Cubs remaking player development department If anybody thought the Cubs' season was a roller coaster, it was nothing compared to what Brad Wieck has gone through this year. Wieck began with a testicular cancer diagnosis in January and underwent surgery shortly after. That left him what channel is the chicago cubs baseball game on catch-up all spring training, unable to lift, run or throw off a mound for a month after the surgery. He only ended up facing live hitters twice before the regular season started and was never able to recover with the Padres, putting up a 5. Then the Cubs came calling.
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It owns and operates local broadcast television stations as well as the Tennis Channel. After , all games will move to the new cable channel.
Chicago is something of an anomaly among Major League cities in having dozens of games still available on free TV. Sinclair will handle getting Marquee on cable and satellite systems in the Chicago area. Neither Sinclair or the Cubs would comment on how much it will charge distributors to carry the channel.
Once considered premier properties, regional sports networks have become victims of cord-cutting by consumers , and distributors are starting to balk at the high prices. While the loss of the Cubs will be a blow to NBC Sports Chicago, it recently signed five-year deals to keep rights to the White Sox baseball team, Blackhawks hockey team and the Bulls basketball team.
The government is requiring Walt Disney Co.
Besides Sinclair, other bidders for the channels include Liberty Media Corp. Nonbinding bids were submitted last month.
One bidder said more financial information from the sellers will be needed before binding bids are made. There is also a debate about how the sale will proceed, people close to the matter said.
Disney would rather sell YES first since it is seen as the most valuable property and a potentially less complicated deal.
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