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: The Grinch of Orlando. 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. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) 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
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(1080 - 7:55pm, May 03)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-3-16
(57 - 7:46pm, May 03)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 2: The Anti-Moneyball Election
(766 - 7:36pm, May 03)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogBaseball close to canceling Puerto Rico trip because of Zika concerns
(7 - 7:00pm, May 03)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogTo learn about himself, Ben Cherington decided to teach - The Boston Globe
(15 - 6:59pm, May 03)
Last: covelli chris p

NewsblogFacts and fiction from the first month of the MLB season | FOX Sports
(15 - 6:52pm, May 03)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogThe Braves Play Taxpayers Better Than They Play Baseball
(25 - 6:51pm, May 03)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogKate Upton Reveals Engagement to Justin Verlander at 2016 Met Gala | Bleacher Report
(17 - 6:49pm, May 03)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogThe last video of Babe Ruth playing in the major leagues, IN COLOR
(29 - 6:48pm, May 03)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogPablo Sandoval needs surgery and his season is over - SBNation.com
(11 - 6:48pm, May 03)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogBryce Harper signs biggest endorsement deal for MLB player
(5 - 6:45pm, May 03)
Last: JEe (Jason)

NewsblogBehind David Wright’s tweaked, homer-hitting new swing | New York Post
(4 - 6:26pm, May 03)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogCredit the Braves for trying stuff. Lots of stuff, actually | Mark Bradley blog
(8 - 6:06pm, May 03)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogLatest MLB PED Suspension Much Bigger Than You Think
(6 - 6:00pm, May 03)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-3-2016
(15 - 5:21pm, May 03)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

Page rendered in 0.1593 seconds
47 querie(s) executed