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Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Tonight we talk about the latest in New York baseball with a host of contributors. Hear my thoughts on Ivan Nova, the Yankees starting pitching, and if there is a chance for Brian Cashman to acquire a starter before the end of August. Joining me to talk about all this, and other Yankees topics, is […]

Mejia Story Might End Well

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The biggest debate this season for the Mets was the treatment of top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia. Of course, you know the story by now. In the spring Jerry Manuel convinced everyone that Mejia was an integral part of the bullpen. It turned out his most important innings came in mop up, infuriated fans, and […]

How To Treat A Prospect

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

It is easy to get lost in the criticisms of the Mets. On signing Alex Cora- well, it is only $2 million, right? On playing Luis Castillo- well, Ruben Tejada probably isn’t major league material, right? But it is this lack of attention to detail that marks the difference between the playoff and non-playoff teams. […]

Mets Have a Winner in Mejia

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. – There is no doubt about it. Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia is a winner. Not because he can throw a fastball nearly 99 mph. Not because he impressed Mets manager Jerry Manuel so much that he made 30 appearances in the club’s bullpen. Not because he is the Mets’ Bargain of the […]

Mejia Back on Track

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Not long ago Jerry Manuel asked Jenrry Mejia to get big outs for him late in a Subway Series game. The stakes weren’t as high for Mejia last night, now pitching for the B-Mets, since manager Tim Teufel was asking him to make it through 75 pitches in just another Eastern League matchup . Mejia […]

Mets Not Willing to Meet Houston’s Price for Oswalt

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

We have been trying to dig over at NYBD the last few days to find out exactly what the Mets will do for starting pitching now that Cliff Lee is out of the picture. Names like Dan Haren, Ted Lilly, and Roy Oswalt aren’t news - many have discussed them over the last few months […]

Watch: Development Matters

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Howard discusses his thoughts on how the Mets handled Jenrry Mejia in his latest campaign video Read more about how his campaign to become the next Mets GM is going at Megdal for GM.

Maybe it’s Time to Manage Expectations

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Yesterday’s loss to the Nationals was both punishing to the standings and aggravating to those who witnessed it. You can forgive K-Rod for getting beat by someone like Adam Dunn, but when below league average hitters like Willie Harris and Cristian Guzman are the catalyst for a rally you have to draw the line. Those […]

Lee’s Cost May Be Higher to Get Him Sooner

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

NYBD talked to a National League source that indicated Seattle, as of right now, would want both Wilmer Flores and Jenrry Mejia as the centerpiece of a package for Cliff Lee. As of now the Mets are willing to part with one, but not both, to rent the Seattle lefty. We have also heard that […]

The Dan Haren Wild Card

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

It’s possible that Cliff Lee could be wearing Mets orange and blue as early as Sunday if Lee’s self prophecy regarding last Tuesday’s start against the Yankees “being his last in a Mariners uniform.” We have been through the deal many times over the last few weeks and know the Mets have the prospects to […]

David Cone Trade: Lesson in Trading Prospects

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

One of the biggest debates regarding Cliff Lee is teams giving up “top talent” to acquire a rental player. This holds true more for the Mets than the Yankees, who most believe are the favorites to land Lee as a free agent. It begs the question regarding prospects and how valuable they really are. Both […]

Flores Can’t Stand in the Way of Cliff Lee

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

If not for Lebron James and 2010 NBA free agency talk it would be “all Cliff Lee all the time” throughout the city. I have to admit the twists and turns of rumors, opinion, and innuendo are fun, but starting to tire me as we head into the meat of the baseball schedule. Two interesting […]

Satin, Reyes, Ratliff, Keying Binghamton Surge

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Things are looking up as far as the Mets are concerned all over.  The big club is a surprise contender in the National League East, Class-A Savannah has already clinched a playoff berth in South Atlantic League and Double-A Binghamton is the Eastern League’s hottest club. So much for matters being dull and boring with […]

Rumblings: Seattle Wants Pagan From Mets

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We all know the Mets interest in Cliff Lee, but to date all we have heard is what they don’t want to give up in a deal. Yesterday, NYBD talked to a league source that indicated parameters of a deal would include Josh Thole, Angel Pagan, and a prospect for Cliff Lee. At this point […]

NL Exec: Teams Shouldn’t Give Top Talent for Lee

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Earlier today contributor Joe Demayo was told by an NL source that Jenrry Meija is a “must” in any deal for Cliff Lee. NYBD also reached out to a National League executive who said there should be “no reason” for the Mets, or any other team, to give up top talent for Cliff Lee because […]