According to a report from Robert Feder, there are eight former Cubs on the shortlist to replace Keith Moreland in WGN’s booth. 720 WGN is on the “fast track” to find a replacement for Moreland to call games alongside of the Voice of the Cubs, Pat Hughes.
Feder reported WGN would like to hire the Cubs’ new color analyst by the start of the Winter Meetings on Dec. 9.
WGN compiled a list of potential candidates on Monday that includes Rick Sutcliffe, Todd Hollandsworth, Dave Otto, Kerry Wood, Mark DeRosa, Eric Karros, Ryan Theriot and Doug Glanville. Andy Masur is also on the list according to the report.
Robert Feder reported “whoever gets the job likely would be signed to a multiyear contract, which could be transferrable to another station if the Cubs leave WGN.” The Cubs and 720 WGN are under contract through the 2014 season.
720 WGN recently exercised an option to re-open their contract with the Cubs due to “sharply declining ratings because of the Cubs’ struggles on the field.”
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