Frank White Officially Let Go


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.

There’s a full transcript and audio available on Chris Kamler’s Rambling Morons.

Tags: AL Central Baseball Fox Sports Kansas City Frank White Kansas City Royals KC KC Royals MLB Royals

  • jim fetterolf

    Too bad about Frank, I liked his broadcast skills and thought he should have been named manager instead of Trey Hillman or Ned Yost, but time moves on. Best of luck to Frank, he’ll be an asset to any company or organization that hires him. He can always try the Mac & Seitz baseball school approach. Watching both Giavotella and Getz last season suggested to me that it would be worth $50k from each just to spend a couple of weeks with White on an infield someplace warm to upgrade their skills, maybe join up with Willie and Amos and also teach outfield and base running.

  • jim fetterolf

    Too bad about Frank, I liked his broadcast skills and thought he should have been named manager instead of Trey Hillman or Ned Yost, but time moves on. Best of luck to Frank, he’ll be an asset to any company or organization that hires him. He can always try the Mac & Seitz baseball school approach. Watching both Giavotella and Getz last season suggested to me that it would be worth $50k from each just to spend a couple of weeks with White on an infield someplace warm to upgrade their skills, maybe join up with Willie and Amos and also teach outfield and base running.