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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.






Terry Collins and the Future Mets Manager

Mike Silva is joined by Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball to discuss the rumors of Bob Geren becoming the next Mets manager. The guys evaluate Sandy Alderson’s tenure, discuss possible managerial candidates and the future of the franchise.

Duration: 00:59:43

Is Matt Harvey Done?

Mike Silva is joined by Joe Trezza of MLB.com to discuss the future of Matt Harvey after his disastrous appearance in Houston. What is next for Harvey and the Mets? What is Joe looking at for the rest of September with the roster? What young players have impressed him so far? Why doesn't Wilmer Flores get more love? Hear us tackle all this and more on today's podcast.

Duration: 00:44:37

Early Look at the 2018 Mets Roster

Mike Silva and Michael Mayer start to look towards 2018 and what current players can help the Mets. Is Matt Harvey on the recovery road? What kind of arms will help in the bullpen? Are Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini viable starters? Is Kevin Plawecki a serious threat to displace Travis d'Arnaud? Who will manage the team? All these questions are addressed in the latest podcast.

Duration: 01:10:35

Talkin' Mets: Dog Days of Summer Call-In

Mike Silva takes calls and emails from Mets fans as they react to the trades of Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson as well as look towards the offseason and 2018.

Duration: 01:20:43

Dave Mlicki and the 1997 Subway Series

Former Mets pitcher Dave Mlicki remembers his 6-0 shutout of the Yankees during the first ever Subway Series in 1997. Hear Dave give memories of that game and his Mets career.

Duration: 00:43:33

Recapping the Mets at the Deadline

Mike Silva is joined by Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN to discuss Sandy Alderson's moves at the trade deadline. Hear Rich's review of the Mets haul for Lucas Duda and Addison Reed, the future of Jay Bruce and other veterans, and where he expects the Mets to do during the August waiver deadline.

Duration: 00:54:32

What Will the Mets Do at the Deadline?

Mike Silva is joined by Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online to discuss what prospects the Mets can target from teams rumored to be interested in their pending free agents such as the Indians, Yankees and Dodgers.

Duration: 00:55:14

Two Steps Forward One Step Back

Mike Silva is joined by Paul Lebowitz of Fanrangsports.com to discuss whether the Mets should do a total teardown of the team and trade stars like Jacob deGrom. They also talk about the future of Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda and Addison Reed. Mike discusses the latest clubhouse controversy involving Asdrubal Cabrera.

Duration: 01:04:09

2017 Mets At the Break

John Delcos of the New York Mets report joins Mike Silva to recap the first-half of the 2017 Mets season.

Duration: 00:54:57

A New or False Hope

The Mets are gaining ground in both the NL East and Wild Card race.Is this the beginning of a turnaround or a false hope? Zach Braziller of the NY Post gives his take live from Citi Field. Mike talks about Ron Darling's comments about modern day baseball strength and conditioning training and the Barwis Method with contributor Chris the Teacher.

Duration: 01:06:01

Live Call-In Show

Mike Silva takes live calls about the state of the Mets after their just completed 7-game west coast trip. Hear his thoughts on what veterans they should trade, the latest clubhouse issues and how they can improve the club at the trade deadline.

Duration: 01:00:40

Talkin' Mets Draft with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

Mike Silva talks about the Mets 2017 draft with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com. Hear his thoughts on top pick David Peterson, how Mark Vientos could be a huge steal in the second round and whether there are any "sleepers" picked by Sandy Alderson.

Duration: 00:45:21

Russ Langer Las Vegas PBP Voice Talks Amed Rosario

Mike Silva is joined by Russ Langer, the Las Vegas 51s play-by-play voice, to talk about the development of Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith. Russ also gives Mike some sleepers for the Mets bullpen, how Pedro Lopez has fared his first year managing in Triple-A and why Frank Viola makes such an impact on the 51s pitchers.

Duration: 00:42:09

Talkin' Mets With Danny Knobler of the Bleacher Report

Mike Silva discusses comments made by Terry Collins about the preparedness of his pitching staff out of spring training. He also opines on whether Matt Harvey should go to the bullpen, or Triple-A, when Steven Matz and Seth Lugo return. Danny Knobler of the Bleacher Report gives his take on the situation as well as Albert Pujols 600th home run, the red-hot Houston Astros and whether Arizona and Colorado are real contenders.

Duration: 00:52:26

Talkin' Mets with Dan Graca of Sirius XM

Dan Graca of Sirius, 98.7 ESPN and SNY stops by to discuss the state of the Mets on Memorial Day. Hear his thoughts on Michael Conforto, team building, whether a shakeup is necessary and what teams around the league are for real. Mike cites history as reason why a "bold move' might be needed to save the season.

Duration: 01:02:30

Vac's Whacks on the Wright, Reyes, Collins, Retired Numbers

Mike Silva is joined by Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post. Vac “Whacks” on retired numbers, Terry Collins, David Wright, Jose Reyes and the best managers in NY sports. Hear Silva give an optimistic view on the why the Mets can turn their season around in the next two weeks.

Duration: 01:04:50

Should We Invest in the 2017 Mets?

After a disastrous weekend for the Mets in Milwaukee, Mike Silva discusses sending a message to the team by firing pitching coach Dan Warthen. Mike also ponders if this year’s team is worth investing in from a front office and fan perspective. Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online and Metsminors.net talks about depth options for the struggling rotation and bullpen. If the Mets made a move on Terry Collins and Dan Warthen who could be internal replacements? Michael gives his thoughts....

Duration: 01:09:05

Early Season Call-In Show

The Mets are almost 20% of the way through the season so why not open up the phone lines to see what the fans think? Mike Silva will talk about his thoughts on the Noah Syndagaard injury, the concerns with Mike Barwis, how long the team should wait to promote Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, as well as the lack of progress with the starting staff.

Duration: 01:02:55

Mets Leadership Void With Special Guest Keith Law

Mike Silva discusses how the incidents of the week exposes the Mets front office and field staff as lacking leadership. Why was Matt Harvey unprepared? How could the coaching staff allow Cespedes to take the field with a bad hamstring? Why was Syndagaard calling the shots with the MRI? Who is running the show over in Queens? Special guest Keith Law discusses his book "Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that Are Running It, and the Right...

Duration: 00:53:51

Early Season Crisis

The Nationals swept the Mets this weekend to put the Amazin's 3 games under .500. Mike Silva discusses how he was wrong about Daniel Murphy and perhaps Murphy is the difference between the two ballclub’s. Hear Mike dispel narratives about how it’s "too early" and the Mets can't win due to injuries. Tonight's feature guest is Greg Prince, author of the book "Piazza", who remembers the iconic Mets catcher and the late nineties Mets.

Duration: 00:45:06

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