Chicago Cubs television analyst Bob Brenly will not return next season. We don’t know for certain what he’ll be doing next, but returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks is a possibility. Perhaps as a broadcaster, perhaps as a coach. Could he be replacing Mark Grace who was let go by the team as a broadcaster? Would Gracie then take the Cubs position, making this a de facto television analyst trade?
Who else could replace Brenly? Kerry Wood is a name floating around out there.
Here’s the statement from WGN and Brenly himself:
Cubs analyst Bob Brenly has informed WGN-TV he will not return to the team’s broadcast booth in 2013, and instead will seek another baseball broadcasting position.
“Working here in Chicago was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my professional career.
The Ricketts family, everyone associated with the Cubs and WGN and, most importantly, Cubs’ fans everywhere, will always be in our hearts, and Joan and I wish nothing but the best for the organization moving forward.
I was very blessed to have the best play-by-play man in the game as my partner for eight years and Cubs’ fans are very fortunate to have Len Kasper as the voice of the Cubs. I’ll miss working with him and we look fondly toward returning to Chicago in the future.”
Steve Farber Acting General Manager for WGN-TV and VP/Programming Operations for Tribune Broadcasting:
“We wish Bob well in his next broadcasting position and thank him for his years of outstanding work on Cubs games on WGN-TV.”
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