New York Mets News

Darryl Hamilton, Cliff Floyd Are Mets Radio Possibilities

By Danny Abriano

With the Mets switching to WOR after a more than two decade long affiliation with WFAN, the exact makeup of the broadcast team remains in flux.

Feb 16 2012; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; A detailed view of television station microphones during media day at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Howie Rose will be shifting over to WOR as the main play-by-play man, but the radio station was apparently reluctant to bring Rose back at first.  They wanted to “shake things up.”  It would’ve been monumentally stupid on the part of WOR to not bring Rose over, and Bob Raissman of the Daily News reported that “Mets brass” got involved with the situation – basically saving WOR from themselves.

Raissman reports that well liked Josh Lewin will likely be shifting to WOR as well, but notes that it likely won’t be on a long-term deal.

Other candidates to fill spots during Mets broadcasts on WOR are former players Cliff Floyd and Darryl Hamilton, both of whom played with the Mets.  Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Hamilton’s candidacy earlier today.

It’s unclear whether Floyd and/or Hamilton are alternatives to Lewin, or whether they’d be hired to fill a different capacity.

Both Floyd and Hamilton have worked for MLB Network, and Floyd is currently working for Sirius XM Radio.

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