Sources: YES' David Cone a candidate for lead "SNB" crew

Cone (l) has a desire to continue to do Yankee games for YES, so if he joins ESPN, the schedule would need to accommodate both networksYES NETWORK

YES’ David Cone has "once again emerged as a candidate for the lead" game crew on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," according to sources cited by Andrew Marchand of the N.Y. POST. There is the possibility of a booth that consists of Karl Ravech as the "lead play-by-player with Cone joined by Eduardo Perez as the analysts." ESPN’s top radio play-by-play voice for baseball is Jon Sciambi, who is also the TV voice of the Cubs, but ESPN "appears likely to go with Ravech ... over Sciambi." Starting next year, ESPN will have "significantly fewer weekday MLB games," making the "SNB" gig really the "only full-time TV one on ESPN." Sources said that for Cone and YES, there is a "strong desire for him to continue to do Yankee games." If he were to agree with ESPN, then the schedule would "have to be figured out so both networks could be accommodated." Meanwhile, ESPN is "considering a Manningcast-type broadcast for Alex Rodriguez." It is "not yet clear how the alternative broadcasts would be presented and how many there would be." Rodriguez has been in the ESPN booth for four years, but "has been better in Fox’s MLB studio." This is "partly why some ESPN executives think an 'A-Rodcast' might work" (N.Y. POST, 1/6).

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