There were rumors swirling last night but no statements. Today, it became an official announcement that Frank White would not have his contract renewed to be the color commentator on Fox Sports Kansas City Royals broadcasts.
The Royals stated that they wanted to go “in a different direction”. No replacement has been named.
Kevin Shank, producer for the broadcasts, was also let go. The same reason was given for his ouster and no replacement was named for his position either. The hinted reasoning was that White was “too critical” of the organization.
Earlier in the offseason, Ryan Lefebvre interviewed for the Twins radio announcer job but was not offered the position and is slated to return to the booth next year.
There’s more to come, as Frank was on Nick Wright’s show on 610 sports this evening. I haven’t heard the interview, and want to hear it in full before commenting. I don’t think it’ll be pretty, though.