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Cubs renew Kasper, Deshaies through 2019

CHICAGO -- Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper and television analyst Jim Deshaies each received three-year contract extensions, the team announced Tuesday. The 2017 season will be their fifth year together.

"We think Len and J.D. are the best team in baseball," Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said in a statement. "Their chemistry as a team and their ability to weave baseball history, current events and the Wrigley experience into the game call speaks to their preparation and love of baseball. We are excited to know they will continue bringing Cub games to our fans, especially after such a thrilling and historic season.