I'm happy to announce that former Mets beat reporter Adam Rubin will be joining SNY and MetsBlog as a contributor this season.
Rubin recently left his job covering the Mets for ESPN to join the New York Institute of Technology, where he's serving as the assistant athletic director for strategic communications.
Adam will be contributing three to four articles per week, the details of which he will talk about in his debut post here later this afternoon.
Frankly, for me, this is a thrill...
Thanks to some common friends, I have known Adam since 2004, which is when I created MetsBlog in college and not long after he joined the Daily News. In that time, he has consistently been among the most admired, smart, resourceful, well connected and incredibly perceptive reporters covering the organization. Combined, he and I have nearly 30 years experience writing daily about the Mets and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish working on the same team.
Buster Olney, Matthew Cerrone, Pete Abraham, and Adam Rubin attend the Pitch: NYC speaker series at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on January 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
In addition to Rubin, MetsBlog has asked several friends to offer occasional insight and reaction during our game recaps this season.
Familiar friends Maggie Wiggin, SNY Editorial Producer Danny Abriano, Michael Avallone, ESPN contributor Rich Coutinho and Brian Mangan from the Good Fundies podcast will all be returning to make appearances in our post-game coverage in 2017, as will Michael Baron, who was a regular contributor to MetsBlog from 2009 to 2014.
In addition to the names above, we're happy to be adding post-game contributions from SNY editor Matt Citak, as well as Michelle Ioannou, who does a terrific job for FanSided's Rising Apple.
Lastly, I'm happy to be part of the newly-created "Meet the MetsCast," which is a weekly podcast featuring me, comedian Steve Hofstetter and MLB Network Radio host Rob Brender. The goal of the show is to discuss moments and topics about the Mets that I don't typically write about on MetsBlog. So, instead of breaking down news and rumors, which is what I do here and with a guest on the MetsBlog Q&ACast, we'll be batting around more casual, irreverent headlines about our favorite baseball team.
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Matthew Cerrone (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Contact) is lead writer of MetsBlog.com, which he created in 2003. He also hosts the MetsBlog Podcast, which you can subscribe to here. He recently left his position as Executive Editor and Dir. of Digital Content for SNY.TV to help sports brands build their own digital content businesses...