SNY’s beloved trio of Mets broadcasters isn’t breaking up quite yet. This week, Keith Hernandez agreed to a contract extension with SNY that will keep him in the booth with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling through at least the 2018 season, though the length of the deal wasn’t immediately known. The New York Post reported that Hernandez’s new contract gives him a “substantial” raise and could go for longer than the standard three years he’s received in the past.

Considering all of the criticism the Mets have received this offseason (whether warranted or not) for not opening up their wallets to sign Yoenis Cespedes, letting Hernandez walk over what likely would have been a middling amount of money in the grand scheme of things would have been a PR disaster for the organization, especially considering that the Mets won the NL pennant in 2015.

Now that Hernandez has re-upped with the network, attention will likely turn to Darling, who was featured as one of TBS’s lead Postseason analysts over the past couple of seasons, working alongside Ernie Johnson and Cal Ripken. There was also some chatter earlier this offseason about Darling replacing Jerry Remy in the Red Sox booth for the 2016, but those reports were eventually shot down.

Two years ago, AA readers ranked the Cohen, Darling, and Hernandez trio as their fourth-favorite broadcast crew in all of baseball. In a few months, we’ll do it all again, and we’ll see if our readers still have a strong opinion on the team.


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I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.

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