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Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest 24/7/365 digest of New York baseball information includes former athletes, journalists, authors, independent media, and even the fans. No topic is too big or small for Mike and his collection of contributors to tackle. Each week we delve deeper than the box score to deliver some of the most thought provoking opinion and analysis on the web. Whether it?s the latest in the minor leagues, a former star in independent baseball, or what's going on at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium, NYBD has something to say. It's one of the only shows that combine news, rumors, gossip, opinion, and analysis all in one.

Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest 24/7/365 digest of New York baseball information includes former athletes, journalists, authors, independent media, and even the fans. No topic is too big or small for Mike and his collection of contributors to tackle. Each week we delve deeper than the box score to deliver some of the most thought provoking opinion and analysis on the web. Whether it?s the latest in the minor leagues, a former star in independent baseball, or what's going on at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium, NYBD has something to say. It's one of the only shows that combine news, rumors, gossip, opinion, and analysis all in one.
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Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest 24/7/365 digest of New York baseball information includes former athletes, journalists, authors, independent media, and even the fans. No topic is too big or small for Mike and his collection of contributors to tackle. Each week we delve deeper than the box score to deliver some of the most thought provoking opinion and analysis on the web. Whether it?s the latest in the minor leagues, a former star in independent baseball, or what's going on at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium, NYBD has something to say. It's one of the only shows that combine news, rumors, gossip, opinion, and analysis all in one.

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Episodes

Talkin About the Mets Historic Start with Dino Costa

4/16/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Dino Costa of 970 AM “The Answer.” They talk about the Mets early season 12-2 start crediting the team’s energy level, professionalism and the ability of the 25-man roster to accept their roles. The hot start does not come with some “storm clouds” as they discuss the season-ending injury to Travis d’Arnaud and how important it is for the starting pitchers to start giving Mickey Callaway some length. Hear Dino talk about A-Rod's comments about why he should have joined...

Duration:00:51:57

New York Sports Rap

4/9/2018
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Mike Silva guests co-hosts for an on-assignment Rich Coutinho. Mike discusses the Mets hot start as Rich calls in live from the Mets-Nats game down in DC. Hear Mike's thoughts on Giancarlo Stanton's slow start and the Yankees lost weekend against the Orioles with Chris Carelli of SNY and the Sporting News.

Duration:01:25:15

Mets in 10s

4/8/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Brian Wright who talks about his book "Mets in 10's" as they look back on Mets history in a top 10 list format. Mike also discusses the Mets fast start to the regular season.

Duration:00:48:27

Talkin' Mets With Skip Lockwood

4/3/2018
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Mike Silva wraps up opening weekend by featuring former Mets closer Skip Lockwood who talks about his book “Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer.” Skip remembers the late former teams Ed Charles and Rusty Staub, talks about his transition as a starting pitcher to a reliever and being part of the subject of the book “Ball Four” as a member of the Seattle Pilots. Mike talks about opening weekend and his early observations of the 2018 club. He also reiterates the importance of Matt...

Duration:00:55:40

Skip Lockwood on His Book Insight Pitch

4/2/2018
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Mike Silva kicks wraps up opening weekend by featuring former Mets closer Skip Lockwood who talks about his book “Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer.” Skip remembers the late former teamates Ed Charles and Rusty Staub, talks about his transition as a starting pitcher to a reliever and being part of the subject of the book “Ball Four” as a member of the Seattle Pilots. Mike talks about opening weekend and his early observations of the 2018 club. He also reiterates the...

Duration:00:48:38

The Bell Rings for the 2018 Mets

3/27/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball Magazine to preview the 2018 Mets. Hear their opening day memories and thoughts on the team. Is there reason for optimism this season? Who were the biggest surprise and disappointment in camp? Mike also tells you about the "Darren Reed Award" to wrap up the Grapefruit League schedule.

Duration:00:51:54

Tim Healey of Newsday

3/19/2018
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Tim Healey, Newsday Mets beat reporter, talks about the injury to Jason Vargas and how it impacts the opening day rotation. Hear his thoughts on Kevin Plawecki, Adrian Gonzalez, Dave Eiland and his book on minor league baseball "Hometown Hardball."

Duration:00:44:59

Cespedes, Harvey and Facebook

3/13/2018
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Mike Silva discusses Mickey Callaway's comments on the Mets lacks of hustle and fundamentals, whether Matt Harvey should earn a spot in the starting rotation and the exclusive Facebook broadcasting rights. In the back-half of the show you will hear Mike's appearance on WLIE 540 AM with Rich Coutinho of ESPN.

Duration:01:34:44

Grapefruit Roundup

3/6/2018
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Listen to Mike Silva and Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online give a Grapefruit League update. Hear their thoughts on the biggest positives and worries thus far, the battle for a spot in the starting rotation and if the bullpen could include a surprise candidate.

Duration:00:51:10

Vac's Whacks on Pace of Play, Mets and Yanks

2/26/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post. Hear the duo discuss the recent pace of play changes and how to further fix the problem. They also discuss how the Yankees might help the Mets this year and the forgotten cornerstones that will make all the difference in the 2018 season.

Duration:00:56:53

Pitchers & Catchers Call-In Show

2/20/2018
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Hear fans call host Mike Silva with their questions and comments about the lineup, pitching staff and some spring surprises.

Duration:01:07:38

Toddfather, Free Agent Freeze, Buddy's Battle

2/11/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal and long-time baseball writer Bob Klapisch. Mike and Jared discuss the slow free agent market and why the economics of baseball may be broken and need of a fix. Bob Klapisch discusses his story about former Mets SS Buddy Harrelson and his battle with Alzheimer’s. Mike talks about the acquisition of Todd Frazier and what free agent pitcher he believes the Mets should chase.

Duration:01:20:08

Ranking 56 Years of Mets Baseball

2/4/2018
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Mike Silva talks with Greg Prince of the popular Faith & Fear in Flushing Blog about his ranking of 56 seasons of Mets baseball. Hear Mike discuss who he would prefer in with the Ken Rosenthal rumored infield and pitching options that are on the table for the Mets.

Duration:01:08:37

Hall of Fame Talk With Jay Jaffe of SI

1/23/2018
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Today Mike Silva is joined by Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated. Jay invented the metric “JAWS” to evaluate MLB Hall of Fame worthiness and will give his virtual ballot for the 2018 class. Hear Jay talk about his reasons behind his ballot, the most egregious snubs in Hall of Fame history and his book “The Cooperstown Casebook.”

Duration:00:53:53

Matt Ehalt of The Record Talks Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez

1/15/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Matt Ehalt, Mets beat reporter for The Record, to discuss the recent hot stove activity. Matt will give his take on the signings of Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez, how he would address the remaining roster holes, and whether the Mets are now positioned to compete for a playoff spot in the National League.

Duration:00:49:26

Howard Megdal and The Mets Way

1/9/2018
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Howard Megdal, author of the book The Cardinals Way and Wilpon's Folly, joins Mike Silva to discuss why he believes the Mets are operating conservatively this offseason. Howard goes into detail about the Mets finances, Sandy Alderson and how he would fill roster holes if he were the GM. Mike discusses potential free agent targets and why he would take Todd Frazier over Mike Moustakas.

Duration:00:56:09

Omar Minaya Returns

12/30/2017
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Mike Silva talks about the pros and cons of Omar Minaya returning to the Mets as a special assistant to GM Sandy Alderson. Jed Weisberger of MLB.com talks about why the offseason has been so slow, the Mets ability to develop prospects, his thoughts on the hiring of Dave Eiland and Mickey Callaway, and the Wilpons' obsession with the Yankees.

Duration:01:07:17

The Mets Financial Quandary

12/22/2017
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Mike Silva dives into the Mets finances by discussing the quotes by former GM Steve Phillips, the rumored team budget in Joel Sherman's NY Post piece and the reports of Fred Wilpon's "obsession with the Yankees." Podcaster/Blogger Steve Keane of Kranepool Society fame joins the program.

Duration:01:20:24

Recapping the Winter Meetings

12/15/2017
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Mike Silva recaps the just completed winter meetings. Hear his thoughts on the Mets signing of reliever Anthony Swarzak, the coverage of the team by the beat writers, and why Sandy Alderson can learn how to communicate better from Brian Cashman. Mike takes calls from the listeners and answers some mailbag questions.

Duration:00:55:26

The Dominic Smith Debate

12/4/2017
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Kevin Kernan, America's Most Beloved Sportswriter, of the NY Post joins Mike Silva. Kevin "brings the heat" as he talks about the new wave managers hired by the local teams, a case for the Mets being bullish on Dominic Smith and where he predicts Japanese sensation Shohei Otani will sign. Kevin also talks about Carlos Beltran as a future manager and whether he believes the former Met belongs in the Hall-of-Fame.

Duration:01:04:15

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