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Tony B “Great” at Revising History

Friday, April 30th, 2010

An old friend, or should I say nemesis, reappeared this week without much fanfare. Perhaps it was because his former team was in the midst of a 9-1 home stand. Maybe it’s because everyone is glad he is gone. What I do know is former Mets executive Tony Bernazard, who told Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal […]

Floyd’s Final Lesson

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

In a week dominated by Super Bowl coverage, Cliff Floyd gave us some interesting baseball tidbits. If you haven’t listened yet, you should download his live interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa. First, this really is a game of inches. Talking about the infamous Game 7 against St. Louis, Cliff pointed out how he “just missed” […]

Flores Report Exposes Issues with Mets Philosophy

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Mike Newman of Scouting the Sally does a great analysis, along with video, of Mets prospect Wilmer Flores. Flores has been compared, at times, to Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera. If you read Newman’s detailed report, there are many red flags about his game. In addition to serious mechanical flaws with his swing, it appears there […]

SNY Exposes Flaws in YES, WFAN

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I didn’t have a chance to watch Omar Minaya on “Mets Hot Stove” this past Thursday, but the blogosphere did a great job recapping the conversation. As always, host Kevin Burkhardt asked the right questions, and didn’t shy away from delving into the difficult territory. The best part, for me, was when Burkhardt followed up […]

Maybe Now Omar Will Listen

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

During the summer I was talking to a league source that believed one of Omar Minaya’s biggest failures was that he ignored some of the good baseball people in the Mets organization. One of those people was Sandy Johnson who originally was brought in to mentor Minaya in 2004. I was told that Johnson had […]

How Does Bernazard With Boras Impact Mets?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

So Tony Bernazard is about to join the Scott Boras Corporation. Apparently Boras is going to elicit Bernazard’s help in stealing Latin clients away from the competition. Knowing Bernazard’s history of how he poisoned the Mets organization I wonder if he will do the same with Boras clients that are interested in playing in Queens. I […]

Mets Minaya Must Work to Improve Club, Minor Leagues

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Just how do the Mets recover from 2009’s season to forget, a 70-92 debacle that has many of their fans indeed doing that, thinking of the Jets these days. Pundits will tell you the club needs this, that and the other thing, but the Mets are in the shape they are in partially because of […]

Fred’s Comments, Jeff’s Tour, Means More Dysfunction

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Let’s play a game for a minute. How would you like your boss conducting business with your assistant for a week? Better yet, how about this trip is scheduled just a few weeks after you publicly embarrassed your company? Wait, there is one more: rumors are swirling of that assistant being next in line for […]

Mets Should Hire Backman to Head Player Development

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

It’s time to move past the stories about former Mets executive Tony Bernazard. The Mets have yet to announce who will take Bernazard’s place and rebuild their farm system. I believe the answer is their former second baseman Wally Backman. Backman was fired after a year and a half of managing the Joliet Jackhammers in […]

Fox Jinx, Citi Field Boycott, Marte, Frenchy’s Blog

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The Morning Digest returns after a short hiatus for the trade deadline. I know you all are awaiting with abated breath so here we go. - This from Tyler Kepner - Some Yanks losses on Fox Saturday Baseball this year: 22-4, 16-11, 14-8, 14-4. - Will Musto, formerly of the site Shea Baseball, has started […]

WFAN’s Eddie C: Minaya Felt Rubin Was Gloating

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

via Ed Coleman’s WFAN Blog Here’s what happened and what triggered the outburst that stunned everyone. The press conference start time floated, as, it always seems, everything Met-related does - it was 3:00, then 3:30, then 3:45. The SNY Network - killing time - put Rubin on prior to Minaya’s appearance. Meanwhile, Minaya was watching, […]

Mets Risk Their Future With Minaya at Helm

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Yesterday Jeff Wilpon, after being invisible for nearly a week, finally acted like the CEO of a multimillion dollar organization. He was clear, concise, coherent, and truthful with his remarks. Obviously the late night conference call after the Monday’s game, led to something positive. The problem going forward is that Omar Minaya, a scout in […]

Inevitable, Glimmer of Hope, Open Season, Unrest in Buffalo

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

- The Yankees win again and no one is talking about it. During his heyday, former talk show host Bob Grant use to call them the New York “Inevitable’s”. This was in reference to his disdain for the team interrupting his broadcast. These days you get the feeling that you can turn off the TV […]

NYBD Radio: Omar Minaya, Adam Rubin, and Tony B

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Hear Howard Megdal and I return for a special edition of the show. We will recap the crazy day at Citi Field and provide perspective on the Adam Rubin/Omar Minaya situation. Hear us talk about how this impacts the future of the organization and I will give you reasons why Omar Minaya should be fired. […]

New York Mets: Cover Up, Lies, and Spin

Monday, July 27th, 2009

You had to watch the Omar Minaya press conference today to believe what you were hearing. I expected the usual: sloppy English, empty bromides, and repetitive phrases. What I didn’t expect was Omar Minaya to turn Adam Rubin into the story. Can you really be surprised? The Mets, as Joel Sherman pointed out earlier today, […]