Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/18/13
Wheeler’s debut should help SNY’s sagging ratings according to Neil Best of Newsday who writes: SNY is on pace for the lowest Mets ratings in its eight-season history, stuck with a team out of contention earlier than any other in that span, and suddenly has been gifted with a marquee attraction. “I think this team, fan base, organization, and maybe a little bit the announcers, need a jolt of excitement, and he provides that,” Ron Darling said of Wheeler. Darling and fellow analyst Bobby Ojeda also weighed in on Terry Collins’ decision to go with a six-man rotation, with both agreeing that “going with a six-man rotation after adding Wheeler would be disastrous.” You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that revenue and fan interest is severely down across every level of the Mets business ranging from attendance, merchandising, and of course viewership. Fans have become disenfranchised, disillusioned and many have crossed the line and are simply outraged. I haven’t seen this kin...
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