Poor Steve Mills. The Knicks' general manager, hired by owner Jim Dolan last year and rendered utterly superfluous by the subsequent hiring of Phil Jackson last March, was asked about his interactions with Dolan Friday morning at part one of the team's two-part Media Day.
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 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.
This week, the Baseball Writers Association of America released the 37 former major leaguers, retired for at least five seasons, who roughly 600 writers can vote into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Twenty-four of these are newcomers.
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.
With the expected return of Andy Pettitte, following last week's agreement with Hiroki Kuroda, the New York Yankees have all but assured themselves of a successful execution of their offseason plan. A deal with Mariano Rivera is assumed to be next.
The Mets have exceeded expectations in one respect: this off-season, which because of the ownership group's financial contraints was supposed to be an uneventful one, hasn't been.
For roughly as long as a second team in New York has been Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's white whale, the New York Red Bulls, the area's first team, have expressed support for the idea.
With Major League Baseball's winter meetings just six days away, and New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson looking for clarity by that time, it would ordinarily be encouraging that the Mets made David Wright a contract offer.