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NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson - When the Yankees acquired […]

Vote: “NYBD Person of the Year”

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

The NYBD “Person of the Year” is the man, woman, or idea that ‘for better or worse,’ has most influenced New York baseball in the preceding year.” You, my readers and listeners, will vote over the next two weeks, and I will announce the winner on this site on New Year’s Day. You have until 11:59 […]

Where Does the Selig-Wilpon Love Affair Come From?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

It’s clear that Bud Selig has no intention of addressing the reality of the Mets financial situation. Despite having an ownership team that is heavily indebted and unable to lucratively sell minority shares of the franchise, Selig continues to publically support Wilpon ownership. Unless there is an angel with a billion dollars in cash, Wilpon […]

That Sound Under the Engine is Your Imagination

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

You buy a used car and upon driving it home it starts to make all sorts of sounds. You are having trouble starting it, and it doesn’t seem to be of the same quality that you were promised at the dealer. You take it back, but they claim nothing is wrong. It’s you that has […]

The Mets Out Evil the Evil Empire

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The last time the Mets blocked a minor league team from coming into the Tri-State Area it led to the wildly successful Long Island Ducks and the Atlantic League. Seventeen years later the Mets play the baseball grinch again by blocking the Scranton Yankees from playing their 2012 International League home schedule at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium […]

Madoff Court Decision Nowhere to be Found on WFAN

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I am sure the media has grown weary of the court hearings to determine how much the Wilpons owe as a result of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. The case is obviously not sports related and takes a great deal of research to understand. For a much as I rail against media members who fail […]

Is Hughes Future in the Bullpen, Mets Finances, Sign Stealing,Is Josh Thole a Starting Catcher, Where is Boomer?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Ivan Nova had another strong outing last night to improve his record to 11-4. He now has 25 career starts, and is 11-4 with a 4.05 ERA. Despite a low strikeout rate (5.8), he gets an extreme number of groundballs (55%), which is what you saw on display last night. The Yankees won’t go with […]

Will Yanks Like Inge, Pepsi Porch, Senior Saviors, 50 Amazin Years, Vance Worley

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last night. Inge has struggled this season hitting only .177 with a homer and 17 RBI. Since I live in Smithtown, Long Island I could swear I heard cheers coming west from Manhasset. Why? Because WFAN’s Mike Francesa has talked about “liking Inge a lot” on his radio show. He […]

Morning Digest: Steve Phillips “Trade the Wilpons” Edition

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Let’s start today’s Morning Digest with a story that is a typical he said/he said situation. According to Bar Stool Sports , his boy ran into Steve Phillips on the street on Friday. Asked him “trade Reyes?” Phillips responded “Trade the Wilpons.” Maybe Fred and Jeff could take out a loan to keep Reyes. Considering half […]

Selig Begins Con Job To Save Wilpon Ownership

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

One thing I have learned from my brief time in the media is how organizations can use the power of the press to “trial balloon” a proposition. Often you see anonymous columns about acquiring player ABC, or trading player XYZ positioned as a discussion. It could be speculation from the writer in an era where […]