Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News highlighted something that nobody else has highlighted since the last game of the Mets season on Sunday.
Keith Hernandez may not be returning to SNY next year. Hernandez admitted as much at the end of the broadcast. He is currently in negotiations and hopes to be back.
Why must everybody air their contract negotiations on the air? I mean, really?
While some may not think it is a strategic move because Hernandez is always flapping his gums, I tend to think otherwise.
Think about this for a minute. If you know you are a member of one of the most popular broadcasting team in sports, you know saying you might be gone will bring a large outcry with the fans.
Nobody loves the coverage of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez more than Mets fans. I know Yankee fans who prefer them over their own announcers.
In this way, you get the fans involved. You prove, although it is not necessary, just how valuable you are to the team.
Personally, I think Hernandez should have kept his mouth shut. But he would not be Keith Hernandez if he did.
So could we have watched our last broadcast with Cohen, Darling and Hernandez? Maybe. Maybe not. Here’s to, hopefully, another four years of the bantering trio.