Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Slowly but surely this whole MLB Network is getting put together, and it's really starting to look like a pretty good roster. While they're still trying to lock up Costas, the Network will announce today the hiring of four new analysts. Via SBD....
MLB Network today officially will add Al Leiter, Harold Reynolds, Trenni Kusnierek and Hazel Mae to its on-air lineup today. The network will use Leiter and Reynolds as studio analysts and Kusnierek and Mae as reporters. Leiter comes to the channel after three years at YES Network, and Reynolds had been a commentator on MLB.com, SportsNet NY and TBS in the past year. Kusnierek spent last season with the Brewers on FSN Wisconsin, following five seasons with the Pirates on FSN Pittsburgh. Mae had spent five years with NESN.Mae and Reynolds weren't surprises, but I hadn't heard about Leiter (who's actually pretty good) and Kusnierek. Look for a few more people to put added in the coming weeks, and then perhaps a bigger name more towards the network's opening day on January 1st.
MLB Network Adding Leiter, Reynolds, Kusnierek, Mae To On-Air Roster (Sports Business Daily)