Howard Megdal

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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The Marlins just dumped all their talent into the Yankees' division

The 12-player deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays has two significant effects upon New York's baseball landscape. It eliminates an obstacle for the 2013 New York Mets, and it places a far heavier burden on the 2013 New York Yankees.

Nov. 14, 2012

 
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Joe Johnson finally shows the world what the Nets' offense should look like

The template for the Brooklyn Nets entering this season was a simple, and seemingly realistic one.

Nov. 14, 2012

 
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The Knicks stay undefeated, thanks in shockingly large part to J.R. Smith

The New York Knicks improved to 5-0 Monday night with a 99-89 victory over the Orlando Magic, but many of the elements that had allowed the Knicks to dominate the Heat, Sixers and Mavericks were missing.

Nov. 14, 2012

 
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Wright and the Mets reportedly exchange offers, which is a start

It's not quite time to celebrate. But the news, broken late last night by Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal, that the New York Mets and David Wright have exchanged contract offers is as significant in what it rules out as what it signifies about Wright's ultimate destination.

Nov. 14, 2012

 
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Will Jason Bay’s deferred money help the Mets or just the owners?

There were many reasons for the New York Mets and Jason Bay to agree to a divorce, which they finally did last week, one year and $21 million still owed to Bay by the Mets.

Nov. 13, 2012

 
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Mike Napoli is a luxury the Yankees can’t afford

In the abstract, few free agents could help the Yankees as much as Mike Napoli.

Nov. 13, 2012

 
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Jeremy Lin holds his own against Heat, but fails in the big finish

As indelible a part of the story of Linsanity as Jeremy Lin's rise from the end of the bench, vanquishing of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, and eventually, his fall and exile, is the first moment Lin struggled as a member of the New York Knicks.

Nov. 13, 2012

 
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‘Sliding Doors’ versions of the Knicks now playing in L.A., Denver, Houston

If the New York Knicks ever falter in their so-far undefeated season, fans will have plenty of places to ponder what might have been.

Nov. 12, 2012

 
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In battle of the Dwight Howard losers, Magic lost more

This past weekend, the losers of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes battled to see which team had been hurt less by the year-long drama that ultimately sent the star center to Los Angeles.

Nov. 12, 2012

 
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Were those disappeared tweets about the Mets' finances wrong, or just premature?

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday night, Michael Salfino, a freelancer for the Wall Street Journal, SNY and Yahoo! Sports, tweeted the following:

Nov. 12, 2012