Howard Megdal

Sports biz report: Time for Mets to lock in their young pitchers:

The signing of Yoenis Cespedes, as detailed in this space, has given the Mets some breathing room regarding the enormous, now smaller gap between the revenue base they hold as a New York team that owns its own regional sports network and what they spend on payroll.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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Sports biz report: Time for Mets to lock in their young pitchers

The signing of Yoenis Cespedes, as detailed in this space, has given the Mets some breathing room regarding the enormous, now smaller gap between the revenue base they hold as a New York team that owns its own regional sports network and what they spend on payroll.

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