Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, November 18, 2012

CSN: Plesac, Glanville out; Deshaies in the mix for Cubs TV job

The search process led by WGN continues, and you can add at least one more name to the list: Jim Deshaies. Sources confirmed the longtime Houston Astros color analyst recently interviewed for the job.

Another source said that Dan Plesac – who was viewed as a frontrunner – informed WGN on Friday that he’s withdrawing from consideration and will remain at the MLB Network.

Ugghh…therefore, during his appearances, I will remain at the Ultima Spiaggia network.

Judging by the messages across Twitter, Doug Glanville definitely appealed to a certain demographic. Here’s a University of Pennsylvania graduate, a gifted writer for The New York Times who gets social media and has a three-dimensional view of the game.

Contact was made, but the two sides never had a sit-down. There’s an extension with ESPN in the works, according to a source close to Glanville, so cross him off the list.

The X-factor is what happens when WGN’s contract expires after the 2014 season and the Cubs look to cash in on the local television deals that have fundamentally changed the baseball economy.

Earlier this month, sources identified five contenders who were targeted for interviews: Plesac; Rick Sutcliffe; Eric Karros; Gary Matthews; and Todd Hollandsworth.

Repoz Posted: November 18, 2012 at 08:03 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, media

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: November 18, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4305446)
This is disappointing; I very much liked the idea of Glanville (though I'm probably in that "certain demographic", ha).
   2. Lassus Posted: November 18, 2012 at 08:44 AM (#4305448)
Earlier this month, sources identified five contenders who were targeted for interviews: Plesac; Rick Sutcliffe; Eric Karros; Gary Matthews; and Todd Hollandsworth.

Just ####### kill me now.
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM (#4305465)
There's some kind of online poll for this and Phillies' fans have been voting for the Sarge.
   4. Bourbon Samurai Posted: November 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4305527)
Yes get sutcliffe away from the international feed
   5. Justin T is going to crush some tacos Thursday Posted: November 18, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4305539)
No don't make Kasper off-limits.
   6. Tricky Dick Posted: November 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4305542)
This would be terrible news for Astros' fans if Jim Deshais becomes the Cubs' broadcaster. Virtually every element of Astros fans--saber oriented, traditional baseball fans, casual fans, etc.--wants to keep Deshais. He isn't exactly a well kept secret, but if he rises to a broader stage and audience, I think he would quickly become a top candidate for national broadcasts.
   7. base ball chick Posted: November 18, 2012 at 02:59 PM (#4305562)
jim deshaeis is one of the only 2 good things left about the dreadful wreck that is the astros. i am not surprised that crane wouldn't pay enough to keep someone really excellent.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
   8. Walt Davis Posted: November 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4305597)
No don't make Kasper off-limits.

He's Theo's most valuable trade chit!
   9. Suff Posted: November 18, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4305631)
Jim Deshaies is the best color guy I've ever heard. I'd hate for him to leave the Astros, but if he does, I hope it parlays into national broadcasts. It's a shame that the Astros let Bill Brown go for play-by-play. He and Deshaies were a great team. Brown was more than solid and Deshaies is, as I've said, the best I've ever heard.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNo, Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored an inside the park home run
(117 - 12:51am, Oct 31)
Last: SuperGrover

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(626 - 12:44am, Oct 31)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(4785 - 12:40am, Oct 31)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogThe Players' Tribune: Jeter: The Clean Up
(1 - 12:38am, Oct 31)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogAngell: The Best
(17 - 12:33am, Oct 31)
Last: odds are meatwad is drunk

NewsblogSend Alex Gordon! | FiveThirtyEight
(75 - 12:19am, Oct 31)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogThings we learned from the 2014 playoffs
(11 - 12:17am, Oct 31)
Last: bobm

NewsblogMadison Bumgarner, World Series legend - McCovey Chronicles
(103 - 12:15am, Oct 31)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogNewest Hall of Fame Candidates Announced
(50 - 12:15am, Oct 31)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogFull Count » Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to 2-year contract
(8 - 11:44pm, Oct 30)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogFielding Bible
(2 - 11:24pm, Oct 30)
Last: Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1020 - 11:23pm, Oct 30)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogOT:  October 2014 - College Football thread
(544 - 11:11pm, Oct 30)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1960 Discussion
(9 - 10:22pm, Oct 30)
Last: Chris Fluit

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 7 OMNICHATTER
(1442 - 10:22pm, Oct 30)
Last: S.F. Giangst

Page rendered in 0.1010 seconds
52 querie(s) executed