It's about the debt
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.
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.
The template for the Brooklyn Nets entering this season was a simple, and seemingly realistic one.
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.
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.
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.
In the abstract, few free agents could help the Yankees as much as Mike Napoli.
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.
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.
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.