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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
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   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 in Asia Posted: November 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4305527)
Yes get sutcliffe away from the international feed
   5. Justin T., Director of Somethin 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.

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