Brenly passes on interview for Cubs job

September, 25, 2010
9/25/10
4:27
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly helped pare down the field of candidates for the Cubs manager job by withdrawing his name from consideration on Saturday.

Brenly told general manager Jim Hendry that he'll pass on an interview which was to take place Wednesday in San Diego.

"I'm just going to say for personal and professional reasons [I'm not interviewing]," Brenly said. "There are a lot of things that enter into it, but I have my reasons, and that's it."

Brenly did say he was open to other team's managerial positions. Upwards of 12 teams may replace their managers after this season.

Brenly won a World Series in his first season of managing Arizona in 2001. He may be a top managerial candidate for two or three teams.

Brenly makes between $850,000 and $1 million per season as a broadcaster. A WGN source told ESPNChicago.com.com that Brenly does not make $1 million, as has been previously reported.

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Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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