The MLB Network Hires Some More People

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)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:49 AM

11 Comments:

I think that MLB Network logo is horrible.

Paul said...
Nov 12, 2008, 11:43:00 AM  

No kidding, paul. Very amateur.

GMoney said...
Nov 12, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

Trenni is a good hire. Nice to look at and knows her stuff.

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 1:00:00 PM  

She's decent looking and a Wisconsin girl so I root for her. Sometimes her voice got on my nerves though.

Tim said...
Nov 12, 2008, 1:05:00 PM  

Now all they have to do is hire Rod Allen & Darrin Jackson and their on-air roster will be complete.

Nov 12, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

Ms. Kusnierek called out Erin Andrews last summer for dressing like a skank. That would be hilarious if not for baseball's history of anti-woman conduct.

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  

Woohoo! Grats to Trenni!

John said...
Nov 12, 2008, 1:40:00 PM  

My favorite Al Leiter moment is when he was doing a game with Michael "The idiot" Kay.

Kay goes: "Look at these splits, Al, when Andy Pettite pitches out of the windups his ERA is under 1, but out of the stretch it's over 4."

Al Leiter just goes: "Mike, the only time Pettite comes from the windup is with nobody on. All that means is that he doesn't allow too many solo homers."

Michael Kay: "Yeah, but...still..."

Devon Edwards said...
Nov 12, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

haha im gonna miss Leiter on YES network, he was great with micheal kay, when kay said something stupid lieter always had the perfect response to it. he wouldnt make fun of kay just he would just explain it to him. hopefully this means that we will get more o'neil on yes to have his bants with kay

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

trenni as an analyst? she's a sideline reporter.

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

Leiter isn't leaving YES. He'll be splitting time between them and MLB Network.

Anonymous said...
Nov 13, 2008, 2:40:00 AM  

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