The Mets decided to part ways with Wayne Hagin who had been the radio partner on WFan with Howie Rose for the past few seasons. The Mets search for a replacement has gone on more most of the off season. Some notable Mets voices such as as Chris Carlin and Eds Coleman were considered, along with for GM Jim Duquette. Ultimately the Mets decided to bring in Josh Lewin to be the new radio host with Howie Rose calling Mets games on WFan.
Lewin is 43 years of age and is coming off of a 9 year run as a broadcaster for the Texas Rangers. He has also been the voice for other teams such as the Orioles, Cubs, Tigers and even the San Diego Chargers.
He is a young talented sportscaster and it will be interested to see if he and our beloved Howie are able to build chemistry. As you can see by the 1 year deal, the Mets are just testing this out to see if it works. Howie Rose is the guy, and if he does not work well with someone they will find a replacement until he does.
As for Hagin, I never really took to him. He was extremely descriptive sportscaster which was great, and he did know the game well. I’m not sure what I did not like about him, I just never really felt like he was one of us. His voice and tone made him almost seem like an outsider. He is still a very good analyst and will definitely land on his feet somewhere.
Good luck Wayne, but for now you can “Kiss Him Goodbye”