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Joe Morgan and Jon Miller have not been re-signed by the World Wide Leader

Oct 17, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

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This is interesting.  It involves a bit too much speculation for our liking, but it is interesting.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News suspects that baseball broadcasters Jon Miller and Joe Morgan might be done as a tandem at ESPN.  The two are scheduled to broadcast the World Series on ESPN Radio later this month but do not have a contract lined up for next season on the television or radio side.

“It’s reasonable speculation (about ESPN not bringing them back),” an MLB source told the Daily News.  “Normally, in this circumstance Jon and Joe would have been signed by now.  Not always, but often.”
It is a bit abnormal that Miller and Morgan have not been re-upped, but the offseason extends over several months and there is plenty of time for negotiations to take place.
While some HBT readers are probably ecstatic at the idea of Morgan — not so much Miller — moving on to another gig, it’s definitely not a sure thing at this point and the two have been working together now for 21 seasons.  Our guess is that streak will continue.
(Hat tip to The Big Lead)
  1. Ari Collins - Oct 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Someone tell Ken Tremendous. Personally, I think McCarver’s worse. But it would still be a happy happy day were Morgan to leave.

    • wonkypenguin - Oct 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM

      McCarver is worse, I will second that. I personally think they should team McCarver and Morgan together, just for one season….they can take turns trying play-by-play. It would be classic.

  2. apbaguy - Oct 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Too much Bay Area for the rest of you? Joe’s from Oakland, and Jon from Pacifica. But I agree, Joe’s slid a ways in his 21 years, whereas Miller is still incredibly smooth. I could see the world-wide leader going with Dave O’Brien and Orel in the booth next year. Remember, change is no guarantee of improvement.

  3. BC - Oct 18, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Go with Miller and Hershiser. Let Morgan go, he’s terrible.

  4. IdahoMariner - Oct 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    I just spent the weekend listening to Morgan for the first time…wow. I totally get it now. That was horrible. I had read some of his stuff (crazy rantings about stats), but hearing him…how does he get a new contract? do the people at ESPN ever actually LISTEN to him?

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