- Dec 4, 2009
WFAN host Craig Carton is in talks with MLB Network to host a daily morning TV show, The Post has learned.
Whether or not a deal goes through, Carton, who was released from federal prison last year following a conviction for fraud, would continue to do his afternoon drive-time show on WFAN with Evan Roberts.
https://nypost.com/2021/02/18/wfans-craig-carton-in-talks-with-mlb-network-for-daily-show/This seems like something MLB Network will end up regretting. That’s not even talking about his legal issues which should have been the end of talks from the start.Carton, 52, still owes the victims of his crime nearly $5 million.
The potential Carton MLBN show would be a one-hour program, a source said.
MLB Network has had success in early afternoons with SiriusXM and former WFAN host Christopher (Mad Dog) Russo. Carton, though, is a different type of host than Russo.
While Russo is not going to lead the league in getting every fact right, he is an entertaining baseball savant. Carton, on the other hand, is more into personal potshots than knowing the ins and outs of the game.
He recently called ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, a “weasel” after Passan and Mina Kimes broke the story about Mets GM Jared Porter’s harassing texts that ended up costing Porter his job.