June 23, 2021

Jessica Mendoza resigns Mets job, out on Sunday Night Baseball (New York Post)



Trailblazing analyst Jessica Mendoza is out of ESPN’s top booth on “Sunday Night Baseball” and has resigned her position as a special advisor to the Mets.

Mendoza had teamed with Alex Rodriguez and play-by-player Matt Vasgersian on what is baseball’s second-most prestigious booth after Fox’s World Series spot.

ESPN has yet to finalize its “Sunday Night” booth. A-Rod is safe, while the network is considering keeping Vasgersian at play-by-play or switching to Jon Sciambi or Karl Ravech. ESPN has spoken with David Cone about replacing Mendoza. It could go with a two-man booth with A-Rod or consider an alternative to Cone as a second analyst.

Mendoza, an Olympic softball gold medalist, will continue as a weekday analyst and on “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight.” She will call the World Series as a radio analyst, though there is no word if she will replace or join the well-respected Chris Singleton on the broadcast with Dan Shulman.

As part of her demotion, Mendoza received a contract extension. ESPN had just signed her to a new deal last year.

Read “Jessica Mendoza resigns Mets job, out on Sunday Night Baseball” at New York Post