Bobby Valentine is close to finalizing a deal with SNY to work 10-15 games as a Mets studio analyst this season, a person familiar with the talks told Newsday.
NBC Sports Radio announced yesterday that Valentine will be the weekly Thursday guest host on Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, a new midday radio show premiering in April.
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:
I hope this happens. It’s no secret I’m a Bobby V fan, and I got the chance to know him a bit after doing some social media work for him a few years back. I’m not a Red Sox fan, so I can’t speak to exactly what happened there. But, what I do know is that his knowledge of baseball is amazing and I love hearing him explain what is happening on field. So, if Bobby can’t be in the dugout, getting to hear his take from the studio is the next best thing. I really, really look forward to hearing talks between him and Bobby Ojeda… that should be very interesting.