Keith Hernandez-SNY Contract Talks Hit Snag

Tyler Maher
Keith Hernandez and SNY have hit a snag in their contract negotiations.
Keith Hernandez and SNY have hit a snag in their contract negotiations. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Keith Hernandez has been a fixture with the New York Mets for decades. After starring with the team in the 1980s, he became a color commentator for them in the late 90s after his playing days were over.

While generations of Mets fans have become deeply connected to Hernandez, the SNY channel that employs Hernandez apparently does not feel the same way.

Keith Hernandez Contract

Hernandez remains unsigned heading into the 2023 season, as he and SNY have yet to come to terms on a new contract. There is reportedly a significant gap between the two sides on a new deal, as Hernandez is awaiting a response to his counter-offer.

It's strange to see SNY playing hardball with one of its most famous and beloved broadcasters. After nearly a quarter century in the booth, Hernandez is part of the fabric of the Mets organization and has become an essential part of the TV viewing experience for its fans.

With Spring Training just a few weeks away, both sides are running out of time. New York fans will surely be disappointed if Hernandez isn't brought back. At this point, SNY should be willing to essentially pay him whatever he wants until he retires.

If they don't, there's going to be a pretty big hole in the Mets' broadcast booth this year.

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