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How Does Bernazard With Boras Impact Mets?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

So Tony Bernazard is about to join the Scott Boras Corporation. Apparently Boras is going to elicit Bernazard’s help in stealing Latin clients away from the competition. Knowing Bernazard’s history of how he poisoned the Mets organization I wonder if he will do the same with Boras clients that are interested in playing in Queens. I […]

Sandy Johnson Would be a Loss

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Mets “coffee klatch” has begun to break up. Adam Rubin reported earlier today the team dismissed Ramon Pena, the Mets official in charge with signing Latin American talent and minor league coordinator Luis Aguayo. There is speculation that more is to come. What I was not happy to hear is that VP Sandy Johnson […]

News Segmentation is Wave of the Future

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I have been following the dialogue by Neil Best and Murray Chass regarding the “death” of the general sports columnist. Not only is Best right on target about the future of journalism, but anyone in the industry that doesn’t see this needs to be immediately shown the door. This goes for radio as well. Let […]

WFAN’s Eddie C: Minaya Felt Rubin Was Gloating

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

via Ed Coleman’s WFAN Blog Here’s what happened and what triggered the outburst that stunned everyone. The press conference start time floated, as, it always seems, everything Met-related does - it was 3:00, then 3:30, then 3:45. The SNY Network - killing time - put Rubin on prior to Minaya’s appearance. Meanwhile, Minaya was watching, […]

Mets Risk Their Future With Minaya at Helm

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Yesterday Jeff Wilpon, after being invisible for nearly a week, finally acted like the CEO of a multimillion dollar organization. He was clear, concise, coherent, and truthful with his remarks. Obviously the late night conference call after the Monday’s game, led to something positive. The problem going forward is that Omar Minaya, a scout in […]

Inevitable, Glimmer of Hope, Open Season, Unrest in Buffalo

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

- The Yankees win again and no one is talking about it. During his heyday, former talk show host Bob Grant use to call them the New York “Inevitable’s”. This was in reference to his disdain for the team interrupting his broadcast. These days you get the feeling that you can turn off the TV […]

NYBD Radio: Omar Minaya, Adam Rubin, and Tony B

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Hear Howard Megdal and I return for a special edition of the show. We will recap the crazy day at Citi Field and provide perspective on the Adam Rubin/Omar Minaya situation. Hear us talk about how this impacts the future of the organization and I will give you reasons why Omar Minaya should be fired. […]

New York Mets: Cover Up, Lies, and Spin

Monday, July 27th, 2009

You had to watch the Omar Minaya press conference today to believe what you were hearing. I expected the usual: sloppy English, empty bromides, and repetitive phrases. What I didn’t expect was Omar Minaya to turn Adam Rubin into the story. Can you really be surprised? The Mets, as Joel Sherman pointed out earlier today, […]

Sheff Stirs, Can’t Win Them All, More Spin, Rickey

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

- The honeymoon finally ended yesterday between Gary Sheffield and the Mets. I am surprised it took so long for it to happen. Not sure the motivation for putting Sheffield on the DL and keeping Tim Redding around. Just a week ago the guy was sitting around waiting for his release. Wonder if Sheff will […]

Maine Ready, Perez Not?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

via Bart Hubbuch John Maine threw four innings (60 pitches), allowing one run on two hits and three walks in a Single-A rehab game today in Florida. Later tonight Hubbach would report Post-rehab start, John Maine says: “I feel good. I feel like I am ready to go, but the decision is out of my […]

NYBD MILB Roundup - Father’s Day Edition

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

- Tobi Stoner, who I watched shut down the Trenton Thunder last Saturday, made his AAA debut on Friday night. He got the win giving up three runs in six innings against Charlotte. - It always amazes me, with all the bad pitching in MLB, that someone like Nelson Figueroa can’t get a chance to […]

Adam Rubin Interview with Josh Thole

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Adam Rubin has a Q&A with Mets catching prospect Josh Thole in his Surfing The Mets blog. Rubin discusses his breakout year in 2008, transition from first base, and taking batting practice in a barn. Joey Demayo of NY Baseball Digest, did a prospect spotlight about Thole back in August. In that piece he cites […]