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Comcast SportsNet is close to naming his replacement.
Sources said this week the end of the search is near and the two finalists are CSN analyst Ben Davis and Pac-12 color commentator Kevin Stocker.
Davis, the second overall pick in the 1995 First-Year Player Draft out of Malvern Prep, has been working pregame and postgame Phillies shows on Comcast. He played seven seasons in the big leagues. Stocker played eight seasons in the big leagues, including five (1993-97) with the Phillies. He finished his second season with the Pac-12 Network.
Davis or Stocker will join Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs and Gregg Murphy on TV with Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke and Jim Jackson on radio.
Two of Comcast’s top choices said no or aren’t interested: Brad Lidge and Dan Plesac. Either would be fantastic, in my opinion. Both are incredibly smart and likeable. Lidge has been impressive on SiriusXM. Plesac is fantastic on MLB Network. But both have reasons for not joining Tom McCarthy in the booth. Lidge told the Daily News the timing isn’t right. And Plesac has a truly excellent gig at MLB Network.
Names I have heard a lot include Doug Glanville, who works with ESPN; Buck Martinez, who broadcasts with the Blue Jays; Kevin Stocker, who has received high marks for his work with the Pac-12 and CBS Sports networks; and Mickey Morandini, who is a coach with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Jamie Moyer‘s name has been mentioned, although I’m not certain of the interest either way. Ricky Bottalico and Ben Davis already work with Comcast, so they could be in the mix.
Who else is out there? Who do you want?
Bad news: Phillies pitching prospects Adam Morgan and Shane Watson are going to miss most of 2014 following shoulder surgeries.