Monday, March 10, 2014
MLB on FOX: Vasgersian, Smoltz join FOX, FS1
FOX Sports have announced more additions to their expanding MLB coverage. MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz will join FOX as a secondary team for the 2014 season. Smoltz, late of Turner, has been free agent since the end of last season when he couldn't come to terms on a new deal. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, reported weeks ago the signing was imminent. The MLBN host/play by play man Vasgersian has worked several FOX games late in the season when most of their talent moves on to football. The tandem will remain with MLBN in their MLB Tonight Studio show and on the MLB Network Showcase broadcasts.
This is the latest of the new era of MLB on FOX. This includes, the splitting of MLB coverage between FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX regional sports properties. The announcement of MLB Networks Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci joining Joe Buck in the booth as its A team. A new pregame show produced in the FOX Los Angeles studio and hosted by Kevin Burkardt. The addition Hall of Famer Frank Thomas as a studio analyst. And the up coming premiere of MLB Whiparound on FOX Sports 1.