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Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets All-Star

After a miserable start to the week, which saw the Washington Nationals (49-32, 1st NL East) sweep the New York Mets (41-37, 2nd NL East) in Washington, D.C., the Mets returned home for a crucial stretch of games prior to the All-Star break. Heading into the series, the Mets anemic offense had scored only 8 runs in their previous 5 ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor: Mets, Ichiro & Yanks Trade Chips

Battling through inconsistent play and multiple injuries, the New York Mets (36-29, 2nd NL East)welcome the NL East cellar-dwelling Atlanta Braves (20-46, 5th NL East) into Citi Field this weekend for a three game series.  The Mets will face the young, struggling Braves seven times in their next nine games.  These are games the Mets absolutely must take advantage of ... Read More »

Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets Edition

After losing 4 of 6 on a short home stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox, the New York Mets (29-23, 2nd NL East) head out on the road for a 3-city, 10-game road trip. The Mets will start this weekend on Friday night in Miami against Don Mattingly’s improved Marlins, before swinging back north and ... Read More »

Elitism Aside, The Yankees Have Won, For Now

By Kurt Smith of BallParkEGuides.com In case you were out of town in the weeks leading up to baseball season, the Yankees have a new policy regarding entry into the ballpark: no print-at-home tickets. Fans must get real tickets, scan them on their mobile device or watch the game on TV. The move took away the most convenient option for ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor: MLB and NBA analysis

On Wednesday, February 17th, Pitchers and Catchers started to report to Major League Baseball Camps in both Florida and Arizona. What a welcome and warming sight after the recent blast of Arctic air that dominated much of the central and eastern parts of the United States during President’s Day weekend. Now, 108 days after Kansas City Royal closer Wade Davis ... Read More »

MLB Winter Meetings Highlights: Yanks, Mets and more

By Mike Lalor, Contributing Writer Highlights from baseball’s annual Winter Meetings: 1) Big Free Agent signings. It is clear that MLB is flush with revenue. Teams have the money to spend, and they are exercising capitalism to its fullest. Witness some of the big signings in the days leading up to, and following, the annual Winter Meetings: • SP Zack ... Read More »

MLB Winter Meetings Preview: NY Mets

By Mike Lalor, Contributing Writer Major League Baseball will hold its 114th annual Winter Meetings from December 6th through the 10th in Nashville, Tennessee.  For baseball fans around the world and those within the industry, the annual Winter Meetings are an exciting time where many teams shape their rosters for the coming season through trades and free agent signings.  In ... Read More »

MLB Hot Stove Report by Mike Lalor

Early MLB Hot Stove thoughts The Hot Stove seems to be warming up quicker than usual early in the baseball offseason. The General Managers meeting this week in Boca Raton, FL certainly helped, and for sure, set the foundation for future player movement. During the GM meetings, the New York Yankees made their first move of the off-season, acquiring 26-year ... Read More »