We’ve heard the list of candidates rumored to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs' radio booth alongside Pat Hughes. Former Cub players like Dave Otto, Rick Sutcliffe, Mark Grace, Doug Glanville, and Kerry Wood, have all been among the names. However, according to sources, the job is down to two, Ron Coomer and Todd Hollandsworth.
Coomer, who was born in Crest Hill, Illinois and grew up in nearby Lockport, played for the Cubs in 2001 as a reserve infielder. He has been working as an analyst for Fox Sports North in the studio for the Minnesota Twins, who he made his major league debut with back in 1995. He also owns a baseball facility in Orland Park, Illinois. He played nine years in the big leagues.
Hollandsworth spent twelve years in the Majors, as an outfielder, and was Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1996. He played for the Cubs in 2004, and part of 2005. He has worked for Comcast Sports Net Chicago since 2008, and became the pre-and post-game analyst for Cub’s telecasts. He would seem to have the inside track on the radio job for just that reason.
Moreland was hired on February 16th, 2011 to replace Ron Santo who had passed away in December of 2010. However, on November 6th last month he stepped down to spend more time with his family.
The Bosses at WGN Radio hope to fill the job before the Baseball Winter Meetings next week, and whoever gets it should do an awesome job.