Archer back on air for Series; Bloom a finalist in Philly
UPDATE, 10:02: Archer will work games 1, 2 and 5. He has to miss games 3 and 4 because he is hosting a charity golf tournament for his Archway Foundation on Friday. He said he also may work games 6 and 7.
DEVELOPING: Rays ace Chris Archer will be back on the air for the World Series.
Archer tweeted Friday he will be a guest analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight TV shows and on the ESPN Radio game broadcasts during the World Series. (The games will be televised by Fox.)
Archer made his debut during the AL wild-card game and got rave reviews, which he also acknowledged Friday:
"I gotta thank all the viewers, you guys were a big reason ESPN brought me back. You spoke, they listened.''
Also, Rays vice president Chaim Bloom is reported to be one of three finalists for the Phillies GM job, with a decision expected to be announced by Monday.
Bloom, who previously interviewed for but did not get the Brewers job, is a Philadelphia native.
The other two finalists for the Phillies job under new team president Andy MacPhail, according to several media reports, are Athletics assistant GM Dan Kantrovitz and Angels assistant GM Matt Klentak.