Money, or lack of it, changes everything.
It’s been traditional for WFAN to send its baseball beat reporters Sweeny Murti (Yankees) and Ed Coleman (Mets) on the road with both teams. Now it appears a cash crunch at FAN has resulted in cutting back on the snoops’ road itinerary.
MLB spies say neither Murti nor Coleman will be travelling west of the Mississippi much this season. While the perception of a travel cutback is not good for the station, it has more impact on the Yankees, since FAN is the Bombers’ radio flagship and trumpets the fact it provides comprehensive coverage of the team. Murti is also a mainstay on the game radiocasts hosting the postgame show.
As for Coleman and the Mets, well, one only has to listen to FAN to know there is still plenty of interest in a team that called WFAN its home for many years. The Mets current flagship WOR-AM has a reporter/pre-postgame host, Wayne Randazzo, on the road with the team at all times.
Published at Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:17:20 +0000