Dan Plesac confirms interview coming with Cubs for color positio - Fox 2 News Headlines

Dan Plesac confirms interview coming with Cubs for color position

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Dan Plesac confirmed that he will interview for the vacant Cubs' television analyst position this week.

Reached on the phone, Plesac refused further comment on the situation.

Plesac, a Crown Point native who works in studio as an analyst for MLB Network, is set to interview with WGN officials, including current play-by-play man Len Kasper, on Thursday evening and then meet with the Cubs brass — including chairman Tom Ricketts — on Friday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Plesac is at the top of a short list of candidates in the mix to replace announcer Bob Brenly, who left the booth last month after eight seasons as an analyst, all of them with Kasper. He replaced former Cubs first basemen Mark Grace in the Diamondbacks booth. Grace was fired after a DUI arrest last summer — his second in 15 months.

A three-time all-star, Plesac played 18 seasons, mostly as a reliever. That included a stint with the Cubs in 1993-94.

The hang-up with Plesac was thought to be his long-term deal with MLB Network. After a conversation with Cubs president Crane Kenney, MLB decided to let him interview for the position.

Plesac interviewed for the Cubs radio analyst position that opened after Ron Santo died in December, 2010, but he was never offered the position that went to former Cubs outfielder Keith Moreland.

Plesac, who has two children, no longer has a residence in Northwest Indiana. He started his broadcasting career with Comcast SportsNet as a studio analyst.

ESPN analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Fox announcer Eric Karros — both former Cubs players — have expressed interest in the Cubs analyst position.

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
  • Chicago CubsCubsMore>>

  • Cubs 1B Rizzo maybe done this year with bad back

    Cubs 1B Rizzo maybe done this year with bad back

    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo could be done for the rest of the season because of a strained lower back.
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo could be done for the rest of the season because of a strained lower back.
  • Castillo, Valbuena help Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

    Castillo, Valbuena help Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:37:23 GMT
    Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs, Luis Valbuena also hit a home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday.
    Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs, Luis Valbuena also hit a home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday.
  • Cubs, Cards split doubleheader

    Cubs, Cards split doubleheader

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:04:22 GMT
    Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.
    Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices