Report: Hollandsworth and Coomer Finalists for Cubs Radio Job

According to a report from Robert Feder, two former Cubs are finalists to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer appear to be the last two candidates to be Pat Hughes’ partner.

Robert Feder reported both former players “are said to be at the top of the list” to be the Cubs’ new color analyst for WGN AM 720.

Todd Hollandsworth has been the Cubs pre and post-game analyst for Comcast SportsNet since 2009 and co-hosts the morning show on MLB Network Radio with Jim Memolo.

Ron Coomer has been calling games for the Minnesota Twins on Fox Sports North.

Dave Otto was thought to be a finalist for the job a month ago but he does not appear to be in the running at this point.

With the uncertain future of the Cubs games being aired on WGN Radio past the 2014 season, the new color analyst’s contract “is expected to be transferrable to the team’s next radio outlet.”

WGN is expected to announce Pat Hughes’ new partner before the Winter Meetings begin on Monday.

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  • GaryLeeT

    I like Holly for his player insight, and overall knowledge of the game, but he does this uh uh uh uh thing while putting his thought together, that is really distracting.

    • cubtex

      I listen to him almost everyday on my drive to the office. It is a little distracting but he is very knowledgeable and on top of the game. He would be a big upgrade over Moreland. I have never listened to Coomer so I can’t comment on him.

      • coachdon

        I’ve never heard Coomer but I really don’t want Hollandsworth.

    • triple

      The little bit of Hollandsworth that I’ve heard on TV, I have liked. I think if he has the experience of calling games on a daily basis, he’d probably get better at formulating his delivery.

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