Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DeJesus Replaces Hollandsworth

From today's Robert Feder column...

Look for former Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus to be tapped as Cubs pre-game and post-game analyst on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, alongside host David Kaplan. He’ll replace Todd Hollandsworth, who was the network’s studio analyst for seven seasons before he was named color analyst for the Miami Marlins on Fox Sports Florida. DeJesus, who was traded to the Washington Nationals in 2013, later played for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels.

DeJesus was a fan favorite in his two years with the Cubs (two very dark years...2012, 2013). He really connected with Chicago, largely thanks to his wife, a native of Wheaton.

I was unaware of Hollandsworth departure. That's a big loss for Cubs broadcasts. Hopefully DeJesus will settle into the role quickly.