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Should Mets Push Wheeler, Harvey and Familia?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Could there be a benefit to the Mets pushing their young pitchers? I am not suggesting eschewing any innings targets, but pushing them to compete at a higher level before they are ready. Wally Backman talked about some the young pitchers with WGR 550 in Buffalo. “I don’t know if they (Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia) start the season […]

Mets Historically Don’t Get Value in Deadline Sales

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

So you’re a proponent of the Mets trading their best assets? Send Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, and Francisco Rodriguez to the highest bidder? Excited about the possible return? Don’t get too excited, because historically the Mets have never been good sellers at the deadline. Take a look. 1992: The Mets sent David Cone post trade […]

Listen: Bottom of the 33rd Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

This week I am joined by two interesting guests. First, Dan Barry will talk to us about his new book “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game. “ The game the book is referring is from April 18th, 1981, and involved the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings. It lasted 33 […]

Don’t Be Surprised if Yanks Take a Flier on Kazmir

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

It appears Scott Kazmir is on the verge of being released. Last week, I talked to someone who believed the Yankees may take a shot on him if he became available. I hate to sound like a broken record, but the concerns of the Mets front office turned out to be correct. During his career, he’s […]

Former Mets Prospects Work Ethic Catches Up With Him

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Nearly seven years later Scott Kazmir still is a topic of conversation around here. Dealt to Tampa Bay for Victor Zambrano in the infamous July 31st, 2004 deal, Kazmir has been the ultimate “what if” for Mets fans since. This trend continued after Kazmir’s season debut that resulted in 1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, […]

Revisting Oliver Perez for Scott Kazmir

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Back on May 7th, 2009 I wrote the following here at NYBD: Ever since the Saturday meltdown in Philadelphia fans and media alike have been speculating how to fix Oliver Perez. Here is a wild thought: how about trade him? How you ask? Why not call the Tampa Bay Rays and try to reacquire Scott […]

Florida Doesn’t Deserve Pro Baseball

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The beginning of the end for the Montreal Expos was when MLB decided to have them play home games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. Within two years they were called the Washington Nationals. Today there are reports the Florida Marlins, just recently approved for a new stadium, will be the next team to […]

Yanks Win the Pennant

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Final Score Yankees 5, Anaheim 2 7 wins down, 4 more to go for “Girardi’s Minions.” It was a night of exaltation and jubilation at the “New House.” The Yankees finally got the “Rally Monkey” off their backs, defeating the Angels 5-2 to secure the franchises 40th American League Pennant. It was another vintage performance […]

Time For Teixeira to Step Up

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

It is estimated that the Yankees saved roughly 40 runs in 2009, just by switching from Jason Giambi playing first base to Mark Teixeira. According to Bill James Fielding Bible, from 2006 to 2008, Jason Giambi rated a -30 (meaning he made 30 less plays than the average 1st baseman), while Mark Teixeira was a […]

Watch: Peterson on Yanks vs. Angels

Friday, October 16th, 2009

We are nearing game time, but why not get some more analysis from the experts. Rick Peterson over at 3p Sports provided the below analysis on on both teams pitching. You can also listen to Rick talk pitching on my show by downloading his appearance here.

The Yankee Gameplan

Friday, October 16th, 2009

For once, the breathless hyperbole, the “Series of the Century of the Week” might actually fit. The Angels vs. the Yankees—the two best teams in the league fighting it out—might actually be a true classic. But before the Yankees gear up, if they want to make the World Series for the first time since 2003, […]

Weekly Digest Tonight @ 8pm

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Howard and I settle into our regular time slot with another edition of the Weekly Digest We are just 24 hours away from postseason rosters being finalized. The Tampa trade of Scott Kazmir proves that quality arms can still be acquired through waivers. Are the Yankees in play for any? Better yet, do they need […]

Saturday Evening Thoughts

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Friday night’s walk-off homer by Robbie Cano was a great start to the Chicago series. The Yanks needed to get off to a good start this weekend and they did just that. I know a lot of people hate games like Saturday’s 10-0 blowout, but I’m not one of them. I love it when the […]

Former Met Kazmir Dealt to Anaheim

Friday, August 28th, 2009

via MLB Trade Rumors: It appears the Angels are close to acquiring former Mets pitcher Scott Kazmir for two prospects. If Kazmir is healthy this could impact the Yankees. For his career Kazmir has a 2.53 ERA against the Yanks, although he has struggled at Yankee Stadium. Keeping the Red Sox in mind, Kazmir has […]

Who Needs a 5th Starter, Un-Mets, Game 3, Kazmir

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

- The bulge opened up by the Yankees is certainly not insurmountable. Even after last night’s loss they still have a five game lead in the loss column. You can’t write Boston off, but a playoff spot is looking very good at this point. Going into last night’s action there was a 93% probability the […]