Gary, Ron, and A New Guy?

By / October 6, 2009 / Uncategorized

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.

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dyhrdmet

I hope they can work out a deal. It seems almost Keith-like to air something like that in public, but then again, we really know no details other than his contract is up and being negotiated, which always leaves the possibility that he doesn’t return. Just in case, say goodbye. Maybe Keith wants more money. Maybe Keith wants less travel, or just fewer games. Dunno. It’s funny because I had been thinking over the weekend (not knowing any of this until this morning) which member of the broadcast team is the most valuable, knowing that they’re all valuable, and I think I decided on Keith (and keep in mind the other analyst has a job working post-season games again).

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dyhrdmet

I hope they can work out a deal. It seems almost Keith-like to air something like that in public, but then again, we really know no details other than his contract is up and being negotiated, which always leaves the possibility that he doesn’t return. Just in case, say goodbye. Maybe Keith wants more money. Maybe Keith wants less travel, or just fewer games. Dunno. It’s funny because I had been thinking over the weekend (not knowing any of this until this morning) which member of the broadcast team is the most valuable, knowing that they’re all valuable, and I think I decided on Keith (and keep in mind the other analyst has a job working post-season games again).

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Joey.T {NYM-NYR-NYJ}

I really don’t see Keith leaving the Booth. I see things working out between SNY and Keith and of course when they do Agree on a new deal..we Mets fans can look foward to many more years of Gary,Ron and Keith. While we’re on the subject of SNY..Can they bring Lee Mazzilli back ?!? I’d have no problem with a three man studio team of Chris Carlin,Bobby Ojeda and Maz.

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