• Deshaies interviews for Cubs' broadcast position

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 18, 2012
    "I was up there last week to discuss the job," Deshaies said. “I spoke with George at the end of the year, and he was reassuring and said we like your work and we want you back,” Deshaies said. “I had a couple of phone conversations, and they flew me up and I spent a couple of days having meetings with the various parties involved,” Deshaies said. “They were good meetings. Astros television analyst Jim Deshaies said Sunday he had “good meetings” with officials in Chicago about becoming the Cubs’ TV analyst and will wait to see if he is offered the job before deciding whether to leave or work toward a new contract calling Astros games on CSN Houston. Deshaies, the former Astros pitcher who has worked on the team’s broadcasts since 1997, said he was contacted about the job on WGN and CSN Chicago when Bob Brenly left to take a broadcasting job with his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Dan Plesac told WGN on Friday that he's withdrawing from consideration for the Cubs TV analyst job and will remain at MLB Network. “It’s a case of getting the call from Chicago and them asking if I would be interested in the job and thinking, ‘Well, that’s worth talking about.’ ”
    Sources: MLB.com chron.com

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