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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Join me on this rainy Sunday night to recap the week of New York baseball. Leading off is Hart Seely, author of the book “The JuJu Rules.” Hart, a Yankees fan, will tell us how he helps the Bombers win games from his couch! Award-winning sports columnist for Connecticut’s Valley Times, Bob Lazzari, will talk […]

Collins Needs to Learn From His 9th Inning Mess

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I think Terry Collins does a great job holding his team accountable and communicating with his players. Both were huge question marks when he was named Mets’ manager after the 2010 season. After watching him for two years, I have been less impressed with his in-game management and bullpen utilization. I don’t think either is bad enough […]

Season Preview: 2012 Mets Not Measured in Wins & Losses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When you look at the 2012 Mets’ roster you can’t logically predict anything more than 75-77 wins. That best case scenario is still probably good for last place in the National League East. It also probably won’t allow for any mid-summer tease in the form of competing for the second Wild Card, and the right […]

Ruben Tejada Will Thank Terry Collins One Day

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Ruben Tejada might not have the most impossible job in this city when replacing Jose Reyes at shortstop- that’s reserved for the next Yankees’ closer after Mariano Rivera- but he is coming into to a difficult situation. He’s replacing an All-Star, one that was consistently injured, but still one of the top-three in the league […]

Who Should Backup Josh Thole?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

It came as no surprise that Andy Martino of the Daily News reported the Mets unhappiness with catcher Ronny Paulino. According to Martino, “the team did not view him as a diligent worker, adequate defensive catcher, or offensive force off the bench.” He also shared a story where Paulino annoyed Terry Collins with a near act of insubordination. […]

Backman Not Joining Nationals

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I was just informed that the report about Wally Backman possibly joining the #Nats as a Major League coach is not true. #MLB #MetsTue Oct 11 18:24:55 via webWilliam Ladsonwashingnats Bill Ladson, Nationals beat reporter for MLB.com reports that Wally Backman will not be joining Davey Johnson’s staff. I would suspect this means that Backman […]

David Wright and the Colorado Rockies

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, industry sources believe the Rockies will be “aggressive in their pursuit of David Wright.” He adds that Colorado General Manager Dan O’ Dowd is targeting an innings-eating starter and impact bat this offseason. I believe the Mets won’t aggressively look to deal Wright, but will be open to hearing […]

Morning Digest: Girardi, Reyes, Add to Wild Card Drama on Final Day

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Yesterday night started with a typical media fake outrage talking point in the Jose Reyes batting title controversy. Regardless of the fact that players before Reyes have sat out to protect their stats, somehow the New York media found it offensive that Reyes elected to bunt for a hit to start the game, and then […]

$16.5 Million Dollar Man, Girardi is Moneyball Mgr, Bunting, 70s Baseball, Catching Hell

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A.J. Burnett very well may have a great shot to pitch Game 3 of the ALDS. Joel Sherman laid out the Yanks strategy in a recent column. Here are two important items to remember when you are thinking about Game 3: One: There is an off-day scheduled the day before, so the entire bullpen should be […]

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 […]