When the Boston Red Sox secured the final out of the 2013 World Series, they also ended the long tenured broadcast career of Tim McCarver, who announced he would retire once the 2013 MLB postseason concluded.
Now just days after McCarvers retirement, it appears FOX has a replacement in mind – Harold Reynolds of the MLB Network.
Reynolds, a former player, has spent time at both ESPN and MLB Network as a studio analyst, though has never actually done any booth play-by-play or color work outside of the Little League World Series (which I thought he did well with).
It is a pretty big jump, though, in fairness it won’t be overly difficult to replace McCarver who many had grown tired of.
MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds is the front-runner to replace McCarver, as Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch was the first to report several weeks ago, and at this point it seems a fait accompli that he’ll be the choice over candidates such as Tom Verducci and John Smoltz.
I wouldn’t have minded either Verducci or Smoltz as both are worthy candidates, but if Reynolds does get the job, I’m sure he and Joe Buck will make a solid team.