Conference now lacks signature team in key market
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.
The Mets will or won't end up trading R.A. Dickey, but they certainly want at least to see what the market looks like for him.
The New York Yankees have been a veteran-laden team reliant upon players well beyond the established norms for baseball peaks for years now. Fortunately for the Yankees, their veterans have managed to either stay healthy, or get injured in a neat, orderly fashion.
When Mets general manager Sandy Alderson met with the media on Sunday night at the winter meetings in Nashville, he suggested, correctly, that he has herculean task in front of him.
Entering the season, team depth was an absolute strength for the Brooklyn Nets, with fallback plans and plausible second unit options at every position.
The New York Yankees have a catcher problem.
The New York Mets and David Wright agreed to an eight-year, $138 million contract that should keep him a Met through 2020.
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As originally envisioned by the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd was brought in to be Jeremy Lin's backup.
It's decision time for the New York Mets and David Wright.
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