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Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Joining me tonight is Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. Tim covers the minor leagues for the Post, and was in attendance for Zack Wheeler‘s debut in St. Lucie. He will also give his thoughts on whether Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos can help the Yankees down the stretch. I will discuss the Yankees […]

Is Nimmo the Next Bryce Harper?

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Kevin Kernan went out to Wyoming to catch up with Mets first round pick Brandon Nimmo. A great piece that you should read in full, but this quote from his American Legion coach, Tagg Lain, stands out: “I’ve coached Bryce Harper in the Tournament of Stars. “That’s when I told [tournament officials] that I’ve got […]

Fields Diary Brings Back Memories of Cone’s Gaffe

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda thinks David Cone is one fine writer. “I think it was one of the best articles I’ve read,” Lasorda said of the newspaper column the New York Mets pitcher penned the day before he started Game 2 of the National League playoffs. Among other things, Cone said in the […]

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 […]

Did Jerry Manuel Ruin David Wright’s Swing?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Last night, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post talked baseball with me on my radio show. He’s been spending the last couple of days in Port St. Lucie, and had a chance to catch up with David Wright. As discussed earlier in the week, Wright gave the team a “put up or shut up” missive […]

Did the Giants Debunk Moneyball?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Bad night for Moneyballers, as Tony Siegle, senior advisor of Giants told me, “We’ve shown Moneyball is a bunch of garbage” #MLBless than a minute ago via TweetDeckKevin KernanNYPost_Kernan I am not sure that is completely an accurate statement, but what the Giants did prove is that good pitching and a hot closer will certainly […]

Yankee Stadium Worst Postseason Crowd?

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Crowd is really loud tonight here at the Bank Every postseason crowd has been better than #Yankees crowd, except maybe Atlanta Chop-ers #MLBless than a minute ago via TweetDeckKevin KernanNYPost_Kernan Great point by Kevin Kernan, as he tweets from Citizens Bank Park. I haven’t been live to any stadium this postseason, but I found the […]

Audio Gate Update and Mushnick on WFAN “Lifting”

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Update: In speaking with Licata he says there was never an issue between him and Carton off the air. He disputes the report by our source regarding SNY and Pine Belt Chevy. Look for him to set the record straight in the near future on “Sal Licata Radio.” It’s 6 AM and I have not […]

Yanks Draft Watch: Ryan LaMarre & Kyle Parker

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Everyone assumes based on past Yankee philosophy the team will draft a high school arm with the 32nd pick on Monday. Two names mentioned by Tim Bontemps of the NY Post that we haven’t delved into yet are University of Michigan OF Ryan LaMarre and Clemson OF Kyle Parker. LaMarre had a thumb injury that […]

Joba: All Star in Talk But Replacement Level in Action

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Kudos to Kevin Kernan of the NY Post for calling out “Nook Laloosh” Chamberlain for his usual clichéd analysis of his pitching. Part of me feels bad for Chamberlain. Yes, I think he still should lose some more weight and doesn’t repeat his mechanics, but the Yankees have created an environment of excuses for the […]