WGN Radio was expected to announce Keith Moreland’s replacement by the start of the Winter Meetings but they have not made a decision yet on who will help call Cubs’ games with the great Pat Hughes.
Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer are reportedly the two finalists for the job. Hollandsworth is in Orlando this week covering the Winter Meetings for MLB Network Radio (Sirius/XM Radio) and told the Chicago media on Monday that he is still waiting to hear from the Cubs and WGN about the job.
Hollandsworth said, “I’d like to believe that I’m the guy for the job. I believe we’d have an awful lot of fun bridging the gap between where we sit today and the years that are going to be much better.”
According to Patrick Mooney, Hollandsworth has spoken with Crane Kenney, Theo Epstein, WGN Radio president Jimmy de Castro, Dave Eanet and Pat Hughes about the job and he is confident about landing the Cubs’ radio gig according to the Sun-Times.
The Cubs and 720 WGN could announce Pat Hughes’ new partner within the next few days according to the Tribune.
Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer are both former Cubs and were teammates in 1994. Hollandsworth and Coomer won a PCL championship while playing together on the Dodgers’ affiliate.
Todd Hollandsworth has done pre and post-game on Comcast SportsNet and was a finalist for the Cubs’ TV job last year.
Patrick Mooney reported the Cubs have met with CBS Radio about possibly carrying the Cubs’ games after next season if the team and WGN Radio cannot agree to a new contract. Mooney’s sources indicated the Cubs could be using CBS Radio as leverage in their talks with WGN. ESPN could be a legitimate factor with the games being carried on ESPN 1000.
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