Being in a big sports market like New York means you'll hear interesting takes from local sports radio shows. No matter how good or bad a team is doing in New York, radio hosts will always try and have "hot takes" to make headlines and get reactions on social media. With the New York Mets struggling this season, they have always been a featured topic throughout radio shows, including WFAN.
WFAN is a popular show in New York, with hosts that fans gravitate to. They might have opinions many agree with, but recently, there have been some absurd takes on a couple of Mets topics.
WFAN hosts Shaun Morash, and Brandon Tierney, with ridiculous Mets takes
Shaun Morash works with "Evan and Tiki" on WFAN and recently commented on Jeff McNeil's latest Instagram post.
Jeff McNeil, Drew Smith, Pete Alonso, Tylor Megill, and David Peterson took a short trip to the US Open after winning their series finale against the Seattle Mariners. There have been reports about Mets first baseman Pete Alonso being toxic in the clubhouse and that his teammates don't like him. While Mets bench coach Eric Chavez has shot down those reports, Shaun Morash implies that Mets' shortstop Fransico Lindor should have been at the US Open with Pete and his teammates, and his absence "backs up" the Pete Alonso being toxic rumors as accurate.
How do I say this? Shaun Morash's comment and slight "jab" at Pete Alonso are ridiculous on many levels. First, if Alonso was such a bad guy and teammate, why would four of his teammates go out with him after their game? Second, maybe Lindor couldn't make it there after the game. Or maybe since Lindor was at the US Open a few days prior, he didn't want to go again. Lindor and Alonso are teammates and are around each other eight months a year; they don't need to hang out every day outside of baseball.
Brandon Tierney, co-host of the Brandon Tierney and Sal Licata show, recently had a take on why the Mets should trade Pete Alonso because his contract would age poorly.
Tierney mentions that it isn't the same circumstance as Yankee star Aaron Judge and that he isn't as big of a draw as Judge. Judge is a better all-around ball player than Alonso, but for the Mets fanbase, he is just as crucial to this franchise as the Yankees. Alonso is a homegrown Met who, before every season, can pencil in at least 40 HR and 100 RBI. He goes out there daily and produces like few players can.
On top of that, he is a fan favorite, and if the Mets even thought about trading him, it would be franchise malpractice, as this guy should be a career Met and one day have his number 20 retired. Tierney also mentions the contract will age poorly, especially in the back end of the contract; whenever a team signs a player long-term, that is always a possibility. However, that never stops teams from making long-term deals like the Yankees did with Aaron Judge.
Recently, many people have been trying to find reasons why the Mets should trade Alonso. I don't believe they should, nor they will. He means too much to this team and fanbase and will be part of the solution.