John Jastremski leaving WFAN for Bill Simmons’ The Ringer

John Jastremski is leaving WFAN to perform for Monthly bill Simmons and The Ringer, The Put up has realized.

Jastremski, 33, has been a quirky, increasing star on the Fan in his decade at the station. He made news at the conclude of final calendar year when he explained to administration that he didn’t imagine he would be a fantastic healthy with Maggie Grey for the midday present. 

He chose to stay performing his “JJ Right after Dark” method that was moved to a improved location from overnights to previously in the evenings.

With Jastremski owning substantial time on his radio deal, Fan could have prevented him from the possibility, but chose to make it possible for him to go, sources said. 

In mid-December, Simmons, The Ringer founder, arrived at out to Jastremski, in accordance to sources. The talks led to a offer that will consequence in Jastremski performing a few to four podcasts a 7 days on Spotify, the dwelling of The Ringer. It is a two-calendar year deal with a mutual alternative for a third, in accordance to sources.

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John Jastremski (l.) is leaving WFAN to perform at The Ringer, run by Monthly bill Simmons (r.)
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Simmons bought The Ringer for reportedly around $two hundred million, but is nevertheless in cost.

Jastremski will do just one podcast on New York sports activities with the relaxation being betting-centric, like much of JJ’s Fan present. 

Jastremski is scheduled to go away the Fan in early April and begin at The Ringer shortly soon after. He will nevertheless be permitted to make his location appearances on SNY and Golf Channel.

Even though Simmons and Mike Francesa have experienced a marriage for a long time, Francesa was uninvolved in the go, sources said. 

Francesa employed to tout Jastremeski’s likely. Jastremski was aspect of an app Francesa experienced for just one calendar year. 

Jastremski’s frenetic Staten Island sound has been compared to Francesa’s former lover, Chris Russo. Continue to, Jastremski has been not able to go to the extra coveted day aspect of the agenda still.

Fan will now consider its time in how it will particularly substitute Jastremski. With the Yankees’ year commencing shortly, it will be in no hurry and will likely just go Steve Somers up in the rotation. It does plan to eventually make a new employ the service of, in accordance to sources.