Posted: Jan. 14, 2019 5:02 p.m. ET — Updated: Jan. 15, 2019 12:55 p.m. ET
By: Andy Slater
Dave Van Horne’s time in the broadcast booth for the Miami Marlins could soon be “up, up, and away.”
The Hall of Famer and his radio partner, Glenn Geffner, have yet to come to terms with the team for this season.
According to sources, the Marlins do not have a signed contract yet from the either of the broadcasting duo.
Sources say the Marlins made an offer.
The two, however, have not signed the contract because the team tried to slash both their number of games called and salary.
(Update: Both Van Horne and Geffner told me Tuesday they have come to terms with the Marlins. Neither would disclose details.)
This is the last season that the Marlins plan to air their games on their current flagship station 940-AM WINZ, according to sources. The team is exploring other options.
Van Horne, 79, started his major-league broadcast career in 1969 with the Montreal Expos. He has been with the Marlins since 2001 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.
Geffner has been calling Marlins games with Van Horne since 2008.
Marlins pitchers and catchers are set to report to Jupiter next month.
When their radio broadcasters will report is anyone’s guess.
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