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., 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3767 - 12:44pm, Oct 25)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogPhils' philospophy beginning to evolve | phillies.com
(8 - 12:43pm, Oct 25)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogDave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be' | MLive.com
(9 - 12:32pm, Oct 25)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogGambling Bochy creature of habit when it comes to pitchers | CSN Bay Area
(2 - 12:26pm, Oct 25)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

Newsblog9 reasons Hunter Pence is the most interesting man in the World (Series) | For The Win
(20 - 12:25pm, Oct 25)
Last: BDC

NewsblogMLB - Royals' Ned Yost keeps managing to win - ESPN
(8 - 12:05pm, Oct 25)
Last: Justin T., Director of Somethin

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(930 - 12:04pm, Oct 25)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot
(7 - 11:46am, Oct 25)
Last: lieiam

NewsblogRoyals get four AL Gold Glove finalists, but not Lorenzo Cain | The Kansas City Star
(17 - 11:46am, Oct 25)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(391 - 11:43am, Oct 25)
Last: Tom Cervo, backup catcher

NewsblogYost's managerial decisions make for extra-entertaining World Series | FOX Sports
(2 - 11:13am, Oct 25)
Last: Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 OMNICHATTER
(517 - 10:40am, Oct 25)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prospect Deven Marrero enjoying turnaround in Arizona Fall League | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
(2 - 10:32am, Oct 25)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogBuster Olney on Twitter: "Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately."
(82 - 9:30am, Oct 25)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogCurt Schilling not hiding his scars - ESPN Boston
(23 - 7:32am, Oct 25)
Last: Merton Muffley

Page rendered in 0.1367 seconds
52 querie(s) executed