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Mets not on the Money: Why the Chris Young signing is Moneyball at its worst

By Erik Berglund, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – After three years of light spending, waiting out lots of dead money and rebuilding the farm system, Mets fans were told that 2014 would be the year that their team would return to contention.  Instead, they were understandably frustrated when general manager Sandy Alderson fielded a roster with a payroll ... Read More »

Team USA: It wasn’t easy, but job done nonetheless

By Brian Wright, Soccer Editor (SportsNetwork.com) – Raise your hand if you had the intestinal fortitude to pick the United States to advance out of Group G based on something other than blind optimism or patriotism. Yeah, me either. Often times, whether a nation advances to the round of 16 depends on the difficulty on their group draw, and Jurgen ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

6/21/2014 The Yankees are 8-2 in their last ten games and 10-4 in their last 14, coming off their fourth series sweep of the season in Toronto and a dramatic ninth inning comeback win against Baltimore on Friday night. The team is streaking at a good time when the season standings are still being defined. The AL East lead is ... Read More »

Top Shelf: Buyouts add depth to free agency

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – In the span of less than a week, Mike Richards could go from celebrating another Stanley Cup championship with the Los Angeles Kings to getting bought out by the club. In a perfect world, the Kings would prefer to hold on to Richards for his veteran leadership, ... Read More »

New York Knicks 2014 Draft Preview

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network 2014 NY Knicks Draft picks: No picks (SportsNetwork.com) – This offseason is all about Carmelo Anthony for the New York Knicks. With no draft picks and coming off an awful season, the Knicks need their All- Star forward back in Madison Square Garden. Should he leave, Phil Jackson would have a massive ... Read More »

Injury bug troubling for the U.S.

By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor, The Sports Network (SportsNetwork.com) – One of the biggest stories in the approach of the World Cup was the growing number of international stars who would be unable to compete due to injury. With each passing week, it seemed as though another world-class player had checked out from the tournament for whatever ailment, leaving his ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

By Bryan Revello, Editor in Chief, New York Sportscene (NYSportscene.com) 6/13/2014 Francisco Cervilli is on the cusp of returning from his strained right hamstring which has kept him out of action since mid-April. He will be a welcome return to the Yanks but his arrival will likely bump John Ryan Murphy back to Triple-A which is a shame for Murphy. The ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Cooperstown

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – It’s been 75 years since Cooperstown, New York, opened its doors to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The small little town in upstate New York celebrated the opening of the museum and its first-ever induction in front of a standing-room-only crowd on Thursday. “I stand in an institution that ... Read More »