Former Marlins commentator Tommy Hutton is back with the club as a pre and post-game analyst on FS Florida, and in Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis notes Hutton "made it clear that he will continue to offer honest analysis of the Marlins and players." He said, "Critical and honesty is a fine line. I think I’ll be honest. I still plan on doing that. Nobody told me to do otherwise." Hutton, who left the team after his contract expired in '15, "will work 45 games." Hutton debuted yesterday (South Florida SUN SENTINEL, 6/12).
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY: NBC Sports Philadelphia said that Phillies TV ratings "were up" 5% from last year while streaming numbers "multiplied by more than" 100%. In Philadelphia, Jeff Blumenthal noted the Phillies are "averaging a 3.32 household rating." At the All-Star break last year, ratings were down 16% from '16. In its second season of streaming via its app or website for NBC Sports Philadelphia subscribers, the Phillies stream is "averaging 7,700 total unique visitors per game and 426,000 total minutes streamed per game," up 169% and 156%, respectively, from last season (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/11).