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Rain, MLB Incompetence, and Jack Zduriencik Will Decide ALDS

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

MLB worries about how a one-game Wild Card playoff will impact the integrity of a 162 game schedule. What I worry about more is how the suits at MLB impact the integrity of the 162 game schedule. Last night’s Game 1 between the Tigers and Yankees should never have taken place. You can’t tell me […]

Martin Yanks MVP, Best Mgr Job in NYY History, Dickey’s Twittergate, Golden Age of Philadelphia Sports

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Yesterday, I talked about Curtis Granderson being my favorite for the AL MVP. But if you read Jeff Bradley’s column in the Star Ledger it might be Russell Martin that is one of the most valuable Yankees. The Yankees starting rotation is one of the biggest surprises in baseball. Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia are performing as if they are in their pre-injury prime. Ivan Nova is a […]

Alderson’s First Coup, The Beard, NBC Cuts Francesa, Play For DH in World Series

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Sandy Alderson has received accolades to date more for what everyone anticipates him doing versus actual accomplishments. The front office was able to find some gems this offseason that have paid off. Pedro Beato, Jason Isringhausen, Chris Capuano, and Ronny Paulino are all important contributors for less than $4 million dollars. That was the sandbox, now comes the deep end […]

Ty Cobb Money, Greinke’s Struggles, Omar on the FAN

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Yesterday was Jose Reyes 1,000th career game in the big leagues. We learned that only Ty Cobb has more hits/triples than Reyes after 1,000 games since 1898. You may have heard that Reyes is a free agent after the season, and will probably demand a major payday. Ty Cobb‘s highest salary came in 1927 when, according […]

Mets Roster Update

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Last week, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York predicted the Mets roster to be the following: Rotation Mike Pelfrey Jonathon Niese R.A. Dickey Chris Young Chris Capuano Bullpen Francisco Rodriguez Bobby Parnell D.J. Carrasco Taylor Buchholz Tim Byrdak Pedro Beato Pat Misch Lineup Jose Reyes, ss Angel Pagan, cf David Wright, 3b Carlos Beltran, rf […]

Rubin on Mets Ownership, Dickey, Alderson, Collins

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York joined me last night to kick off one of our final hot stove shows. Of course, we talked about the ownership situation and how the Irving Picard lawsuit impacts the team. We also delved into Adam’s thoughts on the R.A. Dickey contract, his grade on Sandy Alderson’s offseason, and […]

Adam Rubin Headlines Weekly Digest @8pm

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York will join me tonight to talk about the Mets ownership situation and his thoughts on the impact going forward. We will also discuss the R.A. Dickey extension, how this financial news impacts Jose Reyes, and grade Sandy Alderson’s offseason. NYBD contributor Howard Megdal will discuss his recent piece on […]

Thoughts on Rubin/Backman

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Wally Backman continues to be the most controversial figure in the Mets great managerial search of 2010. Since his Arizona dismissal in 2004 there has been numerous articles written about his on and off the field antics, many of which portray the former Mets second baseman as an uneducated drunken wife beater. Earlier today I […]

Mets Should Hire a Fresh Face to Manage

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I have been endorsing Wally Backman as the next Mets manager since the collapse of 2007. This is a guy that recognizes talent, gets more out of less, is an excellent in game strategist, and great motivator. I understand he’s made mistakes in the past, but in a league that has a number of individuals […]

Early Thoughts on ESPN New York

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Had a chance to navigate ESPN New York early this morning and wanted to share some first impressions. Before I do that, here is the inaugural staff at the site: Reporters Andrew Marchand (General) Ian O’ Connor (Columnist) Wally Matthews (Yankees) Adam Rubin (Mets) Kieran Darcy (College Sports) Blogs Johnette Howard Jane McManus Rob Parker […]

WFAN Should Fear ESPN New York

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

No matter how successful a business is there always has to be a plan to stay #1. Unless there is congressional legislation to keep WFAN atop the ratings leader boards, there should be some uneasiness over at the offices of CBS. Knowing that ESPN New York is about to launch is less than two weeks […]

The Buffalo and Mets Relationship

Friday, February 12th, 2010

During Adam Rubin’s “Twitter Coming Out Party” one of the discussions was the relationship between the Mets and their Buffalo AAA affiliate. Last summer it was no secret the Bisons were unhappy with the support they received from the Mets. To be fair, the injuries at the big league level robbed them of any quality […]

SNY Exposes Flaws in YES, WFAN

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I didn’t have a chance to watch Omar Minaya on “Mets Hot Stove” this past Thursday, but the blogosphere did a great job recapping the conversation. As always, host Kevin Burkhardt asked the right questions, and didn’t shy away from delving into the difficult territory. The best part, for me, was when Burkhardt followed up […]

Firing Minaya Would Add Unnecessary Obstacle

Monday, January 18th, 2010

After the Adam Rubin fiasco of last summer, I stated that Omar Minaya should be fired for his transgressions. I said the team risks its future with him at the helm, as he never has shown that he can transition from a “scout” to an “executive” during his time heading the Expos and Mets. With […]

Law: Holt a Reliever

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Keith Law mentioned a few Mets prospects during his chat yesterday. The one question that stood out was from a New York fan who asked whether Brad Holt was a starter or reliever. Law said, without hesitation, that Holt is a reliever because he is a one pitch guy. Sounds an awful lot like Bobby […]