Howard Megdal

Sports biz report: New York is a Mets town again:

The Yankees aren't the hottest ticket in town

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.

Latest Articles:


Denied other options, Alderson looks inward

Mets GM declines to pretend new money will be available

Sep. 8, 2014


Red Bulls plan for life with NYCFC, and without Henry

Club tries to build fan loyalty independent of star power

Aug. 29, 2014


Can Fox Sports sell college football to New York?

Trying to dent a market where other sports have long taken precedent

Aug. 25, 2014


These Mets need time, but also money

It's hard to judge Alderson and Collins if the Wilpons aren't spending

Aug. 15, 2014


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


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


The long-awaited Year of Daniel Murphy

A Mets franchise identified with Wright, but embodied by Murphy

Jul. 18, 2014


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


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


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