Josh Lewin leading candidate to replace Wayne Hagin

According to Newsday’s Neil Best, “Josh Lewin has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Wayne Hagin alongside Howie Rose in the Mets’ radio booth.”

Last month, Mike Puma of the New York Post said WFAN recently auditioned Jim Duquette for a spot in the Mets radio booth, since “Wayne Hagin is not expected to return.” According to the report, Billy Sample, WFAN reporter Ed Coleman and SNY host Chris Carlin were also being considered.

Lewin was born in Rochester, NY and raised in Boston. He has been a play-by-play announcer for the Orioles, Cubs, Tigers and Rangers, as well as the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers. He currently hosts his own radio show on 105.3 FM in Dallas. Last season, he did occasional fill-in work replacing Joe Buck during Fox’s baseball coverage.