Tommy Pham has hits in his last two games, raising his Grapefruit League line to .105/.227/.105 in 22 PA. But there was also this, published on SNY’s Twitter feed:
It has been a rough night for Tommy Pham in the field. pic.twitter.com/X5u1FQnpi1
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) March 8, 2023
SNY is owned by the Mets, so why would they show something this bad from one of their players? Turns out it’s not owned by the Mets. Instead, it’s majority owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC. It was not part of the sale when Steve Cohen purchased the club several years back. SNY has been a cash cow for Fred Wilpon but its contract to broadcast Mets’ games runs out in 2026 and it’s no slam dunk that it will retain those rights in 2027 and beyond. Cohen might want to start his own network. Or he might put the broadcast rights up to an open bid.
While it’s a solid source of information, few have accused SNY of being as willing to criticize as it has been to praise. Hey, Pravda didn’t exactly hold Russia’s feet to the fire during the Cold War. Nor have certain partisan organizations in this country in the 21st Century done this, either.
It’s good to be positive, which is why my online viewing includes SNY at least once a day. It just jumps out at you when a network known for positivity goes against type.