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Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.

Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.
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Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.

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Episodes

May 20th WLIE

5/21/2018
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Tonight Rich Coutinho is joined by guest co-host Mike Silva. They discuss the controversial NY Daily News back page that depicts Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard as Yankees. Hear an interview with Jose Reyes. Howie Karpin - official scorer for both NY teams - talks about the Mets and Yankees. Justin Walters of FIOS gives his take on the Robbie Cano PED suspension and the NBA Conference Finals.

Duration:01:35:00

To Tank or Not To Tank?

5/21/2018
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Mike Silva discusses the controversial NY Daily News Front Page and article by John Harper that suggests the Mets should rebuild and trade Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom to the Yankees. Hear Mike's thoughts on why the Mets should "stay the course" with this group, his thoughts on the hysteria over the Braves and Phillies, and how rebuilding is not a binary equation. Jed Weisberger of MLB.com joins the show to give his take on what the Yankees could offer for the Mets aces.

Duration:01:03:26

Callaway's Rough Week

5/15/2018
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With the season almost a quarter old, Mike Silva looks at the performance of Mickey Callaway after a tough week that included questionable moves and the lineup card fiasco. Hear Mike's thoughts on Dave Eiland's comments on Noah Syndergaard , the possibility of Bartolo Colon coming back and whether the Mets should make a big splash to rent a star like Manny Machado. Matt Ehalt, Mets beat reporter for The Record, is the featured guest.

Duration:00:46:32

May 13th WLIE NY Sports Wrap

5/14/2018
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Mike Silva is guest co-hosting with Justin Walters as they talk about the red-hot New York Yankees and if their series with the Boston Red Sox is a referendum of the season ahead. Mickey Callaway had a rough week after the lineup card fiasco. Can he recover or is he spiraling out of control early in his tenure? Finally, did the Celtics finally put Lebron James on notice about who is the dominant team in the East? All this and more on this week's NY Sports Wrap.

Duration:01:26:58

WLIE NY Sports Wrap

5/7/2018
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Mike Silva discusses the Mets recent slide and whether it's a harbinger of things to come with Rich Coutinho. Brendan Kuty of NJ.com recaps the surging Yanks and Gleyber Torres. Tommy Dee of SNY chats about the Knicks decision to hire David Fizdale.

Duration:01:26:35

Talkin' Mets With Tim Britton of The Athletic

5/7/2018
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Mike Silva discusses why Mickey Callaway's "no panic" mantra is right for the Mets during their early season skid. Hear his thoughts on adding the DH in the National League and final commentary on Matt Harvey. Tim Britton of The Athletic chats about his article on Harvey and how his Mets career arc is very similar to team's historical performance since 1962.

Duration:00:55:01

WLIE NY Sports Wrap

4/30/2018
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Rich Coutinho and Mike Silva discuss the Mets just completed 9-game road trip. Dennis Waszak Jr. of the AP recaps the Jets and Giants draft days. Hear the guys give a Yankees state of the union after the first month and Rich's thoughts on Mike Francesa's return to the WFAN airwaves.

Duration:01:24:28

Davey Johnson's Wild Ride In Baseball

4/29/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Erik Sherman author of the book "Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond" as he shares stories from the memoir of the last Mets manager to win a World Series.

Duration:01:06:45

Moving on From Matt Harvey

4/23/2018
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Mike Silva is joined by Matt Cerrone of Metsblog. They discuss his book “The New York Mets Fans Bucket List” and the current team. Hear their thoughts on Matt Harvey, David Wright’s progress and the importance of the team’s response to the recent gut-wrenching defeats to the Nationals and Braves.

Duration:01:10:40

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...

Duration:00:51:56

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:01:25:45

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:00:47:56

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:00:54:40

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:00:50:53

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:01:34:28

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:00:51:25

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:00:57:23

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

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