Howard Megdal

What kind of contender can Wilpon's Mets be?:

If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you've probably spent much of the past week debating, internally, or with friends, the wisdom of the Mets trading to Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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What kind of contender can Wilpon’s Mets be?

If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you've probably spent much of the past week debating, internally, or with friends, the wisdom of the Mets trading to Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.

Jul. 30, 2014

 
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Cosmos get close to AC Milan (for a moment)

"Despite using several players who don't perform regularly, the Cosmos were in control for the greater part of the game."

Jul. 24, 2014

 
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The long-awaited Year of Daniel Murphy

A Mets franchise identified with Wright, but embodied by Murphy

Jul. 18, 2014

 
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Carmelo Anthony’s back! See you in a year

Prior to Carmelo Anthony's decision this weekend to remain with the Knicks, Phil Jackson's rebuild of the team (assuming James Dolan allows it to come to fruition) could have gone down two paths.

Jul. 14, 2014

 
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The all-or-nothing Knicks are neither, for a change

The reason it is so difficult to process the trade the Knicks completed Wednesday with the Dallas Mavericks, sending Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton away, is that the deal doesn't fit into either of the two approaches the team has taken over the past, oh, let's say 40 years.

Jun. 25, 2014

 
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The game that wrecked the New York Cosmos

CHESTER, PA--Precisely what was at stake in the U.S. Open Cup for two local teams, the Red Bulls and the Cosmos, could be fairly easily discerned by their reactions to getting knocked out of the competition.

Jun. 25, 2014

 
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With Red Bulls vanquished, Cosmos eye an Open Cup path to prominence

Following Saturday night's victory by the Cosmos over the Red Bulls, Red Bulls coach Mike Petke offered any number of excuses as to why the M.L.S.-side Red Bulls lost to the N.A.S.L.-representing Cosmos.

Jun. 18, 2014

 
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‘Minor league’ Cosmos win their major league match

A surreal feeling permeated Hofstra's Shuart Stadium Saturday night, where two teams battled in the U.S. Open Cup, a sadly underutilized soccer tournament that usually draws yawns.

Jun. 15, 2014

 
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Knicks front office, for now: It’s not about Dolan

It took roughly 20 minutes into the first Q and A held between the New York media and Derek Fisher, newly-minted head coach of the Knicks, for James Dolan to come up.

Jun. 11, 2014

 
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How big will NYCFC be?

MLS expansion club attracts bright stars, big questions

Jun. 3, 2014