1. New York Mets: Putz Yourself Back Together

    It’s tough to believe the Mets will have many more nights where Wilson Valdez will hit a double and a triple and drive in three runs...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 99 reads 17 comments

  2. Johan Santana, Mets' Struggles Have September Written All Over Them

    Seven-game winning streaks are not commonplace in most sports—so it is hard to fault a team who loses for the first time in its last eight tries and still has sole possession of first place...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 155 reads 18 comments

  3. Random Proof That Major League Baseball Has Entered Bizarro World

    First, start by taking all of your magazines with MLB predictions and burn them. Next, grab your television, yank the cord from its socket, and throw it out a second-story window...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 136 reads 11 comments

  4. Upstart Dodgers Lose Manny for 50 Games

    After getting off to the game’s best start at 21-8 and setting a Major League record by starting off the season 13-0 at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have to see if they ...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  5. Oliver Perez Walks the Line

    A few weeks back, I attended the Mets' opening practice at Citi Field with my fellow B/R writer, Lou Cappetta. The event was more of an opportunity to check out the intricacies of the new park and sneak a peek at all of our favorite players up close...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 194 reads 12 comments

  6. Bernie Madoff and The Great New York Mets Swindle

    Most mornings I find myself skimming through Mets news using various internet searches in a quest to suppress my opening day jitters--like I'm a junkie in need of a quick fix. One day at a time...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about over 5 years ago 341 reads 5 comments

  7. New York Mets 2009 Rotation Full of Concern As Season Looms

    The Mets spent last September watching leads evaporate until they lost their grip on first place and eventually the wildcard. Watching the Marlins celebrate eliminating them on their home turf for a second straight season and the images of C...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 352 reads 24 comments

  8. New York Mets Livan Hernandez Has Fifth Sense

    Most of the New York Mets off season predicated on fixing the leaky bullpen responsible for pulling the plug on their season in 2008. They went out signed K-Rod and traded for J.J Putz...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 159 reads 4 comments

  9. New York Mets' Spring Training Chatter

    In what can only be considered great news, Johan Santana's debut was a success more for what didn't occur than what actually did...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 186 reads 4 comments

  10. The Night I Became a Man: UFC 96

    Most sitcoms I've watched have told me honesty is the best policy. Not that I take my advice from most sitcoms but it translates well to the premise of this article. I had never watched UFC...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 411 reads 21 comments

  11. Maybe I Was Wrong...Mets Could Use Pedro!

    Chances are I'm either right or I'm wrong. For the most part, my wife, my parents, and society in general believe me to be wrong about 80 percent of the time. My estimation is about 50/50, but then again I could be wrong...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 246 reads 16 comments

  12. What About Pete Rose?

    In the future, Major League Baseball and its fans can expect more leaks, controversies, he said/she said games, and overall speculation with regards to the steroid era...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 198 reads 15 comments

  13. Jerry Manuel Is Creating Quite a Stir at the New York Mets' Camp

    Since the start of pitchers and catchers, it seems the Mets haven't been able to keep themselves off the back pages of all the major New York newspapers...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 244 reads 10 comments

  14. No Big Loss: Losing Streak is Big Concern for Knicks

    For a moment there, it felt like the Knicks had gained some relevancy. They entered February with 21 wins and 25 losses...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 935 reads 13 comments

  15. Hold His Joba: Why Chamberlain Should Be the Heir Apparent to Mariano Rivera

    The presidential debates have been over for quite some time now. However, there are still some ongoing debates in New York regarding playoff potential and the future of others upcoming seasons...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 236 reads 19 comments

  16. Jerry Manuel Mulls Dropping Jose Reyes from New York Mets' Leadoff Spot

    According to recent reports, Jerry Manuel has a new vision for the Mets. One where the team is put first and the individual is a distant second. However, he may have the same vision for Jose Reyes when it comes to first and second in the batting order..

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 201 reads 6 comments

  17. The Needle and the Damage Done: why this needs to stop at A-Rod

    One down and only a 103 to go! Wait, is there any point in dragging this thing out? In case you were in a coma or have not had access to a radio, television, newspaper, Internet, blackberry, ...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 64 reads 2 comments

  18. New York Mets: The Curious Case of the 2009 Lineup

    As we head towards pitchers and catchers, baseball has found itself in a precarious spot due to the recent economic downturn. Many grade A free agents have been left twisting in the wind, watching their bloated salaries steadily dwindle...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 945 reads 16 comments

  19. So Manny Nice Thoughts

    With Oliver Perez now in place as the No. 4 starter at $12 million per year( an expensive No. 4) in the rotation, the Mets seem to have secured their pieces for the upcoming season. Fans, however, will clamor for more...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 337 reads 10 comments

  20. Running Lowe on Options: Where Do the New York Mets Turn Now?

    Time seemed to be on the Mets side early this offseason. Patience landed them a new record-setting closer at half the price he was looking for. Patience has also yielded them a trade which in return gave them a fire-balling set-up man...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  21. The New York City Blackout!

    I remember exactly where I was when the great blackout hit New York City in the summer of 2003. I was working in one of those laughable supermarket banks when the lights shut down and a whir followed that I assumed was all the energy being sucked out..

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about almost 6 years ago 262 reads 0 comments

  22. The Long Climb Back to Mediocrity: A Life Lived Rooting For the Wrong Team

    Getting closer to my 30th birthday has put me in a somewhat introspective mood. I have not yet achieved enlightenment and I am in no means an old man who chases boys away with a newspaper, but I have acquired some knowledge during this short time...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about 6 years ago 190 reads 10 comments

  23. Can the Mets Make Cole Hamels Eat His Words?

    Recently, in an interview on WFAN, Cole Hamels was asked if the Phillies view the Mets collapse as a choke and he didn't back down...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about 6 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  24. Nostradamus and the 2009 New York Baseball Season

    Finding a way to pass time until spring training has proved tougher than originally expected. Being a Mets fan, I should have no trouble watching the Jets collapse and the Knicks be terrible, but I do...

    Jason Burke Written by Jason Burke about 6 years ago 238 reads 9 comments