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Baseball Sees Itself in Canseco

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Great day I walked on to the field and then flexed for the crowd got a loud possitive cheer loved it — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 21, 2012 The beauty and downfall of social media is that it allows complete transparency into the world of people. The invisible wall that once separated fans from who […]

What to Expect from A-Rod?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This time of the year used to be when we had the annual debate over how Alex Rodriguez was going to fit in with the rest of the team. Those days are over, but questions about Rodriguez remain. After four consecutive seasons of health issue and production decline, can A-Rod stay healthy and give the […]

A-Rod’s Knee and the Continued Decline

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Forget the value of Alex Rodriguez versus his contract. We talk about that all the time and it’s clear A-Rod will never live up to the superstar dollars he was signed to after 2007. The bigger concern should be his health going forward, as the NY Post reported today that Rodriguez recently followed a recommendation from Kobe Bryant […]

John Rocker on New Book, the Mets, Bud Selig, Steroids, and Politics

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Former Braves pitcher John Rocker joined me on last night’s radio program to discuss his new book “Scars and Strikes.” It’s been over a decade since his infamous Sports Illustrated interview  with Jeff Pearlman that published on December 27th, 1999. If Mets fans are expecting the same brash and cocky individual they remember from the 1999 NLCS, think again. Rocker […]

Who Would You Amnesty?

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I think we have done this exercise before, but in the spirit of the NBA being officially back, let’s do it again. The new CBA ratified by the owners and NBA players includes an amnesty clause. In short, teams can waive a player of their choice and stretch the payments out over twice the life […]

’09 Yanks Finish Off ’73 Mets in Game 6

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Just like in the ’73 World Series, Yogi Berra will be questioned whether he should have started George Stone. Jon Matlack didn’t retire a batter after the Yankees scored 4 runs in the first, and Mariano staved off a late comeback with 2 scoreless innings in a 6-4 victory, which clinched the series for the Yanks 4-2. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, […]

’09 Yanks Flex Their Muscles, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The script finally played out in Game 5 as many thought many it would on paper, as the 2009 Yankees hit 3 home runs and drubbed the 1973 Mets 7-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the Sim Series. Jerry Koosman started for the Mets on 3-days rest and his rust showed, giving up runs in […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]

Yanks Postmortem With LoHud’s Chad Jennings @8pm

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I will recap the Yankees ALDS loss to Detroit and discuss the offseason with the team’s beat reporter for the Journal News, Chad Jennings. Hear me talk about the future of CC Sabathia, Nick Swisher, and A-Rod. I will also tell you why I believe the Yankees overachieved this year, as well as why their yearly credo […]

Yankees Offseason: Sabathia, Swisher, and A-Rod Key Decisions

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The hot stove began early here in New York, so it’s time to start planning for what the Yankees can do to improve their ballclub in 2012. Decisions have to be made on CC Sabathia, who is expected to opt-out, Nick Swisher who has a $10.25 team option, and even Alex Rodriguez, who is owed 6 […]