Consider the state of the team when he joined, and now
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.
MINNEAPOLIS — On Monday night at Target Field, a pair of once-heralded pitching prospects matched zeroes for most of the first six innings in a 4-3 Twins victory.
For nearly two decades, Mariano Rivera's greatness has been celebrated within a team context.
It is almost impossible to remember these days, but Joba Chamberlain was once Yankees royalty.
Matt Harvey's people made two big decisions for him this week.
Back in June, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had plenty to say about his team's payroll. Tuesday night, things had changed dramatically.
Since 2007, Kevin Burkhardt has been the sideline reporter for SNY for Mets games. But the past two weeks, his services were required by Fox, where he was hired to broadcast N.F.L. games this season.
When Brian Cashman revealed that Derek Jeter was going back on the disabled list, his difficult 2013 season over, the reaction was overwhelmingly one of sadness more than surprise.
The news broke yesterday afternoon: the Mets, once the centerpiece for the brand new effort to build a 24-hour sports radio station on W.F.A.N., were no longer wanted by that same radio station.
For the first few years after CC Sabathia signed with the Yankees, he provided precisely what a pitcher with his contract should: an unmatchable advantage.
For the roughly 40 years since George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973, the team's business model has been built around two things: big names, acquired and kept at any price, and winning.