Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record is hearing that the Mets are ready to announce Josh Lewin as the replacement for Wayne Hagin in the WFAN radio booth for the 2012 season.
Klapisch says that the former Texas Rangers broadcaster would be signed to a one-year deal.
It was Neil Best of Newsday, who first reported that Lewin had emerged as a leading candidate for the job.
Lewin, 43, has called games locally and nationally for several teams, most recently for the Texas Rangers who elected not to bring him back after a nine year run. He has also done play-by-play for the Orioles, Cubs and Tigers.
The New York native was considered a polarizing figure while with the Rangers where it was said “you’ll either love him or loathe him, but you can’t ignore him.”
I’m looking forward to the change.