There was some pretty significant backlash when it was recently reported that WOR Radio, the new radio home of your New York Mets, was looking to break up the radio broadcast team as they made the transition from WFAN to WOR this spring. Now it would appear that team ownership may be the one to blame, with Howard Megdal of Capital New York reporting that its actually Jeff Wilpon who is making a push replay Josh Lewin with an ex-player in the booth for this upcoming season. You may recall seeing recently that either Cliff Floyd or Darryl Hamilton are possibilities for the spot.
This reeks of desperation in my opinion as Jeff Wilpon looks to levy some sort of control on the franchise. The disappointing thing is that the team's broadcast groups, both television and radio, are amongst the most successful things about the franchise. Breaking on of them up in what can only be an attempt to divert attention from a slumping offseason is unfortunate. The notion of breaking up the team's radio broadcast team has been met with unanimous opposition, yet here we sit waiting for one of the most clueless ownership groups in all of baseball to impose their will and rob the fan base of one of the few remaining positives about this organization.