Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Candidates to Replace Keith Moreland

The Cubs are looking for a radio analyst after Keith Moreland unexpectedly retired. The Tribune lists the candidates...

Mark DeRosa: The popular ex-Cub interviewed for the TV vacancy last winter, but signed / to play / with the Blue Jays. DeRosa eventually plans to go into broadcasting and said in September the Cubs' TV job was tempting...But the Blue Jays picked up his $750,000 option for 2014 on Nov. 1.

Kerry Wood: The retired Cubs pitcher said last winter he wasn't interested in going into broadcasting. Even so, Wood still might be the top choice of the Ricketts family.

Cliff Floyd: The former Cubs first baseman/outfielder hails from the south suburbs and has distinguished himself in various roles at Fox Sports Florida, Sirius XM Radio and MLB Network.

Mark Grace: After serving time in a Phoenix jail for his second DUI, the former Cubs first baseman and analyst for Diamondbacks broadcasts could be interested in a second chance in broadcasting.

Todd Hollandsworth: The former Cubs outfielder and current co-host of the Cubs' pre- and postgame shows on Comcast SportsNet is looking to expand his duties.

Doug Glanville: The former Cubs outfielder would've been one of the finalists for Brenly's job but signed an extension with ESPN.

Steve Stone: One of the more renowned broadcasters in Cubs history, Stone appears more comfortable in the White Sox TV booth.

Andy Masur: The Padres broadcaster once worked as Hughes' fill-in for an inning a game, but the Cubs are focused on hiring a former player.

Steve Lyons: The former analyst for Fox's "Game of the Week" broadcasts, Lyons recently was let go from the Dodgers' booth.

Rick Sutcliffe: The former Cubs Cy Young Award winner was interested in their TV job but is unlikely to leave ESPN for radio.

Dave Otto: Former Cubs analyst lost out to Moreland as Santo's replacement.