Earlier this week, I opined that the addition of Max Scherzer as as Postseason analyst for Fox Sports would spell the end of the chance of Alex Rodriguez joining Fox’s studio coverage, which was rumored over the summer. NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND! A-Rod *will* be joining Fox’s coverage as early as Monday for Game 3 of the ALCS, according to the New York Daily News, and is expected to work in the studio through the World Series.
Rodriguez will likely make his debut in Fox’s baseball studio during the ALCS Game 3 (Royals-Blue Jays) pregame show Monday. He will continue behind the Fox microphone through the World Series, which means he will be offering comprehensive analysis of the Mets should they make it to the Fall Classic.
Fox hasn’t made an official announcement about A-Rod, though one is expected later Sunday.
I actually have high hopes for this appointment. Throughout all of his ups and downs, Rodriguez has always had a great mind for the game, and has come off as quite articulate in his interviews. That doesn’t always translate well to TV, but there are reasons to be optimistic about his performance.