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Yanks & Mets Uncomfortable With Mad Dog Radio?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo likes to do an annual tour of spring training camps in March to help promote his radio program. In each visit he requests a conversation with both the GM and manager, as any program doing such a remote would.  However, Bob Raissman reports in today’s Daily News that both the Mets and Yankees […]

The Wild Ride of Bobby Valentine and Steve Phillips

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Steve Phillips and Bobby Valentine were reunited yesterday on the “Evan and Phillips Show” on Mad Dog Radio. It was a reunion of two men that appeared would never mend the fence after a tumultuous six years as the Mets GM/field manager combo. For as much criticism both Phillips and Valentine receive after the fact, they […]

Steve Phillips Finally Wins a Championship as a General Manager

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Former Mets manager Steve Phillips is on the verge of winning the Sirius XM Fantasy Baseball Experts League and talked about it with the RotoExperts yesterday. What was his strategy? Phillips claims he turned over 23 of his 26 players on his roster during the course of the year. “Trader Phillips” acquired Matt Kemp and […]

Morning Digest: Mets and MLB Drop the Ball on First Responder Tribute

Monday, September 12th, 2011

There was no Mike Piazza to homer off Steve Karsay last night. Even if there were, I doubt yesterday’s Mets- Cubs game could ever recreate the drama of September 21st, 2001. The Mets did a nice job honoring the ten year anniversary of 9-11. They had alums get involved all weekend and participate in charity […]

Things Getting Tight in Boston, Perspective on Jason Bay, Sausage Shenanigans, Griffey Jr. Folklore

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Are we about to see the next great Boston collapse? It’s been a long time since the Red Sox and choke have been synonymous, but the Sox lead over Tampa Bay is just five games in the loss column after their loss to Tampa last night. They have six more games with Tampa the next […]

Morning Digest: Steve Phillips “Trade the Wilpons” Edition

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Let’s start today’s Morning Digest with a story that is a typical he said/he said situation. According to Bar Stool Sports , his boy ran into Steve Phillips on the street on Friday. Asked him “trade Reyes?” Phillips responded “Trade the Wilpons.” Maybe Fred and Jeff could take out a loan to keep Reyes. Considering half […]

What’s Up With Bobby V?

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I am a bit surprised that Bobby Valentine hasn’t been hired as a manager yet. With Florida, Seattle, and Toronto now in his rearview mirror the number of available positions has dwindled. During an interview with Chris Russo on Sirius, Valentine gave you an inkling as to why he is no longer a candidate for […]

Dickey Says Mets Fail to Show Up on Road

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The Mets have been a Jekyl and Hyde team this season. Playing .640 ball at home and .377 on the road. It almost appears to be two different teams out there and after listening to R.A. Dickey with Steve Phillips and Marc Malusis yesterday they very well may be. Here are some quotes from Dickey […]

Bryce Harper vs. Gregg Jefferies

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

For all the criticism Steve Phillips receives, I believe he has done a nice job with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Was his trade proposal of Stephen Strasburg for Roy Oswalt dopey? Sure, but he was giving his opinion and it aligned with his thought on the value of a farm system. Yesterday, he had two […]

How Do You Develop a Closer?

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Are closers made or born? The retirement of Eric Gagne got me to thinking about the genesis of elite closers. Over the twenty years of following baseball I have seen the local teams employ a number of top flight closers. Dave Righetti, John Wetteland, and Mariano Rivera have closed for the Yankees, while the Mets […]

Exploiting Phillips Philandering?

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I was not surprised to hear that Steve Phillips would be contributing to Mike Francesa’s show on a weekly basis. I was surprised to hear that AOL Fanhouse announced the hiring of Phillips yesterday. According to AOL, Phillips “will contribute weekly columns and video analysis.” I have no problem with WFAN, or AOL, hiring Phillips […]

Steve Phillips Gets New Gig at WFAN

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Yours truly predicted this back on February 26th. In an attempt to grow ratings, and more importantly improve the content, WFAN will have Steve Phillips on weekly to discuss baseball with Mike Francesa (As per the Sports Pope on today’ show). Its clear Francesa needs a sidekick, but his ego will not allow it. Maybe […]

Fans Love to Tear Down Celebrities

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I was not shocked about some of the grief I received over the Steve Phillips column. As I said, Phillips has been polarizing as a general manager, broadcaster, and now while talking about his personal life. The main premise of the article was to comment on the two hours of radio, which I thought was […]

Steve Phillips Comes Clean

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A contrite Steve Phillips, one we rarely saw during his days as a GM and broadcaster, appeared with WFAN’s Mike Francesa today. Phillips spent a couple of hours talking about his sex addiction that has left him on the outside of the baseball world. To Phillips credit he answered tough questions, took calls and showed […]

Nelson Doubleday was a Prophet

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

The chaos that developed over the Carlos Beltran knee surgery is a clear indictment of the Mets poor management structure. Steve Phillips described it as a “collegial” last summer. Essentially this means people down the ladder can go to people up on the ladder, and people up on the ladder can go down the ladder […]