Brian Cashman says the Yankees will be aggressive as the offseason gets started in earnest with the General Manager Meetings.
The economy is bad. But not for Michael Kay, apparently. A few weeks after re-upping with ESPN Radio, he has signed an extension with YES. This release from YES:
NEW YORK, November 3, 2008 â€“ The Emmy Award-winning Michael Kay, whose voice has been synonymous with the YES Network since its launch in 2002, has signed a multi-year extension with the network to remain its lead New York Yankees play-by-play voice. Kay has earned 19 Emmy nominations and 3 Emmy wins while at YES.
A fixture on the New York sports media scene for more than 25 years, Kay will also continue hosting YESâ€™ Emmy-winning CenterStage show, its YESterdays series and other shows and specials on the network. CenterStage was also named â€œBest Regional Show or Seriesâ€ (sports or otherwise) by the trade publication CableFAX Daily last week.
â€œWe are pleased that Michael will continue to be the voice of the Yankees on YES while also hosting our signature CenterStage interview show,â€ said John Filippelli, president of production and programming at the YES Network. â€œNew Yorkers have long identified him with the Yankees and as a sports authority in general, and he is considered one of the best play-by-play men in baseball. His knowledge of the game and his ability to articulate in a clear, accurate and succinct manner make him an invaluable member of the YES team.â€
â€œThe Yankees are probably the signature franchise in all of sports, and to have the opportunity to continue to live a boyhood dream and be behind the mic in the first year of the new Yankee Stadium is humbling,â€ said Kay. â€œI could not be happier about being a part of the YES Network for the foreseeable future.”