Jon Heyman

Jon Heyman

About the Columnist

Jon Heyman, who came to The New York Post this year as a baseball columnist, has been covering the sport for 35 years. At The Post, he is half of “The Show,” a baseball podcast with Joel Sherman, and does Inside Baseball notes that appear Fridays. He has worked as an insider at MLB Network since its inception in 2009 and is an Audacy baseball expert after more than a decade at WFAN, where he appeared on Mike and the Mad Dog and the Joe and Evan shows. Heyman worked at Newsday for 16 years, first as Yankees beat writer, then baseball columnist and finally as general sports columnist before going to Sports Illustrated, and the startup FanRag. After graduating Northwestern University’s Medill School in 1983, he started at the Moline (Ill.) Daily Dispatch. Shortly thereafter, he moved to California, where he covered the Los Angeles Raiders before transferring to the California Angels, one team that moved twice and another that pretended to move once (they are still in Anaheim). Heyman went to Lawrence High School in the 5 Towns of Long Island.

The Archive

Buck Showalter drops ball by pitching to Vladimir Guerrero in big spot

There aren’t many times Mets manager and noted baseball savant Buck Showalter can be criticized for his strategic decisions.

Why Mets made right move in not chasing trade for MLB star

This is a good time to remind everyone the Mets look wise now not to have dived into a Juan Soto trade with the Nationals.

Mets' domination of Phillies couldn't have come at better time

The Mets have found their personal patsy, and lo and behold, it’s none other than the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Pathetic A's giving Mets legend Ed Kranepool chance 'to forget' career lowlight

Mets legend Ed Kranepool said he isn’t keeping tabs of the awful 2023 Oakland A’s, a clear threat to break the ’62 Mets record of 40-120.

Brewers won't be sellers again at this MLB trade deadline

That deal triggered a slump, causing them to fall out of first and miss the playoffs by one game.

What non-Aaron Judge Yankees showed in entertaining day at Stadium

On a fun day in The Bronx, the Yankees entertained the holiday weekend crowd with an uneven but ultimately satisfying performance that perhaps portended even better things to come. 

Yankees' Aaron Judge deal a bargain compared to these big-money busts

In the free-agent frenzy that was the 2022-23 winter, not all of the spending looks wise so far.

So-so Central teams could offer trade deadline's supply of arms

Both Central divisions could wind up featuring a half dozen (or more) outstanding trade candidates to boost all these rotations depleted by injury -- or not.

Yankees should extend outfielder's stay in The Bronx

Harrison Bader is showing again why the Yankees need to try to bring him back as a free agent after 2023.

It's clear what the Mets must do with top rookie

Did the rookie's quick rise take the Mets by surprise?

Aaron Judge proving he's AL East's greatest weapon after saving Yankees

The American League East is going to be an amazing 162-game show, and there’s no doubt who the top attraction is. It remains the one and only Aaron Judge, the...

Yankees' biggest concern is beastly AL East

The American League East, always tough, is certifiably ridiculous this season.

These Mets don't make a lot of sense

Very little about this Mets season has gone according to plan. So it may be best not to try to overanalyze what’s happening lately, and just sit back and enjoy...

MLB's 'middle class' free agents giving teams their money's worth

The free-agent frenzy was something to behold this winter. But what’s become of all the big money spent? Not much — at least not so far.

Tigers' new ace looking like big trade chip

If the Tigers aren’t in the race, an E-Rod deal is very likely considering he has an opt-out after this season.

Mets will have to watch co-ace's back issue all season

Max Scherzer’s neck issue, which caused him to be pushed back from his Tuesday start, isn’t seen as serious.

Mets, Yankees could make it a cruel New York summer

If things don’t turn around, this could be one long, expensive summer around here.

Three issues plaguing Mets' anemic offense

Let’s be fair to the pitching geezers and gimps: the Mets’ offense remains a real issue, too, especially lately.

Former Athletics not giving up on Oakland just yet

The A’s announcement that they’ve made a binding agreement to buy land in Las Vegas suggests they could be on the move. Recent crowds indicate folks believe it, too. 

Phillies, Aaron Nola waiting to pick up contract talks again

Nola is said to prefer to remain in Philadelphia, and of course they want to keep him.