Howard Megdal

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."

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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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

 
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The best team in the N.B.A. is the one LeBron James plays for

The National Basketball Association presented its very best face Thursday night, in the Miami Heat's 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the N.B.A. Finals.

Jun. 21, 2013

 
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Six months: Sandy Alderson gives notice to the Wilpons

On Saturday afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said this: "I do believe that over the next six months or so we will be in position to make some significant acquisitions, whether it's through free agency or trade. We're certainly looking forward to that possibility."

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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Yasiel Puig reminds New York what it’s missing

It is easy to look at the attendance figures for the two Major League Baseball teams in New York, and wonder whether baseball has an excitement problem.

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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Fernando Martinez, onetime Mets dreamboat, joins the Yankees as a spare part

Once upon a time, the concept of Fernando Martinez in a Yankees uniform would have filled Mets fans with horror the way picturing Matt Harvey in pinstripes would today.

Jun. 19, 2013

 
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It’s time to get excited about Zack Wheeler

By the standards of a Matt Harvey start, Zack Wheeler's major league debut Tuesday night wasn't particularly impressive. 

Jun. 19, 2013

 
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No no-hitter and Wheeler on deck, but Matt Harvey is still ‘the guy’

Matt Harvey entered Tuesday afternoon's game against the Atlanta Braves, which the Mets eventually won, 4-3, in an unfamiliar position: undercard.

Jun. 18, 2013

 
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The 2013 Mets, now with fully functional infield

To really appreciate the 2013 New York Mets, you have to be prepared to celebrate the small victories.

Jun. 18, 2013