Casey Stern likely for pregame/postgame

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- SiriusXM baseball host Casey Stern is the leading -- and probably likely -- candidate to host WOR's pregame and postgame show, multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

Stern would replace Ed Coleman in that role. Coleman is remaining with WFAN and will continue to report on the Mets for that station.

Stern hosts "Inside Pitch" on MLB Network Radio as well as an NFL show.

He hails from Long Island and often tweets about his beloved Islanders as well as the Mets.

The sources have expected Stern to be hired for the role for a while, but prolonged and continuing negotiations caused the sources to hedge.