Dontrelle Willis Announces He's Joining NBC Sports as A's Broadcaster

Dontrelle Willis is joining NBC Sports as an Oakland Athletics commentator
Dontrelle Willis is joining NBC Sports as an Oakland Athletics commentator

After spending years as an MLB studio analyst for FOX Sports, Dontrelle Willis has made a long-anticipated move to a full-time commentating gig.

The former World Series champ took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he is joining NBC Sports Bay Area and will work as a broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics.

Countless former MLB players have made a seamless transition to the broadcasting booth following retirement, and Willis absolutely belongs in that category. Prominently known for his work on FOX's nightly baseball program, "MLB WHIPAROUND," Willis quickly made it clear that he was poised for a full-time role, no matter the club.

Willis will join forces will fellow former big league hurler Dallas Braden, who actually replied to D-Train's tweet to announce his enthusiasm to work with the 38-year-old.

Call us crazy, but the Athletics certainly just jumped up the rankings in terms of most captivating broadcasting tandems in baseball.

Willis and Braden will undoubtedly form an electric partnership.