will air six spring games, including March 16 against the world champion Kansas City Royals and an NLCS rematch with the New York Mets in Las Vegas on March 31.

CSN will also air games on March 23 (Rangers), March 25 (Brewers), March 27 (Mariners) and March 29 (A's).

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Every game but two split-squad contests will be broadcast either on TV, radio or Cubs.com internet radio broadcast.

Mick Gillispie, Double-A Tennessee broadcaster, will join Len Kasper in the booth again for most of the Cubs.com broadcasts.

Kasper and Jim Deshaies will call all nine games on TV while Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will have the call on the radio broadcasts.

Here's the complete broadcast schedule:

Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Arizona on Feb. 19.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.