Howard Megdal

What kind of contender can Wilpon's Mets be?:

If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you've probably spent much of the past week debating, internally, or with friends, the wisdom of the Mets trading to Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.

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.

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Queens folk hero Mike Baxter is a Dodger now

The news came suddenly, but not unexpectedly, on Thursday afternoon: Mike Baxter, product of Archbishop Malloy and forever folk hero in Mets history, was claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Oct. 18, 2013

 
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The Carmelo Anthony trade comes full circle

It's probably not going to happen. But if Carmelo Anthony leaves the Knicks via free agency this summer, as he discussed this week, it would be a perfect circle of flawed basketball decision-making, both from the Knicks and really, Anthony himself.

Oct. 17, 2013

 
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There but for the grace of Selig go the New York Mets

LOS ANGELES—Mets fans could be forgiven for watching the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and thinking that the Dodgers' story could easily be unfolding at Citi Field.

Oct. 16, 2013

 
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What does Mike Woodson have against Iman Shumpert?

It is worth wondering exactly what Iman Shumpert needs to do to endear himself to Knicks coach Mike Woodson.

Oct. 15, 2013

 
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Alderson can dream, but the Cardinals are in another league

It is a time-honored tradition in baseball for the teams sitting home in October to see how the playoff squads do it, and attempt to emulate it.

Oct. 14, 2013

 
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The case for Jose Reyes (back) to the Mets

It's nearly the offseason, which means it's time for Jose Reyes to move to a new team again. The Blue Jays, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith, will consider dealing him this winter.

Oct. 11, 2013

 
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Joe Girardi stays, and bets Yankees austerity is temporary

For the better part of, oh, the last four decades, it wouldn't have been possible to take seriously the idea that Joe Girardi would leave his job as manager of the New York Yankees.

Oct. 10, 2013

 
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The Nets are in a hurry for basketball, for a change

Five months after a virtually inexplicable loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets eased back into playing Tuesday night, facing the Washington Wizards in a preseason game.

Oct. 9, 2013

 
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The 2013 Red Bulls seem determined, still, to shake off the curse of the Metrostars

The Saturday night match at Red Bull Arena went precisely as so many others have through the largely disappointing 17-year history of the New York Red Bulls.

Oct. 7, 2013

 
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Alex Rodriguez files suit, to show the other side of an M.L.B. investigation

In case you thought the Alex Rodriguez saga had a clear end point and a set number of alternatives, don't worry: Major League Baseball probably did, too.

Oct. 7, 2013