Howard Megdal

Capital Sports-Biz Report: Yanks trapped with A-Rod; Cosmos, Red Bulls seek answers:


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.

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A late appeal in the very public execution of A-Rod’s career

Last month, the conclusion of Mariano Rivera's career commenced in well-documented, storybook fashion. 

Oct. 4, 2013


And now, the Mets' rebuilding plans depend on JPMorgan Chase

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.

Oct. 2, 2013


Knicks content to let the Nets do the championship talking

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.

Oct. 1, 2013


The time of year when the Mets talk about spending (or not)

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:

Sep. 30, 2013


Mariano Rivera is a center fielder now

Most of Mariano Rivera's long goodbye has followed a clear pattern.

Sep. 27, 2013


Let’s go Mets, or not

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?

Sep. 26, 2013


What happens when Mariano Rivera (and his bobbleheads) are gone?

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.

Sep. 25, 2013


The ‘fixable’ Mike Pelfrey hangs in there in Minnesota

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.

Sep. 24, 2013


On Mariano Rivera Day, the Yankees don’t have much else

For nearly two decades, Mariano Rivera's greatness has been celebrated within a team context. 

Sep. 23, 2013


‘Why, why, why’: The cratering of Joba Chamberlain

It is almost impossible to remember these days, but Joba Chamberlain was once Yankees royalty. 

Sep. 20, 2013