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Will Ed Coleman Join the Mets in Their Move to WOR-AM?

Though they have yet to make it official, it is general knowledge that the Mets will move from WFAN, which had been their home since 1987, to WOR-AM. Howie Rose will certainly make the move, and word is Josh Lewin may join him. Whether Ed Coleman will, however, is still up in the air.

Matthew Cerrone of Metsblog, referencing a blurb in Bob Raissman’s weekly Sunday article on sports broadcasting, had this to say regarding the matter:

…technically, Eddie works for WFAN. It stands to reason that Sweeney Murti will continue to cover the Yankees for WFAN, but maybe up his workload, while they could keep Coleman filing reports about the Mets and doing fill-in hosting during the day (kind of like Murti had been doing).

But, I hope they look for someone else to cover the Mets and let Coleman join WOR where he belongs… assuming he wants to make the move. The Mets love Eddie, who has a good relationship with Collins. The team and radio station share decision-making power, so hopefully they can all figure out a solution that works for everyone.”

Ed Coleman has been doing the Mets beat on WFAN since the mid-90’s, and has had the duties of the pre-game and-post-game hosting since taking over for Howie Rose when Rose shifted over to play-by-play in the late-90’s on television.

Coleman has also filled in from time to time on the play-by-play, so Mets radio listeners are very familiar with the fantastic job he has done covering the team. It’s true that it wouldn’t sound quite the same hearing someone else interview the manager and others prior to and after Mets games when wanting and having to listen to them on the radio. These things matter to us fans, and you know the Mets, WFAN and WOR get that about sports.

I’m sure we will soon find out how everything will play out for the Mets on WOR 710 AM. And hopefully, Eddie C. is a part of that future.


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