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Jacob deGrom: Will He Stay, or Will He Go?

Jacob deGrom is the ace of the New York Mets. He will remain that in my eyes until he signs elsewhere. I think there are three things he’s mulling over. Salary is #1. He signed his last contract with the Mets with BVW as the GM, and the Wilpons still in

Buckology: His Approach To The Game Must Change

If you think Buck Showalter overachieved with this team or worked wonders, then, by all means, feel free to go to another website. I understand Buck can’t bat or pitch or even spot when a player is cheating, but he is the face of the Mets, and that was troubling

Facing Nolan Could Have Been Better

Facing Nolan is a new documentary on Netflix. It’s an interesting one, and you get to hear Nolan Ryan talk about a lot of subjects, including his time with the New York Mets, something I wanted to hear my entire life. Joe Pignatano, longtime Mets coach explained to me that

Ohtani vs. Ruth – Comparing Their Greatness

Both men were tall. Shohei Ohtani is two inches taller than Babe Ruth, and both weighed about the same, for a while, until Ruth “filled” out. Both are lefties. It’s always hard to match up statistics in different eras, but when people called Ohtani the next Ruth, I figured I

What Do Trading Cards Mean To You?

Trading cards are fun to collect. For some it’s entertainment. For others, it’s an escape from the workweek. For the Fried Family, it’s different. Warren Fried has two children Aiden and Noa. The benefit they receive from card collecting is something I’d never heard about before. Noa has dyspraxia, and

Buckology Episode One

The New York Mets are currently winning, and when that happens a lot of other things get overlooked by the fanbase and media. Having watched Buck Showalter for many years, I thought I would point out some of his foibles every once in a while and see if they become

Ed Hearn Needs Our Help

Ed Hearn was a member of the 1986 New York Mets team that won a World Championship. He played for the Kansas City Royals as well. After his career was over he became a speaker. I interviewed him after he had successfully overcome potential kidney failure 20 years ago when

Owners Ultimatum Sends Baseball to the Edge of Obscurity

Baseball will never die. It’s played all over the world in different forms. As an example, there is Finnish baseball and a top prospect in the 2022 NHL Draft, Brad Lambert, talked about that with me recently. “I have been to a Finnish baseball game, and we always played it in

Remembering Emile Francis

Emile was my hockey friend. An NHL legend. Most notably with the New York Rangers front office from 1964-1976. He was the head coach and general manager for much of that time. We would have long chats about hockey and baseball. Everything he told me about hockey is in my