Steve Phillips was the general manager of the New York Mets from 1997-2003 before joining ESPN as a baseball analyst. He regularly appeared on SportsCenter, Cold Pizza, Outside the Lines and ESPN Radio. After joining Mad Dog Sports Radio for 4 years, Phillips now hosts The Leadoff Spot weekday mornings on MLB Network Radio.
Pérez spent 13 seasons (1993-2006) in the Major Leagues, primarily as a first baseman, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. Pérez had his best season in 1997 while with Cincinnati, reaching career highs in home runs (16), RBI (52) and games (106).
CJ was a first round draft choice (9th overall) of the Cincinnati Reds in 1994. During his 19-year career he also played for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, NY Mets, NY Yankees, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. Additionally he spent 4 years pitching in Japan and South Korea. In 2012 he played the role of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dutch Leonard in the Warner Brothers Pictures film 42, which chronicled the life of Jackie Robinson. Since retiring in early 2013 Nitkowski has worked as a studio analyst, writer and in game color analyst for Fox Sports, MLB.com, MLB Network, ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus, SB Nation, Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, CBS Sports Network, and the NY Yankees Radio Network.
Mike FerrinFerrin’s radio career began in 1996 as a classic rock DJ in Dubuque, Iowa. He later served as sports director for WLOI/WCOE in LaPorte, Indiana and as a sports producer, anchor and field producer at WGN Radio in Chicago. Ferrin was added to the SiriusXM roster during the 2007 All-Star Break.
Jim DuquettePrior to joining SiriusXM, Jim Duquette served as Vice President for Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles and worked in nearly every front office position for the New York Mets - from assistant for the team's scouting and minor league departments to Senior Vice President of the franchise.
Jim BowdenWhen he became GM for the Reds 1992 at the age of 31, Bowden was the youngest general manager in MLB. He eventually lead the Reds to a 96-win season with one of the smallest payrolls. Prior to joining SiriusXM, Jim was a host on Fox Sports Radio and he worked as a analyst and co-host for ESPN.
Casey Stern, who has been with SiriusXM since 2008, hosts Inside Pitch on MLB Network Radio, and is a lead host for MLB Network Radio’s coverage of baseball’s biggest events, including the World Series, MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. Stern also hosts programs on SiirusXM NFL Radio and Mad Dog Sports Radio. Before joining SiriusXM, he spent five years with MLB.com where he hosted numerous shows, including State of the Redsox.com Nation, MLB Midday and the Mets' Next Stop Shea. Stern also appears on television talking sports from time to time and is a former host at MSG Network in New York.
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A Santa Barbara, Calif. native, Spilborghs was recruited to play baseball at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a two-time Big West selection. After being selected in the seventh round of the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies, he spent six seasons as an outfielder for the team, hitting .272 with 42 home runs in 619 games. Spilborghs also did his part to advance the 2007 and 2009 Rockies teams to the postseason. One of his most notable achievements came against the Giants in late August of 2009 when he hit the first walk-off grand slam in Rockies team history.
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Brad Lidge The former MLB closer played for three teams over 11 seasons, appearing in more than 600 games and recording 225 saves. Brad was a two-time All-Star and he sealed the Phillies’ 2008 World Series championship by striking out Eric Hinske for the final out of Game 5. He was also named the NL Comeback Player of the Year that season. Brad joined the MLB Network Radio team in 2013.
After a record-setting collegiate career at UCLA, Bauer was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the third overall selection in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft and made his big league debut with the team in 2012. The following offseason he was traded to Cleveland, where he pitched for the Indians for six-and-a-half seasons, won 67 games and made the American League All-Star team in 2018.
Mike StantonThe former MLB relief pitcher played for 19 seasons, appearing in nearly 1,200 games while suiting up for eight different teams. Mike was an All-Star in 2001 and won three World Series titles with the New York Yankees. He joined the MLB Network Radio team in 2011.
The baseball career of Steve Sax spanned 18 years and featured many impressive moments. This five-time All-Star was named "National League Rookie of the Year" in 1982 and continued to improve his game with each passing season. Steve played second base with intensity and toughness for the Los Angeles Dodgers until 1988. During his years with the team, Steve's defensive play was a key element in the team's winning two World Series. He then played for the New York Yankees from 1989 to 1991 and then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s.
Jeff JoyceJeff Joyce was born and raised in Massachusetts and his passion for sports and baseball was formed while spending time with his grandfather. Jeff's broadcast credentials include WWTM, Worcester, MA., ESPN Radio and, most recently, WEEI, Boston.
Jim MemoloJim Memolo is a veteran of New York, Chicago and network radio. He has a keen eye for baseball talent and once, while hosting a show in NYC, suggested the Yankees take a look at a promising Reds minor leaguer named Rob Dibble. He has spent the last two decades in Chicago radio, covering the Cubs.
Kevin Kennedy Kevin Kennedy was manager of the Texas Rangers (1993-1994) and the Boston Red Sox (1995-1996). Kennedy joined FOX Sports in 1999 as its MLB studio analyst and was nominated for two Emmy® Awards. Prior to joining FOX, Kevin spent two years at ESPN Radio where he was a color analyst.
Ed Randall’s name is nationally recognized and known to the world synonymous with baseball, held in the highest esteem as one of the game’s foremost authorities by cultivating a winning national broadcasting career. Called one of the patron saints of baseball, an evangelist for the game, he is considered one of the nation’s preeminent baseball interviewers on television and radio. Throughout his career, her has been a committed and active participant in many charitable causes. His most important life’s work, though, is as a cancer survivor, having established ed randall’s fans for the cure, a 501-c3 charity dedicated to the proposition of spreading the twin gospels of prostate cancer awareness and the life-saving value of early detection, to which he can personally attest. He was inducted into his high school hall of fame and is a distinguished alumnus of fordham university where he serves on the fordham college alumni board.
Rico PetrocelliStarting in 1963, Rico Petrocelli played all of his 13 major league seasons in Boston. A two-time All-Star, Petrocelli led all American League shortstops in fielding percentage in 1968 and 1969. In 1969, he hit 40 home runs, fourth most in the AL, a single season record for a shortstop at the time.
Grant PaulsenGrant spends his free time hosting Minors and Majors, a weekly live two-hour national sports talk show. He provided the play-by-play during the Ripken Baseball World Series in 2005 and, in 2003-2004, reported on the Little League World Series as well as Superbowl XXXVII for ABC Television.
Jon Paul Morosi has worked as a national baseball reporter for FOX Sports since 2009 and MLB Network television since 2012. He served as the field reporter for FOX Sports 1 telecasts of the 2014 National League Division Series between San Francisco and Washington. Jon has been honored for his writing at FOXSports.com and the Detroit Free Press, where he worked from 2006 until 2009. A native of Michigan, he graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2004 with a degree in environmental science and public policy.
Tyler Kepner has been the national baseball columnist for The New York Times since 2010. He has covered the Yankees (2002-09) and the Mets (2000-01) for the Times, the Mariners (1999) for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Angels (1998) for the Riverside Press-Enterprise. He attended Vanderbilt University and started his baseball writing career at age 13 with a self-published monthly magazine in his hometown of Philadelphia. He has a wife, four children, a dog named Lefty and an unwavering belief that the San Diego Padres should bring back their brown uniforms.
Scott Braun is an MLB Network studio host and reporter, appearing across MLB Network's studio programming, including MLB Tonight, MLB Now and Quick Pitch. He also is a play-by-play broadcaster for SportsNet New York and Pac-12 Network. Braun previously worked for ESPN as a college basketball play-by-play announcer and as the host of ESPN.com's Heat Index, covering the Miami Heat. He reported feature stories around the country and anchored sports updates for CBS Sports Network and was a studio host on CBSSports.com. Braun was the play-by-play voice for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League for two seasons.
A national baseball writer for the past two decades, Scott Miller has covered 19 World Series and 18 All-Star Games. Last April, he was named as one of America’s top five sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Miller has written for CBSSports.com, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, and has served on the national board of directors for the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. He currently is president of the San Diego chapter of the BBWAA. A native of Monroe, Mich., Miller is based in Southern California.
JENSEN LEWIS is a multi-faceted on-air personality, joining the Indians broadcast team in 2013. Jensen's primary role is the co-host & analyst on "Indians Live" on FOX SportsTime Ohio, the pre and post-game shows for Cleveland Indians' telecasts. He also appears on the Indians' in-game television broadcasts as well. Lewis graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati, OH in 2002, then Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Communications. He currently resides in Westlake, OH. The former relief pitcher and 3rd round draft pick (102nd overall) in 2005 of the Tribe, Lewis played for the Indians from 2005-2011, spending 4 seasons in 2007-2010 with the big league club. He finished his professional career with a single season both in Arizona (2012) and with the Chicago Cubs (2013). Lewis helped lead the Indians to the 2007 AL Central Division title and within 1 win of reaching the World Series that postseason. He finished his big league career with a record of 7-11, 3.68 ERA while collecting 14 saves & 177 strikeouts in 198 career IP. Lewis was nominated in 2010 for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet, given to the player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. It recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their Clubs. He continues to serve Cleveland Indians Charities regularly.
Jody McDonaldJody has been a sports talk radio host for more than 25 years, starting his broadcasting career with WFAN in New York when the station launched in 1987. He joined WIP in Philadelphia in 1990 and still works as a part time host for both stations. Jody is the son of former Major League Baseball executive Joe McDonald.
Rich Herrera Prior to joining SiriusXM, Rich served as the host during pre- and post-game shows for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Radio Network from 2005-2011. He previously worked with the Oakland A’s as their postgame show host from 1998-200 and spent two years hosting the postgame talk shows for the San Francisco Giants and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Rich joined the MLB Network Radio team in 2012.
Mel Antonen has covered Major League Baseball since 1980, when he covered the Minnesota Twins, as well as the Phillies-Royals World Series, for the (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader and Gannett News Service. He was a baseball reporter for USA TODAY for 25 years and currently works for MASN-TV, the network that covers the Orioles and Nationals. He also writes for SI.com.
Jeff is one of sports broadcasting's most versatile talents. In addition to hosting shows at MLB Network Radio, Jeff can be heard on several other SiriusXM channels throughout the week. He's been covering MLB for over 20 years in Seattle, Denver, Chicago and Boston. He's been a constant national voice since 2004 hosting his own shows on outlets such as Sporting News Radio and ESPN. Jeff also has more than two decades of experience in Sports Television, including hosting his own nightly show on the Comcast Network on the east coast, to handling hundreds of play-by-play assignments in football, basketball, various college sports, Olympic festivals and professional boxing matches. In addition to his on-air duties, Jeff also has more than a decade of experience as Program Director in Sports radio. He and his wife Kristine and are raising two wonderful young boys named Jake and Grant.