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

Unexpected heroics don't change state of Yankees without Juan Soto

Even as Trent Grisham did his best Juan Soto impression Sunday, the Yankees saw this weekend how they need a second superstar in their lineup.

AL-best Yankees find another way to win — even on day they lose

Unofficially, the day was yet another winner for the Yankees, despite the loss.

Yankees, Juan Soto need to figure out way to make long-term deal happen

Which brings us to the real issue here, and that is the Yankees and Soto have to figure a way to make this marriage a more permanent one.

MLB GMs have eyes on Mets if they become MLB deadline sellers

GMs are said to be especially interested in what the Mets do, since they may have more tradeable players than anyone.

A breakdown of Tucupita Marcano's reckless betting habits

The banned Tucupita Marcano’s baseball betting was so reckless he even bet against his Pirates team, so maybe a temporary insanity defense is his best hope when he applies for...

Examining 10 MLB stars' chances of being dealt before MLB trade deadline

A major sellers’ market is predicted with all but a few bottom-dwellers having a case for contention, The Post's Jon Heyman writes.

Dodgers made late push for ace in MLB free agency before deal with NL West rival

Word is the Dodgers made a late play for Blake Snell before he opted for the rival Giants. The effort shows they still have money to spend, though.

The Yankees' underlying Juan Soto message is more positive than it seems

If you listen too closely to early rhetoric, you might get the idea the Yankees don’t feel great about their chance to retain superstar slugger Juan Soto. But that can’t...

What Pete Alonso, Mets stars could bring back in potential fire sale

When you’re on a 64-win pace past Memorial Day, you may well not contend.

Don't blame David Stearns for this Mets mess

So it’s no surprise folks are saying David Stearns is just a small-market GM, or worse. None of it is close to fair or true. This isn’t his team, about...

Mets have serious issues beyond Edwin Diaz's closer status

Their pen situation is far from a disaster thanks to solid backup plans. But ultimately though, the Mets all know they need Edwin Diaz to be right to have a...

Mets need to move Edwin Diaz out of closer role until he gets untracked

The Mets have an Edwin Diaz problem, and they have no choice but to remove the man out of his customary closer role, at least for today.

Carlos Mendoza already looks like a winner early in Mets tenure

These are the times that test a manager, especially a rookie manager like the Mets’ Carlos Mendoza. 

Mets are primed to make a run at wild card — even after mediocre start

The Mets are going to make the playoffs. You heard it here first. 

Mets' tantalizing international prospect comes with 'line drive bat'

The Mets are expected to sign top Dominican SS Elian Pena for about $5 million.

Cardinals could turn to well-known managerial options with Oli Marmol on hot seat

The Cardinals may be looking for a new manager.

Ranking MLB's offseason moves: Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto are shining

Ranking the top 20 moves of the MLB offseason, including the Dodgers signing Shohei Ohtani and the Yankees acquiring Juan Soto.

Marlins might not be done selling after Luis Arraez-Padres shocker

The Luis Arraez trade may be just the beginning for Miami.

Yankees, Dodgers stars are MVP front-runners to start 2024

It says here Mookie Betts is still MVP, though, since he’s playing an adequate shortstop and putting up offensive numbers just behind Shohei Ohtani.

Early look at stars that could become targets ahead of MLB trade deadline

Things can change depending on who’s contending and who’s fading, but here’s our first list of stars who could possibly be on the move.