Howard Megdal

Selig stays bullish on the Wilpons, come what may:

'Baseball, I've often said, is a social institution'

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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Matt Harvey: Like Dwight Gooden without the awesome supporting cast

On Friday afternoon at Citi Field, one prominent journalist said to me when I asked what he was there to work on: "Matt Harvey. Why the hell else would I be at Citi Field on a Friday night?"

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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How much does Alex Rodriguez know about his devious plot to benefit the Yankees?

A curious pair of bombshells related to Alex Rodriguez appeared in the Daily News and the Post yesterday. Neither one makes a tremendous amount of sense, if you're not also reading between the lines.

Jun. 28, 2013

 
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The Nets bet on a short but golden era of Garnett, Pierce and Terry

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King was oddly excited about Mason Plumlee, the Nets' top pick in Thursday night's N.B.A. draft.

Jun. 28, 2013

 
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Why the Nets are going after Kevin Garnett

Billy King's decisions, in putting together the Brooklyn Nets, have followed a very specific logical pattern. And the news Tuesday night that he contacted the Boston Celtics about Kevin Garnett fits right within that pattern, for better or worse.

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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The premature marketing of ‘Harvey and Wheeler’

A few hours before Zack Wheeler's second major league start Tuesday night, the promotional email arrived from the Mets: "Harvey & Wheeler This Weekend At Citi Field."

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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A whiff of the Bronx Zoo in Steinbrennerland

In the decades since George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973, the roles for controversy have been neatly defined.

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Lucas Duda can’t catch a break

Lucas Duda is in a baseball trap.

Jun. 25, 2013

 
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No, seriously, Matt Harvey is getting even better

The first 26 starts of Matt Harvey's career have been unrealistically excellent.

Jun. 24, 2013

 
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What Zoilo Almonte is doing for the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have a new starting left fielder in Zoilo Almonte. And there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about that.

Jun. 24, 2013

 
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A Jonathon Niese injury clouds the Mets' future, too

Exactly how the Mets get from their current team, with popgun offense and 100-loss pace, to a contending team at some point in the future is a little bit hazy. And two pieces expected to participate in that revival, first baseman Ike Davis and shortstop Ruben Tejada, have regressed considerably in 2013, complicating the picture.

Jun. 21, 2013