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

The financial hiccup that could deter Mets' pursuit of Shohei Ohtani

If the coming 110 percent luxury tax for three-time payors in 2024 doesn’t deter Steve Cohen from making a run at superstar Shohei Ohtani, keep this in mind: The tax...

Shohei Ohtani's fate with Angels among top spring training storylines

Pitchers and catchers report within two weeks, and as usual there are plenty of enticing storylines. 1. Will the Angels try to extend Shohei Ohtani, and do they have any...

Mets' $75M pitcher also had iffy physical before Carlos Correa saga

Why did Kodai Senga get slightly more than mid-rotation starter Taijuan Walker?

'Big prize': Steve Cohen expected to have Mets in thick of Ohtani bidding

The best thing about being a Mets fan these days is dreaming big.

MLB teams have plenty of options left in free agent market

It’s a mystery why some fine lefty relievers Andrew Chafin, Matt Moore, Brad Hand and Zack Britton are still looking for jobs.

Why owner's about-face sets Angels back in Ohtani sweepstakes

The chances the Angels keep two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani very likely dropped from not too great to even less great. 

Yankees' unfinished business leaves two significant issues

The Yankees did the big stuff great this winter, but they are left with some unfinished business.

Hall of Fame election day a cause for more sadness now

Baseball Hall of Fame election day is a time to celebrate our wonderful game. But unfortunately, it’s also become an annual exercise to regret.

Big-spending Mets remain committed to top prospects

While Francisco Alvarez, and especially Brett Baty, don’t seem to have a very good chance to crack the Mets’ packed roster, the team is reluctant to trade them.

Two of MLB's richest teams eyeing January deals

interesting that a couple of the richest teams and a few of the smaller-revenue teams saved money for January deals. 

These smaller MLB free agency contracts could be gems

Though there weren’t many obvious bargains, there were a few deals that could turn out to be just that.

Carlos Correa reveals new wrinkle to failed Mets contract saga

The Mets consulted with the same doctor who provided the Giants with a negative assessment about Carlos Correa’s right ankle issue.

Yankees starter to be out first month of season with familiar injury

Frankie Montas’ first full season with the Yankees will start much in the same way his ended last year, with Montas dealing with shoulder inflammation. 

The huge stars Steve Cohen could chase after Carlos Correa bust

There will be more opportunities, which is the beautiful thing about free agency and having a net worth that rivals some small countries.

What Pirates wanted from Yankees in deal for star outfielder: 'Juan Soto trade'

Word is, the Pirates sought four top prospects from the Yankees, including multiple players from the top group that includes Oswald Peraza, Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez.

Yankees, Mets won't pursue Trevor Bauer — who might need 'team on another planet'

It’s unclear whether Bauer — who has been reinstated following his 194-game suspension — will get an MLB job.

Why Mets shouldn't be that 'disappointed' Carlos Correa got away

The Mets will be all right. But it didn’t feel that way to them Tuesday.

Behind Mets' failed two-week attempt to save Carlos Correa contract

Three weeks after he’d agreed to a deal with the Mets and a month after agreeing on one with the Giants, Correa agreed to go back to where he started...

Mets' Carlos Correa deal goes up in smoke as he returns to old team

The Mets' Carlos Correa deal has gone up in smoke.

Carlos Correa opens serious talks with this team in growing Mets concern

Star free agent Carlos Correa is back in serious talks with the Minnesota Twins.