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Francesa Knows the Secret to the Shake Shack Burger

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

WFAN’s Mike Francesa aka “The Sports Pope” likes to remind everyone he is an expert on sports. A perfect example is the below video. Watch Mike rattle off statistics at a highly accurate rate: He also likes to talk politics, history, and now he is a food critic! Mike recently had a Shake Shack burger […]

Bronson Arroyo is a Television Star

Monday, April 18th, 2011

We all know Bronson Arroyo is a fan favorite of WFAN’s Mike Francesa, but it appears he is fast becoming a commercial star. In addition to annual winning 15 games and pitching 200 innings he finds time to jam in this commercial for JTM Breezeway. Did anyone ever eat this stuff?

Mets Scouting Bronson Arroyo

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Matt Pignataro of Seven Train to Shea is spending some time out in the Cactus League. As you may already know, Matt does some work for a Texas Rangers affiliate in Spokane, Washington. Today he passed along information regarding the Mets scouting Bronson Arroyo. While talking to Matt via text, he told me that rumors […]

Great Trade! Who’d We Get?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Fantastic news out of Metland this morning, and I don’t mean the return of Jose Reyes (though that is, of course, wonderful). Joel Sherman writes in the New York Post that the Mets are actively shopping Gary Matthews Jr. Sherman speculates that the reason to do so is that Matthews Jr. won’t like being a […]

Listen: Sunday Hot Stove on NYBD Radio

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Howard joined me tonight to talk about the latest on the hot stove. We kicked it off talking about the “small” possibility of Johnny Damon returning to the Bronx, and what that means for the Yankees lineup. Can Jorge Posada continue to produce even entering his age 38 season? We give you why that might […]

Mets Should Move Quickly to Bolster Pitching

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

With Jason Bay in the fold, the Mets certainly seem to have enough offense on hand to get the job done. If Carlos Delgado comes back healthy, and the Mets can work something out, it’s a bonus. Yet, that starting staff behind Johan Santana – John Maine, Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez – is clearly […]

Rumor Mill: Delgado, Molina, and Starting Pitching

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Spoke to Joe Demayo last night and we have some Mets nuggets for the rumor mill: - If Carlos Delgado doesn’t get reinjured and shows solid mobility the Mets will resign him. The feeling is mutual since he prefers to play first base instead of being a full time DH. - Many feel it’s still […]

For Mets, What’s Next?- What I Would Do

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

So Jason Bay, pending physical, will play left field and bat fifth for the Mets in 2010. I outlined the reasons why I think this is a good deal earlier today. What’s next for the Mets? Probably announcing the Bengie Molina deal, however I am sure we will start to hear more rumblings after the […]

A Disaster Waiting to Happen Part 3

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Here we go again. The Yankees are going into a collective slide. They have now lost 6 of 10 games and have seen 4 games trimmed off their lead over the past 2 weeks. The Yanks are now 1-3 on the West Coast trip from hell, as they lost another game to the “Asinine Angels […]

Who Needs a 5th Starter, Un-Mets, Game 3, Kazmir

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

- The bulge opened up by the Yankees is certainly not insurmountable. Even after last night’s loss they still have a five game lead in the loss column. You can’t write Boston off, but a playoff spot is looking very good at this point. Going into last night’s action there was a 93% probability the […]

Waiver Wire Pickups Chances Slim For Yanks

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Our main Yankees source down in Tampa called us on Monday night to talk about the team’s chances of picking up a pitcher via the waiver wire. The way things look at the moment, and things could change, Yankees management does not expect to pick up any “pitcher of substance” that could help the team. […]

The Gap Closes On and Off the Field

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Now that the dust has settled on the trade deadline frenzy we can look at where the Yankees stand. It was a great day for those in the organization that have pushed Brian Cashman to be conservative with all his top prospects. Meanwhile, those that were concerned about the pitching and the Red Sox making […]

Yanks/Arizona, Arroyo, Washburn

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Frank is hearing that Arizona and the Yankees are talking about pitching. A starter/reliever package from what he was told. Nothing as come to fruition and he is working on more details. Wouldn’t Chad Qualls look good in the eighth inning? Especially if Hughes, as Peter Abraham mentioned today, is being worked back into the […]

Yanks Will Deal If the Price Is Right

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

We’re just a few scant days away from the non-waiver trading deadline and many Yankee fans are wondering what Brian Cashman has up his sleeve. We’ve been told by our main Yankees source that the team is still looking to upgrade both the pitching staff and the bullpen. Because it is a “sellers market,” due to the large […]

Yankees Starters, Wang, and Arroyo

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Let’s put the Roy Halladay stuff aside for a bit when we talk about the Yankees pitching. Sergio Mitre will be going tonight against the Orioles and, despite my prediction that he will become the next Aaron Small, you have to think that he won’t fare well with his 1.5 National League WHIP. This isn’t […]