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SNY Announces Mets Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

SNY announced its comprehensive spring training coverage for the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets. SNY will provide exclusive daily coverage of the Mets in Port St. Lucie as the team prepares to defend its NL crown. Citi will be the presenting sponsor of SNY’s spring training coverage. As part of its coverage, SNY will produce 14 live telecasts during spring training...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ron Darling Wants Mets To Stop Treating Young Starters With Kid Gloves

You know me, I love to post fan created art and graphics of our New York Mets. On Friday night I came across this really cool poster that was designed by imlookinatu who posted it in a Mets Reddit thread. Nice job… As was reported on multiple occasions, both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins don’t expect any innings limits this season for Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Darling Wants Mets To Stop Babying The Young Starters

You know me, I love to post fan created art and graphics of our New York Mets. On Friday night I came across this really cool poster that was designed by imlookinatu who posted it in Mets Reddit thread. As was reported on multiple occasions, both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins don’t expect any innings limits this season for Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and the...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod praises Mets' pitching staff and acquisition of Cespedes

Alex Rodriguez knows a good thing when he sees it.The 40-year-old New York Yankees slugger has been in the big leagues since 1994 and a fan of the game since birth -- which makes his compliments of the New York Mets that much more impressive. In speaking with the New York Post, the Yankees slugger (and FOX Sports analyst during the 2015 World Series) gushed about the Mets pitching...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

  The Baseball America archives go all the way back to 1983 for their annual Top 10 prospect lists and I thought it would be fun to take a look at what those players became. We will first look at the Mets Top 10 from 1983, seeing where BA missed and the ones they were right about. Here is the Mets Top 1-5 Prospects from 1983 according to BA: 1.) Darryl Strawberry - The Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Hernandez Returns To SNY

Sometimes the status quo is a good thing, such as the news Keith Hernandez will return to the SNY broadcast booth with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling. There are a lot of outstanding broadcasting teams, and SNY’s is one of the best. The trio are insightful, humorous and above all, are objective. They are different in that although they have deep ties to the Mets, they aren’t afraid...
Via New York Mets Report
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Hernandez signs extension with SNY

SNY’s beloved trio of Mets broadcasters isn’t breaking up quite yet. This week, Keith Hernandez agreed to a contract extension with SNY that will keep him in the booth with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling through at least the 2018 season, though the length of the deal wasn’t immediately known. The New York Post reported that Hernandez’s new contract gives him a “substantial”...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Hernandez and SNY Agree To New Contract

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Keith Hernandez and SNY have agreed on a new contract. Hernandez will resume his role as an analyst with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling during Mets telecasts. Awesome news… Original Report Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that SNY color man and analyst Keith Hernandez still remains unsigned, but that contract negotiations to remain...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets Broadcaster Keith Hernandez Still Remains Unsigned

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that SNY color man and analyst Keith Hernandez still remains unsigned, but that contract negotiations to remain in the Mets broadcast booth are expected to begin shortly. SNY has had some major turnover recently and parted company with analyst Bobby Ojeda and roving reporter Kevin Burkhardt last season, both of whom were replaced by Nelson...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Darling Says Harvey Bullied Collins, Criticizes His Bullpen Management

Following the aftermath of the Mets’ World Series defeat, Ron Darling had a lot to say about the final moments of the team’s season. Darling was critical of Collins’ decision to let Harvey pitch the 9th inning, and he also accused the Mets’ starter of bullying his manager. “He managed with his heart there and not his mind. What you have to do there is the unkind thing...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 1986 New York Mets World Series roster

Can you name all 25 members of the Mets World Series winning roster from 1986?
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 American and National League Championship Series Schedules

We have the schedules for the American and National League Championship Series. The AL will be aired on Fox and FS1. Fox airs the Game 1 with FS1 taking the rest of the series including a potential Game 7 on Saturday, October 24. Calling the American League Championship Series on TV will be Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. Erin Andrews and Ken Rosenthal will be the field...
Via Fang's Bites
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Darling Misses Plate On Latest Harvey Mess

Normally, I enjoy Ron Darling’s insight on baseball and the Mets. I think he’s one of the best in the business. However, this time we deserved better from him when it came to weighing in on the latest Matt Harvey fiasco. I thought Darling and his mates on SNY – Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez – let Harvey off easy during the innings limit drama by taking the path of least...
Via New York Mets Report
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy denies reports of Ron Darling replacing him in NESN booth

Who will be in the NESN Red Sox broadcast booth next season continues to be a soap opera. Drama already ensued when news broke that Don Orsillo was being pushed out as the play-by-play announcer after 15 years at the microphone, to be replaced by Dave O’Brien. Then the network clumsily handled the tribute that the Red Sox paid to Orsillo during his final home game at Fenway Park...
Via Awful Announcing
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Robles Says He Threw Fastball, Has No Intentions To Ditch Quick-Pitch

During tonight’s Mets broadcast, SNY’s Gary Cohen and Ron Darling both argued that Travis d’Arnaud called for a slider and that’s exactly what Hansel Robles threw at Cameron Rupp, taking issue with all the reports that stated it was a fastball. However after the game, both d’Arnaud and Robles told reporters that it was a […]
Via Mets Merized Online
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Burn Out Or Fade Away? The Matt Harvey Quandary

Our NY Mets broadcast team is, in my estimation, by far the most interesting and engaging television crew in the majors. On any given night, you may receive a clinic on the splitter from Ron Darling, incredible articles of trivia from Gary, and the always unique and entertaining perspective of the incorrigible Keith Hernandez. During […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Goosebumps. So Many Goosebumps.

“This Mets team right now, it doesn’t matter who comes off the bench. Everyone contributes.” – Ron Darling. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. It is quite possible that, a year from now, I won’t be able to remember a specific, standout home run hit by Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, or Curtis Granderson […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Cone on pitching

By David Laurila David Cone was a thinking-man’s pitcher before he became a thinking-man’s analyst. The New York Yankees’ television color man took the mound for five teams in 17 major league seasons, and he logged a lion’s share of big wins along the way. Moxie played a role. The right-hander augmented his plus stuff with the same cerebral approach he now takes to the...
Via Fangraphs
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares In Right Field?

After Richie Shaffer homered in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the Rays up 4-3, the next batter Brandon Guyer flied out to right field. Here’s the call from Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez: Ron: This ball is lifted to the right side and [Daniel] Murphy is drifting toward it but [Kelly] Johnson […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Starting Rotation Could Be MLB’s Best Ever

SNY TV analyst Ron Darling, who was part of a 1986 Mets rotation that featured the likes of the great Dwight Gooden, Bobby Ojeda and Sid Fernandez, had some very impressive things to say about the current Mets starting rotation. Darling believes that Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and next year, Zack Wheeler, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #32: Frank Viola

There was plenty to talk about with the veteran of 15 big league seasons and 176 wins – from his college days at St. John’s to the grand stage of the World Series to coaching some of the top young arms of the New York Mets’ minor league system – and “Sweet Music” was happy to oblige. Among the topics discussed with Frank Viola: -His role in what many consider to be the...
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Darling says Espinsoa "shoved Desmond to the ground like a red-headed stepchild"

Blessed be Ron Darling.
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

SNY Mets’ broadcaster Ron Darling calls Toronto’s CN Tower “The Sky Needle”

If you’re going to open a broadcast by referencing local landmarks, you might want to make sure you have their names correct. As Sean Fitz-Gerald of The National Post notes, Sportsnet New York’s Ron Darling didn’t do that Wednesday, opening the call of Wednesday’s Mets’ game in Toronto against the Blue Jays with “You’ve got the Rogers Centre, you’ve got the Sky Needle...
Via Awful Announcing
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets broadcast team celebrates 10 years together in the SNY booth

The 2015 New York Mets season will represent the 10th year together for SNY’s (SportsNet New York) broadcast trio of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez. It’s an impressive run, one not typically seen on regional team broadcasts. The success is even more notable, considering how rare three-man booths are on sports television these days. But the SNY team makes it look...
Via Awful Announcing
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Efficient Sunrise

It was a cloudy but beautiful day in Port St. Lucie. Jacob deGrom was set to start against the Atlanta Braves. Ron Darling was ready to assume play-by-play duties with Gary Cohen in the District calling Seton Hall basketball. And the fans were ready … Okay, they weren’t quite ready but … Wait, what the … GET THE HELL OUT OF THE BUMP SHOT, DRUNKY!!! Jesus! It’s ruined...
Via Metstradamus
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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