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Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

September 10th, 1999 - Best Game Ever Pitched?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

I was listening to Joel Sherman last night on MLB Home Plate on Sirius XM. One of the topics discussed was the best game that Sherman has ever seen pitched, and he immediately brought up Pedro Martinez‘s 17-strikeout game versus the Yankees at the Stadium on September 10th, 1999. Martinez gave up a single run […]

Is it Time to Retire the Numbers of the 90s Dynasty?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Mariano Rivera collecting his 600th save last night made me think about the late nineties version of the Yankees. In recent years this group was represented by the “Core Four,” which is now the “Core Three,” and soon to be “Core Two” once the team parts ways with Jorge Posada this offseason. The 2012 version of the Yankees […]

Chris Capuano’s Unique Place in Mets History

Monday, August 29th, 2011

With everyone preparing for Hurricane Irene you might have missed a dominant pitching performance by Chris Capuano on Friday. Capuano’s complete game 13 strikeout shutout of Atlanta might appear to be another win in a season that will end short of the playoffs, but as Mark Simon noted at ESPN NY this is one of the best […]

Looking Back at the Mets Trading David Cone

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Nineteen years ago today the Mets sent David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson. Cone may be remembered today more for his time with the Yankees, but he became an elite pitcher across town with the Mets. Acquired on March 27th, 1987, along with Chris Jelic, for Rick Anderson, Mauro Gozzo, and Ed Hearn, Cone would join an already loaded rotation […]

Klapisch on Girardi, Using Your Head on a Triple Play, Duda Continues to Impress, Raissman on Cone, Mex on a Saturday Night

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Yankees continue to win, and are in first place in the AL East. The playoffs are not in question, but that didn’t stop Bob Klapisch from taking him to task in yesterday’s Record for how he handled the A.J. Burnett situation on Saturday night. It’s up to the manager to prove he’s not playing favorites on […]

Remembering El Duque, Cone Argues Sabermetrics, Zambrano’s Legacy, Munson Bio on SABR, Batting Stance Guy Imitates the MLB Network

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

It appears Orlando Hernandez is finally going to hang up his spikes and announce his retirement. I believe El Duque has been retired since he hurt his big toe late in the 2007 season with the Mets. Although he pitched only 9 seasons in the big leagues, he left his mark as one of the great postseason […]

Shades of Guidry, Keeping Beltran, Chi Sox Fire Sale, Revenge on Bruce

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Many thought CC Sabathia was headed to a perfect game last night. Thoughts of David Cone‘s perfecto in 1999 had to come to mind since it was under a similar scenario where the performance was delayed by rain. When it was all said and done, maybe a more appropriate comparison was June 17th, 1978 when Ron Guidry struck out 18 […]

SNY on Kiner, Gangland, Reyes Video, Ubaldo an Injury Risk

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Next Thursday SNY will be airing a special on Ralph Kiner at 7pm. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that among those interviewed are Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Tim McCarver and Kiner himself. Rumor has it that you will hear about his date with Elizabeth Taylor. Although I criticize the network for their lack of programming, when they do produce […]

Jeter’s Wire, Rickey Speaks, Cone in Mets Booth, Is Lowe the Right Fit

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Bob Raissman talks with David Check of MLB Productions about the upcoming documentary on Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit. “Derek Jeter 3K,” as it will be called, will have an inside look at his quest for 3,000 hits starting with the rehab in Tampa. You will get to see Jeter behind the scenes and wearing a wire during his […]

Mets Historically Don’t Get Value in Deadline Sales

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

So you’re a proponent of the Mets trading their best assets? Send Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, and Francisco Rodriguez to the highest bidder? Excited about the possible return? Don’t get too excited, because historically the Mets have never been good sellers at the deadline. Take a look. 1992: The Mets sent David Cone post trade […]

Bam-Tino, Michael Kay’s Big Head, the Claw

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I enjoyed watching Old Timers’ Day on the YES Network. There was an obvious Mets flavor to the festivities as Darryl Strawberry, Lee Mazzilli, David Cone, and Dwight Gooden. A few of the guys look like they could still play. Jeff Nelson was actually throwing pretty hard and, of course, there was the home run […]

Nothing Sadder Than a Star Struggling to Hang On

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thirty nine years ago today Willie Mays was acquired by the Mets from the San Francisco Giants for Charlie Williams and $50,000. The Mays trade anniversary, and watching Shaquille O’ Neal hobble around the court for the Celtics the other night, got me to thinking about stars that may have held on too long. If […]

Fields Diary Brings Back Memories of Cone’s Gaffe

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda thinks David Cone is one fine writer. “I think it was one of the best articles I’ve read,” Lasorda said of the newspaper column the New York Mets pitcher penned the day before he started Game 2 of the National League playoffs. Among other things, Cone said in the […]

Reunions Don’t Always Go Well

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

One of the biggest surprises the first week of spring training was the Mets signing former phenom Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal. It’s been eleven years since Izzy last pitched for the Mets. Of course, he was part of a deadline deal in 1999 when then GM Steve Phillips sent him to Oakland […]