Who is going to replace Mike Francesa? Here are the frontrunners

More info on the Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa’s Retirement Sweepstakes (Should he actually retire. We believe he won’t) continues to surface.

Radio moles say over the past few months, CBS (it owns WFAN) made a serious inquiry as to whether Adam Schein wanted to replace Francesa. The suits may have gone as far as offering Schein the gig. No matter now, because he turned it down believing his multiple gigs (SiriusXM, CBSSN’s “Time to Schein,” “Monday QB,” “TOPS” and a contributor to “Inside the NFL”) are a better fit, personally and financially, then the radio job.

Now, some frontrunners are emerging. The most interesting voice comes straight out of Detroit, Mike Valenti, who yakks on 97.1 “The Ticket.” Valenti, known in the industry as a consummate radio pro, recently lost his longtime partner (13 years) Terry Foster, who announced his retirement last month.

Other names high on the list are more familiar — Evan Roberts and Chris Simms.

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