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Who is your favorite ESPN reporter for baseball?

I like Tim Kurkjan.

And I hate Peter Gammons. (I also hate his Red Sux bias!)

I don't think anyone with a bias of a team should be a reporter.

I was thinking about doing a rant about this the other day. I really don't like any of the EyeSPnesN guys(I know its kinda lame) and I always thought they had a sense of entitlement.

I think Kurkjan is ok for a guy who will actually talk about Baseball in a bar buddy manner. But, I just don't get there fake humor and false wit...

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Gammons is awesome, come on. Sure, he is from Boston and has way more connections there, but Gammons is the best. I'd listen to him all day if I could.

Kurkjian is great too, really like him.

Kruk is funny and entertaining, but if you want real analysis he is a joke.

Phillips is annoying.

I like Keith Law alot.

Buster Olney is pretty good.

Who else am I forgetting in terms of the "Big Name" ESPN guys?

Oh, and in terms of studio hosts, Karl Ravech is pretty good, but knows nothing compared to Brian Kenny. I miss him on BBTN. I know he is doing big things on SportsCenter now, but he just knows baseball so well. Ravech is certainly good though. Steve Berthiume pisses me off, such an obvious Sox bias and doesn't know crap about the teams besides them.

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Who is your favorite ESPN reporter for baseball?

I like Tim Kurkjan.

And I hate Peter Gammons. (I also hate his Red Sux bias!)

I don't think anyone with a bias of a team should be a reporter.

I got a new avatar of Ramon Hernandez in a Reds hat!

Most of the people on there have a team bias of some kind, though they are pretty good at hiding it. Like how Kurkjian was a beat writer here for a long time, Olney came to ESPN from the Yankees beat, etc.

Gammons is a different story, because he has really been a trend-setter overall in covering baseball both in Boston and with ESPN, plus he's just a knowledgable guy overall. I think he gets a pass on any bias he may have.

Personally, I like Kurkjain as well.

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Kurkjian is about the only reporter there who doesn't think the world revolves around a NY-Boston axis. He's a true fan of the game and isn't full of himself.

Gammons knows Boston inside and out since he spend most of his career as a Globe reporter. He emphasizes Boston a lot but he shows a lot of love for the game and I've never felt he was dismissive of the Orioles when they do something positive.

Olney knows his stuff pretty well, but he irks me. The Mets, Mariners and Indians pull off a three way trade involving 12 players and he presents this only from the Mets' perspective on a long Mike & Mike segment. In fact he goes so far as to respond affirmatively to the comment that only the Yankees and Mets have done anything at the winter meetings. He is always dismissive of Baltimore and it ticks me off.

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