Saturday, February 18, 2012

Enberg, Part Two

As you probably know, the Padres signed TV broadcaster Mark Grant to an extension recently, even as their 20-year deal with Fox Sports San Diego awaited approval. (UPDATE) -- Grant's broadcast partner, Dick Enberg. also has terms in place through 2014.

Enberg and Grant will remain broadcast partners this year, assuming MLB ratifies the Fox-Padres venture. But Enberg's contract, widely thought to expire after this season, also covers 2013 and 2014.

Earlier today, I wrote that it looked like the Padres added the years 2013 and 2014 to the contract. Actually, those years were part of the original deal, apparently as option years.

I also wrote that "the discovery that Enberg is under contract through the 2014 season doesn't change this blog's belief that Fox will lean toward hiring a new play-by-play man for the 2013 season,
 with Enberg shifting to a studio role." Let me clarify: That's only my opinion. It's worth noting that the Padres signed Enberg as a play-by-play man, potentially through 2014, when they hired him leading up to the 2010 season.

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