COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24:  Mike Piazza gives his induction speech at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Piazza puts another Mets cap in Hall of Fame

On Sunday, Mike Piazza doubled the number of players wearing Met caps on their Hall of Fame plaques.  Congratulations to Piazza and to the Mets! I’m glad the team will devote all of next weekend to celebrating Piazza making it to Cooperstown, because the opportunity for the Mets and their fans to celebrate this honor […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox, American League All-Star Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals, American League All-Star Glen Perkins #15 of the Mennesota Twins, and American League All-Star Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walk in the outfield during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Your Guide to MLB All-Star Week

There are only a few more days until the 2016 edition of MLB All-Star Week is upon us. The 87th All-Star game and the exciting events surrounding it are set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego from July 10 through July 12. Check out our exclusive All-Star Week guide below and enjoy […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the dugout with his teammates at Citi Field on June 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets fortunes go Up with Incredible Cespedes

After two batters Thursday night, the Cubs led, 2-0, on a Kris Bryant homer.  Squawker Lisa and I were at the game, and I told her it might be over. Starter Steven Matz was reportedly considering surgery for a bone spur. Even if the hurting Matz managed to prevent the powerful Cubs from further damage, […]

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My Yankees Screw Over Fans Again, While Mets Continue to Be Fan-Friendly

Two big things happened in Squawkerland yesterday. I was extensively quoted in a Yahoo! Finance article about the Yankees/Stubhub ticket debacle. Click here to read the piece, and thanks to Daniel Roberts for putting me in his article! And Squawker Jon and I were at one of the best MLB games of the year last […]

Time for the Yankees to Be Sellers Before the Trade Deadline

I have something in common with Carlos Beltran: a sore right hamstring. In fact, I am currently on the running disabled list because of it! My running coach wants me to get some rest and get this better as soon as possible, so that I will be able to run this year’s New York City […]

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Big Deal: Save $25 on ALL Ticket Network Orders

The 4th of July weekend is coming quickly upon us and our friends at Ticket Network are running a special promotion to celebrate our Independence Day! Use promo code USA25OFF to take $25 on all orders over $150.00*. If you can’t save the world from an alien extinction this 4th of July, at least you can save some […]

StubHub Insults Yankee Fans’ Intelligence; Randy Levine Insults Media

I’m glad I didn’t stay up after the rain delay started last night to watch the end of the Yankee game, or I would be fit to be tied. Imagine staying up until 2:15 a.m. to see the Yankees lose! I’m also still pretty irate over StubHub making this terrible deal with the Yankees. Too much […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Jose Reyes #7 (R) of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on September 28, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Reds 3-0. Reyes is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Reyes also ended the game with a narrow lead for the National League batting title.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mixed feelings about the return of Jose Reyes

From a strictly baseball standpoint, bringing back Jose Reyes is a good move.  He hit .274 last year with 24 stolen bases in 116 games.  The Mets gave up nothing to get him and only have to give him the minimum salary.  But then there’s the reason he was so readily available – a 51-game […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees speaks with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

MLB Farewell Tour: David Ortiz vs Derek Jeter

Two years ago, future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was making his final appearances at MLB stadiums across the nation. Fans far and wide were lining up at the gates of each American League ballpark and a handful of National League stadiums to see the career-long Yankee shortstop play in that particular city one final […]

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Meet the Met: We interview Jeurys Familia

Yes, those are the Subway Squawkers with Jeurys Familia! Last night, Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege hosted an event in association with LatinoBaseball.com to honor the Mets closer, and Lisa and I had the chance to ask him a few questions. Even though the Mets have the same record this season as they did at this point […]

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s a Squawk About Dads and Baseball

I once attended a roundtable for writers put on by Susan Shapiro, where editors from big-name publications like the New York Times gave advice to how (and what) to pitch first-person articles. Many of the details of the event escape me now, but I do remember a sports editor practically begging the audience not to […]