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Kicking Off the Winter Meetings @ 8pm

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Join me at 8pm as I kick off the Winter Meetings. Bobby Valentine joins the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, and what better person to talk about his impact than Andrew Muscato, who produced a film about Valentine called “The Zen of Bobby V.” Andrew has also gotten to work closely with Bobby on other projects as […]

F-Mart, Not Carlos Gomez Was in Original Santana Deal

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

There have been many Mets connections in this postseason. J.J. Putz was closing ballgames for Arizona. Darren Oliver is coming out of the Rangers bullpen. During the NLCS we see K-Rod pitching the eighth inning and Carlos Gomez getting playing time in centerfield for Milwaukee. Gomez was a top Mets prospect when he was called up in 2007 after […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]

4 Hour Games, Should the Sox Trio Share the MVP, It’s a Wonderful Life, Danny Herrera

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

3:59, 3:16, 4:21 That is how long each game took during this Yankees-Red Sox series. These two teams have the longest nine inning game in history (4:45), which was accomplished in 2006. You heard the complaints from umpire Joe West last year. Mark Teixeira even chimed in how the games are too long. The one […]

Morning Digest: Classic Media Meltdown Edition

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The New York media has gone soft. As someone who started watching sports in the first days of WFAN, the era of the Worst Team Money Could Buy, and when George Steinbrenner had his fastball I can attest to it. I am not asking for what happened here in the 70s. You aren’t going to […]

Mets Asking for a Top Prospect for Beltran

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Yesterday, NYBD contributor Joe Demayo joined me to kick off the weekly podcast. Joe has been a valuable resource in giving the listeners information as to the direction of the Mets over the last few years. In the winter of 07-08 he steadfastly held firm the Mets were square in the Johan Santana sweepstakes when many thought […]

Let the Deals Being Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

We are two weeks from the trading deadline and the rumors are starting to heat up. Hear me talk about what to expect from the local teams over the next two weeks. Starting at 6pm I will discuss the Mets deal of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee. Hear some inside details about how it went down, […]

Sign Stealing, Kim Jones Wardrobe Malfunction, LOOGY’s, Nolasco an Option?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

So the Blue Jays are stealing signs illegally according to Joe Girardi? This isn’t the first team to fall into this category as the Phillies were accused of setting up cameras at Citizen’s Bank Park a couple of years ago. Girardi points out that stealing signs from the base paths is illegal, but using equipment such […]

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 […]

Yanks Would Be Interested in Colby Rasmus

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I found out yesterday the Yankees would be interested in Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus if St. Louis elected to deal him. Rasmus is someone that could be a long term replacement if they decided not to re-sign Nick Swisher this offseason. He wouldn’t play centerfield for the Yankees, but he does have some corner experience. It’s been long reported […]

Amazin’ and Believe Are Not Sustainable Principles

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The 2011 Mets season has been a huge surprise to many. Not to this writer, who believed they were an 85 win team out of spring training. What is surprising is they have sustained injuries to three major offensive components, yet been able to play nine games over .500 since the disastrous 5-13 start. With […]

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 […]

Who Are These PTBNL From Milwaukee?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

MLB Trade Rumors reports that Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Jim Memolo and Mel Antonen of MLB Network Radio that the list of five minor league players the Mets will choose from in September does not include the Brewers’ “top top guys,” but they are “players that could play in the big leagues.” It really doesn’t […]

The Closing Situation Post K-Rod

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Now that Francisco Rodriguez is in Milwaukee the Mets are in need of a closer. Bobby Parnell and his 100 mph fastball appear to be the most obvious choice, but I wouldn’t be so quick to bestow the ninth inning on the inconsistent righty. Parnell has been tremendous since returning from the disabled list in late May (1.56 ERA). […]

Alderson’s First Coup, The Beard, NBC Cuts Francesa, Play For DH in World Series

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Sandy Alderson has received accolades to date more for what everyone anticipates him doing versus actual accomplishments. The front office was able to find some gems this offseason that have paid off. Pedro Beato, Jason Isringhausen, Chris Capuano, and Ronny Paulino are all important contributors for less than $4 million dollars. That was the sandbox, now comes the deep end […]