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Looking at the New Mets Shortstop

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Unless something drastic happens, Ruben Tejada will be the opening day shortstop now that Jose Reyes is in Miami. It would be unfair to expect Tejada to replace Reyes. We may never again see the combination of speed, power, and average that Reyes demonstrated in his best seasons. With that said, Tejada is no slouch. He has consistently been […]

Talking Jose Reyes Tonight @ 8pm

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings is all Jose Reyes talk all the time. Howard Megdal of the Journal News, and author of an upcoming book “Wilpon’s Folly” will co-host throughout the hour. We will discuss the Reyes contract, the Wilpon ownership situation, and try to piece together a roster. Joining us at 8:30 is WFAN host […]

Dog Wags the Tail, Cash and the O’s, Pagan Continues to Disappoint, Thoughts on Tejada

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Brian Cashman had the final say on the A.J. Burnett/Joe Girardi fiasco with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN. Joe and Evan have done a nice job with Cashman the last couple of weeks. It’s amazing what an interview can produce if you allow your subject to speak. Instead of trying to impress the Yankees […]

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 […]

Karma, Quote of the Year, The Franchise, Belt for Beltran, Pitching Dominance

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Good to see Christian Lopez getting a break as the Miller Brewing Company has offered to pay any potential taxes incurred from the swag the Yankees gave him for Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit ball. It’s a smart campaign for their “High Life” brand that is positioned for the “everyday man,” which Lopez certainly is. In a time where big […]

Jury Duty, More Kay Stupidity, Winning 30, WFAN Bench

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The jury for the Roger Clemens case will be selected today. I wonder how you could get kicked off jury duty in this scenario. Think if Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin read this site I would be allowed on the jury? Especially this post. *** Michael Kay has been on a roll with his stupidity lately. This […]

Sausage Fest , Bullpen Management, Entrance Music, Radio Gossip

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The guys at Nomaas call the Yankees three game sweep of the Brewers a “sausage fest.” *** By the way… using the Pythagorean Won/Loss formula, which uses runs scored vs. runs allowed to calculate a team’s record, the Yankees are the best in baseball at 50-28. Going into yesterday’s game they were averaging 6.11 runs and 9.61 […]

Gossage: Rivera’s Job a “Piece of Cake”

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Goose Gossage was on the air with Evan Roberts of WFAN yesterday from Six Flags Great Adventure. They talked about the greatness of Mariano Rivera, but you could tell that Goose had his doubts that Rivera could sustain his current length of dominance if he had to do multiple inning saves. From 1977 to 1985 Gossage […]

Terry Collins Rather Be Tortured Than Talk to Francesa

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Update: According to Francesa, the Mets called him today to say that Terry Collins was “only kidding” about his comments in the Phil Mushnick story. I always believe the truth lies somewhere in between. Apparently Jeff Wilpon personally called Mike to clear the air. As always, there is always a misunderstanding at WFAN. It’s never […]

Carton Disses Fantasy Baseball & Strat-O-Matic

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Yesterday, former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson was on Boomer Esiason’s show on WFAN. When Peterson asked Boomer’s co-host Craig Carton if he plays fantasy baseball this was the response: No, because I am not a loser. Carton went on to say What would you say about a guy that’s 25 years old, alright, who […]