Support comes together, notwithstanding result on the field
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 Yankees agreed with Jacoby Ellsbury, late of the Boston Red Sox, on a seven-year contract worth $153 million Tuesday night.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of Yankees arrogance bumping up against the changing economic realities of both the team and Major League Baseball than in Monday night's report from Jeff Passan about the Robinson Cano negotiations.
For the first month of the N.B.A. season, there's been a parallel storyline in New York. The Knicks and the Nets, two teams with playoff success last year and championship aspirations this year, both suffering through terrible results.
Back in the heady days of summer and early fall, when the Mets' pursuit of big-ticket outfielders like Shin-Soo Choo populated some newspapers and Sandy Alderson spoke openly of $100 million payrolls, one thing was all but certain: Ruben Tejada wouldn't be the shortstop in 2014.
For all the attention paid to the pyrotechnical end to Alex Rodriguez's appeal of Major League Baseball's 211-game suspension, very little was resolved this week.
A few months ago, the Knicks and Pacers were two evenly matched teams, battling through six games in the Eastern Conference playoffs, despite the Knicks playing with injuries to most of their important players.
The Mets' winter of 2013-14 is already falling far short of the team's predictions, weeks before the winter meetings even begin.
Last season, the Brooklyn Nets existed in the shadow of the New York Knicks, and it had to be infuriating for owner Mikhail Prokhorov.