Chicago Cubs down to final five for Bob Brenly's replacement

David Banks

The Chicago Cubs have narrowed their search for Bob Brenly's replacement in the broadcast booth down to five contenders.

Chicago Cubs television announcer Bob Brenly left this offseason to join the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcast booth. Sources have reported that there are five contenders to become his replacement in Chicago. Interviews are scheduled to begin this week for Dan Plesac, Rick Sutcliffe, Eric Karros, Todd Hollandsworth, and Gary Matthews.

Dan Plesac currently works for MLB Network, but prior to that job he worked as a pre- and post-game analyst for Cubs broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet.

Sutcliffe works for ESPN, but he had a long career with the Cubs, including his 1984 NL Cy Young season.

Karros works for the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasting team as well as with Fox for nationally televised games.

Hollandsworth is currently the pre- and post-game analyst for the Cubs games on Comcast SportsNet and does work with MLB Network Radio. He filled in for Brenly at points last season.

Matthews is the current in-game analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies television broadcast team.

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