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What Could the Mets Receive for Justin Turner?

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Update 1/22 @ 12:30 AM: Looks like this could be a moot point since the Rockies completed a deal with Boston for Marco Scutaro. The Sox received RHP Clayton Mortensen in the deal. Maybe it’s possible Colorado could still be interested in Turner as a backup. I think that role may fit his talents better. […]

Jeff Francis: A Good Value for the Mets

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Reports indicate the Mets have some interest in free agent starter Jeff Francis. When you take a quick glance at Francis’ 6-16, 4.82 ERA with Kansas City last season, and you wonder how he could help the Mets. First, and most obvious, the Mets lack big league caliber pitching depth. They were fortunate to get through […]

Mets Stepping Up Efforts to Move Wright?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A number of sources are indicating the Mets are stepping up their attempts to move their only remaining moveable contract, that of David Wright. With Johan Santana once again shut-down and doubtful to be ready for Opening Day and Jason Bay owning a full-no trade clause, Wright’s $15 million dollar salary is Sandy Alderson’s only money saving option left. […]

Dissecting the Jonathon Niese Rumors

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

There have been persistent rumors since the Winter Meetings that Sandy Alderson is looking to deal Jonathon Niese for prospects. With Oakland’s expensive asking price for Gio Gonzalez - reports indicate Billy Beane wants Jesus Montero and a Killer B from the Yankees - Alderson is looking to see if he could jump in on the market and obtain prospects from team’s interested […]

Sticky: Vote in the NYBD Hall of Fame Ballot

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

I will be keeping this up as a sticky until our January 8th Hall of Fame show where we will announce the fan selections. Remember, the actual Hall of Fame announcement will be on January 9th. Here is my Hall of Fame ballot - you can weigh in on the conversation by voting here.

Revisiting Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Despite various rumors of the Yankee exploring free agent and trade options, ESPN NY’s Andrew Marchand laid out the new and conservative Yankees front office. Say what you want, but the Yankees are no longer concerned with winning the offseason. Look across town with the Mets and see how that formula hasn’t worked. Rather, they are content […]

My 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

 VOTE IN THE 2012 NYBD HALL OF FAME BALLOT It’s that time of the year again when we debate the Hall of Fame. Although I am not a member of the BBWAA, I always like to share my perspective on how I would vote if I were granted the privilege. When I select players I look […]

Simmering Hot Stove Tonight @8pm

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Winter Meetings are a week away, so tonight we begin to “simmer” the Hot Stove with some talk about the local teams. First, I hope to have former big league pitcher Brooks Kieschnick joins me to discuss the transition from outfielder to pitcher. I will propose the DPH idea to him and see his […]

Could the Mets Trade for Matt Garza?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that Theo Epstein is willing to trade Matt Garza. I think this is a rare opportunity the Mets have to make a deal to improve the roster for the short and long-term. It is believed Epstein is looking for a prospect package to help replenish the farm system. Garza had an outstanding […]

Plenty of Stars Shine at the Rising Stars Game

Monday, November 7th, 2011

In what has quickly become a haven for Major League scouts and Executives, the prestigious Arizona Fall League held its sixth annual “Rising Stars” game Saturday night in Surprise, AZ. And there were plenty of stars on hand to see. The announcement earlier in the week of the opposing pitchers began the game’s anticipation when […]

MLB Should Invoke the Franchise Tag

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The MLB free agency period is now upon us and much speculation has been written where the Big Three free agents of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes will be headed next. But should players who have played their entire careers with an organization be allowed to leave their respective teams this early in […]

What CC Will the Yankees Get?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

CC Sabathia is back safely in the fold and should provide the Yankees the top of the rotation anchor they need to content in 2012. But what have the Yankees signed on for the next five years? Will he be as good as the last 3, or anything close to it? What are the Yankees getting […]

A David Wright Bidding War

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Teams such as Colorado, Boston, and Arizona have been mentioned as possibly interested in discussing a deal for David Wright after the season. If there are already rumblings of 3 teams, why wouldn’t there be more as the offseason went along. If the Mets trade their franchise player, I believe the return would have to be […]

Bobby Valentine, Executive Producer, But What’s Next?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Big league manager on two continents, ESPN broadcaster, civil servant in Stamford, CT and now executive producer is a term you can use to describe Bobby Valentine. The man that seems to have his hand in just about everything made an appearance on Saturday at the Hamptons Film Festival. His latest venture is a film […]

Top 5 Managers in Baseball, Mega-Contracts, Breaking Points

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The playoffs have brought about much debate about managers and their impact. Every night you hear complaints on Twitter about a move someone made. It’s no different in the regular season since Terry Collins‘ and Joe Girardi‘s moves were dissected every night. I have stated numerous times that a managers greatest impact is in the […]