Howard Megdal

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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Goodbye, Chien-Ming Wang

A planned between the Yankees and Chien-Ming Wang is not to be.

Jun. 7, 2013

 
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How the New York baseball teams did in the 2013 draft*

Major League Baseball's player draft began Thursday night. And it would appear both the Mets and Yankees did well. But really, no one knows.

Jun. 7, 2013

 
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Jeff Wilpon and the myth of a free-spending Mets winter to come

Jeff Wilpon, chief operating officer of the New York Mets, was back in the news Wednesday, about a week after he conceded the 2013 season to Mariano Rivera.

Jun. 6, 2013

 
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About that CC Sabathia slump

The 2013 Yankees have a simple plan: hit just enough to leverage a strong starting rotation and bullpen to the playoffs. But CC Sabathia's recent mini-slump led to some ritual hand-wringing in the media, and even these words from Sabathia himself.

Jun. 6, 2013

 
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The Cosmos still see plenty of room in New York

The New York Cosmos aren't going away.

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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Overworked by Mike Woodson, Jason Kidd retires

A great deal has changed since the Knicks signed Jason Kidd last summer.

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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How the Biogenesis suspensions could help the Yankees, and hurt the Mets

The news that E.S.P.N. broke Tuesday night, that Major League Baseball would seek to suspend roughly 20 players with ties to the now-defunct Biogenesis clinic run by Tony Bosch thanks to evidence provided by Bosch himself, appears to mean different things to the two New York baseball teams. 

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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The year the Yankees asked Lyle Overbay to be Nick Swisher

Veteran Daily News columnist Bill Madden was asking Nick Swisher, now a member of the Cleveland Indians, if he ever thought Overbay would be the one replacing him in right field for the Yankees.

Jun. 4, 2013

 
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The Yankees aren’t hitting. Big deal.

The Yankees, fresh off of a sweep by the lowly Mets, lost two of three games to the Boston Red Sox this weekend. The reason for their struggles is precisely the one expected of this roster at the start of the season: offense.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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‘There’s probably a lot of teams saying that about us right now’

Remember that state of delirium that enveloped the Mets and their fans after that four-game sweep of the Yankees?

Jun. 3, 2013