Dave Kaplan tweeted out a new name yesterday as a possible replacement for Bob Brenly...
I've heard Mark DeRosa's name as potential Brenly replacement. Hollandsworth, Jim Deshaies, Karros, Mathews. Plesac/Sutcliffe not interested
DeRosa is a surprise choice but he's a Cubs fan favorite. He's an intelligent guy, having gone to the University of Pennsylvania, but beyond that he's articulate, knows the game, the players, and the fan base. It's a great fit.
As for announcing experience, he did get a 3-day shot with the San Francisco Giants,
Broadcasting is "something that I've had my eye on for a little bit," DeRosa said, after it was announced that he and A's pitcher Dallas Braden will be part of the MLB Network postseason team.
DeRosa was considered something of a baseball rat and a student of the game as a Cub. That should serve him well as a color man.
"I love being around the game. I love talking baseball. I'm not a guy who goes home in the offseason and forgets about it. I religiously watch every playoff game and World Series. I've got a lot of friends after playing in the league a long time and on a lot of different teams," DeRosa said. "I've gotten to know a lot of guys around the league."
"So, I feel like I have a feel for what makes them tick. Hopefully, (I'll) tell some stories"
As far as the overall search goes, the list keeps changing, so who's your favorite now?
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