While the Wilpons don't own the New York Mets and aren't in control of horrible moves that might've happened if they still did own the team, they do own SNY. This wasn't really an issue until this offseason, as Keith Hernandez, a beloved player and broadcaster, remains without a contract.
We all hope that the Wilpons can agree to a deal with Keith and have him last in the booth forever. If that does not happen, it'd sting, but might not be the worst thing in the world. There's one replacement I think would be acceptable for most Mets fans.
Curtis Granderson would be an acceptable Keith Hernandez replacement calling Mets games if he leaves SNY
Curtis Granderson's Mets tenure might not have been so long, but it sure was impactful. After a disappointing first season with the club, Granderson was instrumental in the Mets NL Pennant-winning 2015 team. He became a fixture in the leadoff spot and when the Mets were starved for runs he was the one constantly in the middle of everything.
Granderson was overshadowed by Daniel Murphy's heroics in the postseason, but he hit a key three-run double in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers and hit three home runs in the World Series.
Granderson the following postseason made an unbelievable catch crashing into the center field wall in the Wild Card Game.
When he first signed with the Mets. Granderson said, "A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans." Since he said that, he's had the hearts of Mets fans and his play only grew the support he had earned. Joining Gary and Ron in the booth would be the icing on the cake.
Granderson currently works as a studio analyst for TBS but has called games as well. Granderson's vibrant personality and relationship with Mets fans would make him a great fit in the booth.
Of course we'd all love to see Keith back but if that doesn't happen, Granderson could be someone we see in the booth occasionally which would be awesome.