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Mike & the Mad Dog Reunite to Bash Mets, Talk Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Radio Row in Indianapolis was abuzz with the reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN. It was like old times for the duo, which I analyzed over at Sports Media Watchdog. Like any “Mike & the Mad Dog” show they elected to talk Yankees, bash the Mets, throw in some San Francisco Giants analysis, discuss […]

Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part […]

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 […]

Starlin Castro, Theo Epstein, and Jose Reyes

Monday, October 10th, 2011

We recently saw Ozzie Guillen traded to the Marlins for two prospects. Lou Piniella was dealt to Tampa Bay for Randy Winn back in 2003. Would the Cubs trade their star shortstop Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein? I think the answer is yes, and it involves the Mets Jose Reyes. The question of a Castro-Epstein […]

Does Anybody Here Know What Moneyball Is?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” Said Casey Stengel when he took over the Mets in 1962. Nearly fifty years later I feel like saying something similar to fans, writers, and some baseball insiders when talking about Moneyball. The movie had a great weekend as it grossed $20.6 million; only second to Disney’s “The Lion […]

Listen to Moneyball Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Tonight I review Moneyball the Movie and discuss the industry misconceptions of the film and book. Joining me is former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson. He will talk about working for Billy Beane and give us a firsthand look into how the A’s did business. Hear the latest from his current ventures at 3p Sports and […]

Gardner vs. Crawford, New Pitch, Mets 2012 Closer, Wild Card Fallout, Roger Maris

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

So is Brett Gardner a cheaper version of Carl Crawford as Brian Cashman claims? They both play good defense; they got are going to steal 50+ bases; and they both are going to get on base about 34-35% of the time. If there is ever an example of how batting average is a bad judge of […]

Using Piazza Negotiations on Reyes, Feigned Interest, Balanced Managerial Style

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Jose Reyes said the predictable words that you would hear from any free agent this time of the year. He told everyone how he loves New York, but that it’s a business and we will see what the future holds. That’s negotiations 101 in the agent playbook. What I do know is the Mets are […]

In Case You Missed It: My Review of Moneyball The Movie

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Moneyball The Movie opens up in theaters today. I had a chance to preview the film on Tuesday. Check out my review below which I originally ran on Sports Media Watchdog Moneyball  the movie opens up this Friday, September 23rd. I was able to get an advanced screening last night at the Regal E-Walk in Manhattan. Moneyball delivers […]

Morning Digest: Review of Moneyball The Movie Edition

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Moneyball: It’s entertainment! At least that the message I give in my official review of the film over at Sports Media Watchdog: Moneyball delivers the goal of any movie: entertainment. There is a little of everything in the film; Baseball, personal struggle, an underdog, and even a family component. The main character, Oakland General Manager Billy Beane, […]

Weekly Digest Tonight @8pm

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

I return to my regular time slot at 8pm for another edition of the Weekly Digest. I discuss Mariano Rivera‘s 601st save and his place with the greatest players in the history of the game, Terry Collins comments on the Mets team effort down the stretch, and  the early reviews of the movie “Moneyball.” NYBD […]

Morning Digest: Why I Applaud Keith Law’s Evolution

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The Moneyball film will open next Friday, but it already has caused a buzz in the baseball community. As I mentioned the other day, ESPN’s Keith Law wrote a review of the movie over at his personal website “The Dish.” It was a critical review where Law admonished the writers for the lack of a […]

Morning Digest: A Night of Milestones Driven by Failure

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Let’s start with Mariano Rivera‘s 600th save. The “Great One” needs two more to break the all-time record currently held by Trevor Hoffman. We talked about the meaning of save benchmarks in August, when Jason Isringhausen collected his 300th save against the Padres. At the time, I said the save record is a testament to […]

The Case for Mike Nickeas, Give Others the Nova Opportunity, Collins Burnt Out, NYY ’06 Draft

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Over the weekend I gave my analysis on the 12 Mets players who are either eligible for free agency or arbitration after the season. One of them is Ronny Paulino, who has cooled down with the bat after a hot start. Maybe it’s time to consider Mike Nickeas for the backup catcher job in 2012. He […]

Montero Being Manny, Flooded Ballpark, HoJo on Moneyball, A.J. In the Mix

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Excited about Jesus Montero‘s two-home run game? The last player 21-and-under in baseball history to homer twice in one of their first five games was Manny Ramirez, who accomplished the feat at Yankee Stadium on September 3rd, 1993 as a member of the Indians. It was only the second game of Ramirez’s big league career. Sara Rimer […]