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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

Amed Rosario Leads the Way

8/19/2019
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Show Notes The 3-3 road trip was acceptable, but there is a lot to clean up. Update on Mets Math with 19 of 25 at home. The big story isn't Alonso - we all knew he would come around - it's the emergence of Amed Rosario. Since July 1st he's a top-10 offensive SS in baseball. Top three in runs created. Rosario's defense has improved and if his performance is sustainable you have five core offensive players for next season. The bullpen situation requires Callaway to just go with who he has and...

Duration:00:52:56

Mets Fans Win the Weekend

8/12/2019
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Show Notes The Mets fans were the 10th man this weekend and did an outstanding job. The doubleheader sweep invigorated the fans and brought them to another level. There is a unique connection with this team and the fans and city. Can we point to the homegrown and local connection as an advantage in the pennant race? The Mets offense is underrated. JD Davis gives them 4 in-prime offensive players in the top 15 in the NL. The Edwin Diaz conundrum is one that isn’t easy to solve. It appears...

Duration:00:53:52

Mets Math Equals 31 Wins

8/8/2019
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Show Notes The last 4 games has been the blueprint on how to make the playoffs. Can the Mets upgrade Post Cano? Is Joe Panik a better option than Dilson Herrera and Ruben Tejada? Can the Mets channel the Yankees when selecting a veteran off waivers? Mets Mets equals 31 wins to make the playoffs. Is JD Davis the next young offensive player to add to the core? Give Chili Davis Some Credit. Funny Freaking Phone Call to the Mets ticket office.

Duration:01:02:32

Can the Mets Beat the Dog Days?

8/5/2019
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Show Notes Mets have a chance to wash away the drama of the first four months. This road trip would never have happened earlier this year. McNeil and Alonso performing at normal levels is imperative while Cano is injured. Diaz is crucial. Mickey Callaway needs to handle Diaz/Lugo with kid gloves. Mickey Callaway has a chance to save his job. Can he clean up the communication? The first mailbag of 2019! Chris Donnelly author of the book “Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl” joins the show....

Duration:01:20:08

Trade Deadline Reaction

8/2/2019
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Show Notes What does it say about an industry where teams are focused on assets versus winning? Wasn't the Wild Card created so there is more competition not less? Van Wagenen has always been clear about his plan. Maybe you aren't paying attention. Contradictory media coverage Mike Silva's message to Mets fans. A dark horse candidate to manage the Mets in 2020 The last two months is a test for Callaway. Can he make everyone forget the drama from earlier this year?

Duration:01:03:21

Instant Reaction to Marcus Stroman Trade

7/29/2019
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Hear Mike Silva joined by Rich Mancuso of NY Sports Day give instant reaction to the Marcus Stroman deal that sent Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson to the Blue Jays.

Duration:00:53:21

Can the Mets and Yanks Make a Deal?

7/23/2019
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Mike Silva discusses why the Mets aren’t really in the Wild Card despite a 5-4 road trip The Mets are in the drivers seat with Zack Wheeler. Don’t let the media tell you otherwise Don’t be afraid of a qualifying offer to Wheeler in the offseason Dom Smith is a trade-high candidate and not a replacement for Michael Conforto Don’t be fooled by the Travis d’Arnaud narrative. He’s still the same guy. The media trolling of the Mets is tiresome just ask Jarred Kelenic’s mom. Jed Weisberger of...

Duration:01:03:56

Brodie's Mea Culpa and Cano's Big Weekend

7/15/2019
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Mike Silva discusses the unnecessary criticism of Brodie Van Wagenen’s Press ConferenceWhy you should bet on Robinson Cano returning to form. Want to get rid of Cano? A wild trade idea with the Yankees.Is Michael Conforto underachieving or are we making unfair comparisons? Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN and NY Sports Day talks about Van Wagenen’s early moves, Mickey Callaway’s communication with the media on the Amed Rosario benching, and Robinson Cano

Duration:01:09:03

Can Pete Alonso Bring the Mets Out of the Abyss?

7/11/2019
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Show Notes State of the union addresses the breakup from Metsmerized Online and the future of the show.Mike discusses Pete Alonso’s last 12 months and why the home run derby win should be something the Mets are excited about for the future of the club.He puts context into the “chair throwing incident” and why it’s a non-story.The challenges that Brodie Van Wagenen faces and how he needs to have the same type of July that Sandy Alderson had in 2011.Eno Sarris of The Athletic joins the show...

Duration:01:08:37

Grading Brodie Van Wagenen

7/2/2019
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Mike Silva grades Brodie Van Wagenen at the midway point of the season. Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online and Mets Minors joins the show to assess the state of the organization from the minors to majors.

Duration:01:02:31

The Mets vs. The Media

6/24/2019
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Mike Silva hosts an extended podcast as he dives into the controversy in the Mets locker room. First, hear Jim “Mojo” Morrison discuss the Syracuse Mets trip to Charlotte and his observations on Mets prospect Anthony Kay. Mojo works in game day operations for the Charlotte Knights and knows the International League very well. Also hear Mojo interview Kay for the program after our segment. Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN joins Mike later on to discuss the blowout in the Mets locker room. What is...

Duration:01:29:47

Catching Up With Mike Piazza

6/16/2019
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Mets Hall-of-Fame catcher Mike Piazza joins the show. Mike’s career is so much more than just the Roger Clemens beaning and the 9-11 home run. He talks about coming up and replacing Mike Scioscia, how catching analytics would view his defense, collisions at home plate, and playing first base. Mike also remembers the challenges of his 1998 trade and the transition to the New York fans and media. The program wraps up with memories of his favorite walk up song and Mike’s love of music.

Duration:01:02:11

Did the Mets Ace the Draft?

6/12/2019
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Mike Silva is joined by Joe Demayo of SNY to recap the Mets exciting draft haul. The guys discuss potential draft sleepers, the development of top prospect Anthony Kay, and some bullpen arms in the system that may be able to help the Mets contend this year. Mike praises Brodie Van Wagenen’s “home run” mentality and compares it to the early years of Omar Minaya.

Duration:00:58:41

More Questions Than Answers

6/4/2019
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Mike Silva recaps the road trip and looks ahead to a critical 12-game stretch where the Mets spend their time in New York. Matt Sliverman, author of the book “Shea Stadium Remembered” joins the program to discuss his memories of Shea, how Citi Field stacks up and some interesting tidbits he learned from researching the birth of the Mets old ballpark.

Duration:00:49:42

Can the Replace-Mets Survive The West Coast?

5/27/2019
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A week after it appeared the Mets and Mickey Callaway were about to spiral out of control, they are now back to .500.With the help of Carlos Gomez, Rajai Davis, Adeiny Hechavarria and friends the club finished off a 6-1 homestand. Now things get interesting as they head west for a 7-game stretch between against the Dodgers and D-Backs. Can the Mets use this adversity as a jump-start to their season or is it a stay of execution for the inevitable?Justin Toscano of The Record joins the program...

Duration:00:52:40

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