Howard Megdal

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.

Latest Articles:


Confused by the A-Rod coverage? You’re not alone.

About a month ago, Bill Madden of the Daily News asserted that Alex Rodriguez "will never play another game for the Yankees."

Aug. 14, 2013


Is Ike Davis still the future at first base for the Mets?

So what, exactly, are the Mets supposed to do with Ike Davis?

Aug. 13, 2013


Alex Rodriguez makes things awkward for the Yankee announcers

It shouldn't be surprising, given the complicated career and current circumstances of Alex Rodriguez's relationship with the Yankees, that the announcers employed by the team showed ambivalence when Rodriguez hit a home run Sunday afternoon in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Aug. 12, 2013


What’s wrong with CC Sabathia?

The Yankees ought to be pretty worried right now about CC Sabathia, whose E.R.A. has now ballooned to 4.72?

Aug. 9, 2013


Sights and sounds of the Yankees unraveling

Michael Kay and John Flaherty, the YES announcers, were playfully keeping watch on a sleeping child in the stands during the 12th inning of Wednesday night's Yankees game against the White Sox.

Aug. 8, 2013


The Knicks finally sign a prospect the right way

The Knicks signed center prospect Jeremy Tyler on Tuesday. This is a good move for the basketball team. But the way they went about is an even better signal that nearly two years after the league entered into a new collective bargaining agreement, the Knicks have grasped it.

Aug. 7, 2013


The fragile, very hard-earned success of Jenrry Mejia

For years now, Jenrry Mejia has been the mascot of the Mets' farm system. 

Aug. 7, 2013


The very unhappy reunion of Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees

Despite months of leaked stories and the best efforts of the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez made his 2013 debut Monday night in Chicago.

Aug. 6, 2013


Soccer Saturday in New York

For the past several years, we've been treated to the idea of New York as a theoretical home of multiple soccer teams playing high-profile matches. But Saturday night, when the New York Cosmos returned to league play in the N.A.S.L. for the first time in 29 years, facing the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, at the same time the New York Rad Bulls faced Sporting Kansas City in a critical M.L.S. match, we finally got to see what that looks like in practice.

Aug. 5, 2013


Alex Rodriguez rehabs in Trenton, but for what?

On Friday afternoon, it appears a surreal phenomenon will play out in Trenton, New Jersey.

Aug. 2, 2013