Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MLB.com: Fuld to sit in on Sunday’s game broadcast

Outfielder Sam Fuld will be joining Rays broadcasters Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson in the booth for the finale of Tampa Bay’s Interleague series with Atlanta. Fuld will primarily provide sabermetric analysis throughout the game.

...

“I think that’s the one part of the game that [people] can probably make some more advancements on,” Fuld said about being able to quantify defensive ability.

Jim Wisinski Posted: May 20, 2012 at 12:53 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, rays, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Rafael Bellylard wants a Mets-Cubs wild card game. Posted: May 20, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4136314)
It's interesting to hear the announcers talk about the subject, mostly because they admit 1) there's a place for it, and 2) they don't understand enough about it.
   2. Dangerous Dean Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:32 AM (#4136664)
Is Fuld hurt for a while or is he out of the game already?
   3. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:38 AM (#4136667)
He's hurt.

BTW, Fuld is about a smart a guy as you'll ever see in a baseball uniform. I know his family pretty well, extraordinary family. Fuld is a graduate of a prestigious prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy in NH; went to Stanford, did very well academically; his dad is the Dean of Liberal Arts at UNH, his mom is a well-respected, retiring State Senator. Sam Fuld is going to make more money after his playing career than he will during it...
   4. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:56 AM (#4136675)
It's interesting to hear the announcers talk about the subject, mostly because they admit 1) there's a place for it, and 2) they don't understand enough about it.
Brian Anderson's a really bright guy. He seems like the sort of person who'd be interested in saber stats and defensive metrics.

He's not all that polished as a broadcaster - or wasn't when he was working in Cleveland - but I've always found him to be extremely insightful.
   5. ColonelTom Posted: May 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4136739)
He's also a good self-promoter by touting those defensive statistics. No need to print those glossy free-agent brochures when you can take to the airwaves!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Cloude Atlas (Voxter)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(6336 - 4:30pm, Aug 02)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOMNICHATTER FOR AUGUST 1, 2015
(146 - 4:29pm, Aug 02)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBay Area Sports Guy – Madison Bumgarner isn’t racist, he’s a control freak
(33 - 4:27pm, Aug 02)
Last: Jeff Frances the Mute

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1456 - 4:20pm, Aug 02)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogRed Sox fan struggles with poncho, announcers can’t keep it together - Sports - The Boston Globe
(1 - 4:19pm, Aug 02)
Last: The Piehole of David Wells

NewsblogWith money and cutting-edge brilliance, Dodgers playing a game others can’t - Yahoo Sports
(100 - 4:18pm, Aug 02)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogDiamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in trade
(20 - 3:59pm, Aug 02)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogTeixeira Homers From Both Sides as Yanks Rout White Sox 13-6 - The New York Times
(39 - 3:41pm, Aug 02)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogREMEMBER WHEN METS WERE A JOKE? | FOX Sports
(17 - 2:44pm, Aug 02)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogHow August Trades Work - MLB Trade Rumors
(2 - 2:27pm, Aug 02)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogInjury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(3 - 1:26pm, Aug 02)
Last: PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth)

NewsblogMLB trade deadline losers | FOX Sports
(8 - 1:15pm, Aug 02)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogLarry Lucchino to step down as Red Sox chief executive at end of season - Sports - The Boston Globe
(12 - 1:03pm, Aug 02)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogNick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes: Assessing the go-getters and do-nothings of the trade deadline - Sports - The Boston Globe
(1 - 12:12pm, Aug 02)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogWith baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins
(17 - 8:37am, Aug 02)
Last: dlf

Page rendered in 0.1626 seconds
48 querie(s) executed