Howard Megdal

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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.

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The Mets' Tejada era continues, after all

Back in the heady days of summer and early fall, when the Mets' pursuit of big-ticket outfielders like Shin-Soo Choo populated some newspapers and Sandy Alderson spoke openly of $100 million payrolls, one thing was all but certain: Ruben Tejada wouldn't be the shortstop in 2014.

Nov. 27, 2013

 
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A year late, Yankees replace Russell Martin

Entering last offseason, the Yankees had a catching problem. They did nothing about it, letting Russell Martin sign with the Pirates, and their 2013 suffered mightily as a result.

Nov. 25, 2013

 
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How A-Rod makes things ever dicier for the Yankees

For all the attention paid to the pyrotechnical end to Alex Rodriguez's appeal of Major League Baseball's 211-game suspension, very little was resolved this week.

Nov. 22, 2013

 
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‘I’m panicked’: The Knicks are going all-out, and that’s scary

A few months ago, the Knicks and Pacers were two evenly matched teams, battling through six games in the Eastern Conference playoffs, despite the Knicks playing with injuries to most of their important players.

Nov. 21, 2013

 
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Mets owners run out of people who believe them

The Mets' winter of 2013-14 is already falling far short of the team's predictions, weeks before the winter meetings even begin.

Nov. 20, 2013

 
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The Shaun Livingston project

Last season, the Brooklyn Nets existed in the shadow of the New York Knicks, and it had to be infuriating for owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

Nov. 19, 2013

 
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Robinson Cano and the stuff Yankee front-office dreams are made of

There's been an overriding theme so far in this baseball offseason, still in its early stages: prices are going up.

Nov. 18, 2013

 
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Back in New York, Jeremy Lin torches the Knicks' Plan B

Back in the summer of 2012, the Knicks elected not to match an offer sheet from the Houston Rockets to promising point guard Jeremy Lin, author of Linsanity, for three years, $25.1 million.

Nov. 15, 2013

 
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Has Mets ownership finally lost the press?

Wednesday afternoon at the General Manager meetings in Orlando in the winter the Mets have long claimed would be different than those that came before it offered a tableau suggesting that absolutely nothing has changed.

Nov. 14, 2013

 
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Alderson hints at another cheap off-season for the Mets

It's mid-November, a time of hope for baseball fans most everywhere. The general manager meetings are in full swing, as is free agency.

Nov. 12, 2013