Leiter to split duties between MLB Network, YES

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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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  • Rich M.

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

    http://tinyurl.com/5umcjr

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Beat ya to it, Rich :)

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones
        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          This is, by far, the most lucid comment you’ve ever left.

          • UWS

            He’s just speechless over this news.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

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              • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                He was whelmed by the news.

  • Rich M.

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

  • Mike Pop

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

    • ceciguante

      hahaha
      absolutely!

      but this is tough news about leiter. i am unhappy we’ll get less of him and 3 more years of kay. leiter was a kind of bullshit detector that cut through the blubbering yankee propaganda that kay serves up on the regular.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

        Joe Morgan is available.

        • whozat

          Yeah, but how often can we hear that Robertson Canoe needs to show a more consistent consistency on both sides of the ball, and that the defensively-excellent Derek Jeter really takes a lot of pitches?

          • Mike Pop

            I could hear the Jeter cock suckign all day but not so much the Robertson Cano part

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              Yeah, Cano plays second. Joe Morgan also played second, therefore, in Joe Morgan’s mind, Robinson Cano is not a good ballplayer because he must be compared to Joe Morgan, and anyone compared to Joe Morgan sucks (by comparison), therefore, Robinson Cano sucks.

              Q.E.D.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

            I’m still a bit amazed that the booth didn’t explode when Morgan, Miller, and Kay were all in it together…

            • Mike Pop

              The aurora that was left from Whitey and Yogi was the reason the booth stayed in shape

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

                Aurora?

                • Mike Pop

                  The natural light that surrounds Yankee legends

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

                  Ah.

                  Aurora Bomberalis.

                • Mike Pop

                  A-Rod will have it one day…….I hope

  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    Managers of the Year announced…

    -Scott

  • Adam

    agreed joe. more david cone. much more.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      But Coney doesn’t even have his own dance!!!

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

    John Flaherty is good.

  • Steve

    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.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Meh, he was probably more a Yankee than he was a Met. We drafted him, signed him, nurtured him foolishly traded him away (which he was quite upset about), and at the end of his career we brought him home, and then he started working in our booth. He’s been receiving paychecks from us for more years than he has from the Wilpons.

      His career loyalty scale is probably:
      1) Yankees
      2) Marlins
      3) Blue Jays
      4) Mets

      • Steve

        Nooooo. The only reason why he went to work for the Yanks is the Mets had no openings at the time. Remember, this is right after he retired, before SNY. He asked the Mets for a spot and they turned him down. Michael Kay has mentioned that quite a few times on his show.

        He’s a Met in his heart, no doubt about it.

        • Steve

          BTW- He was also very upset when the Met fans booed him at the final game at Shea, because he works for the Yankees now. That’s when I remember Kay bringing it up, when he was killing Mets fans for booing Al.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

            Okay. I’m just saying, he’s been a Yankee for longer than he’s been a Met.

            • Steve

              He’s been a overly sensitive douchebag longer than he’s been either one.