The Post had a fascinating look at how the Yankees plan to try getting out of paying Alex Rodriguez the $6 million they agreed to pay him when he ties Willie Mays on the career home run list, with 660.
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 October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
Last month, the conclusion of Mariano Rivera's career commenced in well-documented, storybook fashion.
The New York Mets' media blitz on Monday, in conjunction with extending the contract of manager Terry Collins, produced the kind of headlines the team was presumably hoping for.
The New York Knicks gathered for Media Day on Monday in Tarrytown, N.Y. But much of the swagger evident when this gathering took place last year was missing.
Here's how the Mets' cycle of payroll-related expectations has worked, ever since the advent of ownership's financial problems three-odd years ago:
Most of Mariano Rivera's long goodbye has followed a clear pattern.
While the Yankees were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night, the Mets have been in that situation for a few weeks.
There's not much for a Mets fan to do other than root the team on, hope they spoil things for a few other teams, maybe overtake the Phillies for third place in the National League East, and take pleasure in whatever wins do come, right?
If Sunday afternoon showed just how reliant the New York Yankees still are on Mariano Rivera, Tuesday night's 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, complete with a bobblehead snafu, served as a window into just how problematic 2014 will be for the Yankees if they don't make some significant changes this winter.
MINNEAPOLIS — On Monday night at Target Field, a pair of once-heralded pitching prospects matched zeroes for most of the first six innings in a 4-3 Twins victory.
For nearly two decades, Mariano Rivera's greatness has been celebrated within a team context.