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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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English


Episodes

Instant Reaction to Brodie Van Wagenen Press Conference

5/21/2019
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Mike Silva reacts to Brodie Van Wagenen's press conference on Mickey Callaway's job security. Mike addresses the reaction from Marc Carig and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Duration:00:33:36

The Pitching is the Culprit

5/20/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Dan Graca of SNY. They talk about Robinson Cano’s lack of hustle, the value of firing a manager in-season, and the real culprit during this Mets slump: the starting pitching.

Duration:00:50:33

The Final Countdown for Callaway and the Mets?

5/10/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Matt Cerrone of SNY’s Metsblog. The guys talk about Mickey Callaway’s job status, how the New York media treats the Mets vs. the Yankees, and if the league is tampering with the baseball to change the game for the next generation of fans.

Duration:00:50:16

Is Mickey Callaway's Seat Getting Hot?

5/6/2019
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Is the seat getting hot for Mickey Callaway? Mike Silva discusses how the upcoming week can determine if we are in the final days of the Mets manager’s tenure. Hear his thoughts on why Adeiny Hechavarría might be more important than you think and how Dominic Smith’s approach at Triple-A might indicate what type of big-league career he will achieve. Danny Knobler, author of the book “Unwritten, Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future” joins the program. Hear his thoughts on why...

Duration:01:02:40

Is Travis d'Arnaud a Scapegoat?

4/29/2019
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Mike Silva talks about the Mets decision to designate Travis d’Arnaud for assignment. Is d’Arnaud a scapegoat for a the pitching staff’s poor start? Is the staff adjusting to a new catcher? Do they miss Devin Mesoraco? Is the juiced ball to blame? Hear Mike address all these situations in this Talkin’ Mets “short” podcast.

Duration:00:22:50

Beanballs, Suspensions and Gio Gonzalez

4/26/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Rich Mancuso of NY Sports Day. The guys discuss the ridiculous suspension of Jacob Rhame, why the Mets didn't sign Gio Gonzalez and the impact going forward.

Duration:00:50:28

Mets Pitching Woes

4/22/2019
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Mike Silva discusses the Mets pitching woes and why he’s more worried about the bullpen over the starting rotation. Hear his criticism of Mickey Callaway’s handling of the Jacob deGrom news and why there shouldn’t be outrage over Edwin Diaz only handling the ninth inning.

Duration:00:33:02

Early Season Decisions

4/14/2019
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The Mets are in first place, but that doesn't stop panic from creeping in. The bullpen is spotty and Jason Vargas is a mess. Should the Mets sign Dallas Keuchel and or Craig Kimbrel? Mike Silva once again says take a step back before panicking. Author Jonathan Knight joins to show to remember the movie "Major League" during this 30-year anniversary. Jonathan wrote a book about the making of the movie called "Just a Bit Inside: The Making of Major League"

Duration:01:02:37

They Said it Couldn't be Done

4/8/2019
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They said it couldn’t be done. No, not Pete Alonso’s hot start, but the 1969 Mets championship. New York Times bestselling author Wayne Coffey joins Mike Silva to discuss his latest work “They Said it Couldn’t be Done.” Wayne and Mike look back at that historic season and how the “Miracle Mets” helped give fans a reprieve from the turmoil around New York City and the country at large. Mike also talks about the 2019 squad. Hear his thoughts on the 6-3 start, Mickey Callaway’s bullpen...

Duration:00:58:58

D.C. Reaction and Art Shamsky

4/1/2019
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Mike Silva kicks off the opening weekend podcast by getting live reaction by Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN from Washington D.C. The guys discuss the deGrom extension, the positive vibes from the series, and whether the Mets should make a strong push for Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel. Former member of the 1969 Mets, Art Shamsky, rounds out the program as he discusses his book “After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets.”

Duration:01:01:41

deGrom Extension Drama

3/26/2019
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Mike Silva gives his thoughts on the Jacob deGrom contract negotiations and Noah Syndergaard’s dislike for Syracuse. Mike Mayer of Metsmerized online jumps into the fray with his take as well as a breakdown of the Mets pitching depth, surprises and disappointments from his coverage of the team in Port St. Lucie, and what teams stand in the Mets way in the National League.

Duration:01:02:39

Scouting the Backfields

3/18/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Jacob Zweiback – a contributor to Metsmerized Online. Jacob had the opportunity to shadow a pro scout during his recent trip to Port St. Lucie. Hear him report back on top prospect Ronny Mauricio and his thoughts on spring sensation Pete Alonso. Jacob also gives insight into Brandon Nimmo, Seth Lugo and the forgotten Travis d’Arnaud.

Duration:01:09:32

Vac's Whacks on Alonso, Front Office and Seaver

3/10/2019
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Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post joins the program to talk about the spring of Pete Alonso, the Mets new front office hires and the conflicts it brings, and the recent Tom Seaver news.

Duration:00:48:59

Is Bryce Harper the Difference Maker?

3/5/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Scott Lauber of Philly.com and discusses the impact of Bryce Harper signing with the Phillies and what it means for the rest of the NL East. Mike discusses why Dom Smith is destined for Triple-A regardless of his performance this spring, why the Mets should consider keeping three catchers, and how the recently-signed Carlos Gomez fits into the equation.

Duration:00:52:40

Pete Alonso and the Mets Culture Change

2/25/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN to discuss the early returns of Brodie Van Wagenen’s “culture change” around the team. Hear the guys talk about the impact of Van Wagenen spending more time in the clubhouse and what changes Mickey Callaway has implemented during his second spring training. They discuss the early returns of Pete Alonso and what players have opened eyes the first week of camp.

Duration:00:59:32

The Jacob deGrom Extension Episode

2/19/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Newsday Mets beat reporter Tim Healey. The guys discuss the Jacob deGrom extension and the comments made by both sides. Hear why Robinson Cano needs to get off to a good start to appease fickle Mets fans and their early thoughts on the 25-man roster construction. Mike rounds outs the show by telling you why Noah Syndergaard might have a “chip” on his shoulder this season.

Duration:00:54:15

MLB Economics: Fair or Foul?

2/11/2019
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Former agent and media consultant Joe Casale joins Mike Silva to discuss the slow-moving MLB offseason. The guys discuss the recent proposed rule changes, whether the free agent market is correctable with the current structure and if we are headed to labor unrest in 2021.

Duration:01:03:12

The Piazza Family and A.C. Reggiana

2/6/2019
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In December Mike Silva discussed the article in The Athletic called “The Passion of Mike Piazza” which chronicled Robert Andrew Powell’s story about the demise of the A.C. Reggiana Italian soccer team under the Hall-of-Fame catchers watch. Today, Alicia Piazza, former VP of the team and Mike’s wife, gives the Piazza’s version of the story. She discusses the state of soccer in Italy, their attempts to save the franchise in the face of significant financial losses, and the disappointments they...

Duration:00:55:55

Harper, Machado and the Mets

1/26/2019
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Mike Silva discusses the recent criticism by the media with regards to why the Mets aren't participating in the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sweepstakes. Former Mets trainer Bob Sikes talks about "getting paid to watch" the late Mel Stottlemyre lead a young Mets staff during the 1980s. Hear Mike's take on the Hall-of-Fame vote and how data has made the decision making even harder than ever.

Duration:01:10:30

Assessing the Mets Offseason Moves

1/15/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by John Edwards of Metsmerized Online to discuss the Mets offseason to date, their behind the times analytics department and other hot stove news.

Duration:00:54:11