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Dan Plesac and Doug Glanville are out of the running for the Cubs' TV job, and Jim Deshaies is in. That is
being reported by Patrick Mooney of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. The interview process to replace Bob Brenly has been one of the most followed storylines in Chicago baseball this off-season. Rick Sutcliffe has always been the frontrunner, assuming he is willing to leave ESPN to return to the franchise he almost led to a World Series. Eric Karros, Todd Hollandsworth and Gary Matthews are also known to be in the hunt. Deshaies is a long-time broadcaster in Houston but the Astros' new management team is making changes across the board, which could have Deshaies looking for greener pastures. He's a funny man and a smart commentator, an interesting name for the mix. Plesac reportedly withdrew to stay at MLB Network and Glanville is said to be closing in on a new deal and possibly a bigger role with ESPN. Plesac interviewed for the Cubs' job; it's not known whether Glanville did but as Mooney points out he appealed to the team's younger followers, which couldn't have been missed by Tom Ricketts, Crane Kenney and WGN's Bob Vorwald.