Just when you think things can't get any worse for the Mets, you think they can get worse. As Bill Madden points out in today's Daily News, the Mets don't have much to look forward to in the free agent market this winter "when the two biggest sluggers coming to the market, Albert Pujols an ... More >>
Prudence suggests that Bill Madden's pick in today's Daily News - Minnesota twins in five - is a correct one. Madden's reasoning is sound: the Yankees have been a lackluster 29-30 since July 30 and only 9-17 since September 5. "Combined," Madden writers, "with Girardi's erratic managing and t ... More >>
Robinson Cano for American League MVP? Cano's grand-slammer against the Seattle Mariners on August 22, a game in which he drove in 6 runs, awakened quite a few to the possibility. His performance last night against the Oakland A's -- three for four with three RBIs, including his 26th home run ... More >>
Holocaust victim?According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.
Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>
With all the talk of Derek Jeter as the possible MVP winner for 2009, an important question has been overlooked: who is the Yankees MVP? Bill Madden inadvertently weighed in on the issue last Sunday with a piece headlined "Ring In The Old -- Yanks rediscover formula for success: more Jeter, less A ... More >>
How about a drug test for everyone commenting on the A-Rod scandal? Let's start with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who according to USA Today, says that he's " 'just heartsick' about Alex Rodriguez's admission of performance-enhancing drug use and would not rule out punishing him or adjusting ba ... More >>
Here's a hint to the New York Mets: Maybe if you want to not make a big deal out of something, releasing the news at 3:15 am is not the wisest way to go. When the organization announced the firing of Willie Randolph (very early) Tuesday morning, it missed the deadlines for Tuesday's papers. Scorning ... More >>
Why would anyone allow a 60-year-old comedian bat leadoff for the Yankees? That's the question plaguing sports columnists this week as Billy Crystal lived out his boyhood dream and batted first in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Crystal struck out, and the Pirates won 5-3. A ... More >>
The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?
A Defense of the Surly Slugger