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VIA Bob Klapisch:

It appears Cone’s short but brilliant run in the YES broadcast booth may be over. Sources say Cone is out after a heated disagreement with network executives.

A spokesman confirmed via e-mail: “David’s contract is up. We’d love to have him back, but he’s in the process of evaluating his various options. … He may not be back based on what he decides.”

Cone’s skill and confidence grew appreciably in the past year. Like former-Met teammate Ron Darling, he had a graceful way of explaining baseball to casual fans, but also was immersed in cutting edge sabermetrics.

Michael Kay said, “I’d come into the booth five hours before a game and Coney would already be there, buried in the computer, looking up stats. He took it very seriously.”

I hope this isn’t true, but if it is, I wish nothing but the best of luck in any future endeavors for Cone. Now, I don’t know if it’s me, but it seems as if the spokesperson was told to make it seem like he might come back and it may be true. However, if Cone was going to come back, don’t you think he would have already? I can see him on MLB network next if he doesn’t stay at YES. At least YES still has Paul O’Neill…

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