Howard Megdal

New York sports biz report: Mets playing only home games now; Sky Blue sellout:

"This doesn't even make any sense anymore," someone in Citizens Bank Park press box exclaimed as a Yoenis Cespedes home run cleared the fence at the start of Tuesday night's game.

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 refurbishment of Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday night that Deron Williams would miss the final two games of the first half, receiving treatment for his ailing ankles and getting him some needed rest.

Feb. 12, 2013

 
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Bargain-basement Mets miss out on Michael Bourn

Like most of the moves the Mets have made since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager in October 2010, the decision not to sign Michael Bourn makes sense on a certain level.

Feb. 12, 2013

 
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Mike Piazza’s book contains the opposite of a bombshell

At midnight on Tuesday, Mike Piazza's long-awaited memoir hits bookstores and Kindles everywhere. And the news contained within it, bizarrely and based on some odd expectations, is what Piazza doesn't do: admit to taking steroids.

Feb. 11, 2013

 
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The Nets are probably about to overpay, again

With just ten days remaining until the N.B.A. trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets appear to be no different under P.J. Carlesimo than they were under Avery Johnson: a talented but flawed team existing just outside the ring of Eastern Conference contenders.

Feb. 11, 2013

 
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Are the Knicks taking a short-sighted view of Iman Shumpert?

For the New York Knicks, this past weekend provided a pair of lessons regarding Iman Shumpert: what he can provide to the team if he stays, and what he can provide the team if he is traded.

Feb. 11, 2013

 
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St. John’s may be coming together just in time

Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, St. John's faced precisely the kind of game they needed to win to maintain their N.C.A.A. tournament hopes.

Feb. 8, 2013

 
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Now dunking for the Knicks: James White

Next weekend, the New York Knicks will have a significant contingent on hand to participate in the N.B.A.'s All Star weekend.

Feb. 8, 2013

 
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Andray Blatche is so much more to the Nets than trade bait

Observed purely from a long-term perspective, the Brooklyn Nets should probably look to trade Andray Blatche. And rumor has it that they are.

Feb. 8, 2013

 
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The Nets' go-to guy isn’t Deron Williams or Joe Johnson

Credit P.J. Carlesimo and the Brooklyn Nets for not being blinded by stardom.

Feb. 7, 2013

 
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Against Washington, the Knicks‘ poor defense beats the Knicks’ solid offense

For the New York Knicks, Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards followed a familiar pattern.

Feb. 7, 2013