Fox Sports has hired a new studio analyst for its Major League Baseball coverage, announcing today that former New York Mets, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels manager Terry Collins has the job.
Making the announcement was Brad Zager, executive vice president of Production & Operations and executive producer for Fox Sports.
“Terry makes a powerful addition to an already impressive lineup,” Zager said. “With Terry in studio, we’re able to deliver viewers insight into what the game truly looks like through the lens of a manager.”
Collins will debut this Thursday, May 2, on FS1’s “MLB Whiparound” alongside host Kevin Burkhardt and Baseball Hall of Famer and analyst Frank Thomas. Collins will also be a part of selected studio coverage throughout the regular season.
“Collins, the longest-tenured manager for the Mets, currently serves as Special Assistant to the club’s General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen,” Fox Sports notes. “In his seven years as the Mets’ manager (2011-2017), Collins registered 551 wins, the second-most for a manager in franchise history. Collins led the Mets to consecutive playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, winning the National League pennant and a trip to the World Series in 2015. He also managed the 2016 National League All-Star team in San Diego (2016). Prior to his time in New York, Collins led the Angels (1997-1999) and Astros (1994-1996).”