Leiter to split duties between MLB Network, YES


Via Shysterball (you should read Craig if you’re not already), we learn that Al Leiter will no longer be in the YES booth. He’s been hired to work at the MLB Network as a studio analyst. He’ll work alongside former Padres commentator Matt Vasgersian and former ESPN analyst Harold Reynolds. I thought Leiter was one of the better guys on the commentary team. If this means more David Cone, I’m okay with it. If it means more John Flaherty, well, that wouldn’t be a good thing.

Update by Ben 1:38 p.m.: According to an article in this morning’s Times, Leiter will actually be splitting broadcast duties between YES and the new MLB Network. We’re not quite ready to wave him good bye yet.

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  1. Rich M. says:

    according to the Times He will be working for both networks.

  2. Rich M. says:

    Maybe if my boss didn’t interupt I would of had ya.

  3. Mike Pop says:

    I like Leiter cuz he teaches me how to throw a slider

  4. Scott of 3 Kids Tickets says:

    Managers of the Year announced…


  5. Adam says:

    agreed joe. more david cone. much more.

  6. Mike says:

    John Flaherty is good.

  7. Steve says:

    Bye bye Al. Maybe they’ll believe that pitchers have been consistently screwed for the past 30 years on the MLB network.

    He was always a little too sensitive and put upon for my taste.

    Plus, he’s a fucking Met. Get off my network.

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