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Mike & the Mad Dog Reunite to Bash Mets, Talk Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Radio Row in Indianapolis was abuzz with the reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN. It was like old times for the duo, which I analyzed over at Sports Media Watchdog. Like any “Mike & the Mad Dog” show they elected to talk Yankees, bash the Mets, throw in some San Francisco Giants analysis, discuss […]

Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Starlin Castro, Theo Epstein, and Jose Reyes

Monday, October 10th, 2011

We recently saw Ozzie Guillen traded to the Marlins for two prospects. Lou Piniella was dealt to Tampa Bay for Randy Winn back in 2003. Would the Cubs trade their star shortstop Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein? I think the answer is yes, and it involves the Mets Jose Reyes. The question of a Castro-Epstein […]

Does Anybody Here Know What Moneyball Is?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” Said Casey Stengel when he took over the Mets in 1962. Nearly fifty years later I feel like saying something similar to fans, writers, and some baseball insiders when talking about Moneyball. The movie had a great weekend as it grossed $20.6 million; only second to Disney’s “The Lion […]

Listen to Moneyball Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Tonight I review Moneyball the Movie and discuss the industry misconceptions of the film and book. Joining me is former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson. He will talk about working for Billy Beane and give us a firsthand look into how the A’s did business. Hear the latest from his current ventures at 3p Sports and […]

Gardner vs. Crawford, New Pitch, Mets 2012 Closer, Wild Card Fallout, Roger Maris

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

So is Brett Gardner a cheaper version of Carl Crawford as Brian Cashman claims? They both play good defense; they got are going to steal 50+ bases; and they both are going to get on base about 34-35% of the time. If there is ever an example of how batting average is a bad judge of […]

Using Piazza Negotiations on Reyes, Feigned Interest, Balanced Managerial Style

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Jose Reyes said the predictable words that you would hear from any free agent this time of the year. He told everyone how he loves New York, but that it’s a business and we will see what the future holds. That’s negotiations 101 in the agent playbook. What I do know is the Mets are […]

In Case You Missed It: My Review of Moneyball The Movie

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Moneyball The Movie opens up in theaters today. I had a chance to preview the film on Tuesday. Check out my review below which I originally ran on Sports Media Watchdog Moneyball  the movie opens up this Friday, September 23rd. I was able to get an advanced screening last night at the Regal E-Walk in Manhattan. Moneyball delivers […]

Morning Digest: Review of Moneyball The Movie Edition

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Moneyball: It’s entertainment! At least that the message I give in my official review of the film over at Sports Media Watchdog: Moneyball delivers the goal of any movie: entertainment. There is a little of everything in the film; Baseball, personal struggle, an underdog, and even a family component. The main character, Oakland General Manager Billy Beane, […]