The signing of Yoenis Cespedes, as detailed in this space, has given the Mets some breathing room regarding the enormous, now smaller gap between the revenue base they hold as a New York team that owns its own regional sports network and what they spend on payroll.
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.
St. John's was having such a good week.
The New York Red Bulls, trophy-less in their star-crossed history, are hoping the eighteenth try is the charm.
With the Big East tournament less than two weeks away, news broke Thursday that makes clear the upcoming proceedings are the very last of its kind.
One thing is clear, following Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's state of the league address Wednesday evening, held as a Google Plus video hangout and opened to questions from reporters and fans: New York is the center of the highest-stakes soccer battle in this country, perhaps ever.
Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans were treated to the best possible basketball experience.
A few days after it was revealed that the Mets will be hosting Amway's first United States storefront at Citi Field, with a significant amount of negative press going along with it, the Mets still aren't saying much.
It is worth noting that the rate of attrition for pitching prospects, no matter how carefully handled, is very high. Many talented pitchers don't manage to perform well at higher levels, let alone the major leagues. And plenty that do perform well are destroyed by injuries.
The greatest self-inflicted problem in the N.B.A. this season has come to an end: Brook Lopez is again playing the fourth quarter for the Brooklyn Nets.
The New York Mets are busily preparing for the season, and they'd like you to know a couple of things.
Johan Santana is going to pitch on Opening Day, and be a vital part of this Mets team.
And Zack Wheeler won't be on the opening day roster, and will by plying his trade in Las Vegas.
Turnout was in the hundreds at New York Red Bulls media day, held this year at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea Piers.