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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

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:01:19:38

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:01:08:21

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:00:48:56

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:01:20:28

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

Why the Yankees Don't Matter

12/10/2017
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Mike Silva is joined by Media Consultant Joe Casale to talk about the deal of Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. Mike and Joe breakdown why only the Yankees could pull off this deal and the future of spending in baseball. Mike discusses how Mets fans should focus on team building. not the Yankees, and avoid getting caught up in the media narrative of "winning the offseason."

Duration:01:02:12

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

NY Sports Rap on WLIE 540 AM

11/28/2017
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Hear a replay of Mike Silva's appearance on NY Sports Rap courtesy of WLIE 540 AM Long Island. Mike joines Rich Coutinho of ESPN 98.7 and SNY as well as Justin Walters of Verizon FIOS to talk Mets and the MLB Hot Stove.

Duration:00:55:38

Rule V Draft, AFL and Carlos Beltran

11/19/2017
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Mike Silva discusses the upcoming Rule V draft and whom the Mets must protect with Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online. The guys also outline top performers in the Arizona Fall League and the changes that have been made to the Triple-A coaching staff. Mike discusses the career of Carlos Beltran and John Harper's article about the Mets new injury prevention philosophy,

Duration:01:00:26

Value Shopping, 8-Man Bullpen and Mex for HOF

11/13/2017
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Tonight Mike Silva, once again, plays GM on a bargain budget. What players do Mets fans want with only the reported $30-million dollars to spend? He talks about whether Jay Bruce will be out of their price range and why relievers like Bryan Shaw, Mike Minor and Joe Smith are desirable. Everyone keeps talking about Dee Gordon, but the player Mike would rather explore on the trade market is Jose Abreu. Mike also gets into why he doesn’t want Dominic Smith as the starting first-baseman and...

Duration:00:58:03

Who Should the Mets Target This Offseason?

11/6/2017
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Mike Silva talks about the 3 free agents he would make a priority this offseason. He takes calls from the fans who give their thoughts on how they would like Sandy Alderson to conduct business and improve the Mets for 2018.

Duration:01:07:53

What If the Mets Had Waited for Joe Girardi?

10/29/2017
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Mike Silva wonders “what if” the Mets had waited another 48 hours to make a managerial decision would it involved going after Joe Girardi? Zach Braziller of the NY Post talks about his in-depth article about new skipper Mickey Callaway and why he believes Lorenzo Cain would be a good free agent addition this offseason.

Duration:00:53:40

The Mickey Callaway Era Begins

10/24/2017
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Mike Silva talks with TJ Zuppe of The Athletic about what to expect from Mickey Callaway as the new Mets manager. Mike gives his take on the press conference and why he believes Callaway aced his first test. Finally, hear about an early free agent the Mets should take a look at to anchor their rotation.

Duration:00:44:11

The Final Four?

10/19/2017
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Mike Silva talks about the four rumored finalist for the Mets open managerial position with Paul Lebowitz of Fanrag sports.

Duration:00:55:37

Managerial Search: Robin Ventura & Joe McEwing

10/8/2017
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Mike Silva discusses the tenure of Robin Venutra as manager of the White Sox with Jim Margalus of South Side Sox. Hear Jim discuss the reasons why he believes Ventura is not a good fit. Jim also gives his take on Joe McEwing. Mike discusses why the Mets should jump at Joe Girardi if he becomes available and the free agent acquisition that he is warming up to. Hint, it's not Jay Bruce.

Duration:01:06:15

Dave Lennon of Newsday Wraps Up the 2017 Mets

10/1/2017
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Mike Silva talks to Dave Lennon, baseball columnist at Newsday, as they put a wrap on the 2017 Mets season. Dave tells us why he thinks Terry Collins was treated unfairly, what is next for Terry and who he believes should be the next Mets manager.

Duration:00:37:01

Terry Collins and the Future Mets Manager

9/22/2017
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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:01:03:00

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