Evan Drellich announces on M&C he was let go from NBC Sports Boston

Alex Reimer
February 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
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The Red Sox may not have made any significant changes so far this offseason, but the beat has undergone a shakeup just days before the start of Spring Training. 

Evan Drellich will not return to NBC Sports Boston for the 2019 campaign, he announced Tuesday on “Mut & Callahan.” His contract with the network expires in March. He says they informed him of the news last week, shortly after he had returned from vacation. 

Drellich started at NBC Sports Boston in March 2017, replacing longtime beat fixture Sean McAdam. In addition to Drellich’s digital duties, he appeared frequently on the station’s studio programming. He’s been a contributor to WEEI since February 2017. 

Previously, Drellich worked at the Houston Chronicle and Boston Herald. 

NBC Sports Boston isn’t expected to hire another full-time Red Sox reporter. Instead, the network likely plans to populate its digital Red Sox and baseball coverage with more aggregation. Former ESPN anchor Jorge Andres is rumored to be heading to NBCSB, though he won’t be embedded with the Red Sox.

The decision to part ways with Drellich takes an opinionated voice away from NBCSB. It is never good for the consumer when news organizations prioritize aggregation over originality. 

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